Origami for Beginners - Fordingbridge Library - Friday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November and 2nd December 2022

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Origami for Beginners

Fordingbridge Library

Friday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November and 2nd December 2022

11.30am to 1.30pm

To introduce the ancient art of Origami. To learn about different folds and the words used to describe them. To create entertaining action models, useful boxes and envelopes, and decorative items including flowers.

  • Fold paper with accuracy and control to produce a variety of models
  • At least three entertaining action models, three different boxes, three different envelope/letter folds, and three decorative items, (flower, vase and sphere)
  • Read and interpret written origami instructions
  • By the end of the course you will be able to follow a simple diagram independently and complete the model
  • Fold small units to make an impressive larger model
  • Five pieces of paper can be combined to make a sturdy vase
  • Six small pieces may each be folded and then combined using hidden flaps to produce a decorative sphere or cube
  • Use origami as a means of relaxation, and mindful activity
  • Consider how you feel at the start and end of the session, noting that origami can be a relaxing and mindful activity

Who is this course for: Anyone who would like to learn about origami and the possibilities of folding paper

Previous knowledge or experience: No experience necessary, although if you have folded paper before the goal will be to improve accuracy and discover new models

How will I learn: You will use most of the senses, looking, listening and touching the paper, but mostly visually, through imitation and following diagrams

How will I be assessed: Tutor observation and individual work

What shall I bring: origami paper, ideally 15cm squares and a box to put finished models in. Paper will also be available to purchase

Next steps: There are endless future opportunities once the basics have been mastered. Participants will be able to fold independently from books or online diagrams.

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.


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