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Cabinet of Paper Curiosities Workshop

January 9, 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 16, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 17, 2021

Saturday, January 9th ~ 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm EST
Sunday, January 10th ~ 1:00-3:00pm EST
Saturday, January 16th ~ 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm EST
Sunday, January 17th ~ 1:00-3:00pm EST

Consider five small shallow boxes, each folded from a single sheet of heavy stock. Imagine binding these drawer-like boxes into something reminiscent of a book block, complete with its own cabinet-like case. Inside each of these boxes you construct something mechanical from paper that can be used many ways. You have just built a Cabinet of Paper Mechanical Curiosities—a 4D Whitman’s sampler of movable delicacies, made entirely with paper.

This workshop removes the restraint of FLAT from the codex page. The first box explores movable paper engineering fundamentals. By adding a sculptural component, the second amplifies a model from the first box. The third is a tiny automata. The fourth contains a classic crankie. The fifth box employs a shutter structure to mysteriously bring an object into view. You will make this movable mechanical magic out of little more than card stock, glue, and simple hand tools. Both paper engineering beginners and advanced practitioners will be accommodated and challenged by this material.

A kit with all papers cut to the exact sizes needed will be mailed prior to the workshop. (The materials fee is included in the price of the workshop. )

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Location: Online

400.00

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