The 2019 Albany Summer School Welcomes Kaye Louwen

01/06/2018 02:52 PM

Kaye ventured into origami around 30 years ago when she discovered modular origami, a technique where the same module is made multiple times resulting in beautiful mathematical structures. In addition to this, a variety of different shaped origami gift boxes can be constructed using modules, as well as stars and other models. As a maths teacher, Kaye has taught mathematical origami to a large number of secondary school students over many years. She has found that many enjoy the process and the result, while learning about shapes, following instructions carefully and solving two and three-dimensional puzzles. Many mathematical concepts come up incidentally, such as congruence, properties of triangles and other shapes, as well as transformations like rotation and reflection. In the late 1990’s, Kaye regularly presented hands-on sessions in mathematical origami at the annual Maths Teachers’ Conference in Perth, equipping other teachers to master and pass on the skills involved. With Pinterest and other internet resources, instructions for many new and different origami models are now easily available. By learning the basic folds and starting with relatively easy projects, people develop the skills to then attempt further items that may interest them.

MODULAR ORIGAMI FOR ADULTS
Modular Origami, which involves making the same unit a number of times, is a relaxing way to learn the basic techniques of Origami. Linking the modules together is an interesting exercise in 2D and 3D problem solving, and many spectacular models may be constructed. In this course we will explore different stars and other Christmas decorations, gift boxes, flowers and butterflies. Other models may be chosen by the participants.

Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced (18+ years)

FUN WITH ORIGAMI
In this fun workshop using modular origami, which involves making the same unit a number of times, you will find this is a great way to learn the basic techniques of paper folding. Linking the units together is an interesting exercise in 2 and 3 dimensional problem solving, and many spectacular models may be constructed. In this course young people will explore the Sonobe module, and make some stars, boxes, butterflies, animals, tatos and hearts. There will be the opportunity also to choose your own models.

Children & young people 8 – 15 years

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