The Origami workshop features series of baffling origami and other paper-folding feats, mixed together with lots of audience participation. Participants will learn to make models that flip over, whiz through the air, flap in their hands or go bang! Origami can teach sequencing, geometric shapes and can help to make other mathematical concepts such as fractions and symmetry clearer.
Suitable for ages 8 and up, origami is the Japanese art of paper folding - ori means to fold and kami means paper! If required, the exciting and visual folding session can be presented with Danish, French, German, Japanese or English 'patter', hence making it suitable for an international audience. Remember, origami models were exchanged by samurai warriors, so think again if you have preconceptions about it being feminine.
The Origami workshop leaders
Our workshops leaders have studied in Japan with the top Japanese origami masters where they have acquired a deep knowledge of a subject. Tutors are members of the Japan Foundation, various worldwide origami organisations and the most famous magical society in the world, The Magic Circle. Our tutors have also appeared on television shows such as Blue Peter and The Generation Game.
"I just wanted to say thank you very much for the Origami and Drum workshops we booked for our recent Culture Week. Both workshops were very well received by the students and the staff. The Origami Tutor said he was very pleased with the outcome of the day and enjoyed working with our students. He said he was going home with a 'happy heart'. I am sure I will be booking this workshop again. Also the drumming, the students who did not get a chance to attend were very interested in me booking another session." - Martine Phillips, Team Leader Enrichment, Milton Keynes College
"All were totally enthused, spellbound and 100% absorbed in the origami." - Sam Kid, Director, New Age Media
"I believe you must rank as one of our most popular workshop presenters ever!" - Dora Jones, Partner, Southwest Books
"My personal thanks for making your workshop so easy to arrange." - Jacquie Stevens, Managing Director, North East Educational Promotions
"Thank you for providing such an inspiring and enjoyable workshop." - Ian Brown, Creative Director, Midwest Communications
"I have never known such clear, concise and warm delivery of instructional material such as yours that enabled everyone to complete their folded projects." - Maiko Kimura, Coordinator, Design Interiors
"Our company has been alive with origami ever since your visit." - Richard Carter, Corporate Accountant, Liberty Parties and Events
Scheme of work
- teaching paper folding
- increased dexterity
- acquiring new skills
- expanding on previous knowledge
Highlights of the workshop:
- making your own animated flapping bird
All participants will have the opportunity to:
- make their own frog jump through the air and with a few quick folds
- produce a soul satisfying banger crack!
Evidence of participation
Many youth schemes require evidence of learners' participation and achievements in wider learning projects to contribute to the young person's file or CV. Top Dog can support this by providing a Top Dog Certificate of Achievement.