This workshop will explore some of the folding techniques that were developed in the latter part of the 20th century that added life and natural form to origami, in particular, the technique known as wet-folding. All paper will be provided. Some small amount of origami experience is desirable, but not needed. This program accompanies the exhibition, Origami in the Garden, on display December 3, 2016 – April 23, 2017.
- Wednesday, December 7
- 2 – 4 pm, Kapnick Hall inside Naples Botanical Garden
- $35 members / $40 Non-Members (limited to 30 participants)
Robert J. Lang is recognized as one of the foremost origami artists in the world, as well as a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for folding. With a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech, he has, during the course of work at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Spectra Diode Laboratories, and JDS Uniphase, authored or co-authored over 100 papers and 50 patents in lasers and optoelectronics as well as authored, co-authored, or edited 16 books and a CD-ROM on origami. He is a full-time artist and consultant on origami and its applications to engineering problems but keeps his toes in the world of lasers and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics from 2007–2010. He received Caltech’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, in 2009 and was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in these ways:
- Register in person at the Chabraja Visitors Center
- For questions or to register by phone call 239.643.7275 during business hours
- Register by email LLL@naplesgarden.org during non-business hours by leaving contact information and the program(s) of interest and someone will return your call within 2 business days
Registration is complete when payment is received. Certain programs fill up quickly and we accept registration on a first come, first served basis. Register early to ensure your program is not cancelled due to low enrollment. If a cancellation is required a refund will be issued.