ORIGAMI: BOXES, ENVELOPES, & WALLETS
July 8, 2023
CLASS LOCATION: SYDENSTRICKER CABIN OF PEARL S BUCK BIRTHPLACE, 8129 SENECA TRAIL (ROUTE 219)
Learn to make beautiful and useful containers from paper. In this workshop, you’ll master several designs, including an ingenious wallet that you can fold in minutes and a couple of quick and easy envelopes. We’ll also make the ancient and clever Masu box and explore the folds for one of Tomoko Fuse’s dramatic modular boxes. Beginners are welcome, and experienced folders may pick up a few new tricks. All materials will be provided. You will bring only your curiosity and enthusiasm. You’ll leave the workshop with some lovely containers, some handy diagrams or links to the folding instructions, and an appreciation for the gentle, meditative art of origami.
The only project deemed difficult for children, which will occupy the final hour or so of the workshop, is the Tomoko Fuse modular box. Teens who enjoy origami will be able to do it, but it’s not recommend it for young children. However, many children — and parents will likely know — have an aptitude for folding, and the first three projects (wallet, envelopes, Masu box) should be fine for kids as young as 8 or 9. If kids wanted to attend for just the first few projects (about 2 hours), the instructor would have no objection to children as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Colleen Anderson is a writer, songwriter, and graphic designer who works from her creative studio, Mother Wit Writing and Design, in Charleston, WV. For about 20 years, folding paper has been her favorite hobby. Her handmade origami note cards are sold at Tamarack and other shops, and she has taught origami classes at Cedar Lakes Crafts Center in Ripley, WV and Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM.
See more examples of her work at her website: colleenanderson.com
Minimum of 4 participants to hold the class.