Fly with Origami, Learn to Dream (UTFOLD)
We host free weekly origami workshops on the U of T campus for U of T students, staffs, and alumni, as well as for anyone within the community (not always University of Toronto students). We teach these workshops in order to increase the appreciation for the Japanese art of paperfolding and to help others hone their origami skills. Additionally, we collaborate with various other clubs at U of T to host larger events, and have formed partnerships with many off-campus organizations, including libraries and hospitals, to bring origami to the greater community.
One of our core values is to be as inclusive as possible. As such, our weekly workshops involve teaching various models at different, and all difficulty levels, such as beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Our workshops feature a variety of origami models, ranging from animals - such as penguins, hummingbirds, sheep - to maple leaves and snowflakes, in addition to modular origami, kusudamas, tessellations, and crease-pattern folding. In combination with some of these monthly advanced workshops, we incorporate "general" workshops that are holiday-themed, such as Halloween, Christmas, and Valentines, where members can fold many simpler models within the one workshop.
At no cost, we aim to provide the UofT community with a comprehensive origami learning experience, in efforts to build on members' origami skill and knowledge, and also, to ensure that there is something within the scope of origami for everyone to enjoy.