A Virtual Workshop with a Guest Artist!


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 ten 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!


The class will meet online via Zoom with the following schedule:

• Thursday, October 29, 6pm-8pm

• Friday, October 30, 6pm-8pm

• Saturday, October 31, 10am-12pm

• Sunday, November 1, 10am-12pm


Registration closes October 19, 2020 to allow time for the safe packaging and shipping of the included materials kit, which includes 15 sheets of 110 lb white stock paper, 10 sheets of 80 lb color stock paper, 2 sheets of 140 stock paper, and 24" of unwaxed linen thread. Students will also need to gather a few additional materials and tools—this list (with helpful links for purchasing) will be sent with your registration confirmation. Any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app will be provided ahead of class.


PLEASE NOTE: All workshops will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic's private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.

A "Satisfaction" of Movable Mechanisms; Oct 29, 30, 31, and Nov 1; times vary

    • Date & Time: 4-day workshop, Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, 6-8pm EST, and Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and November 1, 10am-12pm EST via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
    • Instructor: Shawn Sheehy
      Shawn Sheehy has been teaching and making pop-up artist books since 2001. Sheehy has published two trade pop-up books: Welcome to the Neighborwood (2015) and Beyond the Sixth Extinction (2018). He currently serves as director of The Movable Book Society. He holds an MFA in Book Arts from Columbia College Chicago.
    • Materials:
      Registration includes a $20 materials fee to cover the safe handling, packaging, and mailing of the class materials kit (see list in the class description for details). Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:
       - X-acto knife with extra blades
      - Bone folder
      - Awl
      - Microspatula
      - Tweezers
      - Scissors
      - Ruler
      - Cutting mat
      - Pencil
      - PVA adhesive
      - Low-tack painter's tape
      - One roll of 1/4" 415 tape
      - Japanese screw punch, also known as a push drill (optional)
      - Pre-workshop access to printer and copy paper

Pyramid Atlantic is grateful for the support of:


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HOURS (Starting July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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