Origami Connect is OrigamiUSA’s program of online classes, which are open to anyone anywhere in the world, whether or not you are a member of OrigamiUSA; all you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone. An Origami Connect class is a live, interactive session with an origami artist, teacher, or technician. Our sessions are around 2 hours long and streamed live through the internet.
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!
All Origami Connect presenters are experienced artists, folders, and/or teachers, and all Origami Connect events include a facilitator. 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!
Sun is out! Kick off the summer with a day at the origami beach. Get your 12” golden piece of paper (kami will work, but may rip/ Deluxe washi is great) to fold this challenging 3 D model created by Peter Engel and taught by Ryan Charpentier.
Take a virtual walk along the beach and fold your own sand dollar. This model by Meenakshi Mukerji was inspired by Alphonsus Rouis’ sand dollar. Get your 6” Kami or Tant ready. High intermediate. Experience with Twist Folds is a plus.
What’s a visit to the beach without a good summer read? Make your own book with Michał Kosmulski. You will need a long strip of paper, at least 2 inches wide and about 10-15 times as long as it is wide. Exact proportions do not matter. It is best if the paper is white on one side and colored on the other. You can cut such a strip from a gift- wrapping paper roll. Such rolls are often 30 inches wide, so a 2-3 inch wide strip cut from the end will be a good choice for this model.
Finish your book, pick up your bag and walk around the beach to collect 2 shells to remember your virtual summer vacation at the beach. Fold Akiko Yamanashi’s shell box and shell card with Janet Yelle. You will need 6” kami (plain) to see the landmarks better.
Questions? Email us at origamiconnect [at] origamiusa.org.