Three Hidden Boxes

A colorful example of Paula's 3 hidden boxes structure. In the image are three sheets with colorful geometric patterns on them. These patterns are seen within the three hidden boxes.
Paula Krieg
Image courtesy of the artist.

Event Info

This class will take place on:

  • Wed, Feb 24th, 1:00pm–3:00pm ET

In this two hour workshop, students will create a three-section version of a Zhen Xian Bao, which is a traditional structure used to store and organize embroidery supplies and other flattish items. The three sections within the structure are flattened origami boxes which expand open to reveal ample space for supplies. The instructor will share a brief history of this traditional Chinese folk art.

There are a total of 12 spots open in this small-group workshop.

If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. This application should be completed three weeks before the workshop’s start date.


Required Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive such as white glue, glue stick, and/or double sided tape
  • 4 pieces of regular copy paper on hand

Instructor will provide papers for boxes and cover, and ribbon for closure.


About the Instructor

Paula Krieg has spent thirty years collaborating with teachers to create projects for the classroom. In 2019-2020, she exhibited math/artwork in the Bridges Math/Art exhibition. Paula has taught workshops at the Center for Book Arts, Museum of Mathematics, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dieu Donne. She has presented at various conferences, including MOVES 2019: Math Unfolded: The Mathematical Art of Origami. Paula coauthored Scholastic’s 25 Totally Terrific Social Studies Activities alongside Jean Mumper and Kathy Pike. Her work has been featured in Helen Hiebert’s book, Paper Illuminated, Lark Books’s Making Books and Journals, and Diane Mauer-Mathison’s The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

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