Origami Workshop

Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) has been invited to open a free Origami workshop at Central Texas College in Killeen. 
 
Join us for a fun, hands-on workshop on the art of Japanese paper folding with Kai Jones.
 
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, dating back to the Edo Period (1603-1868).  The word origami comes from ori (folding) and kami (paper). Origami usually begins with a square sheet of paper and involves many folding techniques to create a variety of shapes. After a short presentation on the history and symbolism of origami by instructor Kai Jones, participants will learn a few simple techniques that will enable them to fold the traditional Japanese shapes (of the kabuto (samurai helmet) and Yukata). We will try to make Tanabata (Japaense Star Festival) decoration object if time allows.
 
About Kai Jones
Kai was born in Tokyo, Japan 2001, moved to Austin, TX 2008.  Kai started folding Origami seriously at this time, and a few years later, he started teaching simple Origami pieces at cultural events such as the JASGA Fall Festival. He also began drawing, creating ceramic sculptures, and was awarded many state wide competitions through schools. He has now been accepted at Pratt Institute in New York, and will start this fall.
 
This workshop is open to all ages and free, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is limited to 30 people per session.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
12:00-12:50pm (Class 1)
1;00 - 1:50 pm  (Class 2)
 
 
 
June 19th, 2019 12:00 PM   through   2:00 PM
Central Texas College
6200 W. Central Expressway
Hobby Memorial Library Bldg 102, Room 211
Killeen, TX 76549
United States
Phone: 254-526-1621