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Pop-up Delights with Visiting Artist Jen Swearington


Saturday, April 10 from 10am-4pm
Discover the magic of the folded paper hinge to create fun pop-up wonders. Participants will build a range of amazing structures, from clever cards to a multi-layered, accordion-fold diorama within its own hard book cover. There will be a 30 minute lunch break in the Lenhardt Garden, and students are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch or to visit our delicious partner cafe Harken and receive 10% off by showing your Gibbes admission sticker.

$85 Members | $100 Non-members
*A 3% credit card fee will apply

Jen Swearington is an artist-in-residence at the Gibbes Museum through April 4, 2021. She studied fine art and art history, earning a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1997 and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000, then spent one year as an Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and has taught workshops at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Visit the artist in Studio One on Wednesday and Fridays from 11 am - 3 pm and Sundays from 1 - 4 pm.

Suggested Materials
1 pack card stock in multiple colors (I like Astrobrights available at Staples, Target, etc)

1 ruler (I prefer metal or metal-edged)
1 cutting mat, at least 9” x 11”
White glue (like Elmer’s)
Paper scissors
Scotch tape
Bookbinder’s bone folder, or you can use your scissor handle
X-acto knife with at least 5 blades
Sharpened pencil and eraser
Drawing media: Pens, etc. (I like Pilot Precise V5 or V7 at Staples)
A paintbrush for spreading glue
Book board or two back covers off old notebooks (NOT corrugated cardboard)
Collage material: imagery, photos, papers, etc. that can be cut up
Inspiration material: sketches, imagery, text, poetry, quotes, photos, etc.