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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pop-Up Book Weekend with Paul Johnson

The Cincinnati Book Arts Society presents 
Visiting Artist Paul Johnson
internationally known English book artist, 
children's literacy advocate and paper engineer

Free Lecture
Friday, June 28, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium, Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St. 

Watch Paul Johnson pull a library's worth of pop-up books—many his own, others made by British schoolchildren—from a single suitcase! He will talk about the endless power of the book as an aesthetic, architectural form and its special fascination for children of all ages.

2-Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Art Academy of Cincinnati

The Book as Architecture: Make a gazebo using Paul Johnson's special technique inspired by architecture. No folds and therefore no paper fatigue. Learn to fasten sections together using a range of paper hinges, locks and dovetail joints.

Spirit House (pictured here): Make a 3D pop-up spirit house from paper with no folds, inspired by the spirit houses of Southeast Asia. Learn to make hinges and dovetail joints so the whole structure (over 30 separate parts) folds flat!
Workshop registration required. $150 covers 2-day workshop and includes all material fees. Brown bag lunch. Reservations will be honored in the order received (no phone or email reservations). All details, including cancellation policy, are on the registration form below. Click on the form, save it as a jpeg and print it out full size.

**Deadline for reservations June 14**

Paul Johnson has an international reputation for his pioneering work in developing literacy through the book arts. He is author of over fifteen titles including A Book of One's Own, Literacy Through the Book Arts and Pictures and Words Together (all published by Heinemann, USA.) Recent teaching tours include Sweden, South Korea and Thailand, and he regularly teaches in the USA.



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