Origami : The Art of Folding Paper
February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Sophie Usherwood as she introduces the art of folding paper. Origami-paper folding is a therapeutic activity that connects people emotionally while engaging them cognitively. It is a great mindfulness activity as it allows you to focus on the present moment. In this workshop, you will learn to create artwork with just your hands and a piece of paper. No prior experience is required. Origami is a great intergenerational activity too – parents, children, grandchildren can all join in. Folding together will strengthen family bonds while everyone learns a new skill. During the pandemic, origami is a perfect way to feel calm and enjoy yourself while at home. Origami connects people who fold together because everyone starts with the same material, a piece of paper, and then they engage in the same process. Sophie has extensive experience teaching origami and will guide you smoothly through this workshop. She runs an organization called Folding for the Future that organizes origami-inspired community service initiatives. We will fold a diverse range of models, from birds to dogs to butterflies to boxes, and if there’s something you want to fold in particular, we can include that in the teaching schedule.
Please bring US letter size papers of any color or any prints with a pair of scissors if you do not have origami papers.