Origami is the art of paper folding that everyone can do. It is Japanese art of folding paper to produce sculptures and models. The art was developed in Japan’s Edo period during the 1600s, and comes from the words “ori” meaning “folding” and “gami” meaning “paper”.
Today the art has risen to a new level of sophistication, drawing the attention of mathematicians and scientists trying to find the geometric laws that govern the discipline. Origami models have also risen in complexity, as masters compete to produce the most sophisticated designs from only a single square of paper.
In this skillshare you will basic folding techniques and no previous experience is required.
We will make:
Eileen Holzman a retired art educator who taught art in the public schools in for over 35 years. Since she moved here 9 years ago, she has been she has taught origami in the Multnomah and Clackamas county libraries. Her origami has been exhibited at the Historical Society in Portland.