Craft Class: Pyramid Star Box

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Aug 201311

JAMuseum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Popular paper crafts expert Vicky Mihara-Avery returns to JAMsj for a hands-on box-making class. When closed, it is a wonderful pyramid box. When open, it transforms into a four-point star ornament! Students will learn how to use box-making techniques to wrap cardboard triangles with beautiful paper and hinge them to a square bottom. Ribbons are then attached to tie the points together to make the pyramid box.

This program will also include a trunk show featuring products from Mihara-Avery's online store,, including papers that work well with the techniques taught in this class. For more information about the products, visit her website at

Vicky Mihara-Avery is the third generation in her family to promote and share the experience of Japanese paper crafts. She recently made guest appearances on Martha Stewart, the Carol Duvall Show, and Good Morning America. She has also been an invited lecturer and instructor at museums, festivals, and origami conferences around the country.
Cost: $10 class fee plus admission to the museum (non-members, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free).

Class fee is reduced to $5 for members who are active volunteers at the museum. An additional $3 materials fee (cash only) will be collected at the beginning of class. 

RSVP early (20 students max). Please contact or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot. 



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