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Ambacht in Beeld Festival 21 & 22 September 2024
NDSM Loods, Amsterdam-Noord

| Pop-ups basics

Rianne van Duin - Saturday 23 september & Sunday 24 september
1,5 hours
€ 15
Minimum age:
9 years
Saturday 23 september
Sunday 24 september

A pop-up book is something magical. Every time you turn a page, a three-dimensional and/or moving surprise appears. There are most spectacular pop-up books, hugely complex structures made of paper. But an exciting pop-up does not necessarily have to be complicated if you use the basic techniques cleverly and combine them!


In this workshop, Rianne will take you on an adventure into the world of pop-up books. For inspiration, you will be shown some of her favourite examples. Then you will create the magic yourself. You will learn some simple techniques that form the basics of pop-ups. With these, you will develop at least one design into your own pop-up card. More is, of course, allowed, whether or not bound together into a booklet. Finally, you will take home your sketches, plus a lot of inspiration and tips, so you can experiment further if you feel like it. And if you want to develop more skills during the festival, you can also take this workshop with Rianne.


Rianne van Duin is a Paper Adventurer and professional tinkerer. She invents and creates interactive 2D/3D worlds from paper. For children and with children (from 0-100 years old).

Rianne’s work ranges from illustrated pop-up books to life-size foldable theatre sets, from children’s newspapers to paper animation. Interaction is central to her creations. They stimulate the imagination and invite one to play, manipulate and experience them.


Rianne built her studio on the NDSM-Werf. From there, she works on commission for publishers, theatre productions and festivals, independently or in collaboration with (the work of) illustrators such as Fiep Westendorp and Leo Timmers. She also initiates personal projects such as Your Adventure, her independently published interactive children’s book, without batteries or electronics.

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