Ohio Paper Folders is a very active regional origami group in central Ohio. Over the last eight years we have grown to over eighty members, and are in our fifth year of running the CenterFold Origami Convention.
OPF is very active in the community, teaching origami at the Ohio Asian festival, the Greater Columbus Arts Festival, the Ohio State Fair and in hospitals, libraries, schools and other venues throughout the state. We started selling origami paper as a way to raise funds to support these community events. Now we are expanding this to help fund other small non-profit origami groups throughout the country.
If you run a local origami group or club, please contact email@example.com. We will provide you with a two things: a wholesaler login with which you can purchase at a 25% discount, and a "promo code" you can give to anyone you wish - your group members, the general public etc. People using that code will receive a 5% discount and we will send you 20% as a donation for your group. Your group does not have to be a registered non-profit - you can be a simple club or origami group.
We are a registered 501c(3) educational non-profit, and are staffed solely by volunteers.
OPF was founded by Monica Salisbury in July 2007 to deal with the lack of an Ohio Origami group. With weekly notices in local newspapers the group grew to eight members over the following ten months, then quickly jumped to over twenty members after several public seminars.
The group now numbers more than 60, and includes members with a wide range of interests, specialties and skill levels. Members range from "newbies" to a published author of origami books, as well as some very talented designers. Some focus on modular origami, others on complex wet folding.
OPF is primarily a group of origami artists. The members are predominantly Ohioans; we have members in Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Athens as well as Columbus. We are always happy to welcome new members. Currently there are no fees or dues for membership. The only requirement is an interest in origami and/or paper arts, including kusudama, kirigami, paper making, and paper sculpture. But we are first and foremost an origami group.
Being origami enthusiasts we are always eager to share models and techniques we've learned. We meet monthly to fold and exchange techniques. Everyone is welcome .
We meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 1:00 10 5:00 PM. At this time we are meeting at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington Ohio. If that should change we'll post the change on this page.
Our mission as a group is to stretch our abilities in origami but also to participate in and create programs to stimulate interest in and spread awareness of origami.