This impressive origami kit contains everything you need to create beautiful, geometric origami sculptures.
Art and math intertwine in exciting and complex new ways in Geometric Origami Kit
. World renowned origami artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander bring you this paper craft kit where folding a piece of paper creates a new and wondrous origami object. In Geometric Origami
, the initial folds are easily created, but once the basic building blocks are ready, the intricate combining of these pieces form new geometric origami sculptures that interlock into interchangeable origami puzzles. Ideal for demonstrating the sophistication and wonder of geometry, they can also be great conversation starting decorations for the home or office. This kit and DVD provide the beginning folder with a series of fun, modular origami projects that represent a wide variety of subjects and techniques.This origami kit includes:
- Full-color 64-page book
- Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams
- DVD with video tutorial
- 120 sheets of durable authentic origami paper
- A variety of different colors
At a glance, Geometric Origami
may seem too difficult to attempt, but once the methods are broken down and explained they are quite simple and can be completed by children and or beginning origami students. The intricate, multi-paper origami sculptures will put your paper folding skills on a whole new level and are excellent for use in the classroom, for art, math or geometry investigations.Origami projects include:
- Compass Star
- Lightning Bolt Octahedron
- Butterfly Ball
- Picture Cube
- Modular Crane
- Sonobe Module and Cube
- Magic Rose Cube
Origami Master Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for over 40 years, and is considered a leading authority and master of the art. An avid teacher, LaFosse co-founded the Origamido Studio, a learning center and design studio dedicated to the art of origami, and the only place in the world specializing in hand papermaking for the origami artist. Author of many books and videotapes relating to paperfolding and hand papermaking, LaFosse produces fine paper art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. He was prominently featured in the recent Peabody Award-winning documentary, Between the Folds.
Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio, where he is the chief papermaker. As a designer his specialties have included biology (systems ecology) and landscape architecture. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and more than seventy books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts.
"Do people think Origami is for girls? I don't think I ever did but the arts and crafts section in any toy store is dominated by images of girls. This is unfair to our boys. There is nothing feminine or masculine about Origami. To me, it is an art form that requires a lot of mind-hand-eye coordination as your mind must direct your hands to take a 2D object and manipulate it to take space in the 3rd dimension. This especially rings true with the Geometric Origami set by veteran artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard Alexander. While folding, you may notice that even the math phobic children can create folds that demonstrate anything from fractions to skeletal polyhedra. Eliminating math anxiety has never been more fun." —Jenn Choi, Forbes.com
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