Paper Engineering: Pop-Ups and Movable Parts
In this course, students will explore pop-up and movable paper engineering techniques, learning all the skills necessary to make successful dimensional constructions and movable parts: folding, cutting, stitching, pasting, gluing, and pressing. Through play and guided assignments, you will develop personally expressive artwork using various kinds of paper. Three basic categories of methods will be introduced ranging from simple to complex, such as, cutting into the page fold; making a diagrammed plan and constructing collapsible geometric solids that are attached to the page. Students will consider how to unify diverse components to reinforce content. They will design and construct three pop-up books, each with a different structural focus as well as a final, more intensive project. Most classes will include a digital or hands-on presentation, technical demonstration, experimental work time, discussion of an assigned project based on that technique, and time to work on the project in the studio.
Stephanie Mahan Stigliano artists books and prints are included in the collections of the Fogg Museum and Houghton Library of Harvard University, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, DC and the Book Arts Museum of Lodz, Poland. She exhibited internationally in Correspondence: The 9th international Book Art … Read more