Origami is the art of folding paper to recreate a variety of subjects such as animals, birds, flowers, etc. The term ‘origami’ stems from a combination of the Japanese words ‘ori’, meaning folding, and ‘kami’ meaning paper. Origami is said to have originated in Japanese culture but others have argued that its roots may well be in China. Regardless of its origins, the art of Origami is something that is enjoyed and celebrated worldwide!
The paper folding design begins with a simple square-shaped sheet of paper. Interestingly, traditional origami techniques are often less strict and occasionally allow for the use of non-square papers as well as scissors and glue to help shape the paper. The modern school of origami, however, emphasizes and encourages exclusively using folding to create the final piece. Modern origami practitioners avoid using scissors or glue altogether and even discourage making grid marks on the paper to guide your folds.
Origami is one of the most fun, soothing and rewarding crafts you can engage in! As you immerse yourself in concentrating on the intricate folds, you’ll find yourself in a relaxed and zen state of mind. You end up creating a lovely piece of art that you can showcase and derive a sense of achievement from.
What’s great about origami is that it’s one of the cheapest art forms you can participate in, since all you need is a square sheet of paper in any color! Indeed, if you don’t have square paper, you can just take any size paper you have and cut it into squares. As easy as it sounds, origami involves numerous steps such as creasing the paper the right way and creating a grid using different kinds of folds. A simple origami crane, for instance, involves making 16 folds. Not to worry, since learning origami is now easier than ever with Artezaar.com’s online zoom origami workshops!
Through zoom, our expert art teacher will guide you step-by-step through each crease and fold to help you create stunning origami artworks! No prior experience is required, so whether you are completely new to origami or have dabbled in the past, you are more than welcome to enroll and enjoy our classes! You can ask questions and our teacher will answer you and guide you through any doubts you may have. We will be teaching modern origami principles, so you will not need scissors, glue or any other tools, just a piece of square paper! This means that our virtual origami classes are suitable for both adults and children of all ages since there is no danger of sharp objects involved.
Apart from being a fun and soothing activity, origami has a variety of benefits! Firstly, because of the tactile nature of origami, it can help improve your motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The intricate folds and creases require a lot of concentration and focus, so this stimulates and strengthens your brain. In fact, research shows that making origami can improve mathematics and visualization skills in middle school students! Overall, origami is a great way to explore your creativity, and with our online classes, you can become an origami expert from the comfort of your home!
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