Dynamic No-Glue Pop-Ups
for Miniature Books
Instructor Shawn Sheehy

Virtual Workshop
Tuesday January 19, 2020
6 PM to 8 PM Eastern Standard Time
From wherever you are
Class limit: 16

Pop-up books are most magical when impossible images emerge with the turn of a page. In this workshop you will create a whole new set of miniature structures that will explore strategies for creating expansive structures in miniature books. Using cardstock, a small set of simple hand tools, and not a lick of adhesive, you will build and then bind a variety of pop-up structures. Everyone is welcome; participants with binding or paper craft skills will have a leg-up... but these are techniques for all levels.


Tablet or computer with internet connection, tweezers, cutting mat, x-acto knife, ruler, scissors, and 6 sheets of white or color card stock. Optional: bone folder and microspatula.


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, please email JCBA Director John Cutrone (jcutrone@fau.edu).


Our suggested tuition rate for this course is $50, but your tuition is Self Determined. Our goal is to make this workshop experience accessible. If your personal financial situation is difficult right now, pay what you can. If you can afford to pay more, we deeply appreciate that. Use our suggested tuition of $50 as your guide and go from there.


Shawn Sheehy has been teaching book arts courses and workshops since 2001. His broadsides and artists' book editions have been collected by such prestigious institutions as Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, Harvard, and the Jaffe Collection at FAU. Sheehy's trade edition pop-up book "Welcome to the Neighborwood" was released in 2015, winning numerous awards. More recently, the trade edition of "Beyond the Sixth Extinction" was released through Candlewick in 2018. He holds an MFA in the Book Arts from Columbia College Chicago and has taught numerous paper engineering workshops at JCBA.