Magic Box of Mysteries

with Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder
Tuesdays: October 17 & 24; 6–8:30pm CT

Mystify and mesmerize with this magic box of mysterious toys and tricks! In this two-session virtual workshop, learn the secrets of this magic wallet box containing a hidden compartment. Open the magic box to reveal a hypnotizing optical paper toy. Then, close the box and open again to unveil an entirely different set of paper toys, including a volvelle, flexagon, and thaumatrope. How does it work, you ask?! Through the magic of book arts, all will be revealed.

Some experience helpful
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or D

$150/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $40 materials fee*
$75 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $40 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.
*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 your own materials 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). 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 10/9 at midnight (CT).