Make a Roll-up/Pop-up Book

January 28 - January 29, 2023

Make a Roll-up/Pop-up Book


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $240
Material Fee: $30

Saturday, January 28 ~ 11:00am-3:30pm EST
Sunday, January 29 ~ 11:00am-3:30pm EST

You have looked at pop-up books. You are stymied by the question: “How do I adapt these whimsical, dynamic structures to make MY OWN pop-ups?” This workshop answers that question by introducing three foundational paper engineered structures and demonstrating the steps to innovation. To add to the fun, you will employ an innovative roll-up binding approach (think scroll rather than codex) for the pop-up folios. In the end you will have a tidy, bound collection of 12 study models that will propel you to the next step of pop-up invention. All are welcome! A materials kit will be mailed to participants prior to the workshop.

This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


Registration for this workshop has been closed.


Shawn Sheehy

Shawn Sheehy has been teaching book arts courses and workshops since 2001. His broadsides and artist book editions have been collected by such prestigious institutions as Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, and Harvard. His pop-ups have been featured twice in both Hand Papermaking magazine and Vintage magazine. Sheehy’s pop-up book “Welcome to the Neighborwood” was published in 2015 and his pop-up book “Beyond the Sixth Extinction” was published in October 2018; both through Candlewick, and both winning numerous awards. He holds an MFA in the Book Arts from Columbia College Chicago.

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