A Virtual Workshop with a Guest Artist!


Pop-up books are most magical when impossible images emerge with the turn of a page. Strategies for creating expansive structures are useful in miniature books, as they allow you to exponentially increase the drama and content. Using cardstock and a small set of simple hand tools, you will build and then bind a variety of pop-up structures. All levels are welcome.


The class will meet online via Zoom with the following schedule:

• Friday, May 28, 6pm-8pm EST

• Saturday, May 29, 10am-12pm EST

• Sunday, May 30, 10am-12pm EST


Registration closes May 18, 2021 to allow time for students to purchase their materials. With your registration you'll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app.


PLEASE NOTE: All workshops will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic's private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.

Dynamic Pop-Ups for Miniature Books; May 28-30; times vary

    • Date & Time: 3-day workshop, Friday, May 28, 6-8pm EST, and Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30, 10am-12pm EST via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
    • Instructor: Shawn Sheehy
      Shawn Sheehy has been teaching and making pop-up artist books since 2001. Sheehy has published two trade pop-up books: Welcome to the Neighborwood (2015) and Beyond the Sixth Extinction (2018). He currently serves as director of The Movable Book Society. He holds an MFA in Book Arts from Columbia College Chicago.
    • Materials: At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:
       - Self-healing mat
      - Xacto knife
      - Bone folder
      - Steel ruler
      - Scissors
      - Pencil
      - Tweezers (optional)
      - Microspatula (optional)
      - PVA glue
      - At least five 8.5” x 11” sheets of 80 lb cover stock or 110 lb index stock (app. 200-215 gsm).
      - (In addition and optional) a 3” x 7.5” piece of heavier cardstock—around 140 lb cover— for the book cover.

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Sunday 12pm–5pm

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