is the Japanese art of paper folding, usually done using a square piece of paper. The Crane is probably the most well-known traditional origami design. If you are interested in learning more about this paper craft, JAFA
(Japan Australia Friendship Association) runs Origami classes on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 1.30pm – 3pm at Cowandilla Primary School.
The classes are managed by Machiko Dunphy and cater to origami enthusiasts of all levels. There is no fixed format and you only have to pay when you turn up. Origami paper, books and refreshment (tea, coffee and biscuits) are provided for a fee of $5 per session for JAFA members and $10 for non-members. If you are a beginner, Machiko can walk you through the folding of a simple design to start you off.
Chinese Zodiac, Creator Unknown
Origami enthusiasts who have experience attend the classes to seek advice from Machiko on difficulties encountered during their folding, gain access to new designs in the Origami books, share their latest works with other enthusiasts or just simply to enjoy the art of Origami with other Origami lovers.
Roc by Roman Diaz
Five Intersecting Tetrahedra by Tom Hull
Octagonal Box, Creater Unknown
Devil by Jun Maekawa
Mammoth by Satoshi Kamiya and Elephant by Nick Robinson
If you find that Origami is not your cup of tea, you could try your hand at Calligraphy at the Calligraphy classes which are run in conjunction with the Origami classes. The Calligraphy classes are managed by Emiko Mayer. Free parking is available at the school car park.