The Popbox Cabinet

Event Info

This four-week, online workshop takes place on Zoom on Wednesday nights, October 25 – November 15, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00pm ET

  • Wednesday, October 25, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, November 1, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, November 8, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, November 15, 6-8pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on October 18, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This virtual class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Shawn Sheehy

What’s a PopBox? It’s a pop-up in a box! It’s a paper-engineered structure that moves with the opening of a box, rather than a card. When you bind four popboxes together, it’s a PopBox Cabinet.

This collection of popboxes celebrates mutualism (pairs of animals that benefit from hanging out together) so the structures have dimension AND the drama of creature interaction. Join Shawn online in building this colorful, cheerful project—and since it’s built from a pre-cut kit, all you have to do is assemble and enjoy.

Required Materials:

  • Ruler
  • Self-healing mat
  • X-acto knife
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Plastic cup for glue
  • Small brush for glue
  • Screw punch (recommended)
  • PVA (or other strong, white craft glue)
  • Low-tack masking tape
  • (optional) Micro spatula
  • (optional) Tweezers
  • (optional) Book weights

About Shawn Sheehy

Shawn Sheehy has been teaching book arts courses and workshops on the national level since 2001. His broadsides and artist book editions have been collected by such prestigious institutions as Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, and Harvard. His pop-ups have been featured twice in both Hand Papermaking magazine and Vintage magazine. Sheehy’s trade pop-up book Welcome to the Neighborwood (a mass-market version of his artist book) was released in 2015, winning numerous awards. The mass-market version of his artist book Beyond the Sixth Extinction was released through Candlewick in October 2018. He holds an MFA in the Book Arts from Columbia College Chicago.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on October 18 at 11:59pm.  Virtual workshops at Center for Book Arts will be recorded and the recording will be provided for all registered participants after the class. Tuition for this workshop is $170.

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