Cirque du Papier with Michael Roy!
On Thursday, February 20th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM we hosted our first After School Workshop of 2014. Approximately 50 K-6 students attended this exciting program highlighting the history, science and art of the traditional Japanese paper folding technique of origami. We welcomed interactive strolling origami and visual artist, Michael Roy Baldridge of Kent, Ohio to present his part-instructional/part-entertaining “Cirque du Papier” performance.
Before trying their hand at the ancient art, participants watched in awe as Mr. Baldridge effortlessly transformed an ordinary square of paper into an intricate sculpture using no scissors, tape or glue. All the while he maintained constant crowd engagement, seamlessly breaking into a sensational display that was a little comedy, a little magic, and a lot origami.
Partakers enjoyed a snack at the top of the program and were randomly awarded door prizes, including origami crafts kits, at the end. Big (no HUGE) thanks go out to our volunteers and to those who made donations to make this workshop a success!