Birds of a Feather Mechanical Postcards: Swan, Robin, Duck!

with Shawn Sheehy
Tuesday, August 6; 5–6:30pm CT

Quick! What’s a figure of speech that involves birds? (Take another look at the workshop title if you need a little help.) This whimsical trio of mechanical postcards features three different bird idioms and volvelle-based mechanisms that will help you solve the idiomatic riddles. Build each using a simple set of hand tools and a kit of pre-cut pieces. This virtual workshop is especially friendly for beginners. Perfect for bird and word nerds!

Make sure you have PVA (or other strong craft glue), a bone folder, a pencil, and any other tools and materials you like to use.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 1.5 hours, Category B or C

$54/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 materials fee*
$27 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 materials fee*
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.
*Includes shipping (available within the continental US only)

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this 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 items listed with the description above. This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the materials fee*).

Please note: Registration closes 7/22 at midnight (CT).