Teen Liu-Pop-Up Workshop April 4, 2010Posted by leskanturek in 3-D work, Books, Guest Visits, Handmade, Movable Illustration, Pop-Up.
Tags: Class visit, Paper Engineering, Pop-up book, Pop-Up workshop, Teen Liu
March 22nd paper engineer, illustrator, and designer Teen Liu came into class to discuss her work, pop-up books and to conduct a paper engineering/pop-up workshop. Teen has worked with pop-up artist Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, The Museum of Modern Art, editorial pieces, and fine art life size gallery installations (24 foot high pop-ups!).
You might also have seen some of her designs and paper engineering she has worked on including Star Wars: A pop-up guide to the Galaxy (check out the LED light sabres and a very cool Darth Vader), The Tomie de Paola’s pop- book Streganona, the Chronicles of Narnia pop-up book, or the cards and ornaments she has designed for MoMA.
Teen got down to business fast, and before you knew it scissors and paper was flying.
After going over some basic folds and cuts ie: a V fold mouth, and a layer pop-up we quickly got into something a bit more complicated a turtle with movable legs. Teen had given out a link to pop-up instructionals on Robert Sabuda‘s site which has a section called Simple Pop-Ups You Can Make! which has step-by step tutorials, though of course it’s not the same as having an engineer in the room trouble shooting why your turtle is dying a slow pop-up death.
After the workshop Teen spoke about various pop-up project and the process of taking a pop-up from concept to appearing in print. Planing and mocking up versions during the concepting stage it can take 6-7 or more dry runs before the construction is perfected. Then after the pop-up is test printed out , constructed again to make sure it fits.
It was a great workshop and visit. Many thanks to Teen for sharing her expertise and time. When you take a look at her site make sure to check out the pop-up done for Shit Disco’s music video among the other cool things . Thanks Teen!