The Artful PopUp: Platforms and Sculptures
Instructor: Helen McCusker
Location: CBBAG Bindery
Duration: 2 days Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Course fee: $ 170 members/$230 non-members
Materials fee: $25 payable to the instructor
Learn how to make beautiful one of a kind PopUps with layered platforms and sculpted paper. We will explore a number of different ways to use these techniques, creating single folios with decorated covers, which display fully opened on a flat surface. We will use decorated and hand-painted papers, paper punches and a variety of methods to shape and embellish surfaces. Participants will make at least three different finished folios over the two days.
Helen McCusker is a practicing artist with over 35 years of experience. A graduate of the Sheridan College Illustration Program, she worked in the publishing industry and did Illustration and Design for publishers such as Hayes, Addison-Wesley, Holt Rinehart & Winston, and Nelson’s. A board member of the Etobicoke Art Group and instructor for both Neilson Park Creative Centre and Visual Arts Mississauga, she is very active in the local arts scene. She shows her work regularly at Neilson Park Creative Center and Visual Arts Mississauga, as well as other venues. Paper Engineering (Pop Up) and Paper Sculpture have been a regular part of Helen’s art practice for over twenty years. She has taught many workshops to a variety of groups, amongst them – The Etobicoke Art Group, Visual Arts Mississauga, and private workshops. Helen’s teaching is based on a solid understanding of paper engineering techniques and practices, and personal attention to each student. She is enthusiastic about helping students discover their potential and encouraging artistic exploration. To see Helen’s work go to: eaglewoodstudios.blogspot.ca or Helen McCusker Artist on Facebook.