The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 28th September 2020 – “A Peaceful Hobby”

This week’s challenge is set by Mia, 13 years old from Hertfordshire.

Mia is a baker, a gardener, an artist, a badminton player…and an origami superstar. Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures and comes from the Japanese words oru, to fold, and kami, paper. This week, Mia’s here to tell us how she does it!

Do
Mia has created two tutorial videos for you to follow! To start, you’ll need a square of paper – you can cut this from some scrap paper, use a post-it or a square of craft paper. Start with the rabbit tutorial, and move on to the frog, and if you’re feeling adventurous, research hundreds of other shapes, animals and objects you can create with a single square of paper. Remember, it’s not about making something perfect! Have a go, and see what happens on the way. You can find Mia’s new Youtube channel here.

 

If you have more time … 
Take the time to research, or have a go at a different example – Origami can be a mindful process for some, and here are a few reasons why.

Think 
Origami teacher Samuel Tsang says that Origami “is a peaceful hobby, a beautiful art, a craft, a science and a meditation all in one.” How did you approach this week’s challenge? Are you proud of your results? How did you find the process?

Share
Share your creations with those around you – online, offline, however you like.

Mia would also love to see what you get up to! Post your work on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge. Or, you can email a picture of your work to 64 Million Artists at hello@64millionartists.com.