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Teaching Origami –Why you should consider it! thumbnail

Did you know…? You don’t need to be an expert to teach Origami! Even if you are just beginning with origami, as soon as you learn something new you can turn around and teach it to someone. The act of teaching a simple origami model provides a great benefit for you as a teacher and [...]

Origami Mastery –Himanshu Agrawal thumbnail

Within Origamigos (our Origami Spirit membership) we interviewed Himanshu Agrawal. Here we highlight his origami work as a lovely example of origami mastery. Himanshu Agrawal (India) has been practicing origami since 1989 and has set 5 world records for large origami installations. Through this post, you can appreciate his fantastic origami work. Himanshu believes that [...]

Origamigos Hosts Origami Tessellation Artist Ben Parker thumbnail

Ben Parker, an origami artist and teacher, spent some time with the Origamigos membership at the end of April. During our online meeting, Ben shared his thoughts on origami both as a creator and teacher. As a bonus and special treat, he walked us through a tessellation demonstration drawing on ideas of technique and creativity [...]

Mindfulness and Creativity with Origami –Workshop thumbnail

Gerardo Gacharná has invited Leyla Torres, writer of this blog, as the next guest speaker of Foldeas: Sharing Ideas through Origami. Foldeas is a series of online hands-on presentations related to paper folding (Zoom Platform). Each presentation is free of charge and features a guest speaker from different countries and backgrounds. The title of Leyla’s [...]

Origami Presentation: Decadent Origamist! thumbnail

Gerardo Gacharná (Colombia) is hosting a series of free origami presentations and workshops with different origami teachers and artists. This series is entitled “Foldeas”. The next workshop hosted by Gerardo will feature Trevas Chuang (Taiwan), also known as Decadent Origamist. Trevas is known for promoting different causes through origami. Participants will have fun and learn: [...]

How to make a Stay-Home Origami Crane thumbnail

Have you ever folded the classic origami crane? Or perhaps the delightful flapping crane? If you have, you’ve had enough practice to try your hands at learning how to make this charming Stay-Home Origami Crane. This origami model is a design of my friend Ng Boon Choon (Malaysia/Singapore), also known as Ah Boon. Ah Boon [...]

Origami Design: The Frankensteinian Method thumbnail

My friend Gerardo Gacharná (Colombia) will be offering a cost-free online origami workshop. Participants will have fun and learn something new during this time when the world is dealing with health and economic challenges. Join Gerardo to watch the process he took when creating a folded Shopping Bag. You will be able to fold along [...]

Fold an Origami Swan in Memory of Laura Kruskal thumbnail

Laura Kruskal, much beloved origami creator and teacher passed away on February 5th 2019. Laura was loved for her playfulness and great sense of humor. She loved music and included singing with her teaching. I have a lovely memory of a class I took with Laura at PCOC 2013 when she taught a traditional paper [...]

What Can Inspire You to Design Origami -Interview with Tomoko Fuse thumbnail

In the course I teach, The Joy of Origami, one of the topics we’ve discussed is how to find the inspiration to create origami. A while back, I had the opportunity to chat with Ms. Tomoko Fuse, creator of an origami monkey presented on Origami Spirit. She is one of the origami creators I most [...]

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