An Origami Online Course

About the course

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Why choose this course?

Our 3 week virtual course will give you a practical introduction to the world or origami. The art has ancient traditions and current applications. Starting from ceremonial folds from Japan, the craft developed in the East. Engineers are now finding applications in folding structures and mechanisms and designers are finding inspiration from folded structures and their application in products and fashion.

As the course develops you will learn the history of the craft as well as basic techniques that will enable you to make fascinating and beautiful models from paper.

Course summary

  • Week 1 – History and background of the art of Origami and making a collection of traditional models
  • Week 2 – Applications of Origami and making a collection of models with folding mechanisms
  • Week 3 – Fun Origami Animals

By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the basics of the craft.

Suitable for beginners.

Course expert

Mark Bolitho

Course dates

This course runs on a Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 on the following dates:

  • 22 August to 05 September 2020

Course length

3 weeks

Course cost


Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the short course team on 01707 285327 or


Please note that materials are not included within this course.  

  • 100 sheets of 15cm square paper

The models in the course will be made from squares, either folded from A4 printer paper, or if you wanted to buy origami paper in advance you can get it here;

Online access

All our online courses are taught remotely using Microsoft Teams. You will need a pc or mac laptop. It is advisable that your work area is close enough to your pc/mac to enable you to gain the most out of the course. You will be given full instructions after you enrol on how to log on to the course.

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed 2 weeks before the start date of each course.  This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and applicants will be informed and where relevant offered an alternative class.

We therefore encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses are to be made online through the universities online booking system before a course commences. Students are therefore not permitted to enrol or attend a class on the day the course starts without prior arrangement. 


Refunds for cancellation of places on the course shall not be made during the 14-day period immediately preceding the date on which the course commences. For further details of cancellation terms, please see the following link



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
22/08/202005/09/2020Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00£65Apply online