In addition, this can be a mindfulness therapy when folding familiar models. Folding papers will involve both our hands and mind to be active. It is a craft that is fun, mindfulness and therapeutic for all ages. Indeed, paper folding involves both left and right hands for precision and balance. It is becoming a therapeutic and important hands on exercise for this digital age.
The benefit of Origami is being proven especially in the area of math, science, art, creativity and logic thinking. Indeed, Japanese astrophysicist Koryo Miura created folding style that allows each section to be flat when folded and full space when open. It has been used for Space Flyer unit satellite and influenced many developmnet of other materials to be packed into a compact space and unflod in one continuous motion. It is also a popular folding of a single large map into a tiny paper. It is hence being called a Miura Map folding. An application of tessellation is made possible by Origami theory.
Perfect Timeless GiftHands made items from folding papers can be a great timeless, meaningful, caring and thoughtful gifts. They have more value than material gifts because they are fine craft works given by another person. You can learn the craft together and create gift for exchange as well. Origami art is environmental friendly and subject such as flowers are fairly lasting and highly aesthetic. You can fold and make them as gift, decoration for office or home.
Foundation LevelLearn the basic folding techniques and instructions to gain understanding of the principle and theory of folding. This level covers some traditional models and foundation of making various fold. Folding models generally not more than 10 folds per model. Focus on single sheet of paper. 8 lessons, 1.5 hours per lesson. You will learn about 20 models in this level.
Intermediate LevelYou will take the foundation to a higher level by increasing the complexity of paper folding. This level involves single and multiple sheets of papers. The level will teach the multi-dimensional skill of folding. The number of folds will increase up to 20. Modular models are introduced. The level has 8 lessons, 1.5 hours per lesson. You will learn about 20 Intermediate models in this level.
Advanced LevelThe advanced level is to be able to create models with more than 20 folds. In addition, to explore foil, dry and wet folding. Learn how to modify and create your own Origami models. Most important of all, you will learn how to record your creation, step by step and using Origami symbols. The number of folds can increase up to 30 or more.
Fee and DurationPackage Fee is $435/= for each level, inclusive of papers. Each level is for 8 lessons as a package, 1.5 hours per lesson. $80/= for trial or drop-in session. Contact us for other Origami Program for your needs.
By Professional Trainer Mr. Paul LeeMr. Lee Thiam Seng (Paul) is the an artist, art therapist and founder of UniqArts and Technologies in 1995. Mr. Lee holds a Masters of Art in Art Therapy and a Business Management Degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technologies. He is the creator for Creativity-Juice program that engage actively for critical and creative thinking for ideas and problem solvinng skill. He initiated the Green Origami project to provide environment awareness. Mr. Lee has been conducting Origami Workshop to Corporations, adult and children.