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    Magic Box of Mysteries


    Mystify and mesmerize with this magic box of mysterious tricks! In this four session workshop you will learn the secrets of this hidden compartment box. Open the magic box to reveal hypnotizing optical paper toys such as the flexagon and thaumatrope. Then close the box and open again to unveil an entirely different set of paper toys. How do does it work, you ask?! Through the magic of book arts, all will be revealed.

    This workshop requires a kit that will be mailed to registered students via USPS 2-Day Priority.

    Level: This class is appropriate for adult students at all skill levels.
    Date & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 18th, 20th, 25th, & 27th (6-8pm CDT)
    Registration ends: Tuesday, May 11th at 5pm
    Max. no of students: 10
    Instructor: Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder
    Cost: $180 tuition & materials + $10 shipping fee
    Members receive a 10% discount off the cost of the workshop, among other benefits.
    Click here to join as a Member, then choose the Member rate below.


    In addition to a tablet or computer with a reliable Internet connection and a well-lit space in which to work, students will need to provide the following:
    [1] Sharp pencil with eraser
    [2] Metal ruler or straight edge, 12″ minimum length, preferably without cork on back
    [3] Self-healing cutting mat or several layers of cardboard to protect table surface
    [4] Teflon or bone folder for scoring and creasing. (The back of a spoon may be used for creasing, and a butter knife may be used for scoring).
    [5] Scalpel or x-acto knife with extra blades
    [6] Small Triangle (set square), 3-4”
    [7] Small scissors
    [8] 4oz PVA glue or other suitable white craft glue and glue brush
    [9] Waste paper for gluing out


    Early registration is encouraged.
    This workshop is designed for adults. Older teenagers, age 16-17, may also register. For information on resources for younger children, please click here.
    At this time, we are only mailing kits to the continental US. A detailed list of materials in the kit can be emailed to a registered student living outside the continental US, prior to the workshop.
    Registered students will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in the confirmation email. Students will also receive detailed instructions on how best to participate via Zoom, helpful if one is unfamiliar with the platform.
    Zoom meetings for this workshop will be recorded. Students will have private access to the recordings for 90 days.

    Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder is a book artist and proprietor of Coyote Bones Press. Keri holds an MFA in Book Art and Creative Writing from Mills College. She has worked as a studio assistant for Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press, and as a bookbinder at BookLab II. She is the 2019-2021 Artist-in-Residence for Jaffe Center for Book Arts, and hosts Books in the Wild podcast. Keri’s artist’s books are held in special collections libraries including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Penn State, Stanford, RISD, Otis College of Art and Design, and Savannah College of Art and Design.

    Website: www.kerischroeder.com
    Instagram: @coyotebonespress
    Books in the Wild Podcast: www.booksinthewild.com

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