Aladdin’s Palace Pop-Up


Residential course

Paul Johnson

15 September 2020 to 17 September 2020

From £268

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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.

Residential Fees From: £379.   Non Residential: £268

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.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.