Our special guest this year will be Toshikazu Kawasaki from Japan, creator of the famous Kawasaki Rose and many other amazing models. He was born in 1955 in Nagasaki. During his high school years he saw a photo of a white swan created by Akira Yoshizawa, which inspired him to pursue origami. In university he majored in the algebraic theory of numbers, but at the same time he was also studying the geometry of origami. His university degree was based on his work on the theory of Origami Crane variations, and his doctoral thesis was on Tessellations. He is currently a professor at the Anan National College of Technology, in Japan. We look forward to folding and sharing with this wonderful creator.
An origami molar I folded out of ivory color Stardream® paper is now sitting on a shelf in the studio waiting for my next dental appointment. I will let you know how my dentist reacts. At the least I hope he gives me a big smile!
Thank you for posting this video. I made a tooth for my dentist. He seemed genuinely pleased, even bringing it out of his office for a follow-up appointment I had. He noted the many folds, and was interested in the connection between origami and mathematics. your considerable teaching skills made it possible to brighten his day.
There were attendance and participation from many states of the United States, over 10 different countries. The convention was open to anyone who had membership with OUSA, however for two days though, on Saturday and Sunday the public was given access to an exhibition space where many local, national or international origami folders showcased works.
Later, in a large common space called the Great Hall, swarms of chatting people were seated at tables, some demonstrating, others folding along with questions. Some models were simple, others more challenging, still others were fiendishly complex. If you were the slightest bit interested in origami, you would be sucked into a maelstrom of folding fellowship. If you had no immediate friends, you would soon make some.
Passing on this infectious fun, I found myself proselytizing. I remember airplane flights where the passenger sitting next to me got off at his/her destination with a lapful of simple folded models I taught to make the journey go pleasantly. I have taught origami in Boston area and in Fairfield, Iowa.
The origami movement has been spreading worldwide in many countries, with local groups forming. Internet resources include video tutorials, diagrams, articles, mailing lists, origami folding paper. For tutorials, try googling for your interest, including YouTube. Definitely see the Origami USA website at which sells books and papers, gives information, newsletters, convention news. Be sure to see the striking photos of past conventions.
We use standard size 6 inch x 6 inch (15cm x 15cm) square origami paper for this site unless stated otherwise. If you can, use different types of origami paper to change the look of the finished origami and have fun with it!
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We are delighted to announce the first ever Theoretical Origami Olympiad! We are thrilled to be hosting the first ever in person/real time contest of technical origami ability. Participants will be presented with crease pattern and design problems, and will be scored on elegance and functionality of solutions. There may be prizes! Please bring a red and blue pen, if possible.Click on the schedule above for more detailed information.
Beth Johnson is an origami artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has been folding paper for many years, andbegan designing her own origami models in 2010. She likes to design figurative models inspired by the naturalworld. She is often recognized for her expressive minimalist style, and for her explorations of folded patterns astextural elements in more representational pieces. She has been a guest of honor at numerous origamiconventions worldwide, and received the 2011 Florence Temko Award from Origami USA in recognition of herwork.
Beth has a background in Anthropology and Natural Resources and worked for several years onenvironmental issues. She left her career in 2010 to pursue more creative work, and now works full time as anorigami artist. She divides her time between teaching, designing, exhibiting and diagramming, and also doesvolunteer work teaching art and origami in her community. She is currently working on a book with instructionsfor her designs.
Boice is an award winning origami artist from Portland, OR that is known online by his handle, OrigamiByBoice. He enjoys folding and designing models that represent or render forms such as humanoids and dragons. A goal in his folding is to trick people into thinking the fold is not just a single square.
Boice uses his platform to provide competitions, tutorials, and community for origami folders. Boice also makes YouTube videos tackling complex topics, such as reading crease patterns, to make them less intimidating.
The registration or renewal made by 1 November 2022 will be valid for 2022 and allows you to download or receive all the magazines published in 2021 and be able to make purchases of paper and origami books in the CDO shop.The registration or renewal made after 1 November 2022 will be valid for 2023. 2b1af7f3a8