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An Introduction to One-Piece Structural Packaging – 5 Classes

March 4, 2025 @ 9:00 am April 1, 2025 @ 1:30 pm

Instructor: Paul Jackson ( artist bio )

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Date: Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 2025

Time: Pacific Time, 9 AM – 1:30 PM, including a 30-minute break; classroom doors open at 8:50 AM

Skill Level: ALL — No experience is necessary. Nervous beginners are welcome! 

Class Description:
In the 1980’s, Paul created a simple formula for designing the strongest, self-locking, one-piece net, for any enclosed volume (a “net” is a box unfolded flat). Using it, students can create and make unique boxes that curve, twist, slope, have facets, and much more. These boxes can be used to preserve and protect the contents, or they can be used for other purposes such as point-of-sale, exhibition displays and more. The course will explain the system in detail and give students the opportunity to design and make their own boxes. Everything will be handmade, but nets can easily be drawn in a computer and made using Cricut or laser printing.

Paul has taught this method on many occasions to students of design, maker groups, and packaging professionals. The method is explained in his book Structural Packaging: Design your own Boxes and 3-D Forms

Tools and Supplies:
Cardstock, knife, ruler, protractor, glue

Class Recordings:
Recordings will be available for one month following the last class in this series, April 1, 2025, for registered students only.

Class Fees:
Early Enrollment Program (EEP): $280
Member: $350
Non-member: $425  

Early Enrollment Program (EEP) is a member only, non-refundable discount. Join SDBA at checkout for reduced class fees.

EEP deadline: January 4, 2025
Registration Deadline: February 4, 2025

$280.00 – $350.00


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