Magical Movable Paper
Instructor Stephanie Wolff

Virtual Workshop
Wednesday October 4, 2023
5 to 8 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From wherever you are
This workshop will be recorded, and video will be available to registered students for two weeks after the workshop)
Class limit: 15

Fold! Flex! Spin! We’ll make a small collection of movable paper devices in this workshop, all ready for your creative content. These include a flexagon, a magic wallet, and a spinner (also known as a thaumatrope). These devices are simple to make but seem complex when activated. Our focus will be on making basic models with commonly available materials that can later be adapted for use with more sophisticated papers and personalized messages. All of these structures are flat and thus easily sent through the mail. Paper will need to be cut to size prior to the workshop, and instructions on how to do this will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone ( 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 $100, 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 $100 as your guide and go from there.


Tablet or computer with Internet connection plus the supplies and materials listed here in PDF document.


Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, with projects that explore themes of weather, history, and rural life, among other topics. Her artists' books are held in public and private collections, have been exhibited in the United States and Germany, and won awards. As a longtime teacher of book arts, she enjoys sharing her knowledge from many years in bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts. She has been a Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.