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Introduction to Pop-up Book Structures – Colette Fu

August 26, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Introduction to Pop-up Book Structures – Colette Fu

Dates: August 26 – 30, 2019
Studio: Silkscreen
Class limit: 6
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $75

In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a $300 deposit.

This class is currently full. To inquire about the waitlist, please call (845) 658-9133 or email [email protected]


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Movable books were originally created to illustrate ideas about astronomy, fortune telling, navigation, anatomy of the body and other scientific principles. Most commercial pop-up book publications today are geared towards children, but pop-up book structures can be used to make engaging works of art for any age- from greeting cards to animations to kinetic sculptures. Complex and engaging pop-up structures are created from a combination of basic mechanisms enhanced by play and imagination.

In this workshop, students will learn the basic elements of pop-up paper engineering to more complex mechanisms including platforms, rotating discs and pull-tabs. We will also view briefly discuss how a commercial pop-up book is manufactured and view examples of how pop-up is used in other formats. Most of all, students will learn how to effectively incorporate their own art into their structures to create unique pop-up books, cards, and works of art. Open to all levels.


Colette Fu

Philadelphia-based artist Colette Fu makes complex three-dimensional compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up paper engineering. Her pop-up books are included in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Research Institute, and many private and rare archive collections. Colette’s numerous awards include a 2020 Joan Mitchell Artist and Sculptor’s Grant, the Meggendorfer Prize for best paper-engineered artist book, and a Fulbright Research Fellowship to China. In 2017, Colette created the world’s largest pop-up book utilizing her own photographs – Tao Hua Yuan Ji, Source of the Peach Blossoms, a 21×14 feet pop-up book that people could enter, at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.


August 26, 2019
August 30, 2019
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