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Creative Connections: Origami
Creative Connections: Origami

Sat, Aug 26

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White Rabbit Galleries

Creative Connections: Origami

Join us for Creative Connections: Origami. Instructor: Yih Yee Wong. Pre-registration required. No experience necessary. Sponsored by Barberton Community Foundation.

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Time & Location

Aug 26, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

White Rabbit Galleries, 571 W Tuscarawas Ave, Barberton, OH 44203, USA

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About the event

Origami

Origami is an ancient and fascinating art form, combined with science, that involves the delicate and precise folding of paper to create intricate sculptures and designs.  It can also be applied to non-art related fields such as the automobile industry with airbag inside cars to unfolding structures that are launched into outer space by NASA.  It is a transformative art that uses the medium of paper, altered by folding. There are many origami techniques. The instructor, Yih Yee, specializes in modular and tessellated origami. Modular origami is like building with legos, using a fixed number of pieces of paper, we  will make modules and then assemble them into a specific structure. Tessellation uses only one piece of paper that is creased and then collapsed into a specific shape or structure.

Class Fee: $5 registration fee.  Pre-registration is required. (If tickets have sold out, email info@whiterabbitgalleries.org to be placed on a waiting list.)

          Participants way register in person at White Rabbit Galleries or online.  We currently do not support ticket registration over the phone.

Class Size: Maximum 25 participants

Class Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm.  Refreshments provided.

Recommended for ages 8 & up.  

*Participants must be present and complete class to receive the take home art kit.*

History of Origami:

Origami traces its roots back to ancient times, although its precise origins are somewhat unclear. The art of paper folding is thought to have originated in China around the 2nd century, where it was used for decorative and ceremonial purposes. The Chinese created early folded paper models, often featuring animals and other symbolic shapes.

It was during the 6th century that Buddhist monks carried paper to Japan, introducing the art of paper folding to the country. In Japan, origami became known as "origami" (折り紙), which translates to "folded paper." Origami gained popularity among the Japanese nobility and later spread to the general population during the Edo period (17th to 19th centuries).

Over time, origami evolved beyond a mere decorative art, becoming intertwined with Japanese culture and spirituality. It was regarded as a meditative practice and a way to express one's creativity. The simplicity and elegance of origami, combined with its ability to transform a flat sheet of paper into three-dimensional objects, made it an art form revered by many.

What is Creative Connections: Family Art Night?

This year White Rabbit Galleries is pleased to host a monthly series of art classes and instruction geared towards providing arts education to our community while also arranging a time for families, friends, and neighbors to spend time together in an engaging activity.  Instruction, supplies, and refreshments are provided for this event, with opportunities to receive supplies to take home to continue creating work.  Each Creative Connections class will cover a different medium of art and technique to maximize creativity and challenge. Participants can sign up for specific classes as they become available and are not required to attend every class. This program is made possible through funding provided by the Barberton Community Foundation.

When will the Creative Connections classes be held?

Our Creative Connections series will be held on every 4th Saturday of the month from 4:30pm-7:00pm.

Who is allowed to participate in the Creative Connections classes?

Anyone!  You do not need to bring a family member or a child to attend the class.  Attend the class with a friend or by yourself.  Participants under the age of 14 must have a guardian present. These classes are recommended for children ages 7 & up and adults.

Can I register in person instead of online?

Yes.  Registrations can be completed at White Rabbit Galleries.  We are located at 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave. in Barberton, Ohio.  Public Hours: Th-Fr 4pm-7pm and Sat 11am-7pm.  Registrations cannot be completed over the phone at this time.  Tickets to the event are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Tickets

  • Creative Connections Student

    This ticket includes instruction, supplies, a take home art kit, and refreshments for Creative Connections: Intro to Neurographic Art.

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    • $5.00
      +$0.13 service fee

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