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Aladdin's Palace paper pop-up

Aladdin's Palace paper pop-up

Duration: Tues-Thurs

Price: £379

Contact: Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council

Dillington House
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19 9DT
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Tuesday 15th September 2020

About the Course

This course will appeal to those interested in art, craft and paper engineering.
In the story of Aladdin, the genie builds Aladdin and his bride a magnificent palace of domes and minarets. In this pop-up workshop we will make this palace comprising fourteen separate but linked parts. Several stately rooms follow on from each other, each one with a different ornate interior. An exciting, hands-on workshop for experienced paper engineers and beginners alike.

Tutor Information
Paul Johnson is internationally recognised for his pioneering work in developing literacy through the book arts and as a book artist. He is the author of over 15 titles including A Book of One’s Own, Literacy Through the Book Arts and Pictures and Words Together. His unique pop-up books are represented in most major collections including the V&A, the Bodleian Library, Oxford, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York and the Library of Congress, Washington DC. In 2017 the BBC made a video about him and his work shown on The One Show. Earlier this year The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore acquired over 500 items of his original work covering a fifty-year period.

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What's included in the price?

The residential fee includes tuition, full board and accommodation, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise.

The non-residential fee includes tuition, lunch, dinner and refreshments, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise.

Courses starting with dinner include an evening session which will run from approximately 8.30pm - 9.30pm. Most weekend and short courses include one free session each full day - this will either be after lunch or after dinner dependent on the course content. Daily sessions for weekend and short courses usually begin at 9.30am.



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  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Wheelchair friendly