Cereal Box Mechanical Cards Instructor Shawn Sheehy

Virtual Workshop
Tuesday November 17, 2020
6 PM to 8 PM Eastern Standard Time
From wherever you are
Class limit: 16

Create a fun and engaging set of four movable, mechanical cards! Each card features a traditional movable structure that's been adapted to accommodate the heaviness of cereal box chipboard. You'll build a simple wheel, a simple pull tab, a self-guided slide, and a wheel/pull tab combination. All you'll need—aside from the cereal boxes—is scrap paper, glue, some simple tools, and your imagination! All levels welcome.


tablet or computer with internet connection
two cereal boxes
scrap paper: construction paper, junk mail, magazines, etc
adhesive (strong craft glue suggested)
x-acto knife or box cutter
cutting mat
low-tack tape
pre-workshop access to printer and copy paper


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone (jcutrone@fau.edu). Sending your email will begin the registration process.


Our suggested tuition rate for this course is $50, but your tuition is Self Determined. Our goal is to make this workshop experience accessible. If your personal financial situation is difficult right now, pay what you can. If you can afford to pay more, we deeply appreciate that. Use our suggested tuition of $50 as your guide and go from there.


Shawn Sheehy has been teaching book arts courses and workshops since 2001. His broadsides and artists' book editions have been collected by such prestigious institutions as Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, Harvard, and the Jaffe Collection at FAU. Sheehy's trade edition pop-up book "Welcome to the Neighborwood" was released in 2015, winning numerous awards. More recently, the trade edition of "Beyond the Sixth Extinction" was released through Candlewick in 2018. He holds an MFA in the Book Arts from Columbia College Chicago and has taught numerous paper engineering workshops at JCBA.