Samuel Tsang is a London-based origami teacher. He has folded origami since a child and has been teaching professionally since 2003. During that time he has introduced origami to thousands of students in corporate team building and public workshops. Sam has worked with over 100 companies including some of the world's top internet and luxury good brands. He specialises in making beautiful bespoke origami first anniversary bouquets out of paper and undertakes commissions from private individuals and businesses. He was also the main organiser for the Guinness World Record for the largest display of origami elephants that is permanently displayed at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. He lives with his wife and two daughters in a house full of origami.
Workshop Session 4
Origami + Mindfulness =#mindFOLDness Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding and has been shown to promote relaxation, improve memory, patience and hand eye coordination. It is also effective at promoting mindfulness and creative thinking. I call origami ‘yoga for the mind’ as it allows you to stretch and exercise the creative and artistic areas of your brain that most of us don’t utilise on a day to day basis. Origami is a gender and age neutral activity and something that can be practise anywhere as long as you have a piece of paper.
In the 60 minutes workshop you will typically learn 2 to 3 models. Each model is preceded by a story to help focus your mind on a positive or inspirational value. You will find that origami is fun and relaxing activity that allows you to quieten your mind and allows you to focus, concentrate and be in the present moment.
Origami is a relaxing and peaceful hobby, a beautiful art, a craft, a science and a meditation all in one. When you are folding paper, there is stillness, calm and an inner peace. There is something beautiful in turning a plain flat piece of paper into an amazing three dimensional object with just your own hands. It’s one of the simplest art forms in that it just requires a piece of paper and your hands—there’s no need for tools such as pens, brush, inks and paints.
This workshop is approved for 1-hour Renewal Credit/CEU for: IC&RC/NJ-AP Certification Board | NAADAC