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Registration is now open for Origami Connect Summer/Fall 2019. We're offering 5 great classes! Register here.

Origami Connect

origami connect

Origami Connect hosts online classes you can take via the web from anywhere in the world!

Origami Connect classes are taught in two sessions, Spring and Fall, with individual classes happening approximately monthly. See the class listing below. You do not need to be a member of OrigamiUSA to attend Origami Connect classes.

Live class size is limited to the first 100 registrants. All registrants will receive a link to the recording of the live event. Register early!

If you have attended Origami Connect previously you will notice that we are using a new platform this year: ZOOM! Learn more about connecting with Zoom.

Presenters are volunteers donating their time and talent to share the joy of origami and connect folders everywhere. Please support us to help us keep this program affordable and accessible to as many folders as possible!

Coming Up

Fall 2019 Special: get all five classes for the price of four!

Season:
Summer/Fall
Date and Time:
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Level:
Complex
Presenter:
Ryan Charpentier

This is a complex model
The best paper for this model is double tissue.
Foil will work fine but should be a minimum of 12 inches.
To purchase double tissue paper that Ryan makes, contact him via email at ryansharpie13 [at] gmail.com
One 19" X 29" sheet is $6 plus shipping.
Or if you buy 10 get 2 free.
Orders are taken anytime, but note if you’d like the paper to arrive in time for folding along on the 26th, please order by Friday, Oct 11.

Season:
Summer/Fall
Date and Time:
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Level:
Intermediate
Presenter:
Joe Adia

It's the Circle of Life! Joe Adia presents mask designs based on the Disney characters of Mufasa and Scar from "The Lion King". More specifically the masks from the Broadway musical! They are intermediate models folded from bird bases that use easy to follow shaping for the most heroic and sinister expressions of a lion.

Season:
Summer/Fall
Date and Time:
Sunday, November 24, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Level:
Intermediate
Presenter:
Jeannine Mosely

This is a modular action model folded from 18 rectangles. It transforms from a 6 pointed star into a larger hexagon and back.

Season:
Summer/Fall
Date and Time:
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Level:
Unrated
Presenter:
Char Morrow/Janet Yelle

Janet
Enrica Dray Star is a modular star from 8 squares. The modules are simple and the assembly is intermediate. It's a fun, versatile star that has dimension but can also lie flat. Lots of beautiful results can be attained with different papers and variations. Pretty on a card, as a decoration and can even be used as a pin.

Char
Petra Star is a super easy model by Maria Sinayskaya...great for the inexperienced folder, but advanced folders love it as well. It is very rewarding for the little time spent, and a great “quick fold” if you want to thank someone on the spot --- as long as you have 4 sheets of paper available!
Materials required: 4 squares. The models shown are made from 7.5 cm (3 in) --- one from duo and one from regular kami. Paper weight of kami or duo. Mono is not recommended. You will also need a slicer or scissors since we will be cutting each sheet of paper in half into 2 rectangles.

The 6 Pointed Star by Lewis Simon Is intermediate level. It is made from 2 equilateral triangles. Char will teach how to make the equilateral triangles, which is most of the challenge of the model. It's an easy model to fold once you have the triangles and very clever in the way the two units interconnect. As a bonus, Char will teach a sailboat model (pictured) that she designed with the leftover paper from making the equilateral triangle from a square. It is very easy to fold.
In addition to teaching, Char will talk about her work in origami and mathematics and about her work in math-art. She will tailor her remarks to the interests of the audience, so get your questions ready. You can even send questions ahead of time to origamiconnect [at] origamiusa.org

Questions? Email us at origamiconnect [at] origamiusa.org.