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Origami 3D (Golden Ventures folding)

    LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St Lalor 3075 DESCRIPTION: Origami is the art of paper cutting and folding. 3D Origami or Golden Venture Folding also known as Chinese Paper Folding is a type of modular origami. Models are made by folding hundreds of small triangles from different colours of paper and interlocking them together. Class is open for all members who are keen on this folding paper art and challenge their patience. REQUIREMENTS: A4 sheets of paper 2 different colours eg: Black and white or colour of choice Small knife eg: Stanley knife or retractable blade knife scissors glue and cutting board (size of a bread board)

    HISTORY OF 3D ORIGAMI: According to documents issued in 2006 In 1993 a group of 286 Chinese men and women tried to enter the US illegally on a large cargo ship known as Golden Venture. There were 10 people drowned in their escape attempt. When the survivors reached the US they were taken into custody by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and detained while they applied for the right of asylum. Many ended the year there with the processing of their cases. To help pass the time they began making elaborate paper sculptures for fundraising and to be given as gifts to the people who were working to help the refugees gain their freedom. The models created by the Golden Venture refugees were shown in a 2001 exhibit title ‘Fly to Freedom’ organized by the Museum of Chinese in New York City America.

    Whittlesea U3A

    Phu Phan

    Thu, 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Frequency: Wkly: Weekly Course

    2 Feb 2023 – 30 Nov 2023

    Peter Lalor Campus
    opposite house No 37
    34 Robert St near Lyndon St
    Lalor, VIC, 3075

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