Introduction to Pop-up Book Structures – Colette Fu
August 26 - August 30
Dates: August 26 - 30, 2019
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.
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 creates complex compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up paper engineering. She has designed for award winning stop motion animation commercials and free-lanced for clients including Vogue, Canon, and LVMH. Her pop-up books are included in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art and many private and rare archive collections. Colette’s solo show about the minority ethnic groups of China was presented at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in the winter of 2016/2017. A passionate educator, Colette teaches pop-up workshops to people of all ages and marginalized populations at art centers, universities and institutions internationally.