Magic Box of Mysteries
Instructor Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder

Virtual Workshop
Three Thursdays: August 19 & 26,
plus September 2, 2021
5 to 7 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From wherever you are, via Zoom.
(This workshop will be recorded, and video will be available to registered students for two weeks after the workshop)
Class limit: 10

Monday August 9 at 4 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Mystify and mesmerize with this magic box of mysterious toys and tricks! In this workshop you will learn the secrets of this hidden compartment, magic wallet box. Open the magic box to reveal hypnotizing optical paper toys. 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.


Tablet or computer with internet connection • X-Acto knife or scalpel and extra blades • Bone folder • Metal ruler (at least 12”) • Small Triangle/Set Square 3-4” • Cutting mat • Scissors • PVA • Glue brush • Waste paper • Pencil • Materials kit that will be mailed to you.


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, please email JCBA Director John Cutrone (


This workshop has a set tuition of $150, which includes a materials fee for a kit that will be mailed to you. Our apologies: due to the prohibitive cost and current uncertainty in international shipping, we are restricting this workshop to participants with US mailing addresses only.


Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder is the proprietor of Coyote Bones Press and is JCBA's 2019––2021 Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence. Keri holds an MFA in Book Art and Creative Writing from Mills College, has worked as a studio assistant for Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press, and as a bookbinder at BookLab II. She is the host of the Books in the Wild podcast. Keri’s artists' books are held in special collections libraries including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Penn State, Stanford, RISD, Otis College of Art and Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, and the Jaffe Collection.