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Make+Take: Lotus Fold Book Structure

December 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An In-Studio Workshop!

Thursday, December 15, 7-9pm 

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About this Workshop:

Learn how to make this folded paper book structure, one with many possibilities for length and size. Based on the origami lotus form, this book is sometimes called the snake, dragon, or star accordion.  After making one book structure with a hard cover, we’ll explore how this structure can be used to create seasonal garlands! 

Level: All levels welcome – no experience necessary

Registration closes December 7, 2022 and includes all materials.

Sample images by Nathalie Ryan


All materials are included, but students may wish to bring the following optional items:

  • A personal apron (though we’ll have extras handy)
  • A notebook or sketchbook for taking notes


Nathalie A. Ryan is an educator, artist, writer, and musician, enjoying life in DC by wandering, wondering, and experimenting. Since 2002, she has led public programs at the National Gallery of Art and facilitated Professional Development Workshops for K-12 Educators at Harvard Project Zero. A certified mindfulness meditation facilitator and advocate for the role of the arts in nurturing cognitive, social-emotional, and ethical dispositions, Nathalie believes in the power of the arts to help people slow down, notice the world around them in new ways, spark curiosity, and deepen connection with oneself and others.

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