A Satisfaction of Movable Mechanisms

with Shawn Sheehy
Wednesdays: May 5, 12, 19, 26; 4:30–6:30pm CT

Think back to the last time you picked up a movable card. You moved the mechanism back and forth, soothed and satisfied by the movement. You wished there was a collective noun for movable cards. Well, there is! Join seasoned paper engineer Shawn Sheehy in building a SATISFACTION of ten movable mechanisms that demonstrate a wide range of movement possibilities.

All you need is a simple set of hand tools, a short stack of materials, and an interest in engaging with technical paper mechanics. To dial up the satisfaction quotient, you’ll bind your collection into a tidy sample book. This virtual workshop will be technical and very, very…satisfying. In addition to materials participants source themselves, the instructor will also send a materials kit prior to the workshop (see more information on materials below). 

All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 8 hours, Category B or D

$144/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $40 supply fee**
$72 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $40 supply fee**
*We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
**International participants may be charged an additional shipping fee.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this highly participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). A materials kit will also be shipped to the address provided at registration within one week before the workshop.

Please note: Registration closes 4/25 at midnight (CT).