This free workshop is designed to be a crash course introduction to the art and engineering science that is modern origami. The class will begin by focusing on the artistic side of origami and teach the basics of paper folding technique, then explores the more technical, mathematical, and engineering aspects of the art.
This event is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
Jason Ku is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate student. He has been folding since the age of five and began designing origami in high school. In 2005, Ku was invited as a Yoshino Fund special guest to teach and exhibit at the Tanteidan convention in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, he earned his Mechanical Engineering Degree at MIT while acting as the president of MIT's origami club, OrigaMIT, where he is currently the Graduate Advisor. Ku is the managing editor for OrigamiUSA's online magazine, The Fold and is a member of the OrigamiUSA board of directors.