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Imagine Having the Skill to Design Your Own Origami Models...
How I Found the Real Secret to Origami Creativity...
When following diagrams or instructions to learn new origami models I am always fascinated by the process, and I find this learning and discovery a magical and rewarding experience. As much as I love that process now, I struggled for the longest time to make sense of those diagrams, and I also wondered how origami models were created, and how to begin creating my own.
I remember asking that very question in an origami forum at one time long ago, and I didn't receive even a single reply. Not one. My assumption then was that creativity in origami was reserved only for geniuses, for those born with a very special kind of creative talent, and that I would have to remain content with following the directions of those who had been given such a gift.
And that was that until the day I set myself a goal and embarked on a project that changed not only the way I approached origami, but also the way I perceived myself in relationship to this wonderful art. After that project I no longer viewed myself as one who had to be satisfied with simply following the direction of others, but someone who could also enjoy the journey as a creator and designer of original origami designs.
What I found during the course of that project was the gift of creativity in origami, and it is this gift that I would like to share with you; to help you realize that within you too there is that same creative ability which only needs to be encouraged and cultivated to blossom into something exciting and wonderful.
I am so pleased to offer what I have learned about origami and creativity in this workshop and I look forward to meeting you, to seeing your work, and sharing my knowledge and experience in hopes that your own creative journey will thrive and bring you the rewards you seek.
We will be a group of no more than 20 participants who will meet live, once a week for ninety minutes to learn and fold new models, explore strategies for creating our own original models, and support and encourage each other to grow as creative artists.
THE ENROLLMENT DEADLINE for this online course is Wednesday June 27th at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) so don't delay!
Are You Ready to Discover Your Creative Gift With Origami?
This course is for anyone who is interested in the creative process as it relates to origami and wants to...
What You Will Gain By Taking This Workshop...
An Origami Course Curriculum Designed To Stretch Your Mind
In this first module we will examine some basic principles of creativity as it relates to origami and origami model design. You’ll learn how to begin applying these ideas to the process of folding paper so that your mind stretches and begins to think differently. We will fold a box and various decorative lids as a way to exercise basic creativity. As an assignment, you will be given a simple prompt and basic guidelines to work on a new origami idea.
We will have a show-and-tell period –including Q&A, share the work of the previous week, and analyze the process you went through as your worked on your assignment. We will fold two different components for a classic and fun game originated in Egypt, and based on the models already folded in the class, you will be presented with a new exercise during the next week.
We will have a show-and-tell period (including Q&A) and share the work of the previous week. We will explore whatever new ideas were inspired by the Module 2 assignment, and whatever challenges this work might have presented. We will fold a multi-piece origami star and learn the module for a 12-piece wreath of hearts, Leyla’s variation on the work of another creator. Using this module as a base you will be prompted to fold the original module and variations of your own.
We will have a show-and-tell period (including Q&A) and share the work of the previous week. In this session we will walk through a case study of the genesis of an origami model based on a square piece of paper, designed by Leyla. We will learn how to fold some related models and using these models as examples explore other creative ideas that can stem from the folding process.
We will have a show-and-tell period (including Q&A), and share the work of the week. In this session, we will walk through a case study and the genesis of an origami model based on a NON square piece of paper designed by Leyla, and learn to fold related models.
Leyla Torres is a visual artist, writer and author. In her studio practice she explores creativity through writing, watercolor painting, and origami.
She loves teaching and helping people release their creative potential and to appreciate the process as much as the result. She is also an author and illustrator of several books for children published by Farrar Straus and Giroux.
As the founder of the popular website OrigamiSpirit.com Leyla has published over 200 origami video tutorials–some with millions of views– which have been shared with over 150K followers and subscribers since 2007.
Leyla has taught origami at international origami conventions as the invited guest of honor including Mexico City (2014); the Pacific Coast Origami Convention (PCOC) in Boulder, CO (2016); and the Center Fold Origami Convention (CFOC) in Columbus, Ohio (2017). In December of 2016 Leyla was invited to exhibit at the "Mujeres De Papel" exhibition in Zaragoza, Spain, in tribute to the role of women creators in the origami field.
“Thank you so much for your knowledge, talent and inspiration. Your tutorials are enjoyable and peaceful which helps the learning process. The art of Origami should be taught in that manner. I think there is more to this art than just folding a piece of paper. It takes your mind away from the daily stresses, gives a sense of accomplishment, and a great piece of art to display.
Our 30 Day Newly-Minted-Origami-Designer Money-Back Guarantee
Here's my guarantee to you because I want you to be very comfortable signing up for this course. You can sign-up for this program, attend all five of the scheduled sessions knowing that I am so very confident that you will just love this workshop.
In it you will learn new ideas and strategies for developing your own creative origami designs, and you'll have resources and understanding available to you that you didn't have before the class. You will also cultivate friendships and be supported in your efforts to grow as a practicing origami artist.
I promise that if you don't absolutely love this class, I will return all your money within 30 days after the last scheduled session, provided that you tell me what didn't work for you so that I can learn and improve.
You already know how to fold and now all you need to do is discover your why and then the what will follow. Isn't that exciting?
It would be wonderful to have you join us, to share in the learning and companionship, and to have fun!