Join Paul Jones across five workshops to learn the art of papercraft and Origami paperfolding. Just bring yourself and some paper either in the form of A4 sized paper found in your own home (it can be recycled from magazines etc) or you are welcome to use coloured paper.

What to expect

  • Community

    LIVE Zoom Sessions & COMMUNITY chat app to connect, share and meet people

  • basic folds

    Session 1

    This will be an introduction to various types of basic folds. During each stage a different shape or object will be formed, then the final result will be a simple talking fish toy. You will then be guided through the process of creating a moving flapping bird.

  • jumping origami frog

    Session 2

    A recap of the basic folds as you are guided through the process of making an origami windmill. Then your paperfolding techniques will be expanded and you will create a jumping origami frog.

  • Start your pop-up cards/artist books

    Session 3

    learn different ways to create your own pop-up cards/artist books. This session will focus upon creating a talking mouth/blinking eyes from triangle folds. You can then apply this principle to start designing your own final creations.

  • Create your own pop-up cards/artist books

    Session 4

    Continuation of learning different ways to create your own pop-up cards/artist books. This session will focus upon box folds, which you can adapt to design your own final creations

  • Create your own pieces

    Session 5

    For this final session you will be reminded of the different techniques we have learnt over the previous sessions. You will then design and create your own bespoke pieces with guidance from the tutor.

Live Zoom Sessions

Sat 11am-12noon GMT Feb 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

The course will include some short video tutorials and session recordings will be available

you will be able to share your creation and chat with others in our community app Creative Communities

This course is aimed at beginners

This zoom class will be a great way to take time for yourself and practice mindfulness through creativity.

Open to everyone

Live Zoom sessions (recordings will be available) Sat 11am-12noon GMT 27/2, 6/3, 13/3, 20/3, 27/3

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Your course facilitator

Paul Jones

This workshop will be run by Paul Jones of Splodge Designs. Splodge Designs works with groups of all ages to deliver workshops in interesting and inspiring artforms.

More details of all our work can be seen on our website

Mental Wealth Academy

The Good Mental Health Cooperative

The Good Mental Health Cooperative supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking in confidence. This may include experience of mental ill-health, addictions, disability, bereavement, caring responsibilities for example. At the Good Mental Health Cooperative, we believe that connecting with others, and informal learning opportunities, are really important steps to good mental health, bringing a sense of inclusion and challenge, rather than feeling isolated and lacking in purpose.

Funded by

Awards for All National Lottery