Engineering Pop-Ups in the 20th Century: A Hands-On Workshop (In Person)

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - Saturday, May 6, 2023

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
One Session


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Course Description

Movable structures have been integrated into bound books for centuries, but dimensional, page-activated pop-ups are comparatively recent. And though the complexity of modern-day pop-ups can leave one feeling mystified, the fundamentals of paper engineering are fairly simple. Learn how paper engineering became a regular feature in the novelty publishing world by building a series of paper structures referencing 20th-century examples in the Pop-Up Books Through the Ages exhibition.
One session: $95/$85.50. Led by Shawn Sheehy.

Registration Fees

Registration is $95

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us

The Adult Education team is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.


Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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