A Satisfaction of Movable Mechanisms
Instructor Shawn Sheehy

Virtual Weekend Workshop
Saturday & Sunday April 24 & 25, 2021
Hours each day (Eastern Daylight Time): 10 AM to Noon,
followed by a one-hour break, then continuing 1 to 3 PM
From wherever you are, via Zoom
Class limit: 16

Monday April 12 at 10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Think back to the last time you picked up a movable card. You moved the mechanism back and forth, soothed and satisfied by the movement. You wished there was a collective noun for movable cards. Well, there is!* Join seasoned paper engineer Shawn Sheehy in building a SATISFACTION of seven movable mechanisms that demonstrate a wide range of movement possibilities. All you need is a simple set of hand tools, a short stack of materials, and an interest in engaging with technical paper mechanics. And to dial up the satisfaction quotient, you'll bind your collection into a tidy sample book. This class will be technical, and very, very... satisfying. All levels are encouraged.

*There is because Shawn made it up.


Tablet or computer with internet connection • X-acto knife with extra blades • bone folder • awl • microspatula • tweezers • scissors • ruler • cutting mat • pencil • pre-workshop access to printer and copy paper • Japanese screw punch (optional) • plus the following adhesives: PVA • low-tack painter's tape • one roll of 1/4" 415 tape (https://www.talasonline.com/3M-415-Tape?quantity=1&size=40)

Shawn will mail you a kit, as well, containing the rest of the necessary supplies. For this reason, registration for this workshop closes Monday April 12 at 10 AM Eastern Daylight Time.


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops, and for this one, you must register by Monday April 12 at 10 AM Eastern Daylight Time. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone (jcutrone@fau.edu).


This workshop has a set tuition fee of $225, which includes the cost of the materials kit and shipping. 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.


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.