Origami by Children 2020. Photos by Mary Gordon.

Welcome to OrigamiUSA

We are the American national society devoted to origami, the art of paperfolding.

Origami is for anyone, anywhere, any time!

Our website is the place to find diagrams to fold from, shop for origami books, paper, and downloadable diagrams, and find events from our calendar such as our fantastic Conventions that bring folders together from all over the world. Find an origami group near you or read our online magazine for more diagrams and great articles. Join us and you receive our print magazine. Experience the joy of paperfolding!

Current News

Free Origami Connect Thank-You Class

Join us for a free Origami Connect session on December 11, 2021 at 1 p.m. EST. Riccardo Foschi will be teaching us his delightful holiday elf.

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2021 Origami Holiday Tree

An annual tradition for this 50th tree, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree marks the start of the holiday season at the Museum.

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World Origami Days 2021: Recordings Available

If you missed World Origami Days 2021, you can still purchase the recording links for the original registration price, $40 for the general public, with a $5 discount for OrigamiUSA members.

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Origami by Children (OBC) is an annual exhibition of outstanding origami by children from around the world. It is a wonderful opportunity for young folders to share their work.

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Convention 2021: Recordings Available

If you missed Convention 2021, you can still purchase the recording links for the original registration price, $65 for the general public, with a $15 discount for OrigamiUSA members.

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Chicago OrigamiUSA Convention

The Chicago OrigamiUSA Convention originally planned for late October, 2020 has been postponed to April 1–4, 2022.

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UnConvention 2020: Recordings Available

UnConvention 2020 class recordings have been sent out to registered participants but you can still order them even if you didn't register or attend.

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Shop the Source

Shop for Paper

See and buy the latest paper from The Origami Source.

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Shop for Books

See and buy the latest books from The Origami Source, our online store.

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Shop for PDF Diagrams

Purchase downloadable PDF diagrams from creators all over the world.

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Take Classes

Take Classes in NYC

Attend origami classes at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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Take Online Classes

Attend streaming online classes from anywhere in the world.

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Connect with Community

Folding Sundays are monthly meetings in New York City that encourage paperfolders to get together, teach each other, and exchange ideas.

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There are origami groups meeting all over the world! Find a group close to you, or add your own group to our list.

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Reading

Read <em>The Paper</em>

Preview the current issue of The Paper, our print magazine or download a PDF version.

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Read <em>The Fold</em>

Read the current issue of The Fold, our online magazine with articles, diagrams, and more.

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Download Diagrams

Download PDF instructional diagrams from our free collection, our online magazine, or for sale from the online store.

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Borrow an Origami Book

Borrow an origami book by mail from our world-class lending library, or order a PDF excerpt via email.

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