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Studio at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Studio at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Four full days of classes at Pittsburgh’s Studio at Contemporary Craft yielded lots of creative projects, from architectural pop-ups and spirals to carousel and tunnel books. Two days were devoted exclusively to pop-up constructions, and eight students worked their way through numerous structures, from simple cut-and-fold pop-ups to non-adhesive props and V-folds. The next class was a two-day workshop, one day devoted to carousel books and one to tunnel books. Everyone left with finished models of both structures. Aside from that, I had fun exploring Pittsburgh’s downtown strip full of ethnic food markets and specialty boutiques. Thanks to Leslie Wright for being such an enthusiastic and wonderful host!

Student in Carol Barton's pop-up classPop-up student, SCC, Pittsburgh

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Pop-Up Workshop in Pittsburgh

Student in Pop-Up Workshop, SCC, PittsburghStudents in Pop-Up Workshop, SCC, Pittsburgh

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh

A group of ten enthusiastic students took part in my pop-up paper engineering workshop at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh this past weekend. We covered the construction of a range of pop-up structures, from simple cut-and-fold versions to platforms, props, and V-fold pop-ups. Everyone did a great job of bringing their own creative ideas into play.

The Society for Contemporary Craft features a gallery, craft store, and a full calendar of classes and events. It’s located just off the lively Penn Avenue strip where a string of ethnic market shops and street vendors sell their wares, so it’s a great place to spend some time enjoying a full range of world foods, crafts, and a cosmopolitans vibe.

Dress stall, Penn Avenue, PittsburghGreek food stall, Pittsburgh