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Origami Modularization and Tessellation

Modular origami and origami tessellation occupy a unique position in both mathematics and art. Creativity that flows from structure, and structure born from creativity.  Origami and its techniques are applied everywhere from the operating room to outer space, scaling from the millionth of a meter to several hundred meters. Mathematicians, engineers, scientists, architects, and artists use origami to solve sophisticated and valuable problems. Campers will review the modern techniques of modular origami and origami tessellations. Discussions, demonstrations, and projects will cover a selection of materials and many detailed resources for further exploration.

 

Entering Grades: 7th - 12th
Camp Fee:
$129
Course Number:
CYC-1021

 

Dates: June 22-25, 2015
Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 12pm

 

Camp Outline

Day One

  • Introduction to modular origami and origami tessellations
  • Terminology and basic techniques
  • Classical modular units (waterbomb, card, swallowtail, sonobe, flower, PHiZZ)
  • Rectangular and triangular grid construction

 

Day Two

  • Origami Tessellations
  • Refining rectangular and triangular grids
  • Basic and intermediate folds
  • Level one and level two constructions

 

Day Three

  • Mass production of modular units and techniques for folding finer partitions for higher level constructions
  • Preparation for advanced projects and showcase

 

Day Four

  • Advanced projects and resources
  • Applications to mathematics, science, and architecture
  • Showcase for family and friends

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