POP UP BOOKS!!
THIS IS HOW ROBERT MAKES HIS PICTURES!
With each pop-up creation, Robert sharpened his pop-up engineering skills. He learned which of his bending, folding, cutting, gluing, and taping techniques worked, and which didn’t. He found which paper, glue, and tape worked best. And he discovered the value of failing.
SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT ROBERT
“With each failure,” Sabuda says, “I learned a better solution, one that I wouldn’t have ever imagined.”In middle school, he designed classroom bulletin boards for his teachers. These large-scale projects let him experiment further with paper.
“I learned how to use a paper’s shape and to turn it into whatever I wanted it to be.”
Clearly, Sabuda was on to something special. One of his high-school art teachers, Mrs. Lucas, took a special interest in his abilities.“She taught me how to draw, paint, and make prints,” says Sabuda.Mrs. Lucas also helped him apply to the Pratt Institute, a well-regarded art school in New York City.