Cereal Box Mechanical Cards - Online Oct. 7
  • Cereal Box Mechanical Cards - Online Oct. 7
  • Cereal Box Mechanical Cards - Online Oct. 7
  • Cereal Box Mechanical Cards - Online Oct. 7
  • Cereal Box Mechanical Cards - Online Oct. 7
  • Cereal Box Mechanical Cards - Online Oct. 7
  • Cereal Box Mechanical Cards - Online Oct. 7
Cereal Box Mechanical Cards - Online Oct. 7
50.00 - 75.00
Create this fun and engaging set of four movable, mechanical cards! Each card features a traditional mechanism made entirely from cereal box chipboard. YOU will provide the image that mechanism will move, using whatever materials you have on hand. You'll build a simple wheel, a simple pull tab, a self-guided slide, and a wheel/pull tab combination. All you'll need—aside from the cereal boxes—is scrap paper, glue, some simple tools, and your imagination! All levels welcome.
Class cost per person is $50 for this two hour interactive workshop.
Materials can be purchased for $25. See below
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You may purchase a kit of materials curated by Shawn and shipped to you for $25.
The materials kit includes:

  • ten 8.5" x 11" sheets of cover-weight handmade paper (75% cotton rag, 25% abaca) of various colors
  • chipboard, enough for all projects we will make
  • 2 Tbs of craft glue (PVA)
You will provide your own tools
  • xacto knife or box cutter 
  • scissors 
  • ruler 
  • cutting mat 
  • pencil 
  • low-tack tape (masking type tape)
  •  pre-workshop access to printer and copy paper
 
If you choose to supply your own materials, please gather the following prior to class:
  • Two cereal boxes 
  • Scrap paper: construction paper, junk mail, magazines, etc. 
  • Adhesive (strong craft glue suggested) 
  • 10 sheets multi-color 8.5" x 11" 80 lb cover stock
Because we will be using sharp tools, this class is recommended for ages 14+ 
 
About your instructor:

Shawn Sheehy has been teaching book arts courses and workshops on the national level for 20 years, including stops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, MCBA, Center for Book Arts, Penland, Arrowmont, FOBA, Pyramid Atlantic, and PBI. His broadsides and artist book editions have been collected by Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, and Harvard. He has created two trade pop-up books: Welcome to the Neighborhood (2015) and Beyond the Sixth Extinction (2018). Both were published by Candlewick Press and won numerous awards. He holds a Book Arts MFA from Columbia College Chicago. Learn more about Shawn at https://www.shawnsheehy.com/

What people are saying about his courses...

“Shawn was creative, organized, efficient and patient. We achieved more than I ever imagined.”

“Shawn introduced us to a variety of different pop-up/ pull tab mechanisms in a way that let us clearly understand how they work, which is so helpful for transferring the techniques to our own projects when we no longer have his guidance in person.”

[What did you find most valuable about the workshop?] “Tons of information, very well organized, incredibly friendly and patient instructor.”