I take pride in my patient, relaxed teaching style. origami is an art where you are rewarded for taking your time to be precise with your creases, it has taught me to be patient and calm. I like to carry that with me into my teaching as well.
I have been in juried exhibits with my works, and have taught at a variety of events and festivals. Origami first grabbed my interest at the age of four, and I have been folding ever since. I have found great joy in doing origami as well as the things I can create and share, so I love to pass that along to others.
Some may ask, why do origami? As a crafter, I find it is an affordable and accessible way to create. All you need is some paper and your hands. Outside of that there are many benefits to making origami, as it has been linked to teaching patience, spatial reasoning, various math skills and concepts, as well as being a very calming activity.
From simple to complex. Taking an adaptable approach.
Origami can get quite complex, but there are also plenty of easier models as well. My approach is to be adaptable, not everyone has the same experience or comfort level. However I have found there is always something one can do with origami, and still get a sense of enjoyment and accomplishment.