Origami: Playing with Paper

CultureALL Ambassador Yoko Tanaka unfolds Japanese culture for students as they discover the creative art of origami.

Workshop Description

Yoko Tanaka, an employee of the Principal Financial Group, unfolds Japanese culture for students as they discover the creative art of origami. “We begin with the end in mind,” Ms. Tanaka tells students as they examine their square sheets of paper. Imagining the final product, event the most active students follow Ms. Tanaka’s graceful guidance and fold each crease with patience, precision and trust.

Origami has a long history in Japanese culture as a children’s pastime. Patterns range from simple to highly sophisticated. Children learn from their elders how to make different objects, enjoying the surprise of a piece of paper turning into three dimensional objects.

In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to make 2 or 3 origami creations.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Yoko Tanaka
Region/Culture East Asia - Japan
Subject(s) Social Studies, Math, Art, Character Counts
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min
Room Set-Up Classroom style seating at desks/tables with chairs
Supplies/Equipment Needed: Overhead projector (ELMO) is helpful