A Virtual Workshop with Guest Artist Amanda D'Amico!


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.


Level: Beginner


Registration closes August 2, 2021 to allow time for students to purchase their materials. With your registration you'll receive the full materials 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.

Masu Boxes and Storage Books Online; Aug 12; 6pm-9pm

    • Date and Time: Thursday, August 12, 6pm-9pm EST via Zoom
      (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
    • 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.
    • Materials: At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links and recommendations) to purchase supplies. The list includes:
      • Bonefolder
      • Pencil
      • Double-stick Tape OR PVA and a glue brush
      • Two   8.5" square sheets text weight paper
      • Three 8" square sheets text weight paper
      • Two   3"x6" sheets cover weight paper, grain short
      • One   3"x8" sheet cover weight paper, grain short
      • Four   2.75"x2.75" sheets misc. paper for inserts
      • Six   5.5”x5.5” square sheets text weight paper for sculptural book

        Note: The instructor will answer any questions on materials prep ahead of the class.