Past Workshop & Classes


Modern Origami Workshop at Donkey Mill Art Center, October 15, 2010

posted Oct 14, 2010, 10:42 PM by Deb Pun

FREE Screening "Between The Folds" a 55 minute documentary 

exploring the science, art, creativity, and ingenuity of many of the world's best paper folders

. Event open to the public with potluck dinner, screening then 
followed by 30 minutes Q&A ending with a group project.

Date: Friday October, 8, 2010 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
Location: Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa, Big Island of Hawaii
Miscellaneous: Course information is subject to change. Please call ahead (808) 322-3362 for confirmation. 

To end the evening, I will teach two projects: (1) a practical origami seed packet (2) Seiryo Takekawa's action-model "Tumbler". You'll have an opportunity to touch different types of paper (machine-made, handmade, foil-tissue paper) I use in folding origami models. 

Modern Origami (Hands-on Workshops)

Date: Saturday, October, 9, 2010 (9:00am - 4:00pm) two workshops!
Location: Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa, Big Island of Hawaii 
Tuition: $60 (Member), $60 (Non-Member)
Level: Beginners - Intermediate
Enrollment: 20 seats remaining. Please call Donkey Mill Art Center (808) 322-3362 to register.

Miscellaneous: Course information is subject to change. Please call ahead for confirmation.

Modern Origami is accessible to everyone. I will show how traditional origami has evolved from the well-loved crane to today's form by leading two hands-on origami classes to fold, manipulate and assemble paper into usable containers and or decorative spheres. During the morning session, participants will learn how to interpret diagrams illustrated by modern origami designers by folding several practical boxes and containers. In the afternoon, each participant will weave together 30 sheets of paper into a dodecahedron ball, a subset in modern origami know as modular origami.

Saturday morning session (2 hours) "Practical Origami Containers" I will teach participants how to interpret diagrams illustrated by modern origami designers from folding several practical boxes and containers. I will discuss where to find online resources for origami diagrams, videos, book reviews and paper.

CANCELLED! Saturday afternoon session (2-3 hours) "Modular Origami: Dodecahedron" Each participant will fold and assemble 30 sheets of 6" (15cm) square paper into a woven dodecahedron ball. I am teaching a subset in modern origami called modular origami. By assembling the 30 unit dodecahedron the participant will engage the left (logic) and right (creativity) brain hemispheres.

Bibliography: Practical Containers & Useful Items

posted Oct 1, 2010, 3:28 AM by Deb Pun

Thursday evening, September 30th, 2010 (5:30pm - 6:30pm)
Location:  Honoka`a Public Library (Honoka`a, Big Island of Hawai`i)
  1. Box folded from letter sized paper, created by Giuseppe Baggi
  2. Masu - traditional model, diagrams here
  3. Gift Bag - template below as PDF

Bibliography: Origami Workshop "Modulars"

posted Jun 26, 2010, 4:52 PM by Deb Pun

Thursday evening, June 24th, 2010 (5:30pm - 6:30pm)
Location:  Honoka`a Public Library (Honoka`a, Big Island of Hawai`i)
  1. Fortune Cookie Puzzle Box, creator: Michael G. LaFosse. Making Origami Puzzles Step By Step. (ISBN-13: 978-0823967049)
  2. Video online http://www.activitytv.com/29-fortune-cookie.
  3. Sonobe Unit, creator: Mitsunobu Sonobe. Online diagram http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/origami/sonobe.html.
  4. Sonobe Variations, from Meenakashi Mukerji's book, "Marvelous Modular Origami." Excerpt: http://www.akpeters.com/previews/Mukerji_Excerpt.pdf
  5. Sonobe Assembly Guide Assembly Guide, by Meenakshi Mukerji http://www.origamee.net/diagrams/sonoassm.pdf

Bibliography for Origami Workshop, Summer Reading Program "Exercise your Mind"

posted Jun 26, 2010, 4:33 PM by Deb Pun

Wednesday evening, June 23rd, 2010 (5:30pm - 6:30pm)
Location:  Thelma Parker Memorial Public Library (Kamuela, Big Island of Hawai`i)
  1. Butterfly from triangle paper, creator: Gay Merrill Gross. Source: unpublished.
  2. Butterfly from Letter-sized paper, creator: Michael G. LaFosse. "Origami Butterflies: A Field of Discovery through a System of Design." Order online.
  3. Butterfly for Alice Gray, creator: Michael G. LaFosse. "Origami Butterflies: A Field of Discovery through a System of Design." 
  4. Magazine Cover Box, traditional. Online diagrams 

Bibliography for Tulips and Frame for Mother’s Day, Apr. 29, 2010 (Honokaa Public Library)

posted May 3, 2010, 1:32 AM by Deb Pun   [ updated May 3, 2010, 1:38 AM ]

Flowers, Frame (Mother’s Day) at Honokaa Public Library               Apr. 29, 2010

Model (Creator)

Paper | Size

Source

1.    Practice Tulip (traditional)

Plain Kami | 10"  
square        YELLOW

PDF Online(1)

2.    Practice Leaf & Stem (traditional)

Plain Kami | 10" 
square        GREEN

PDF Online(1)

3.    6” Tulip (traditional)

HARMONY Kami | 6" 
square        assorted

PDF Online(1)

4.    6” Leaf & Stem (traditional)

Plain Kami | 6" 
square        GREEN

PDF Online(1)

5.    Square Frame
(Korean S J Renoir)

Patterned Kami | 6" X 4 PCS
square        assorted

Picture step folds
online(2)

6.    Paper Backing, Ribbon

Swedish    | 6"
square        white

None

7.    Magazine Cover Box
(traditional)

LTR PAPER | 8.5 x 11" 
astrobrite

Origami USA PDF diagram(3)

Bibliography

(1)    http://www.origami-usa.org/files/tulip-traditional.pdf

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVKs6LwMM58


(2)   http://sjrenoir.com/50086930489 (in Korean, use Google Translate)

(3)    http://www.origami-usa.org/files/atsushi-box-traditional.pdf

Boy's Day Celebration, Sunday May 2, 2010

posted May 3, 2010, 12:55 AM by Deb Pun   [ updated May 3, 2010, 1:19 AM ]

Boy's Day Celebration (Hilo, Big Island)
Sunday, May 2 2010 (10:00am - 3:00pm)

This was my first time teaching in Hilo. I had a great time introducing the community to modern origami. I was at Hawaii Japanese Center (751 Kanoelehua Ave.) teaching modern origami models such as Yami Yauchi's Spinner with Bennett Arnstein's
Graphic Spirals (available for purchase on lulu.com), pipe cleaner flowers, magazine cover box and Paul Jackson's Swimming Fish (published in Origami Zoo). At the end of the day, I was teaching super simple triangle sailboats. One of the volunteers at the Hawaii Japanese Center kindly offered me a tasty chocolate nougat filled mochi, very modern flavor, yum!

There was martial arts demonstration, taiko drumming, spray-on tattoos, mochi pounding and koi flag making. Thank you for hosting my origami table.

For more information about the event, call 934-9611.

11th Annual Waimea Healthy Keiki Fest, Saturday, May 1, 2010

posted May 3, 2010, 12:24 AM by Deb Pun   [ updated May 3, 2010, 1:20 AM ]

FREE Origami at 11th Annual Waimea Healthy Keiki Fest (Waimea, Big Island)
Saturday, May 1 2010 (10:00am - 1:00pm)

On a sunny Saturday in Waimea, in three hours, I taught 90 kids and their guardians super simple sailboat from a triangle or pipe cleaner flower
. Thanks to Hannus who made sure I had water, tangerine and salted almonds.

For more information on next year's Keiki Fest, contact Tutu's House (
885-6777).

Spring Arts Festival 2010, April 24, 2010

posted Apr 25, 2010, 8:28 PM by Deb Pun   [ updated May 3, 2010, 1:59 AM ]

SPRING ART FESTIVAL 2010 (Holualoa, Big Island)
Saturday, April 24 , 2010
(9:00am - 3:00pm)

This was my first time teaching in Holualoa. The hosts at the Donkey Mill Art Center was very gracious and made me feel welcomed. There were close to 200 attendees, both kids and their guardians. Among the many hands on activities like doll making, clay making, paper making, I hosted an origami teaching table with teachers Yuni "Unique" Kawawake and Daniel Sheinfeld. We folded Makoto Yamaguchi's 3D modular star, pipe cleaner flower, airplanes, cootie catcher, Won Park's flat tulip & traditional leaf, index card jumping frog and Yami Yauchi's Spinner printed with Bennett Arnstein's Spiral Graphics. I was very happy to teach to kids and adults. More details: http://www.donkeymillartcenter.org/events.php

Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy. Holualoa, HI 96725
(808) 322-3362

Honolulu Festival (Honolulu, Oahu) March 12-14, 2010

posted Mar 16, 2010, 5:38 PM by Deb Pun   [ updated Mar 20, 2010, 6:45 AM ]

Origami USA was invited back to participate in public teaching tables at the 16th Annual Honolulu Festival. This year's public teaching table was another amazing success.


We taught inside the Hawaii Convention Center, far back towards the ennichi corner. (corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Kapi'olani Boulevard.)

Modern origami sea creatures was exhibited under our banner.

The flickr album for the festival is located here http://www.flickr.com/photos/alohaorigami/sets/72157623530703721/

March 12 (FRI)   09:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Education Day, open to schools by invitation only)
March 13 (SAT) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Event Day, open to public)
March 14 (SUN) 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Event Day, open to public)

If you are in Honolulu, we are looking for more paperfolders in Hawaii. Contact for Hawaii Origami Club is Scott Macri
hawaiiorigamiclub@gmail.com

Bibliography Origami Class Thursday, February 11

posted Feb 11, 2010, 9:59 PM by Deb Pun

We welcomed February by folding many origami hearts to celebrate Valentine's Day and origami Tigers to celebrate Lunar New Year on February 14th!

Model (Creator)

Paper | Size | shape | color

Sourcet

1.    Tiger Face

(Fumiaki SHINGU, Japan)

Plain Kami | 4.75"  
square        ORANGE

Origami Club English

2.    Stand for Tiger also known as Clip-Heart Valentines

(Katrin Shumakov, Canada)

Astrobrite | 5.5 x 11”
2:1              ORANGE

Romantic Origami

3.    Heart

(Hiroshi KUMASAKA, Japan)

Plain Kami |         6"
square        RED

Amazing Origami for Children

4.    PRACTICE Clip-Heart

(Yuri Shumakov, Canada)

Plain Kami |         9.75"
square        ASSORTED

Romantic Origami

5.    Clip-Heart (Yuri Shumakov, Canada)

Fancy Kami |       4"
square        fancy pattern

Romantic Origami

6.    Two-Heart Valentine (Katrin & Yuri Shumakov, Canada)

Astrobrite | 5.5 x 11”
2:1              BRITE PINK

Romantic Origami

7.    Clip-Heart (4”) Bookmark (Katrin & Yuri Shumakov, Canada)

Cardstock | 1 x 8.5"
strip            holographic

Romantic Origami

8.    Clip-Heart (3”) Binding
(Yuri Shumakov, Canada)

Fancy Kami |       3"
square        fancy pattern

Romantic Origami

Bibliography

Origami Club English http://www.origami-club.com/en/index.html

Romantic Origami, Katrin & Julian Shumakov (electronic book) http://www.oriland.com/

Amazing Origami for Children, Steve & Megumi Biddle (ISBN 1851709991)

Jewelgami, Tear-i-gami Series, Jeffery Rutzky (ISBN 0760782423)


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