Origami Workshop 2
Friday 14th October from 4:30 - 6:30 pm
About the event - Origami Workshop
Location: ETNA Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Rd, East Twickenham, TW1 2AR
Day & Time: Friday 14th October | 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Tickets: £5 per Child or Adult (accompanying parents go Free)
Tickets can be purchased online in-person at Faam Gallery (131 Percy Road, TW2 6HT) or via Eventbrite or by bank transfer to Amir Tasadikari, SC: 30-96 -19, AN: 26293960 - in the reference write your Full Name.
Who is the Organiser and Sponsor?
Faam Gallery is the event's organiser and sponsor. More information about them and their activities can be found at www.FaamGallery.com.
Who is the workshop instructor?
This workshop is led by Amir Tasadikari, who has more than 15 years of experience in the art of origami making and has dedicated his hobby to teaching this craft for the past ten years. He has given numerous workshops and has been invited to many schools, charities, universities, and promotional events. He began learning origami at the age of seven and was initially astounded by the diverse applications of origami in a wide range of fields, from nature, where origami is used to tightly pack the wings of ladybugs, to space engineering, as used in the Webb Space Telescope. Currently, he is studying Chemistry at Imperial and enjoys exploring the application of Origami in chemistry too.
What is Origami?
Well, "Origami" is the art of paper folding. Its name derives from Japanese words ori (“folding”) and kami (“paper”). Traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper (often with a colored side) into a sculpture without cutting, gluing, taping, or even marking it.
Origins of Origami - all the from JAPAN
Paper was introduced to Japan in the 6th century. During this time, the practice of paper folding emerged as a ceremonial Shinto ritual. It was not until Japan's Edo Period (1603 – 1868) that origami would also be viewed as a leisurely activity and art form. Like Japanese woodblock prints—an art form that also saw popularity during this time—origami works often featured flowers, birds, and other nature-based motifs. These subjects are also prevalent in contemporary origami, which remains true to the traditional Japanese practice in all ways but one: originally, the practice allowed artists to strategically cut the sheets of paper. Today, however, true origami is sculpted entirely through folds—an attribute the Japanese adopted from Europe.