August 12, 2018
Fine Arts – Visiting Artist – Pop-Up Design Workshop by Matthew Reinhart
Matthew Reinhart will be on campus Tuesday, February 18, to talk to Dr. Howard Frye’s classes and then do a workshop where he demonstrates how to make a pop-up design, followed by a Q/A from the audience. The event will be held in the Fine Arts Building, room 213 at 5 p.m.. It is free and open to the public, but there is limited seating.
After studying at Clemson University for a career in medicine, Matthew was accepted at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and studied as industrial designer, focused on designing toys. After graduating Pratt, Matthew settled New York City and apprenticed with an acclaimed children’s book author. In a few years, he discovered his true calling: becoming a children’s book author, illustrator and paper engineer.
His first big break into the pop-up book world came with the strange but beloved The Pop Up Book Of Phobias. Many pop-up books followed, both collaborations and solo creations. His books showcase a range of real and imagined worlds: fairy tales, fantasy, science fiction, animation and others. His work has reached best-selling status in The New York Times.