Free Origami Workshops

Learn the art of origami at a FREE workshop.
Learn the art of origami at a FREE workshop.

Learn the art of origami at a FREE workshop.

Origami 折り紙 is a Japanese art form that's been passed down from generation to generation. All creations are usually made entirely by the folding of paper. Starting with simple shapes in the form of animals, birds, and common household objects, even young children can learn to create something in one sitting.

It's also a very meditative, joyful art form for adults to learn and practice. But getting going for the first time or tackling complex forms using diagrams as a guide can be a frustrating experience.

At the Origami Workshop at Seattle Japanese Garden, participants can receive guidance from two expert folders who'll teach you the skills in a relaxed, low-key atmosphere.

"We welcome people at all levels," says Hiroko Aikawa, who is a native of Japan and a highly trained volunteer guide at Seattle Japanese Garden. She, along with fellow guide Sue Clark, have spent the past several years preparing hundreds of origami creations for the garden's Tanabata festival.

The workshop is free to the public, and will be held on the following three Wednesdays: April 15, 10 a.m. to noon. May 20, 10 a.m. to noon. June 17, 10 a.m. to noon.


Posted by Rumi Tsuchihashi, Stewardship and Events Coordinator at Seattle Japanese Garden.