Roll-Up/Pop-Up Book Workshop: Level 3


This 2-day workshop runs for 8 hours (four 2-hr sessions):

Saturday, November 21, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm CST

Sunday, November 22, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm CST


You have explored the pop-up how-to books. You're ready to make your own pop-up project. You are stymied by the question: "How do I adapt these classic, foundational structures to make MY OWN structures?" This workshop will help you think through that problem by exploring three different structures at three levels: foundational, transitional, and transformational. To add to the fun, you will employ an innovative roll-up binding approach (think scroll rather than codex) for the pop-up folios. In the end you will have a tidy bound collection of study models that will propel you to the next step of pop-up invention. All are welcome!


This workshop is the third in a series of three. Level 3 structures are fairly sophisticated. The Level 1 and Level 2 structures are simpler. All levels will accommodate beginners. At each level, experienced participants will be challenged in new ways.




self-healing mat

xacto knife

• pencil

bone folder (optional)

micro spatula (optional)

• tweezers (optional)

• scissors (optional)

screw punch (optional)



PVA or other white craft glue

low-tack masking tape

• at least 6 sheets 8.5" x 11" white 110 lb index stock

• at least 2 sheets 8.5" x 11" color 80 lb cover stock (see below)

• at least 3 sheets 8.5" x 11" white copy paper

• 1 sheet 8.5" x 11" 140 lb cover stock

• 1 roll of 1/4" 415 tape (optional)


Three options for purchasing 80 lb cover stock variety packs: 

Colorful Matte Basics Variety Cardstock Weight Paper from

AC Cardstock Paper Packs from

10-piece Color Paper Pack from ARCH Art Supplies


You would also be welcome to use additional sheets of the white stock, which you might then choose to color by hand.



• Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. Download here.

• Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities.

• Participants must have pre-workshop access to a standard printer.

• Participants will receive a ZOOM link, pdf patterns and preparation instructions.


And remember: I'm in Chicago—Central Standard Time (CST).



Cost for each workshop in this series is $275.00. If you sign up for more than one workshop in this series, you'll pay just $250.00 per workshop.

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