Easy Origami At The Craft Academy
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Easy Origami At The Craft Academy

I teach you how to make six easy origami pieces. Each piece has a video that shows you step by step what to do.
4.4 (79 ratings)
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Created by Dory Harvey
Last updated 6/2015
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to make six different origami pieces from start to finish. Using video I walk students through each step with easy to follow instructions.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge is needed but students will need to have a basic set of tools ie. a knife, ruler, glue stick and cutting board as well as origami paper to be able to complete the course.
Description

So what is "Easy Origami" all about?

If you are interested in origami, but have no previous knowledge and really want to learn then this course will allow you to begin making beautiful pieces. It can be extremely difficult to try and learn origami from diagrams which I'm sure is the reason many people give up before they have even begun. Fortunately in today's world, teaching has become so much easier with step by step "over the shoulder" videos showing every detail. Easy Origami will walk you through how to create six beautiful pieces of simple origami paper art.

I begin by showing you which tools and paper you will need to be able to complete the course. This basic set of tools includes the following items - a knife, ruler, glue stick, cutting board and of course some origami paper. This paper craft course is for beginners and I start by showing you the technique for cutting out a square from an A 4 size sheet of paper which is what you need to make these pieces.

Once you have your paper prepared I then show you how to do paper folding accurately so that you can practice these basic folds before we begin making the first piece.

I teach you how to create the following six items:

  1. Origami Crane
  2. Origami Flower
  3. Origami Transforming Ninja Star
  4. Origami Star
  5. Origami Butterfly
  6. Origami Swan

Each item has its own "easy to follow" video where I walk you through, step by step on how to fold the paper to create the piece. If you have never done origami before then watching over my shoulder as I make each item is the best way for beginners to learn.

You can watch the videos as many times as you like until you have successfully completed each piece and are ready to move onto the next one. The course takes just over an hour to go through all the training videos but it will take you longer to learn each piece as you may need to watch each video several times. If you are new to origami and have a desire to begin making these beautiful pieces of paper art then this course is a great place to start.

I also provide a list of places you can find some great origami paper as well as eight different colourful patterns that you can print out and use. On completing the Easy Origami course you will be presented a Certificate congratulating you on successfully learning the basics of origami and having the skills to make six beautiful pieces. Once you have these basic skills you will then be able to progress to more advanced Origami creations in the future.

Who is the target audience?
  • The Easy Origami course is for beginners who have never done origami before but wish to learn the basics so they can produce simple pieces. If you have a desire to learn origami but have no prior knowledge then this course is a perfect place to start. If you are already someone who does origami and wants instructions on more advanced and complex pieces then this course is probably not for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 15 Lectures Collapse All 15 Lectures 01:24:31
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Introduction To Easy Origami.
2 Lectures 02:07

Welcome to Easy Origami at the Craft Academy. In this course you will learn how to make origami pieces, six in total that are easy to create. This is origami for beginners who have never done any paper folding before but want to start with the basics.

Preview 01:04

In this lecture I tell you about my background and why I'm qualified to teach this topic.

Preview 01:03
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Origami Paper And Tools.
1 Lecture 01:15

In this lecture I show the tools you will need and the origami paper that is required to complete this course.

You Will Need These Tools And Origami Paper.
01:15
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Cutting Out A Square.
1 Lecture 01:55

In this lecture I show you how to cut out a square very accurately from an A4 sheet of paper.

Cutting Out A Square From An A4 Sheet Of Paper.
01:55
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Practice Paper Folding.
1 Lecture 04:13

In this lecture I show you how to practice some basic folding paper techniques so you can develop this skill before you begin making the first piece.

Practice Folding Paper.
04:13
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Origami Crane.
1 Lecture 11:07

In this lecture I show you how to make an origami crane.

Preview 11:07
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Origami Flower
2 Lectures 14:40

In this lecture I show you how to make the petals of the easy origami flower.

Origami Flower Instructions.
05:35

In this lecture I show you how to assemble all the petals to create this beautiful yet simple origami flower.

Assembling The Origami Flower.
09:05
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Modular Origami Transforming Ninja Star.
1 Lecture 09:34

In this lecture I show you how to make a piece of modular origami the transforming ninja star.

Modular Origami Instructions.
09:34
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Origami Star.
1 Lecture 12:09

In this lecture I show you how to make an origami star.

Origami Star Instructions.
12:09
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Origami Butterfly.
1 Lecture 13:31

In this lecture I show you how to make an origami butterfly.

Origami Butterfly Instructions
13:31
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Origami Paper
1 Lecture 00:00

I have included this PDF file that contains eight different patterned designs that you can print out and use for making origami pieces.

Patterned Paper ready to print out and use.
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About the Instructor
Dory Harvey
4.4 Average rating
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Cabinet Maker, Passionate Origami Expert.

Dory Harvey

Origami Expert, Cabinet Maker, Lover Of All Things Creative!

About

I love making beautiful things!

Learn from this passionate creative expert!

As a cabinet maker I have been making beautiful pieces of furniture for the last 20 years. In my quest and passion for being creative, I wanted to experiment with different types of material. I came across origami 8 years ago purely by accident..... literally. I was injured playing tennis and was out of action for two weeks unable to do wood projects. Being restricted to bed drove me insane and forced me to look for some other form of creative outlet. I did a search for crafts and sure enough origami stood out as a way to still be creative without me needing little more than a simple piece of paper. And so my absolute love and one could say obsession with this beautiful paper art form began.

My CV:

Cabinet Maker Specialising In Traditional English Period Furniture.

Traditional hand crafted pieces of furniture are sadly disappearing and have almost all been replaced by machine made pieces. My training was all traditional hand crafted techniques that not only required patience but I high level of skill and accuracy. To be able to produce amazing pieces of furniture required many different skill sets and for me this ability to perform all these techniques at a super high level was both a challenge and a joy. It was also something that came extremely naturally to me as I have had this creative and practical ability from a very young age.

Having discovered origami 8 years ago it has taken me on an exciting creative journey that still continues to this day. There are so many different forms of this paper craft and so many things to learn and make that I never run out of projects to do.

Here are just a few examples of different things you can make :

Origami Flowers

Origami Crane (Traditional Piece)

Modular Origami

3D Origami

Dollar Bill Origami

Action Origami like the “jumping frog"

Wet Folding Origami

Origami Butterfly

Origami Star

Origami Swan

This is just a small sample of what can be produced using paper and applying several different origami techniques. I have tried all the above and have made hundreds of origami items over the past 8 years. My house has become an origami shrine as I find it hard to get rid of any of my creations…..even the practice runs!

Although there are specific methods and techniques to this craft I encourage anyone who wishes to learn origami to apply their own creativity to each project they do. Once I learned the basics it allowed me to try different things and experiment when creating pieces. Don't be frightened to add your own touch as this allows us all to create our own unique pieces of paper art.

I am very passionate about this paper craft which is why I decided to put together this course and share my skills with anyone who wants to learn basic origami so they can move onto more advanced origami projects.

Putting this course together has been a true labour of love and has allowed me to share my knowledge and passion with others so they too can enjoy this amazing craft that can be done by anyone, anywhere, any time!