Like so many conferences, festivals, and other events, World Origami Days has gone virtual this year.

Beginning on October 24, the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), who founded the first origami group in the USA and was one of the founders of OrigamiUSA and the British Origami Society, this event will host workshops and tutorials daily through November 11, which is Origami Day in Japan.

Everyone who registers will receive links to the videos of the daily tutorials in November, so don’t worry if you miss one or a few.

There is a page of templates for folding a flapping bird and a boat (the logo for OrigamiUSA) in quite a few languages.


Here is the schedule of presenters and patterns to further tease your curiosity:


This is the schedule for World Origami Days 2020. All event times are in your local time zone.

Saturday October 24

Introduction/OrigamiUSA and JOAS Welcome

8:00 pm–8:30 pm EDT

Presenter: Wendy Zeichner, Makoto Yamaguchi


8:30 pm–9:15 pm EDT

Presenter: Arlene Gorchov


9:15 pm–10:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Deanna Kwan

Sunday October 25

Garibaldi, Opus 375

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Robert Lang

Monday October 26

Festive Icosahedron

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Meenakshi Mukerji

Tuesday October 27

Olga Star

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Carmen Sprung

Wednesday October 28

Plate/Bowl Pureland Tessellations

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Goran Konjevod

Thursday October 29

Bunny Bill and Four Leaf Clover Dollar Folds

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Mark Morden

Friday October 30

Shamrock Box

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Michał Kosmulski

Saturday October 31

Lillian’s Butterfly & Happy Good Luck Bat

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Michael LaFosse

Sunday November 1

Crane Star

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Linda Mihara

Monday November 2

Owl for Tomoko

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Beth Johnson

Tuesday November 3

Surprise Action Model

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Jeremy Shafer

Wednesday November 4

Box #10

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Char Morrow

Thursday November 5

Angler Fish

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Boice Wong

Friday November 6


8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Yara Yagi

Saturday November 7

Pentagonal Curved Flower

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Kate Lukasheva

Sunday November 8

Nested Octagon Twist Purses

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Tom Hull

Monday November 9

Chinese Thread Book

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Kathleen Sheridan

Tuesday November 10

Origami Letterfolds

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Michel Grand

Wednesday November 11

Cranes + Bonus Model

8:00 pm–10:00 pm EST

Presenter: Patty Grodner


Here is the link to my collection of free online resources.