Educator Summer Camp
Time: 10-11 a.m. EDT
Pop-up Books with Colette Fu
Pop-up book artist Colette Fu will show you several types of pop-up accordion books and demonstrate how to make your own. Basic pop-up structures and principles of kirigami will be demonstrated that can overlap into other book forms and cards.
About the Instructor:
Philadelphia based artist Colette Fu creates complex compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up paper engineering. She is the recipient of numerous awards, notably the 2018 Meggendorfer Prize for best paper engineered artist book, a Fulbright Research Fellowship to China, two Independence Foundation Fellowships in the Arts, and a Leeway Transformation Award. Fu has attended many fully-funded artist residencies including those at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Yaddo, the Macdowell Colony, Sacatar, the Vermont Studio Center, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Visual Studies Workshop, and the Millay Colony. In 2017, Fu created the world’s largest pop-up book—Tao Hua Yuan Ji—a 14 x 21- foot pop-up book that people could enter at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Her solo show Wanderer/Wonderer: The Pop-ups of Colette Fu was presented at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in 2016/17. Fu’s pop-up books are included in the NMWA, Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many private and rare archive collections. A passionate educator, Fu also teaches pop-up courses and community workshops to marginalized populations at art centers, universities, and institutions internationally.
All Educator Summer Camp sessions will be recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By registering for and attending this session, you are giving your consent to be recorded, and you are waiving any and all claims regarding use of your voice or likeness by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.