Origami with Linda Mihara

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Sep 201427

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Have you ever wanted to master the technique for folding multiple, connected cranes with a single sheet of paper? Or perhaps you have been thinking about trying your hand at a modular origami project? This is your chance! Acclaimed origami artist Linda Tomoko Mihara returns to JAMsj for two workshops this year to share the art of Rokoan and the joy of modular origami!

Part I:   Connected Cranes Workshop
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

This class is all about the origami crane. Warm up with the classic origami crane, learn a few fun variations, and then try the Rokoan style of connected cranes (multiple cranes folded from a single sheet of paper).

Learn from a master. Mihara is well known for her rokoan art pieces, including rare 3-dimensional designs in cube and even sphere formations. Her Rokoan art has been exhibited in several museums and was included in the popular Folding Paper traveling exhibition, which showcased contemporary origami art pieces by renowned international artists such as Mihara. She will be bringing several of her art pieces to show at this event. 

Part II:   Modular Origami Workshop  
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Geometry and origami come together in the second session of this workshop. Learn how to make two different origami units, which are then interlocked to make beautiful decorative ornaments. Great for all levels of origami folders. 

This program will include a trunk sale showcasing origami related products from The Paper Tree shop in San Francisco. 

Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and chat with Mihara during the break between the morning and afternoon programs. We may also have an option to order lunch from a local restaurant.  

LINDA TOMOKO MIHARA has been an origami guest lecturer and teacher at many events, but this is her first time speaking about origami fashion. Her pieces are part of several museum collections, including the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California, and Hangar7 in Salzburg, Austria. A professional origami artist and designer, Mihara specializes in origami for TV commercials and international events. Her clients include Mitsubishi Motors, Chanel, Hermes, Visa, the Washington Post, Pixar, and Disney. She has just completed origami work for a commercial for McDonald's, scheduled to air soon. More information on Mihara, including examples of her work, can be found on her website (origamihara.com).   

Must be 17 or older. Workshop is limited to a maximum of 30 participants (minimum 8 students).   

Cost: $15 class fee for each workshop plus admission to the museum (nonmembers, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free). A small materials fee may apply. Active volunteers are given a $5 discount off the class fee. 

Contact PublicPrograms@jamsj.orgto reserve a spot.



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