Course Detail: C_POP-UPBOOK - 2020 - Introduction to Pop-up Book Structures with Colette Fu

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 3/0.3

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. In this workshop, students will learn the basic elements of pop-up paper engineering and how to combine them to create more complex mechanisms.

Participants will need an internet connection to log-into the classes through Zoom, preferably on a larger screen such as a laptop or iPad (vs. phone) so you can see the demos. Please set up your workstation near your computer/iPad so you can follow along.

Supplies Students should bring:


X-acto knife and self-healing mat

65lb cardstock,

Glue, PVA suggested for fast drying time,

Pencil, eraser


3M Permanent double-sided tape

Small knitting needle for scoring or scoring tool, recommended

Students may bring any 2D paper-based art that they might want to incorporate/collage with their pop-ups. These can include magazine pictures, drawings, matte photographs, and laser prints.


Available Sessions

Saturday, April 17, 2021 (9 seats (36%) remaining)