Origami Master Michael Lafosse to teach at Ohio Origami Convention

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OhioPaperFolders, Sponsors of the Annual CenterFold Origami Convention Held in Central Ohio is Pleased to Announce Michael LaFosse, Richard Alexander and Bernie Peyton as Guests of Honor for CenterFold 2012.

There are tens of thousands of folders who who have never had the opportunity to sit down face to face with other folders.

August 16th-19th 2012 ---- CenterFold, the premier mid-west origami convention to feature origami masters Michael LaFosse, Richard Alexander and Bernie Peyton. This fun educational four day event includes dozens of origami classes ranging from beginner workshops to advanced tessellations and wet folding techniques. Information is available at http://www.ohiopaperfolders.com.

CenterFold 2012 is the ideal event for anyone interested in origami, from beginner to expert folders, even total novices. Other workshops include paper marbling, folding origami from PMC (Precious Metal Clay), paper making and more.    

Guests of honor Michael LaFosse, Richard Alexander and Bernie Peyton will teach many classes, but anyone can teach, and many attendees volunteer to teach classes. Every form of origami is represented – traditional, money folds, tessellations, modular, wet folding, snapology and more. View planned classes at http://www.ohiopaperfolders.com/#!/page_class_models

When not in a class or workshop, people socialize in the great room and fold. This is a friendly, fun weekend where people stretch their skills and get the chance to interact with other folders. Many folders today begin by watching videos on YouTube, and some never learn to follow the traditional diagrams and crease patterns, limiting their ability to benefit from the hundreds of origami books in print (many are not in English – if you can not read the diagrams you are lost). The beginner’s workshop on Friday the 17th is intended for these people and anyone interested in learning basic skills.

“Last year we had folders from nine countries, as far away as Singapore and Holland. And the age range is impressive – the youngest folders in our group are nine, the oldest eighty-six. We have novice teens and expert adults – and novice adults learning from advanced teens” said John Scully, one of the organizers of the convention. He went on to say “A convention like this is a unique opportunity to interact closely with master designers and folders. Learning from these master folders is like getting your first golf lesson from Arnold Palmer”.

There will also be a large exhibit of origami open to the public, with hundreds of works by origami artists across the country.

CenterFold 2012 will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Worthington Ohio. Hotel and convention registration information at http://www.ohiopaperfolders.com/#!/page_convention

Origami enthusiasts interested in learning more about the CenterFold origami convention or Ohio Paper Folders can visit http://www.ohiopaperfolders.com or call 740-334-4213.

CenterFold is sponsored by Ohio Paper Folders, a 501c3 non-profit company dedicated to spreading the joy of origami. Ohio Paper Folders was formed by Monica Salisbury in 2007 to fill the lack of an Ohio origami group. OPF teaches origami at schools, libraries, art galleries and large events such as the Columbus Asian Festival, Greater Columbus Arts Festival and the Ohio State Fair. OPF also organizes and curates origami exhibits in art galleries around Ohio.

Monica Salisbury, president
Ohio Paper Folders

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