Benjamin John Coleman, also known as Benagami, first found success in the business world and then turned to teaching math as a creative outlet. An Origami book he received from a friend brought back childhood memories of paper folding and renewed his fascination with the craft. Always intrigued by the complexity and simplicity of Origami, Ben has most recently devoted his time to making bonsai botanical sculptures from recycled paper that he calls Origami Bonsai. He has published a book titled Origami Bonsai. Ben maintains http://www.benagami.com and http://www.origamibonsai.org, and he publishes online The Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine. He lives in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Origami 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instructionby Benjamin Coleman
Have you always been intrigued by origami, but often found the diagrams confusing or the models uninspiring? Origami 101 is here to help. Geared toward the absolute beginner, this book contains more than 40 amazing folding projects for the whole family and includes models that evolve from one of four basic origami shapes. A revolutionary illustration/i>
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Have you always been intrigued by origami, but often found the diagrams confusing or the models uninspiring? Origami 101 is here to help. Geared toward the absolute beginner, this book contains more than 40 amazing folding projects for the whole family and includes models that evolve from one of four basic origami shapes. A revolutionary illustration enhancement called Glow Fold makes the diagrams easy to understand. With the introduction of every folding symbol, you'll find a detailed sidebar explaining what it means and a symbol index bookmark that guides you to these sidebars whenever you need to be reminded.
In these pages, you'll learn how to create:
- A roosting robin
- A flowering branch
- A flying dragon
- A sea turtle
- A Tyrannosaurus Rex
- A tree ornament
- A tropical fish
- A graceful swan
- And so much more
With the help of origami enthusiast Benjamin Coleman, you'll learn how this classic craft can be enjoyed by all ages. Amuse yourself and delight your friends with these captivating folded figures!
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This was a gift for my granddaughter. She has enjoyed making many of the designs in this book with much success and delight! I recommend it for any age.
The models in this book are poor. Anyone that is familure with origami will be very disappointed in this book.
I've been doing origami for more than ten years, mostly self-taught using diagrams found online and in books. Many diagrams have too few instructions, but this book goes overboard on explaining folds, making easy origami designs difficult to understand. Bottom line, had I been using this book to learn origami, I wouldn't have.
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