About the Workshop

Pop-up books aren’t just for children! Pop-up 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 works are created from a combination of basic mechanisms enhanced by your art, playfulness and imagination. In this workshop, participants learn the basic elements of pop-up paper engineering, including multi-level platforms and pulltabs, as well as how to combine them to create more complex structures. Participants learn how to incorporate their own art into their structures effectively to create unique pop-up books, cards, and works of art. All levels of experience are welcome.

About Colette Fu

Colette Fu makes pop-up books using photographs from her travels around the world. After receiving an MFA in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Colette began devising complex compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up. Her pop-up books are included in the Library of Congress, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many private and rare archive collections. Colette’s numerous awards include a Fulbright Research Fellowship to China, and grants from the Independence Foundation, Leeway Foundation, En Foco, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Puffin Foundation, and Society for Photographic Education. She has done free-lance work for companies including Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Moet Hennessey and Canon Asia.  While a full-time working artist, Colette is also a passionate educator who teaches pop-up courses and community workshops with marginalized populations at various art centers, universities, and institutions nationally and internationally. Colette Fu


July 15-21, 2018

noncredit $1,075

undergraduate credit $1,255

graduate credit $1,315


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