Some basic guidance for those that wish to teach origami. Learn the vocab but don't rely on it!
Use Books and Get Permissions!
- Distributing photocopies of other person(s) publications is NOT okay, unless permission is granted from the origami designer(s) and/or copyright holder(s).
- Require students to buy the books from a respectable bookstore. I recommend for any in depth, non-complex class, Nick Robinson's Origami Kit for Dummies; it's great, brings readers to advanced folding and covers every topic imaginable!
- Models can be pure or impure and a person who closely follows the rules of origami is termed a purist. Basically, a strict purist would not allow cuts, glue or other adhesives, nor the markings of writing utensils to be involved in the creation of a model. Most of our models are pure, but some do have creative impurities.
- The diagram uses a universal symbol-based language originated by the late origami master Akira Yoshizawa and by Samuel Randlett. Each diagram has images of the piece of paper and sequential-pictorial steps illustrating how to fold the final creation.