Women in the Arts 

 Celebrating the Genius of Women              Orlando, Florida             A 501(c)3 non-profit organizatio

2021 CSA Summer Art School

Welcome to Lesson No. 4. Scroll down to find the lesson for your student age group: Preschool, Kids, Tweens, or Teens. 


Text or email the images or video clip of your completed project. Include your first and last name. 

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Each project is due preferably the Saturday it is released or within a week. The final deadline per each project is the next Saturday before 2:00 PM ET. 


Awards: Participants who complete and submit all projects on time, are eligible to receive a brand new illustrated/activity book.

Lesson No.4

Released: July 17

Due: July 17-July 24 before 2:00 PM ET.

Preschool

Paper sculpture with Kirigami and Origami 

Instructors: Vicki Aki, Maria Guerrero

This lesson is recommended for ages 3-5

Parental assistance: Yes

Kirigami: the Japanese art or technique of cutting and folding paper into objects or designs. 
Origami: the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.

Heart Pop-up Card

Another way to illustrate books is by using pop-up designs. Create your own pop-up card following the steps below. 

Note to parents: Use the red and pink cardstock from the art kit. Choose either red or pink for the pop-up. 

1. Fold the red and pink cardstock in half, on the long side.

2

On the fold, using a pencil draw a half heart shape and one more around it, on the outside of the first line.

3

Draw a vertical dashed line on the inside of the curve of the half heart shape.

4

Erase the curved pencil line.

5

Cut following the lines. Do not cut through the dashed lines.

6

Separate the cut shapes a little. Slightly fold a the dashed line.

7

Open the card. Push both heart shapes in from the back.

8

Close the card. Lay on top of the pink cardstock backing, matching the center line and edges. Glue to attach.

9

Fold and press to make sure both sheets are attached. 

10

Open the card. Push in the fold on the small heart shape. Push out the folds on the large heart shape.
Add your own drawings and details.



Origami 
Learn how to make origami shapes. 

Kids and Tweens

Paper sculpture with Kirigami and Origami

Instructor: Vicki Aki

This lesson is recommended for ages 6-8 and 9-12

Parental assistance: As needed

Kirigami: the Japanese art or technique of cutting and folding paper into objects or designs. 
Origami: the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.

Pop-up House Storyboard 

Another way to illustrate books is by using pop-up designs. Design your own home and add cut-out drawings or origami shapes to illustrate your scene. Tweens: add a garden or landscape using paper cutouts or origami (instructions below).


Note: Use 2 sheets of cardstock in your art kit or any color of paper you prefer (letter size). For the drawing cut-outs use any paper or the origami paper in the art kit.

1

Fold the cardstock in half on the long side. At the fold, draw 2 parallel lines.
Draw two short lines to make a door.

2

Connect the lines with a vertical dotted line. Draw a dotted line to make the roof line. Cut through the full lines (not the dotted lines). 

3

Open the sheet and from behind push out the roof and house. Fold on the dashed lines. Fold the second sheet in half, open and place under the cut-out sheet as the backing. 


Push-in the roof and house until you get the shape as shown. Glue, fold, and press to make sure both sheets are glued on. 

4. Open the pop-up storyboard and use the origami paper to cut out drawings, make origami shapes, and paste on your storyboard. 


Tweens: add a garden or landscape using paper cutouts and/or origami shapes.


Origami 
Learn how to make origami shapes. 

Teens

Paper sculpture with Kirigami and Origami

Instructor: Vicki Aki, Maria Guerrero

This lesson is recommended for ages 13-18

Kirigami: the Japanese art or technique of cutting and folding paper into objects or designs. 
Origami: the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.

Storytelling with Pop-ups
Urban Scene Pop-up  


Another way to illustrate books is by using pop-up designs. Create your own pop-up card or storyboard, following the steps below. 


Note: use 2 white cardstock sheets and 1 black cardstock sheet in the art kit.

1

Fold one white cardstock and the black cardstock in half on the short side.

2

On the fold, make a mark every 1.5 inches. It's OK if the last segment is a bit larger. 

3

From the marks, draw vertical lines no longer than 2 inches.

4

Label the pop-ups 1, 2, 3 alternating spaces.

5

Cut all lines.

6

Open the fold and push the pop-ups out.

7

Fold and press to make the folds crisp.

8

Place the black cardstock under it matching both sheets on the center and sides. Glue all around and on the folds area. Close and press for the glue to make contact.

9

Open the pop-up. This is the structural base where the building's cut-outs will be glued on.

10

Measure the distance from the base of the pop-up to the edge of the sheet. Write down this measurement. Your buildings cannot be taller than this or they will stick out when you close the pop-up. This is the maximum height of your buildings.

11

On the second sheet of the white cardstock, draw a horizontal line at the distance you recorded from the edge of the sheet. To determine the width of your buildings, align the edge of the second sheet against the base of the pop-up and mark the width. Make it slightly wider than the structure of the pop-up. 

12

Draw lines from the marks (width of the buildings) to the horizontal line (max. height of buildings). 


Imagine your urban scene, it may be realistic or futuristic. Draw and design your buildings inside the rectangles 1, 2, and 3. 

13. Render the designs with pencil, pen, markers, and/or color, if you prefer.  


Cut-out the building shapes inside the rectangles and attach the back with glue or tape to the structure of the pop-up. You may add additional cut-outs: people, trees, cars, planes, stars, anything that you envision in your urban landscape. 


Origami 
Learn how to make origami shapes. 

Coming Up Next

  • Lesson #5 | July 24 | Mixed Media. End of program.