Friday, August 20, 2010


Pop-Ups for Beginners with book artist Shawn Sheehy
September 11, 2010, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

In this beginner's pop-up workshop, participants will learn basic techniques in paper engineering by building a variety of versatile forms and lifts. Throughout the workshop, books of professional pop-up engineers will be examined. Participants will take home a collection of samples that can be used for further study and practice.

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants, so sign up today!

$70 includes materials - $60 student rate.

To register, email with your name, address and telephone.

Shawn Sheehy merges his skills in paper engineering with an interest in themes of biological and cultural evolution to produce sculptural pop-up books. Shawn has taught workshops at PBI, Penland, and the Center for Book Arts in New York, and serves as designer for the poetry broadside series published by Oneiros Press. He earned a MFA in Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago.

Sponsored by The Southeast Guild of Book Workers

For more info about book artist and paper engineer Shawn Sheehy, check out his website at