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Art of Paper Folding

(aka ORIGAMI)
"Folding paper is therapeutic with our both hands and mind. The sense of achievement comes with aesthetic, functional and fun products through pure folding."

Origami is a term coined in Japan as Ori:folding and Gami: paper. This is an art of folding papers from a single or multiple sheets of papers. Folding may be done even without use of scissor or glue and the final product can be firm, aesthetic and highly functional.
Mindfulness Therapy
The benefit of Origami is being proven especially in the area of math, science, art, creativity and logic thinking. In addition, this can be a mindfulness therapy when folding familiar models. Folding papers will involve both our hands and mind to be active.

Beautiful Origami Crane

Program Objectives

Origami Art is a series of workshop and program for children, adult and corporate events.The main objectives is to explore the creativity fun of a single sheet or multiple sheets of 2D papers into 3D objects through the use of paper folding (also known as Origami) techniques. To learn the paper folding for functional, decorative or fun application.To develop creative thinking and creative problem solving with program.To build the interconnectivity between logic and creative mind development.
Origami Models Mix 1
 To provide a hands-on and minds-on exercise and activities.
To experience, appreciate and explore the arts of paper folding in a creative environment.
To develop the ability to be independent in following instructions. To empower and enhance left brain thinking through systematic teaching. To balance both left and right brain in the process. To develop logic thinking, creative mind and 
problem solving skills. To understand how a problem can be solved through many solution.

Benefits of Origami Art

The art of folding papers trains our left and right brain concurrently. At the same time, it can be used to develop creative thinking and innovative idea development. These development will be achieved through our fun and interactive learning environment. It has been proven as an effective channel to boost academic studies, problem solving and memory empowerment. Working with others through paper folding is great for bonding as well. Do them with friends, colleagues, family or making friendship.
 
Origami models

Perfect Timeless Gift

Hands made items from folding papers can be a great timeless, meaningful, caring and thoughtful gifts. They have more value than material gifts because they are fine craft works given by another person. You can learn the craft together and create gift for exchange as well.
Gift box with roses
Origami art is environmental friendly and subject such as flowers are fairly lasting and highly aesthetic. You can fold and make them as gift, decoration for office or home.
Origami Hygrangea flowers
You can also take old magazine papers and transform them into a beatiful bonquet of flowers and great display. We coined this as "Green Origami" because we believe doing our part to help save the earth and heal the planet.
Green Origami Flowers and Rooster
The art of folding can go beyond paper and wisdom of human has made this craft to serve as useful products. One of the amazing folding is using leaves to fold and be able to cook, hold or serve food. It can be used for filling rice and cook them. Below is a great example of rice dumplings folding with coconut leaves. It is organic, natural and strong with just proper folding.
Ketupat samples with coconut leaves

Methodologies

Our teaching methodologies are proven to engage the art of science, math, creativity and skills. Flexible teaching approach according to the levels and participants background.

ARTeach Program
Instructors are trained under a comprehensive in-house ARTeach Teacher training program to understand how to teach effectively, doing good practice and philosophy of teaching with UniqArts and Technologies.

Child Development
We understand the child development process and stages. Origami is being scaled according to the child level and age group. Children learn through the folding, they can create their own toys and games. At the same time, Origami activity helps them develop their mind into creativity, math, science, architecture and engneering. Adult will take the Origami craft to higher level of math and science.

Math, Science, Architecture and Engineering

We incorporate concept of math, science, architecture, and engineering such as space, volume, mass, symmetrical design, asymmetrical, flight simulation, and precision measurement for a funfilled and knowledgeable workshop. Theory and practice of logical thinking creativity will be used. Indeed, Origami is can be very valuable to train dynamic thinking for future engineers,  scientists, scholars, inventors, and any profession in need of  math, science, architecture and engineering foundation. In fact, creativity can be fully released with Origami.

Creativity-Juice
Program
Origami workshop covers training about creative thinking, creative problem solving and ideas development through our comprehensive Creativity-Juice program. This program helps to engage the right and left side of the brain actively. Games and motion Origami are introduced for interactive and fun process.

Creative Art Therapy
During Origami workshop, therapeutic process is incorporated through our Creative Art Therapy program. Therapy is practiced through mindfulness for stress release, relaxation and recharge.
Origami Mixed Models
Team Bonding and Building
Building and working on common models of Origami and activities create opportunity for bonding creatively. Team members support each other and gain new insights of their team members from different perspectives. Team works are essential in some modular structure models of Origami.

Origami Art Program

Origami Art Program is structured into 3 levels:
Foundation Level
Learn the basic folding techniques and instructions to gain understanding of the principle and theory of folding. Folding models generally not more than 10 folds per model. Focus on single sheet of paper. 8 lessons, 1.5 hours per lesson. You will learn about 20 models in this level.

Intermediate Level

You will take the foundation to a higher level by increasing the complexity of paper folding. This level involves single and multiple sheets of papers. The number of folds will increase up to 20. Modular models are  introduced. The level has 8 lessons, 1.5 hours per lesson. You will learn about 20 Intermediate models in this level.

Advanced Level
This is a level that you will need to fold on different papers textures, dry and wet condition. You will learn how create your own models and the journal recording of your creation. The number of folds can increase up to 30 or more. Additional tools will be introduced to create complex models. The level has 8 lessons, 1.5 hours per lesson. You will learn about 20 Advanced models in this level.

Course Fee
$435/= for each level, inclusive of papers. Each level is for 8 lessons, 1.5 hours per lesson. Contact us for other Origami Program for your needs.


Origami Fun Class for Children

A fun class for children enjoy the art of paper folding in a relaxed and interactive teaching environment. Children can develop  math, science, engineering and creative thinking.

Green Origami Art
Recycling initiative with this Green Origami Art project. Learn the creativity of transforming old and used papers into daily functional, useful and decorative items

Upcycling through Origami
One of the amazing project of Origami is create new products that is better than recycled papers.

Team Building through Origami
Origami can be practiced as a group and create opportunity to bond as a team. Team members support each other and gain new perspective about their fellow colleagues.

By Professional Trainer Mr. Paul Lee

Mr. Lee Thiam Seng (Paul) is the an artist, art therapist and founder of UniqArts and Technologies in 1995. Mr. Lee holds a Masters of Art in Art Therapy and a Business Management Degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technologies. He is the creator for Creativity-Juice program that engage actively for critical and creative thinking for ideas and problem solvinng skill. He initiated the Green Origami project to provide environment awareness. Mr. Lee has been conducting Origami Workshop to Corporations, adult and children.

Origami Models Gallery

We offer different models and folding techniques depending on the participants, workshop objective and goals. Single sheet of paper, modular with multiple sheet of papers or mixture with craft. Check out some of the Origami models.

Origami Models Gallery 1
Origami Flowers
Origami Models Gallery 2
Origami model Elephants
Origami Models Gallery 3
Origami Models Gallery 3

Some Origami Models for Practice

Origami is a craft needs a lot of practice for the same model. Try the classic Japanese crane model in this video instruction:
Classic Origami Crane Video Instruction
We are creating awareness to reduce waste of papers and to recycle them through the art of Origami. In this project motto: Save our Earth, Heal the Planet, go Green, and Green Origami. Try to fold this Fishbone Recycled Box from easy to follow, step by step instructions.
Green Origami - FishBone Box Instruction


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