A Satisfaction of Movable Mechanisms (Online)

  • Saturday, March 20, 2021
  • Sunday, March 21, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, March 21, 2021, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Class is PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, Class Code PB032021SS
  • 5


  • Tuition: $208 + $20 materials fee + $4 shipping
  • Tuition: $154 + $20 materials fee + $4 shipping

    Registration will close on Sunday, March 7th.

Registration is closed
**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

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.

Each session will have a one hour break. The session will begin at 10:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time) and go until 12:00 PM then there will be a one hour break. Class will resume at 1:00 PM.

Tools and materials to have on hand:

  • xacto knife with extra blades
  • bone folder awl
  • microspatula
  • tweezers
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • cutting mat
  • pencil
  • glue
  • double sided tape
  • pre-workshop access to printer and copy paper
  • Japanese screw punch (optional)


  • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, March 7th so we can get kits mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when registering. Cancelations will not be accepted after the closing date.
  • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
  • A link to join this online event will be sent one day prior to each session to the email your registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam/trash folder.
  • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

Visiting Instructor Bio:

Shawn Sheehy is an artist with a love of ecology who enjoys exploring such themes as interconnectedness, adaptability, and evolution. Passionate about pop-up books, he works sculpturally with the book format and has presented numerous workshops on pop-up engineering across the country.

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