New to the World of Origami? There are established organizations that you will want first to know more about. And you will then find that there exists many associations, clubs, & groups meeting to fold around the world,- in cities everywhere. Some meet regularly, others are more informal. But a person can spend some time, just trying to find "where are they"? My listing is not meant to be a complete reference list, but to show you in the first five or six searches below where you can find most of them in great listings!
So, to save you the time I've spend searching online (and it was fun time but still.) I am sharing with you here my listing, from my bookmarks to get you started. I do not wish for my .org website to just be a site that lists lists of links, so to speak. But in my searching I have been very grateful to go to an origami site and see their LINKS listing! By going to several different sites, one can quickly see many of these clubs, or more on how and where to find them.
·I welcome other clubs and associations to send me their locations and information and I'll be happy to list it here as well.
ORIGAMI CLUB, ASSOCIATIONS, MEETINGS AND GROUPS
AROUND THE WORLD. Listings below:
1.Bomis: The Arts/Crafts/Origami Yes this is a site with listings & it's quick and helpful There are 65! Entries on this page. I really suggest starting here is good! http://www.bomis.com/rings/Mcrafts-origami-arts/
2.British Origami Society Listing by society database The BOS is a name to know and a great place to start as well. The BOS is a big established society in the world of origami. Membership is most beneifical check out the listings: http://www.12testing.net/cgi-bin/bos/links.pl?job=society
3.Paperfolding.com (a place to become familiar with) you will find an excellent listing! International Organizations, and US organizations, I suggest making this one of the first five to check to get a easy long listing http://www.paperfolding.com/links/groups/
4.Origami USA definitely and excellent resource for the US folder looking for clubs, associations etc. and right their on the front page, see resources and click: Because they are so complete and offer so much to the folder I put them on the top 10 for listings of organizations and clubs etc. http://www.origami-usa.org/frames1c.htm
5.The Official Web Site of Japan Origami Academic Society Most interesting website from Japan. http://www.origami.gr.jp/ Their links page is impressive and worth checking early in your research.
6.Joseph Wu, in the world or origami this is the "name" many think of easily. Among the top folder, the top names, the top websites, you will find Joseph and this url is for his page of links to "Paperfolders Around the World" http://www.origami.vancouver.bc.ca/Info/palm.php
7.This listing was good, but when I went to it recently was Not Working so I cannot give a name or details, except to list it here (as obviously I went to the site and felt it was worth bookmarking: http://www.tmqg.com/products/us2d.htm#Animals%20Roaming%20Here
8.As I am going thru my bookmarks alphabetically this is the next listing: the page is small with four listings: three clubs and one bookstore. The New England Folders, OrigaMIT, and Origamido http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/ORIGAMI.HTM
9.The Origami Club of Pittsburg: here is a good example of a listing by a club, hours, what they offer, who they are affiliated with etc. http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/usr/origami/ocop.html
10.Origami Deutschland the front page at the site is a registration form to join, but also are the usual choice of diagrams (where you can see a listing of them simply with a click of your mouse) convention information and more. You do not have to register to check this parts of the website. Included are articles, photos, sculptures, diagrams listed, and in english on my puter. http://www.papierfalten.de/en/joining.html
11.West Coast Origami Guild here you will find links to and information on these: Southern CA: Los Angeles | Orange County | Palos Verdes | Santa Monica | High Desert | San Diego
Northern CA: Pacifica | Redwoods | San Francisco | Sonoma | Sunnyvale | West Sacramento
Pacific Northwest & Conventions: Portland, OR | Seattle, WA | PCOC 2003 and more
12.Israeli Origami Center is listed on many of the links listing you will find above, but I do have it separately listed in my own bookmarks and so I'm listing it here. On their links page they list first Israeli origami sites, and then Sites from around the world. http://www.origami.co.il/origami/Main_E.html so I include it here so that you my visitor will be motivated then to search from your favorite search engine for local sites in your country or community.
13.Origami Center of Novorossiysk not all clubs or associations are large to be viable, and interesting to more than just the local community. This is why I list other nations and organizations from other countries in my own computer and bookmark them. A particular organization might be small but already involved in far reaching efforts for origami around the world such as this site: http://www.civilsoc.org/nisorgs/russwest/origami.htm from this url you will be directed to the actual website .
ORIGAMI CLUBs, ASSOCIATIONS, MEETINGS AND GROUPS
AROUND THE WORLD. Listings below:
Somewhat familiar with the world of origami but want to know more. Check out listings.
Please know that I have been to every site I list here. I am limited by my space at the website host, and for this reason I do not link directly to these sites.
But for those really interested, it is easy enough to highlight the url with your cursor and then paste it in for your search. From time to time a site that is real, shows an error, or "can't locate." I have no control over this I try to keep things updated and so I suggest if you get a similar message that you go back another time to try to access the site.
If you know of other sites I might list here to help my visitors in their search, please feel free to send me the information by email. Thank You.
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