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Pop-Up the Vegetables and Critters!

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
York Street
Additional Dates: 

Nov 8 2014 9:00AM
Nov 9 2014 9:00AM

Registration begins June 10, 2014 at 9am. Classes appear sold out until then.

Explore the exciting structure of a cauliflower. See the drama in a potato. Discover a lively way to give wing to a dragonfly. Vegetable gardens invite us to focus on all parts of edible plants, and also the various bugs that help or hinder the gardener's efforts. In this workshop you will build a series of increasingly-complex pop-ups in greeting card form, handy for display or gifts. Fee: $300 member, $350 non-member. Beginners are welcome; experienced participants will explore new ways of applying fundamental mechanics to plant (and bug) forms.

No refunds for registration cancellations after October 5, 2014, unless your seat can be filled.

• Fri -– Sun, Nov. 7-9, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Shawn Sheehy, Chicago, IL

Shawn Sheehy's interest in paper engineering is a result of study in sculpture, graphic design and book arts. His interest in the natural world stems from his years living in rural Indiana and teaching environmental studies. Shawn creates limited-edition pop-up books, contributes on the occasional commercial pop-up project and teaches paper engineering workshops. If he's not in the studio, you can find him in the garden.