Origami - Techniques, Boxes and a Ball of Fun!

Over the weekend, you will learn the basics of origami, starting with pattern reading and simple folded models.  We will progress to making a colourful origami ball, 10-15 cm in diameter, that hangs as a lovely decoration.  Small, beautiful, origami boxes with lids, will also be included in the program.

  • Teachers:  Janelle Yeomans and Tonya Grant
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Class Cost - $20 includes:
    • Printed sheet of folding techniques
    • Diagrams for all projects - you will be shown how to read them
    • All origami paper required for the weekend
    • Cord to hang the origami ball
  • After you sign up for this class, you will be sent a requirements list so you'll know what to bring with you. This will include tools you'll need and any supplies that are not included in the above class cost. These extra requirements are expected to cost approximately $0-5.
  • Even though we will be making boxes and balls, please note that the photographed samples may differ in colour and design to the actual projects that we will be teaching.

Janelle has always been creative and has been crafting since she was a little girl.  She has had a go at most crafts, and has recently studied visual art, specialising in sculpture.  She has more than 30 years experience in origami, and is always amazed that one piece of paper can be made into so many different and beautiful things.  Since becoming a visual artist, she has incorporated her love of origami into some of her sculptures, some of which have included edible origami cranes.   One of her origami sculptures, Easily Fooled, can be see on her visual artist web page.  She is editor and owner of Imagine. Make. Believe, where she is collaborating with her children on simple, creative, cheap fun for kids, because she believes that being creative doesn't have to cost much money.

Tonya is a crafty soul who dabbles in lots of different mediums. She trained as a Japanese high school teacher but currently works at home looking after her family, writing for her own blog at The Crafty Mummy and some other blogs, and running an online store selling the things she makes. Although she doesn't use her Japanese skills much these days, she still loves origami - and she's pleased that she won't have to mark any exam papers for this class!  She is a strong believer in “anyone can do it if they want to” and still gets a buzz from learning a new skill and being able to teach it to someone else. She attends Toowoomba Community Baptist Church where she coordinates the Chat‘n’Do craft mornings.

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