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Art Class, Pop-Ups 101! Bring Paper to Life: Make Pop-Up Cards and Books

Stephanie Krause: The Art Playspace
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In this 3-day class (1x/wk), learners will learn pop-up basics (box & beak) & how to combine them, creating pop-up cards & learning how to connect them into books. PLEASE NOTE: you *must* have heavyweight paper for success in this class!

Class experience

3 lessons//3 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Basic Box
learning & practicing the basic box fold
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Basic Beak
learning & practicing the basic beak fold
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Combination/Basic Book
putting it together & learning how to combine them into a book
  • Students will learn and practice two of the foundational building blocks for pop-ups - basic box & basic beak folds. They'll learn how to combine them and how to put pop-ups together into a simple book.
I've been making books since I was a child, and teaching kids to make books for more than 20 years. I pride myself on offering clear instruction and tricks to help kids not just make these books with me online, but make them on their own later on!
-PAPER: ***PLEASE NOTE*** It is EXTREMELY challenging to make pop-ups using printer paper - pop-ups don't easily 'pop' with flimsy paper! PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS IF YOU ONLY HAVE PRINTER OR NOTEBOOK PAPER as it will lead to high frustration for you. Students should have either 9x12 construction paper or cardstock. You'll need a good few sheets every day
Students will need something to use as a folding tool to make sharp creases - the adult version of this tool is a bone folder, but learners may use a popsicle/craft stick, a ruler, or a butter knife (as long as the edge is COMPLETELY smooth!). 
-GLUE STICK (I suggest fat glue sticks instead of thin - whatever you have, please make sure it's not dried out)
-SCRAP PAPER to protect the books and the table while using the glue stick! Examples of good paper to use as scrap: junk mail or catalogs; used copy paper, plain newsprint paper, the backs of GLOSSY newspaper circulars. (Note, do NOT use pages from a newspaper - the print rubs off on hands and books!) 
-Pencils and/or markers to draw with
-OPTIONAL: Washi decorative tape or other embellishments
Scissors will obviously be used in this class! Although we'll review basic scissors use, should you have any concerns for your learner in this regard. please stay nearby. 
Joined July, 2018
Teacher expertise and credentials
Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate - Music/Theater/Arts
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Group Class


for 3 classes
1x per week, 3 weeks
55 min

Completed by 6 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-12
2-7 learners per class

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