Pop-Up Books with Colette Fu
November 13-15, 18, and 20-21, online only
Workshop cost is $600, $550 for VSW Members.
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 will learn the basic elements of pop-up paper engineering, including multi-level platforms and pull-tabs, 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.
This weekend workshop is online only in same-time virtual sessions November 13-15 and 20-21, 10am-12pm and 2-4pm with a mid-week check-in session on November 18, 6-8pm
After receiving an MFA in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003, Colette Fu began devising complex compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up. She has designed for award winning stop motion animation commercials and freelanced for clients including Vogue China, Canon Asia and Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton and the Delaware Disaster Research Center. Her pop-up books are included in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress and many private and rare archive collections, including Visual Studies Workshop. Colette’s solo show of pop-up books about the minority ethnic groups of China was presented at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in the winter of 2016/2017. In the fall of 2017, Colette created the world’s largest pop-up book measuring 13.8 x 21 feet at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. People were invited to go inside.