Origami Artists and Classes
Origami Artists and Classes
Origami Studio is one of the leading places for corporate origami work in the world. We have created unique origami models and experiences for clients as small as local libraries and as large as Fortune 500 companies. Please find some categories of work we’ve done in the past below.
Corporate Origami Classes and Events
One of the best things about origami is that everyone can learn how to fold models, no matter the skill level and no matter the location. If you’re looking for a unique way to have fun while stuck at home, or in person – Origami Studio is here to help!
“Okay, that was seriously so fun and awesome! [Our teacher] was a rockstar! I was getting private messages from people throughout the whole class saying “wow, [this] is great”… It was perfect. We have 3 other teams in our company and I would not be surprised if they…ask for your info. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Virtual Corporate Origami Studio Classes are Perfect for:
- Entertaining your staff
- A unique break from work
- Spreading origami around the world
What to Expect
During our one-hour virtual classes, our Origami Artist will give a short talk about the history of origami and why it is important today. Students will then have a chance to learn some origami for themselves. With our trained artist, each student will be able to personally create origami that they can keep, using nothing but paper found around your house.
Why Origami Studio?
Behavioral skills: Origami is an example of “schematic learning through repeatable actions”. To be successful, the student must watch closely and listen carefully to specific instructions and then carry them out with neatness and accuracy. For many, this way of learning engenders a patience that leads to pride in one’s work, the ability to focus energy, and increased self-esteem.
Cooperative Learning: Origami is well-suited to working with large classrooms and in a multi-age setting. Paper folding tends to eliminate the status associated with age and often younger children can be in a position to teach the older ones. Many people report that children who do not “star” in other places are often quick to learn origami and help their classmates master the steps.
The Bridge to Math: Transforming a flat piece of paper into a three-dimensional figure is a unique exercise in spatial reasoning. What happens when you unfold an origami model? Can you see the symmetry in the crease patterns? Manipulating paper with their hands helps children learn concepts that may otherwise seem abstract. In addition, paper folding allows students to create and manipulate basic geometric shapes such as squares, rectangles, and triangles.
Cognitive Development: Through the actual folding, children use their hands to follow a specific set of steps in sequence, producing a visible result that is at once clever and pleasing. The steps must be performed in a prescribed order and with a fine attention to detail to yield a successful outcome – an important lesson not only in origami, but in life.
Multi-cultural Awareness: Rooted in Asia, origami reflects the ingenuity and aesthetics of Japanese culture. By participating, students gain appreciation of a different culture, perhaps opening a doorway to further exploration and increased tolerance.
Origami Studio Booth Events
Origami Studio has worked with companies across the country to provide unique origami experiences for guests over the last decade. One of the best ways to provide that has been with our origami booths. Because every event is unique, no two origami booths are the same, but they all provide a place where our amazing folders can create awe-inspiring models for your guests to take home.
Our Origami Artists will work with you to pick out models that integrate the best with your brand and style and then present them in a pleasing display so that people can select something they like and watch us fold it right in front of them.
This is a unique way to engage your customers with not only your brand, but also the magic of transforming paper into works of art. If you’d like we are also available to fold a wide-range of amazing models upon request.
When people think of origami they often imagine small traditional models, but origami is an incredibly unique and adaptable art form. In fact, using materials as varied as cardboard, foam core, and polypropylene our staff has created models based on origami that would surprise even the most avid folder.
In our last decade, we’ve made everything from neurons complete with flashing tendrils to luxury cars made out of thousands of hanging geometric polygons. And those don’t include our exclusive window displays and glamorous wedding decorations. No matter what your idea is, our staff can find a way to use our origami and engineering expertise to bring it to life.
Another way that people take origami to the next level if through sheer size. Oversized origami projects have taken us all over the world, but require months of planning, structural engineering, computer renders, and trial and error to pull off. When done correctly, these models retain the handmade effortless feel of their smaller counterparts, but have much more impact for everyone that gets to interact with them.
Sometimes clients need an incredibly large amount of something folded, but with our experienced and talented team of origami folders, no project is too big. From custom models we designed ourselves, to simple traditional ones, save your fingers and leave it to the professionals.
We’ve made thousands of models each for countless projects, and make sure that each one is folded as carefully as possible. We also have folders in many different locations which means we are able to assemble a strong folding force in very little time if the projects calls for it.
For example, the picture below is from a rose bouquet project that required 3,000 handmade foil roses and 2,000 leaves assembled in under 3 weeks.
Origami is a very unique way to represent something. Even though paper folding has been around for hundreds of years, it stills brings things to life in a way that simple photographs or videos fail to capture.
We’ve done everything from replicating famous buildings in paper, to designing brand new origami models for both private and public use. Our team of senior designers and origami masters have decades of experience and can find a way around whatever constraints you may have.
Creating a logo out of paper is always a great way to bring it to life. We’ve done this on a number of occasions, sometimes for giant multinational ad campaigns, but also sometimes for fun gifts to hands out to employees.
Giant Origami & Live Performances