Session II: Popping Up and Out: Advanced Paper Engineering for Book Artists

Colette Fu   June 12-16, 2017

In this intermediate workshop, participants will take their knowledge of basic pop-up techniques to the next level to create complex variations. Some mechanisms we’ll explore include opposing angle folds, parallel and angle lifting platforms, three-dimensional shapes, revolving mechanisms and pivoting pull-tabs. Once mastered, these mechanisms can become the building blocks for spectacular three-dimensional inventions. Participants will all go home with at least one finished pop-up spread. Pop-ups are really just inventive uses of cutting, folding and gluing plus your own unique play and imagination. Participants should bring some of their own artwork/prints, special papers or other materials that they would like to experiment with. Some previous pop-up experience is required.

After receiving an MFA in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003, Colette Fu began devising complex compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up. Her pop-up books are included in the Library of Congress, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many private and rare archive collections. Colette’s numerous awards include a Fulbright Research Fellowship to China, and a grant from the Society for Photographic Education.

 Return to the Land of Dieties, 2013                          Dai Food Pop-up Book, from We are Tiger Dragon People


To apply for this workshop: Apply Here