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Origami is amazing - the traditional Japanese art or technique of folding paper into a variety of decorative or representational forms, as of animals or flowers. Origami is An Amazing Art now "origamoney"... koi carp Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content:

Stacy Alexander -LISTEN TO MY ART BEAT!: Vincent Floderer - King of Crimp Models of their paper installations created by Vincent Floderer and the Crimp Team I mentioned Vincent Floderer last week when I wrote the entry about origami artist, Arlene Elizabeth, and was excited to hear back from him this morning giving me permission to use his images to share with you in this entry. Floderer is an artist accustomed to working in a variety of media.

Origami Diagrams for Download These pages present diagrams that may be freely downloaded and used for personal enjoyment. While "traditional" origami models are in the public domain, the vast majority of published origami designs are of recent authorship and therefore cannot be published or used commercially without obtaining permission from their creators and/or diagrammers. OrigamiUSA is very concerned about protecting and respecting the rights of origami artists, authors, and diagrammers: please see our copyright page for more details. For all of the downloadable diagrams here, in general, the following applies: the work is protected by copyrightboth the creator (if not ‘Traditional’) and the diagrammer have rights in the workthis version of the work is being distributed by OrigamiUSA with permission, for personal use onlyyou may not redistribute it without permission from the relevant copyright-holdersfor redistribution or commercial usage, please contact us at copyright@origamiusa.org.

Flashback: Woven Map Basket Maps can be amazing design elements, with all their intricately drawn lines and minute details. But what do you do with a regular paper map that is starting to fall apart from use? In CRAFT Volume 05, crafter Jane Patrick suggested we weave maps into baskets, a fun and interesting way to reuse castoffs and weave a little memory into a functional item. Check out her full tutorial here and pick up a back issue of CRAFT Volume 05, the Paper issue, in the Maker Shed.Woven Memory Basket Weave your vacation road maps into an attractive souvenir. Blog « berniepeyton.com berniepeyton.com Last fall I was invited to be a guest at a convention in Israel hosted by OASIS, a newly formed group headed by Ilan Garibi (Oasis website). I said yes despite the provision that I arrange my own travel. My hosts who included Ilan, Saadya Sternberg, and Boaz Shuval sweetened the deal with offers of […] On Thursdays when I don’t have meetings, I teach origami to the patients at Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland (CHRCO website). The origami is part of an art therapy program, administered by the Child Life Department.

Sonobe module Instuctions for making this model Below is the Sonobe unit, designed by Mitsonobu Sonobe, which I learned from Kazuyo Inoue. Above is the capped icosahedron which she made for me from this unit; you need to make about 30 units for this, but you only need six if you want to make a cube. Since this must be very well known, I'm only putting a very brief picture of how to make it. Free Art Teaching Resources This page contains some useful resources and links to help teachers in their art teaching. You will basically be directed to websites where you can find art materials, videos, printables, worksheets, activities, games, and many other teaching ideas that are art informed. 1- Songs for Teaching Creative teachers can use music to teach content across the curriculum – to students of all ages.

Arts & Design > Crafting > Paper Crafts Menu Paper Crafts Create A Page! Fresh Pages Latest Additions Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung If you’ve been following me on Flickr for a while, you’ve probably seen this picture of Carambola Flowers before – I folded them ages ago! But since my Pro account is going to expire in a few days time (and I don’t feel like upgrading it again), a lot of my old photos won’t be displayed anymore. So I decided it would be a good idea to share the very best of them on my blog! These absolutely beautiful origami flowers were designed by Carmen Sprung and I just love them!

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