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Learn the Art of Origami

by Office of International Students & Scholars

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Tue, Jun 1, 2021 12:00 AM –

Wed, Jun 2, 2021 11:45 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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If you’ve never tried origami, now's your chance! Watch the recording of a special virtual workshop we held in March to teach the basics of origami and learn how to make a beautiful paper tulip!

Watch the recording here.

Origami is composed of the Japanese words oru (to fold) and kami (paper), and has a rich and complex history. This 45 minute workshop was led by Yuko Amikra, one of our active ISPY members from Japan and showed us step-by-step how to make a lovely spring inspired tulip (designed credit: Kunihiko Kasahara).

What you will need:

  • 2 sheets of square paper – one for the stem and one for the flower. You can use white paper, or use colored paper to make your tulip brighter!
    • Thin paper is preferred – similar to copy paper.
    • If you’re feeling inspired, you can buy special origami paper online for as little as $8. 

Yuko is a scientist, astrobiologist, and STEM teacher by trade, but since last March she has picked up origami as a hobby to keep her busy during the lockdowns. She has gotten so good, that she even started an amazing origami Instagram account: @gyudonart! 

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