Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 14, 2021
Workshop Fee: $250
Class Size: 15 (max)
NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm & 5-7pm ET
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Are you looking for an imaginative way to draw attention to your images?
BOOK ARTISTS: Are you looking for innovative ways to incorporate photo into your books?
ART MAKERS: Do you have tons of images on your phone just begging for further play?
Answering “Yes” means that you are ready to explore the intersection of photography and paper engineering; in short, PHOTO POP-UPS. This workshop unpacks the fundamentals of paper engineering by discussing tools and materials, examining trade book examples, and ultimately building a series of foundational structures. And because YOUR photos are what matters most to you, there will be dedicated time to incorporating your own images into paper-engineered structures. You will leave the class with a bound collection of models and a means of satisfying the itch to take your photos one step further.
Students should bring:
- 30 sheets of white 8.5″ x 11″ 110 lb index (app. 200 gsm) card stock
- 1 roll 1/4″ double-sided tape (“415”)
- Glue or PVA
- Low tack tape (optional)
- bone folder
- steel ruler
- xacto knife/blades
- self-healing mat
- microspatula (optional)
Folks will need access to a printer (ideally color) that can handle 200 gsm stock both before the workshop and on the off day between workshop days.
Image Courtesy of Shawn Sheehy
Instructor: Shawn Sheehy
Shawn Sheehy has been teaching book arts courses and workshops on the national level for 20 years, including stops at MCBA, Center for Book Arts, Penland, Arrowmont, FOBA, Pyramid Atlantic, San Francisco Center for the Book, and PBI. His broadsides and artist book editions have been collected by Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, and Harvard. He has created two trade pop-up books: Welcome to the Neighborhood (2015) and Beyond the Sixth Extinction (2018). Both were published by Candlewick Press and won numerous awards. He holds a Book Arts MFA from Columbia College Chicago.