Festive Holiday Mechanical Cards
Instructor Shawn Sheehy

Virtual Workshop
Friday December 10, 2021
11 AM to 2 PM Eastern Standard Time
From wherever you are, via Zoom
(This workshop will be recorded; you need not be in attendance for the live instruction.)
Stay afterward for our
Real Mail Fridays Winter Card Writing Social
from 2 to 5! (The social will not be recorded.)
Class limit: 16

Stir a little whimsy into your holiday by creating a festive pair of movable, mechanical cards. Each card features a traditional movable structure that's been adapted to accommodate the weight of cereal box chipboard. You'll build a simple wheel and a wheel/pull combination. You'll also have the opportunity to experiment with and/or edition additional cards. All you'll need is stiff colored paper, a couple of cereal boxes, glue, and some simple tools. 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. For more details or to register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone (jcutrone@fau.edu). John will send you an email explaining how to pay your tuition online. It's a simple 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.