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
Instructor: Shawn Sheehy
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. ) You will also need to have the following on hand for the class: PARTICIPANT MATERIAL LIST
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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