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College of Extended Learning

Origami for Beginners

CCOM 1336

Learn the art of Japanese paper-folding. You may have seen the now-famous origami cranes that some of us learned to fold in school. They are just the tip of the iceberg! Using no more than a piece of paper and some basic fold patterns, you can create everything from animals to ornaments. More complex structures are often deceptively simple: just a series of similarly folded single sheets of paper cleverly joined to make flowers, orbs, or whimsical unnamed forms.

This course will begin with the simplest folds, and take you through a sequence of steps to more complex combinations. Each class will focus on a few simple models, with plenty of time to master them. There will be plenty of resources to assist you: demonstrations, written and diagrammed instructions, links to YouTube videos, and one-on-one instruction.

No prior knowledge is required: the course is for absolute beginners. Origami draws on many skills (such as simple geometry, spatial relations) but requires none of them. Bring your patience and a sense of humour!

Course details

Upcoming dates: Register soon for Wednesdays, TBA 2018 (6 weeks)
Time: p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Saint John Social Enterprise Hub
139 Prince Edward Street
Room TBA
Course fee: $155 (+ HST) + $10 for paper payable directly to the instructor. 
Instructor: Dr. Kate Frego


The instructor will supply paper. Students should bring $10 for Origami Paper.

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