Origami Connect

Origami Connect is OrigamiUSA’s program of online classes, 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.

Left: Participants and their models in Meenakshi Mukerji’s class. Middle: A broadcast class with Toshikazu Kawasaki at 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.

Classes are around 2 hours long. Live class size is limited to the first 100 registrants. All registrants will receive a link to the recording of the live event afterward. Register early! Registration and other information is in the MORE menu at upper right.

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

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Circus Elephant

Sunday, January 31, 2021, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Level
High Intermediate
Presenter
Beth Johnson
Creator(s)
Beth Johnson
Description

A representational model depicting an elephant balancing on a ball.

Supplies

One sheet of paper (single color is fine) 25 cm or 10 inch is recommended. Weight: Anything from kami to elephant hide should work.

Rose Kusudama

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Level
High Intermediate
Presenter
Enrica Dray
Creator(s)
Enrica Dray
Description

A 30 piece modular rose flower ball.

Supplies

30 half squares from 15 cm or 6” paper
The recommended paper is two-tone Kraft but kami is also fine.

Duo Color Family Star

Sunday, February 28, 2021, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Level
Intermediate
Presenter
Ilan Garibi
Creator(s)
Ilan Garibi
Description

A star modular from the duo color family series.

Supplies

8 sheets of 3 or 4” paper, duo color combination suggested.

Stackable Cube-Faced Cube

Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Level
Intermediate
Presenter
Brian Beitel
Creator(s)
Brian Beitel
Description

A modular (different from the familiar sonobe). To have a stack multiple models are needed.

Supplies

12 square sheets of 3-inch paper (+1 additional sheet to make a thirds folding tool). Kami is suggested.

Cardinal + Blue Jay Variation

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Level
High Intermediate
Presenter
Francesco Mancini
Creator(s)
Francesco Mancini
Description

A representation model of a cardinal and blue jay variation.

Supplies

15 cm square (red/black duo suggested) 15 cm square (blue/white duo suggested)

Buddha Head, Daisy’s Butterfly, Staircase

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Level
Intermediate
Presenter
Nick Robinson
Creator(s)
Nick Robinson
Description

3 Representational Models, a simple Buddha head, a delightful butterfly and a staircase from Harry Potter.

Supplies

Buddha: 8” square (or larger) textured paper recommended; Butterfly: 8” square (or larger) duo suggested; Staircase: 4 squares of 6” (or larger) kami.

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