Monthly Archives: April 2010

ZigZag Pop-ups in The Plains, Virginia

Saturday’s pop-up workshop sponsored by the Zig Zag Gallery in The Plains, Virginia, was full of surprises. It was held in the historic old town train station (now a collection of artist’s studios),  and I worked with six students ranging from a 2nd-grader to an elementary school teacher to a soccer mom who missed seeing her daughter’s first soccer goal because she was at the workshop instead. Every so often, the sound of a passing train interrupted the conversation, adding a nostalgic note to the day’s conversations and creations. The class was organized to coordinate with the gallery’s show of artist-made books and origami sculptures.

Family Day at the National Building Museum

A class celebrating families, communities, and architecture through the art of the pop-up was held last weekend at the National Building Museum here in Washington, DC.  I worked with 18 children and their parents to develop pop-ups highlighting the interaction between kids, their families, and their neighborhoods. The results were delightful, as you can see from the photos. I’m looking forward to working with the summer camp program at the Building Museum in July, in which kids will develop more projects in pop-up architecture.