Box of Fireworks: Workshop with Paul Johnson

October 2, 2015,

November 21, 20159:00 am - 4:00 pm

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration required

Co-sponsored by the Long Beach Museum of Art and the California Chapter of Guild of Book Workers

No one can wrest more surprise from a few pieces of paper than Paul Johnson can. This class starts with participants making a paper origami box. Then you’ll construct an extending pop-up book that “grows” out of the box. As you lift the book, pages pop out from the sides like a pyrotechnic display! It’s great fun to make and amazingly, requires only paper, scissors and glue.

Paul Johnson has taught workshops around the world, but, this may be his last trip to the west coast in a long time. Don’t miss it! He is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in developing literacy through the book arts and is author of over fifteen titles including recently, New Pop Up Paper Projects. He is a world-renowned paper engineer. His art work is many major collections in the USA including the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Space is limited to 12 participants. To register, please send a check made payable to the Long Beach Museum of Art. Museum members and/or Guild members will receive a discount of $50 off of the $200 workshop fee. Please contact Alice Kim at to make a reservation for the workshop. For information becoming a member of the Long Beach Museum of Art, please contact Matt Harms at or visit the Museum’s membership page at

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