Workshop Series Overview
When you make something unique with your own hands, it can be very fulfilling. We invite you to enrich yourself with more than just the joy of folding paper but to make things with beautiful paper into useful things you can treasure.
You may have heard of and even practiced the ancient art of paper-folding, what the Japanese call “origami” – “ori” meaning “to fold” and “gami” meaning “paper.” Many people first fold something in school, maybe a bird or a flower. We’ll fold things you and others can admire—some things were created hundreds of years ago and others fairly recently by creators from all around the world. The Japanese may have popularized it but it’s very international now. So join the fold and enjoy life more because of it.
Even though the origami for these workshops are relatively easy, they are best suited for ages 12 years old and older.
- June 18, 2018 | Origami Pocket Purses & Packets
- May 21, 2018 | Origami Corrugated Lamp
- April 23, 2018 | Origami Pouches
- March 19, 2018 | Origami Slippers
- February 19, 2018 | Origami Photo Cube
- January 22, 2018 | Origami Bowls
- December 14, 2017 | Fine Origami Boxes
- November 20, 2017 | Origami Gift Bags
About the Instructor
Talo Kawasaki is a Nisei born in New Orleans to parents who immigrated there and works in Brooklyn as a visual artist who splits his time between graphic design and origami. He’s best known online as the originator of the Patty Bat, an origami action model with realistic sounding flapping wings. The video alone has had over 1 million viewers. Talo is currently a co-designer for the American Museum of Natural History’s origami holiday tree, a 13 ft tall tree decorated with over 1,000 incredible animals and natural forms. He’s a member of and contributing creator of models to OrigamiUSA, the national organization promoting origami and locally with the Origami Meet up Group (OMG) who meet regularly twice a week to fold and teach in NYC.