(Updated July 2021)
I am now available to teach origami for both in-person and virtual lessons.
Until further notice, when I teach in person, I accommodate only small groups, preferably in an outdoor setting, such as at a picnic area of a park. In case of teaching in an indoor setting, I ask for class participants to wear masks. I am fully vaccinated, however, I still take the pandemic seriously, given the current surge and that I work with some of the most vulnerable in the community (children and seniors). I can drive to teach within reasonable driving distances in Oregon and Washington (travel fee may apply).
I also teach virtually, using Zoom and a document camera. I have gotten quite used to and comfortable teaching this way in the pandemic. Virtual lessons have reduced fees due to no traveling and no provided materials in most cases. I can teach virtually to anywhere in the world, either in English or Japanese (I am a native speaker of Japanese with fluency in English).
All lessons and presentations will be customized to accommodate your needs and interests.
For in-person lessons, all materials are provided. For virtual lessons, materials are not usually provided, but arrangements could be made in advance upon request.
Please contact me for more information.
Classes & Workshops
I teach classes at schools, libraries, camps, corporates, non-profits, and elder care facilities, etc.
Children learn art, math, science, language and social studies through origami, while having fun folding paper.
Origami is also great for seniors to stay active, for brain exercise and hand-eye coordination.
Whether you are looking to offer a one-time workshop or a series of classes, whether it is for school-aged children, teens, adults, seniors or mixed age, for a small group or a larger group, I would be happy to propose a customized plan for you.
Origami would be a unique, fun activity for kids’ birthday parties. I can customize a lesson based on your child’s special interests, and/or party theme.
A handmade birthday card is included, as well as take-home party favors upon request. My origami kit would be available for purchase at a bulk price.
Folding paper with friends to prepare for a wedding or a baby’s arrival would be a bonding experience, not to mention that origami makes pretty decor for a wedding and a nursery.
Featured photo at top: 2,000 paper cranes folded at Willowbrook Arts Camp in Summer 2017.
Below are a few of the fun and interesting places where I’ve had the pleasure of sharing origami in Portland, Oregon.