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An Introduction to Non-Model Paper Folding (Origami) – 5 Classes

November 12 @ 9:00 am December 10 @ 1:30 pm

Instructor: Paul Jackson ( artist bio )

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Date: Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26 and December 3 & 10, 2024

Time: Pacific Time, 9 AM – 1:30 PM, including a 30-minute break; classroom doors open at 8:50 AM

Skill Level: ALL — No experience is necessary. Nervous beginners are welcome! 

Class Description:
The course will introduce students to concepts of paper manipulation, from pleating to crumpling, via curved folding, collapsibles, 2-D and 3-D geometry, and more. “Non- model” means that we will not be making representational models of flora, fauna, and objects; rather, we will be exploring the creative potential of folding for making 2-D surfaces, relief surfaces, and 3-D forms. Written another way: the course will focus on the process, not the product. This open-ended way of folding means that students will be able to freely adapt folding techniques learned in the course into their own work, perhaps using other materials.

The course is adapted from hundreds of courses and workshops run by Paul with students of design, maker groups, and others, in more than a dozen countries. 

His bestselling book, Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form. Second Edition, is considered the standard text on non-model folding for designers and makers. 

Tools and Supplies:
Copy paper, knife, ruler, glue

Class Recordings:
Recordings will be available to registered students for one month following the last class in this series, December 10, 2025.

Class Fees:
Early Enrollment Program (EEP): $280
Member: $350
Non-member: $425  

Early Enrollment Program (EEP) is a member only, non-refundable discount. Join SDBA at checkout for reduced class fees.

EEP deadline: September 12, 2024
Registration Deadline: October 12, 2024

$280.00 – $350.00


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