Pop-Up Artist Robert Sabuda Workshop and Book Signing May 9

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(Ferndale Library Press Release, April 13, 2015)

How do they do it? Pop-up books literally bring the pages of a story to life. Each turn of the page brings the blossoming of vivid colors and imaginative landscapes. Michigan native Robert Sabuda is one of the world’s most talented and popular pop-up book creators and he’s coming to the Ferndale Library to show you how it’s done.

A lifelong artist who grew up in Pinckney, Sabuda is an acclaimed author, illustrator and paper engineer. He has authored numerous picture books and has transformed treasured tales from LibraryFriendsADpicksOz, Wonderland, and all the way to Narnia into his distinct and dazzling presentation of the pop-up artform.

The workshop walks the audience through the creation of their own pop-up artwork. This is an ideal program to coax the creative-side out of younger kids or for families to create a unique literary remembrance together. Art enthusiasts and book collectors, meanwhile, can get a special glimpse into the world of pop-up book creation.


Following his workshop, Sabuda will also host a presentation covering the history of the pop-up book and highlight notable works from his own bibliography.

Staff from the locally renowned Oak Park-based bookstore Book Beat will be there to sell copies of Sabuda’s books for signing.  Space is limited for the workshop. Attendees can call the HowesLocationFerndale Library Youth Desk (248-546-2504, ex 4) secure their spot. There is no registration required for the presentation and book signing. For more information: facebook.com/ferndalekids

Robert Sabuda Background

Reading was promoted at every opportunity in the humble Sabuda household by the lake in Pinkney. His mother read to him every night. And as soon as he could hold a crayon he started drawing, painting, cutting and gluing. His father, a mason and carpenter, showed him the meticulous craft of building and assembly, while his mother, a dance instructor, showed him the art of visual storytelling through annual tap dance recitals where he helped design backdrops and scenery.

At school, te711adAPPachers asked Sabuda to create their bulletin boards because they knew how much he loved art. This is where he discovered that paper could be used for much more than just drawing and painting. Sabuda covered their bulletin boards with cut-paper collages and started folding and gluing paper together at home to make little model houses. Eventually, he figured out how to create his own book.

Sabuda would later study art at the Pratt Institute in New York City. Between Pratt and his internship at Dial Books for Young Readers, he learned everything about how a children’s book is created, eventually honing a signature style for the pop-up art form.royal_services

For more information: https://www.robertsabuda.com/

Pop-Up Workshop/Book Signing featuring Robert Sabuda

Saturday, May 9 from 12-3 PM

Ferndale Area District Library

222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI

Free / All Ages (Registration Required)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/840168756019888/

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