Intro to Origami

July 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AS220 Printshop
Lucie Way
Providence, RI 02903
Lara Henderson
401 831 9327 x 201

Date: Thursdays, July; 6-9pm
Instructor: Sok Song

Origami, the art of paper folding, is beautiful and timeless, thanks to its simplicity. After all, there is only one way to fold a piece of paper. Yet within that single fold is a universe of possibilities. With every variation of a fold, a new shape emerges. In a common sheet of paper, there exists the notion of a flower, the thought of a fish, and the dream of a bird.

We will start with the basics of this art form and move onto more intermediate and advanced skills. You will learn how to fold practical things like boxes and containers to action figures (like a paper bird that flaps its wings when you pull the tail) and geometric shapes created by modular units and tessellations, (beautiful Escher-like repeated patterns). We will also discuss other applications of origami- as in art, card making, ornaments, mobiles, gift-wrapping, home décor, and installations.

Register here