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About us …

       Do you have a passion for making beautiful designs out of paper or  do you want to try something new and exciting? The Origami Society will give you the opportunity to spend a few relaxing, fun and productive hours a week learning how to make all kinds of different things from the simple sheet of paper. We teach the art of origami to everyone, whether beginners or experts delivering a weekly origami course and other fun sessions. Whether you have a lot of experience  or want to try something new, you are welcome to join.

       In our weekly sessions, you can let your creativeness flourish by learning to fold a simple square of paper into a world of possibilities. You will even get the opportunity to display your work at the spring convention of the British origami society which is happening in Colchester. Choose to join the Origami Society and you will become part of a small community of paper folders. Here you can practice your extracurricular paper folding skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Origami Soc aims to:
  • Raise awareness of Origami at Uni of Essex. 
  • Teach Origami to everyone from Beginners to Experts through our brand new 10-week course the committee members will be teaching. We welcome everyone. 
  • Allow like-minded individuals to meet and share their knowledge and love of Origami.
  • Actively promote and encourage the learning of Origami.
  • Work with the British Origami Society “BOS” to promote Origami through volunteering, collaborations, and conventions.


Society objectives

  • We will have weekly meetings and workshops to teach Origami, share ideas and have fun.
  • We will invite special guests through the BOS to give talks, teach and display their work.
  • We will offer trips to BOS spring and autumn conventions.
  • We will run Origami competitions and Exhibitions at the University.
  • We will organize lectures on topics such as paper making and Origami history.


BOS Library Volunteering Day 2
BOS Library Colchester
At the end of February, we will be going back to the library and continue our work on sorting and digitalizing the library. If you are free to come, please let one of the committee members know.
BOS Library Volunteering Day 3
BOS Library Colchester
Seeing how much progress we made the last time, we are ready to push all our efforts into sorting all the books while sneaking a peak at the amazing unique books available locally.
Essex Book Festival Teaching Stall
First Site Gallery
We have been invited by the Essex Book festival to have a stall on one of the festival days in the First site and teach origami. We will be making paper cranes to celebrate peace.
BOS Library visit and origami workshop
BOS Library Colchester
Are you curious about seeing one of the biggest origami library in the world, then come and join us for a fun session.
First Site Bazar Teaching Stall
First Site Gallery
We are collaborating with First Site Gallery in Colchester and for one of their projects Bazar, we have been invited to have a community table to promote our work and teach origami. Come and join us for a fun day off campus.
BOS Library Volunteering Day 4
BOS Library Colchester
We will be going one last time this term to the library to finish all the sorting. If you are free, let one of the committee members know as soon as you can. Hope to see you there.



Origami Society General Elections 2018/19

3 posts are up for election.

Nominations open at 09:00 on Monday 26 February 2018 (in 2 days and 22 hours)

The polls open at 09:00 on Friday 2 March 2018 (in 6 days)

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