Origami is the traditional Japanese art of folding paper. The purpose of this course is to create and share the intersection between art and practical applications. Students’ goals are to learn the history and applications of origami in real life while also learning how to fold origami. During the last two days of this course, we will watch a documentary called, “Between the Folds.” This 2008 documentary follows artists and scientists through their discoveries of the power of paper. This course is meant to be an insightful, interactive course.
Classes are once a week for one hour. The three “big topics” include: History, Origami as Therapy, and Applications. Each class will have a 30-min lecture on each of the three “big topics,” discussing the reading assignment, and/or taking a quiz. The remaining amount of time will be an interactive time in which we will learn how to fold different projects.
This class is pass/no pass and >70% is needed to pass. Grading is based on academic disposition, homework assignments, quizzes, and papers.
Note: No previous experience is needed! Any experience is welcome, however, we will be folding simpler projects.
The first class will be Monday, 1/29/18.
|Section 1||Jessica He||25||Wheeler 106||[M] 5:00PM-6:00PM||01/29/2018||