Paper Magic

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02 May 2020
04:00 PM

About this webinar

Paper Magic

Origami is a universal 'magic' suitable for all ages and abilities and can be practiced anywhere as such no tools are required. Transforming a flat piece of paper into a three dimensional is a unique exercise in spatial reasoning. It promotes a feeling of achievement and well-being. The children will develop some origami figures by folding paper in various shapes and designs.

Be a part of this exciting workshop. The workshop will include creating action origami. Children will learn and create folds which further can be used to develop action origami.

In this challenging situation when we have limited resources what can be better than doing Origami. It requires no specific material or tools. Beautiful things can be created by using simple colored, plain or printed papers.

Material required: Square sheets (plain or printed)

'Paper magic' has been one of the most popular arts among children. The Origami art style has grabbed popularity abroad in recent years. Origami is an art that is not only fun but is also beneficial in many ways in the overall child’s development.


Asha Gulati

Asha Gulati Experimental Artist

Origami is an art of paper folding and Ms. Asha Gulati is an expert in the field. She has worked with a wide range of media and her favored material and passion is "Paper". She has been working consistently with the popular visual art forms like watercolor and oil paintings. She has conducted solo shows at venues renowned for art exhibitions like Taj Palace Hotel, Convention Foyer, IHC, Open Palm Court, IHC, Azad Bhawan Gallery, ICCR, and the Cabinet Secretary's Residence, IOWA. She has worked with renowned interior designer Ms. Sita Nanda and has created art works for residence and hotels. Some of her artworks are in collection with the Taj Palace Hotel. Her recent project was an origami installation 'Equipoise' showing the harmony between nature and technology to protect mother earth. Currently, she is developing Jali Designs into folding tessellations. She is currently teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students of design at Pearl Academy of Design in the capacity of Assistant Professor. She has worked with institutions like the National Institute of Fashion Designing, Sanskriti School, British Council Library, Japan Foundation, The Stainless Gallery, Fashionista, and the NGO Lakshyam. Her professional experience also includes designing and editing for Fine Art and Activity Books for students ranging from Pre - Nursery to Class VIII levels for Vishv Books Publications.

Benefits Of Webinar

  • Behavioural Skills: Origami helps a lot in the regulation of behavioural skills in students.

  • Cooperative Learning

  • A Link to Math

  • Cognitive Development

  • Multi-cultural Awareness

  • Community Building

To be more descriptive, here are some core benefits:

Using fingers while doing origami art improve fine motor skills and brain development

When we do origami we use our fingers for creating specific shapes out of paper. This is the ability to skilfully move our fingers for creating detailed objects. This is an important skill for a child’s development. According to studies children who are good with their fingers tend to be good at other sports and have shown good rhythm and balancing. There is also neurology of having our peripheral nerves in our fingertips, thus fingers are often called our “second brain”. When we use our fingertips for making detailed origami it sends signals to our brain which further makes the activity a great form of exercise/ training of our brain.

Helps in developing imagination and a sense of colour

Origami is a type of art that boosts the imaginative thinking and it requires children that they should figure out how they can reach the final product. Also, the amazing paper magic incorporates the use of many different colors of paper while we create an object and the image is known to often change depending on the colour used.

Also helps in improving concentration and spatial awareness

When we create origami, we use our fingertips for creating detailed objects. This helps a lot in improving concentration. It also requires us to folding various sides of the paper at once, which further helps children while studying maths. Such a high level of concentration while folding various sides of the paper in addition also improves spatial awareness.