Free Origami Workshop Sunday, May 19, 11:30 am

Free Origami Workshop Sunday, May 19, 11:30 am

The Waquoit Congregational Church hosts a free community workshop on how to fold origami paper cranes on Sunday, May 19, at 11:30 am.

Origami is a Japanese word used to describe the art of paper folding. Paper can be folded to create various designs and objects. The most popular and recognizable origami objects is the crane, a symbol of peace.

Everyone attending the workshop will make at least two cranes: one to take home, the other for a public art project slated for International Day of Peace, Sept. 21.

“Our target is to make 1,000 cranes between now and September so we can create a public art installation of peace cranes,” said Rev. Nell Fields, minister of the Waquoit Church. “We all need to work together for peace. What better way than to create peace cranes as a community?”

Rev. Fields encourages other community groups to fold peace cranes for the public art project as well.  “Please contact me if you are interested in helping. We will even arrange for an instructor to come to your group.”

Falmouth resident Terry White, who’s been folding cranes for many years, leads the workshop which includes free supplies. White folded the paper cranes hanging in the Waquoit church for the Easter season. Workshop attendees are invited to see the crane display on May 19 as well.

The workshop is suitable for people of all ages. Light snacks will be served.

The Waquoit Church is located at 15 Parsons Lane at the corner of Route 28 in E. Falmouth. For more information on the workshop or how your organization can help with the peace crane project, call the church at 508-548-5269.