Cabinet of Paper Curiosities

January 9 - January 16, 2021

Cabinet of Paper Curiosities

$400.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $300
Material Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $

Dates & Times
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. )

This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

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1. Remember that any audio/video communication may involve two-way camera and audio usage. This means that the instructor will need to see participants’ work and speak with them about it and may also be able to see and hear what is occurring in their home.
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4. Maintain the confidentiality of other students if you are participating in a group lesson. All individuals participating may be able to see and hear what is occurring in your home.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Shawn Sheehy

Shawn Sheehy has been teaching book arts courses and workshops on the national level, primarily in paper making and paper engineering, since 2001. His broadsides and artist book editions have been collected by numerous prestigious universities, including Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, and Harvard. His pop-ups have been featured twice in both Hand Papermaking magazine and Vintage magazine. Sheehy’s trade pop-up book Welcome to the Neighborwood (a mass-market version of his artist book) was released in 2015, winning numerous awards. He’s currently at work on his next trade book, a mass-market version of his artist book Beyond the Sixth Extinction, which will be released through Candlewick in autumn 2018. He holds an MFA in the Book Arts from Columbia College Chicago.

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