Classes and Lessons

Origami Folding Classes

“Origami requires no cutting or messy pasting. However, it challenges you to have a steady mind and focus“ ~Taro Yaguchi

Taro’s Origami Classes

At Taro’s Origami Studio, we have 45-minute classes of up to five students for people of all ages and levels – from those who have never folded before to seasoned veterans looking for a new challenge. Our staff has over 50 combined years of teaching origami, and we hope that our flexible schedule ensures there will be a time that works for you.

Our classes are designed around our “Kyu” teaching method. Taro’s Origami Studio has taken all the folds needed in origami and categorized them by difficulty so that they are easy to follow and fun to learn. Like martial arts, the Kyu System relies on progression through practice, repetition, and demonstration. By displaying mastery of a specific set of techniques, students will receive colored bands as they “graduate” to new levels, in the same manner that students are rewarded with belts in karate.

*No prior experience is necessary, but we strongly recommend that students be at least five years of age to take Origami Classes. It is a shared class environment so it is important that each folder can listen to and follow directions for 45 minutes.

** Unfortunately, children may not legally be dropped off for safety reasons. Furthermore, we recommend that parents of children under the age of six join the class so that they too can learn the basic folds in order to help their children at home!

Taro’s Origami 45-Minute Class Schedule

Tuesdays: 3:30 to 4:15 pm, 4:30 to 5:15 pm, and 6:00 to 6:45 pm

Wednesdays: 3:30 to 4:15 pm

Thursdays: 3:30 to 4:15 pm, 4:30 to 5:15 pm, and 6:00 to 6:45 pm

Fridays: 3:30 to 4:15 pm

Saturdays: 1:00 to 1:45 pm

Cost for Classes

Each class is 45 minutes and $25.00 per person.
The first beginning-level class requires the purchase of a $5.00 book.
The first intermediate-level class requires purchase of $10.00 book.

Starting June 1st, 2013, Taro’s Origami Studio has begun offering more options for those enrolled in our classes!

The more classes you purchase up front, the greater the savings.

Total Cost Average Cost / Class
Individual Classes $25.00 $25.00 / class
Tier 1 – (5 total classes) $100.00 $20.00 / class
Tier 2 – (10 total classes) $190.00 $19.00 / class
Tier 3 – (15 total classes) $270.00 $18.00 / class
Tier 4 – (20 total classes) $350.00 $17.50 / class


We look forward to seeing you soon!