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Origami Classes - Japan Australia Friendship Association

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Published October 9th 2015
Update June 2nd 2017
Classes are now held at Multicultural Communities Council of SA, 113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide.

First and third Saturdays of Each Month
Origami 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.

Origami Class, Origami Crane, Adelaide
Origami Crane


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.

Origami Class, Chinese Zodiac, Adelaide
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.

Origami Class, Roman Diaz's Roc, Adelaide
Roc by Roman Diaz


Origami Class, Tom Hull's Five Intersecting Tetrahedra, Adelaide
Five Intersecting Tetrahedra by Tom Hull


Origami Class, Octagonal Box, Adeliade
Octagonal Box, Creater Unknown


Origami Class, Jun Maekawa's Devil, Adelaide
Devil by Jun Maekawa


Origami Class, Nick Robinson's Elephant and Satoshi Kamiya's Mammoth, Adelaide
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.
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When: First and third Saturdays of Each Month, 1.30pm-3pm
Phone: 08 8370 8771
Where: Cowandilla Primary School, 21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla, SA
Cost: $5 per session for JAFA members; $10 per session for non-members
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