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This blog was created as an extension of the dialogue that began in our classroom and the purpose is to share creative ideas, images, and critiscm. All posts should be appropriate for the high school classroom and critiscm should be helpful and positive.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Studio Art: Folding Origami Cranes

Now that we designed origami paper we will learn hoe to fold the Paper Origami Crane in Studio Art class like the demo I created above. Below is the step by step tutorial video showing how to create them that can be paused and repeated in case you have any issues.

The paper crane is an important symbol in Japan strengthened by the story of Sadako and the 1000 paper cranes from after World War II. In our continued relationship with japan we have created a 100 paper cranes each year in class and gifted them to Japan each year since my first visit in 2009.

I have even given Sadako's brother himself cranes that are housed at the Hiroshima war memorial in Japan (pictured above) as well as the school district of Fukushima where the terrible 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown occured and our cranes are housed in city hall.  Below is the story of Sadako is you are unfamiliar with it.

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