A Virtual Workshop with a Visiting Artist!


Create this fun and engaging set of four movable, mechanical cards, each featuring a traditional mechanism made entirely from cereal box chipboard. YOU will provide the image that the mechanism will move, using whatever materials you have on hand. You'll build a simple wheel, a simple pull tab, a self-guided slide, and a wheel/pull tab combination. All you'll need—aside from the cereal boxes—is scrap paper, glue, some simple tools, and your imagination! All levels welcome.


Registration closes September 29, 2020 to allow time for students to gather and/or purchase their materials. With your registration you'll receive the full supply list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app.


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.

Cereal Box Mechanical Cards; Oct 6; 10am-12pm

    • Date & Time: Tuesday, October 6, 10am-12pm 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: At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:
       - Xacto knife or box cutter
       - Scissors
       - Ruler
       - Cutting mat
       - Pencil
       - Low-tack tape
       - Pre-workshop access to printer and copy paper
       - Two cereal boxes
       - Scrap paper: construction paper, junk mail, magazines, etc
       -  Adhesive (strong craft glue suggested)
      - (optional) One pack of 10 sheets multi-color 8.5" x 11" 80 lb cover stock from Arch Art Supplies

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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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