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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 6-8pm ET

Here’s an idea for turning up the dial on the traditional portrait-based holiday cards: Integrate your photos with pop-ups! This workshop will provide several simple-but-clever models that you can personalize to make your own unique cards. We’ll unpack the fundamentals of paper engineering, discuss tools and materials, and practice making models with photos that are provided. But because YOUR photos are what matters most to you, there will be dedicated time to incorporating your own images into these cards. Bring out the festive sweaters, take a few quick pics, and get ready to create holiday magic!

Supplies you will need:

  •     30 sheets of white 8.5″ x 11″ 110 lb index (app. 200 gsm) card stock
  •     1 roll 1/4″ double-sided tape (“415”)
  •     PVA glue
  •     low-tack tape
  •     access to a color printer that can handle card stock
  •     bone folder
  •     steel ruler
  •     xacto knife/blades
  •     self-healing cutting mat
  •     scissors
  •     pencil
  •     microspatula (optional)
  •     tweezers (optional)

Image Courtesy of Shawn Sheehy

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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.