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Instructions for Assembly, artist book by Carol Barton

Popular Kinetics Pop-Up Press

was founded as an artist's press in 1991. Our goal is to reveal the wonder of the book form through artist's editions and presentations, and to teach functional design, creative writing, and problem-solving through the making of books and pop-ups.

The Pocket Paper Engineer, How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step

How to Make Pop-Ups

The Pocket Paper Engineer, How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step is an interactive workbook full of creative fun! Whether you're 8-years-old or in your eighties, you can make your first pop-up within minutes of opening the book.The book's lively format is filled with pull-out patterns, design tips, and production techniques.

Pop-Up Workshop taught by Carol Barton

Adult and Children's Classes

Carol Barton teaches classes in making pop-ups and artist's books for both children and adults. She offers one- and two-day workshops and week-long classes at art centers and schools across the United States. Check the class calendar for a schedule, or set up a class for your group or institution.

Carousel Book by Ed Holgrem


View works by Carol Barton and her students, both young and old. The exhibit offers lots of samples, ideas, and approaches, and an opportunity for you to submit your own pop-ups and artist's books for display.

Book Artist Carol Barton in her studio

Meet Carol Barton

Carol Barton, founder of Popular Kinetics Press, is a nationally recognized book artist, teacher, and curator. Meet her in her studio and learn about her current projects.

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