Pop-Up Paper Theatres with Tracey Bush

Paper Theatre depicting horse and carriage


A weekend course for a maximum of 6 participants. Learn how to design and make your own paper theatre, with wrap around storage box, in this fantastic weekend workshop. Paper toy theatres were very popular in the 19th century. The format you will make during the course is the tunnel book – a series of cut-paper panels placed one behind the other, creating the illusion of depth and perspective. This is engineered like an accordion, which can pull apart so that the illustrated panels line up to be viewed through a front panel. You will learn how to design your own scene, how to cut and assemble the layers, to create portable paper sculpture.

About the Tutor
Tracey Bush trained as an illustrator, and successfully freelanced for many years before attaining her MA in Fine Art Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts. She has produced a series of books under the imprint Fathom Five Books, which have been acquired by national and international collections including the Yale Centre for British Art, Tate Britain and the Marvin Sackner Collection of Concrete Poetry. Tracey has a PGCE from the Institute of Education, London and regularly devises and delivers workshops in major institutions. In 2014 Tracey was commissioned to create the large scale ‘Ports of the World’ butterfly box, which is installed on the P&O cruise ship, Britannia.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The price includes all tools and materials.


Tracey Bush at Making Space


Making Space
2 Bishopstoke Road
Leigh Park, Havant

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


2 days (10:00am to 4:30pm)



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