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 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.

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

Wave

Date and Time
Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Level
High Intermediate
Presenter
Jared Needle

Time for some sunbathing. Lay on your towel and fold your own wave with Jared Needle. You will need a 10” Kami.

Shark

Date and Time
Sunday, July 19, 2020, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Level
Intermediate
Presenter
Oriol Esteve

Just when you think it is safe to go back in the water, you see a shark fin! It’s Oriol Esteve’s shark! Make sure to have some 10” kami to fold your whimsical shark.

Tote Bag

Date and Time
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Level
Intermediate
Presenter
Martin Quinn

Time to dig into your tote bag for some sunscreen, a snack and some paper. You can use minimum 6” kami (bag) and ½ sheet (handle) to fold your own Yamaguchi-san’s tote bag with Martin Quinn.

Book

Date and Time
Sunday, August 2, 2020, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Level
High Intermediate
Presenter
Michał Kosmulski

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.

Shell Card and Box

Date and Time
Sunday, August 16, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Level
Intermediate
Presenter
Janet Yelle

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.