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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 [...]

Math and Intuition in Origami Design thumbnail

In an interview with Mark Kirshenbaum for Origamigos (see video and transcript below), he expressed his thoughts and experience about the relationship between math and origami design. I’d like to share an excerpt of our conversation as an example of the content being offered in ORIGAMIGOS, the Origami Spirit membership. You may be surprised by [...]

Origami – A Help to Alzheimer’s Patients thumbnail

On October 27th I interviewed Daniela Izquierdo for the Origami Spirit Membership. I’d like to share some of our conversation as an example of the content being offered in ORIGAMIGOS, the Origami Spirit membership. Originally from Mexico, Daniela currently lives in Spain. She works with an interdisciplinary team of designers and engineers who use ORIGAMI [...]

Folding Frenzy -Orinuno or Fabric Origami? thumbnail

Louise Mabbs is the next guest presenter at Foldeas: Sharing Ideas through Origami.   Louise has been a textile artist for over 40 years, is the author of the book “Origami Quilts”, and a member of the British Origami Society. Foldeas is a series of online hands-on paper-folding presentations hosted by Gerardo Gacharná. Each presentation [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

Make Beautiful Modular Origami Kusudamas thumbnail

When you see a picture of these kusudamas you might say “Oh that’s beautiful”. But when you actually make one and hold it in your own hands you will appreciate it all the more. You don’t have to have a PHD in math or in art to make gorgeous modular origami pieces. Just open one of Ekaterina [...]

Textile Folding -Inspiring a Creative Spirit thumbnail

The art of folding can be practiced with different mediums and materials. Kate Barber  is a textile artist from Exeter, Rhode Island who weaves and colors her own cloth. She then uses this fabric to compose delicate pleated art pieces much like the tessellations that are familiar to origami artists. I asked Kate about her [...]

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