Simon Arizpe

Simon Arizpe is an acclaimed pop-up book designer, paper engineer, and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. As the Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of Stranger Things: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, he earned the prestigious 2018–19 Meggendorfer Prize, the highest honor in pop-up book design. Arizpe’s work is showcased in the permanent collections of renowned institutions such as the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, and Columbia University’s rare book collection. Arizpe serves as the professor of paper engineering at the Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jun 17 - 21, 2024
9AM - 5PM

Adventures in Dimensional Paper

Simon Arizpe

Tuition $1,150
Code S0314-24

Workshop participants explore the medium of paper as they create moveable works of art using pop-up books and paper engineering as a starting point. Using simple cardstock, scissors, tape, and glue, participants learn the elements of paper mechanics and then apply them to books, collapsible structures, and interactive kinetic designs. As we move through the course, students will start to apply these techniques into narrative concepts, ultimately creating a finished pop-up book. Students are encouraged to bring their own imagery and photographs to work from. All levels are welcome.

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