This class is designed for anyone who remembers marveling at pop-up books as a kid and wondering "HOW did they do that?" (And for anyone who likes to make cards!) In this class, you'll master the 3 most basic pop-up forms - the box, the beak, the spiral - and spend time exploring ways to use/combine them to create fun greeting cards for any occasion. Nothing says, "I care about you" more than a handmade card, especially if it actually pops up with a little sign that says "I care about you" when you open it! I'll post images forthwith of examples.
You’ll leave with mastery of basic techniques, and a handful of finished pop-up cards to take home and impress your friends and family with your general crafty awesomeness.
All skill levels are welcome! No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided. Please note, this class is intended for teens or adults, not younger children who might have trouble with the folding part. If you have a child you are really hankering to register, please check in with me via email to discuss before doing so.
And, should you be a teacher or someone who might want to teach this stuff to kids, I can offer you tips on how to do so.
Hope to see you there! Feel free to post questions or email me through my website, bookteacher.com.
'm a book artist (making one-of-a-kind handmade books that I bind, write and illustrate) and art teacher, specializing in teaching kids (and grown-up kids) how to make books - I've been making books since I was little, and I love to share my enthusiasm for them! Although my specialty is book art, I am also an experienced museum and outreach educator for some of NYC's finest cultural institutions, and I have classroom teaching experience as a general art specialist - since getting my masters in art education from RISD in 1997, I've been fortunate to teach in many museums, public and private schools, art centers, and privately. You can check out examples of my work and read more about my teaching practice at my website, bookteacher.com.