Origami Connect

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.

Left: Participants and their models. Middle: A broadcast class from PCOC 2019. Right: A sample class, "Reaching Utopia" by Ekaterina Lukasheva.

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!

Origami Connect uses the Zoom platform to connect. You will need to install the Zoom client on your computer. Learn more about connecting with Zoom.

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!

Coming Up


Date and Time
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Jane Rosemarin

Creator and teacher: Jane Rosemarin

Learn how to fold a two-piece box inspired by Thoki Yenn’s Crossed Box Pleat. The box was designed to have large planes to show off richly patterned papers. The model involves collapsing multiple creases at the same time and is a good introduction to the technique. We’ll also learn how to lock the inside points of a masu box and how to determine the size of a box bottom. Finally, we’ll examine some other models that can be made from the Crossed Box Pleat.
Paper needed:
2 sheets of 8- to 10-inch paper for the box and four sheets of 2-inch paper for the locks.

Joisel Rat

Date and Time
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Ryan Charpentier

In celebration of the Chinese zodiac the year of the rat, learn to fold Eric Joisel's iconic Rat.
This is a great model that requires a larger sheet of paper than you would think.
We will be wet folding this model
Materials needed:
30cm tant or vintage paper easily purchased from www.origami-shop.us
A damp paper towel

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