International Education Week - Origami Workshop: The Tradition and Art of Paper Folding


Nov. 19, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m.




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  • Meeting ID: 967 2288 5244
  • Passcode: IEW

Description: Learn how to fold a traditional Japanese origami crane using paper.

Presenters: Emily Hurtado, Rossitza Todorova and special guest Boice Wong
Emily Hurtado is an aspiring artist from Sparks, Nevada. Her passion lies in origami, the art of paper folding, but not limited to other art forms such as photography. She seeks to express the duality that the process of creating art brings the beauty in the idea of destruction. Although born and raised in America her symbolic meaning is conveyed through her art which is influenced by her Japanese and Mexican Heritage. Emily Hurtado is currently pursuing her Associates of Fine Arts at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada, with an expected graduation of Spring 2021. You can see her artwork at her website

Boice Wong is an origami artist from Portland that currently studies in Phoenix and is known online by his handle, OrigamiByBoice. He enjoys folding and designing models that represent or render forms such as humanoids and dragons. A goal in his folding is to trick people into thinking the fold is not just a single square.

Boice also makes YouTube tutorials where he seeks to make complex topics, like learning crease patterns, much less intimidating as well as using the platform to show proper permission and crediting standards.  You can see his origami online.

Rossitza Todorova is a full-time Studio Art Instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College teaching Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Portfolio Emphasis. Todorova has been teaching at Studio Art Classes at the college level for over 10 years, she is also a practicing artist.  Todorova’s artwork is in the permanent collections of the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Tucson Museum of Art, the University of Arizona Art Museum in Tucson, the Painting and Sculpture Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, and numerous private collections. Todorova received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005 and her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art at Arizona State University in 2013. You can see her artwork at her website.