The Masu Box (translated as 'measurement box') is a simple origami structure made of paper. This square box can be used to wrap gifts or store objects, but it can also be adapted with simple bookbinding techniques to create sculptural book objects. In this 3 hour workshop, we will begin with the basic box structure. We will create a lid to complete the traditional box before going on to play with these paper elements, creating books that can house secret images or small objects, and create a tactile and fun experience for the reader.
Masu Boxes and Storage Books; Jan 18; 10am–1pm
- Date & Time: Saturday, January 18, 10am–1pm
- Materials Fee: $10, payable to Pyramid on day of class
- Instructor: Amanda D'Amacio
Amanda D’Amico is a book artist working under the imprint Tiny Revolutionary Press. She is the Master Printer at the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, and teaches at the University of the Arts and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Center for the Book and The Soapbox: Community Print Shop and Zine Library, is the Vice Chair of Events for the College Book Art Association, and is an artist member of the Impractical Laborers in Service of the Speculative Arts. Her artist’s books have been collected and exhibited nationally.