Welcome to The Origami People!
Origami has the power to transform a whole society. We believe that the manual craftiness of the Japanese is awakened at an early age by the widespread use of Origami during childhood.
The relaxing qualities of Origami have also imparted an active meditational tool to the society.
We are experienced with special events, public relations and have been commissioned for many jobs including workshops at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery;The Art Gallery of NSW, Enmore TAFE .Have worked in Collaboration to make media for Comm.Bank,MacDonalds,NSW Government,The Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald,Channel 7,SBS(In The Neighborhood)Channel 10(Ridgey Didge).We have taught Origami at the Sydney Town Hall and Queen Victoria buildings as part of japan Week.We have exhibited at the Sydney Opera House foyer as part of the Australian Ballet.We have also done insects for the New Zealand Post Television Commercial,and jumping frogs for a NSW Gov. clean water promotion.
There are many more.
Please contact us to find out more on how origami can improve and enrich your life.
Michael Clonaris began Origami in 1985 after his sister returned from Japan and taught him 3 origami designs. He made 1000 Origami cranes that same year and shortly afterwards in 1986 met and married his dearest wife Etsuko who urged him to further pursue Origami as a profession.
In 1986, along with Simon Peart, Etsuko and his sister Debby they collaborated in making a huge 7 metre square Origami crane at the Bondi Beach Pavilion for the International year of Peace activities.In 2016 my wife sadly passed away.I would like to dedicate this site to Etsuko Nagashita Clonaris who throughout her teaching career taught Origami to young children at school and did more to promote Origami than anyone else I know.She was an inspiration to me in making theorigamipeople a worthwhile enterprise .
Etsuko and Michael have appeared on television and radio, have been published in Vogue and Home Beautiful magazines. They have made Origami for advertising, for commercial shops, for national sale catalogues, conventions and corporate functions.
Michael has taught Origami to both children and adults at many schools, fairs and community group workshops.
Origami has the power to transform a whole society. Michael believes that the manual craftiness of the Japanese is awakened at an early age by the widespread use of Origami during childhood. The relaxing qualities of Origami have also imparted an active meditational tool to the society.
Students at the Origami People's courses will learn the bases: square, bird, fish, w-boat, blintz etc. They will learn to relax by always having small pieces of paper on hand to pass the time. They will learn creativity and playfulness.
Origami and Children
Origami enables children to entertain and educate themselves for long periods of time with minimal exertion. Students are taught the visual language of Origami design and are encouraged to expand their skill via libraries and the internet. The lessons are graded with more difficult pieces taught once the basics have been mastered.
Michael's expertise is often sourced by Creative Directors of leading Ad Agencies producing ads for distribution across all types of media.
He has been the subject of a number of specialist television productions broadcast nationally including SBS TV's "Here Comes The Neighbourhood" and TEN's "Totally Wild". In 2009 his work was featured in a series of segments on ABC TV's New Inventors program.
The Origami People's earrings and cards are sold in shops but any visitor to the site can email with enquiries about individual sales.
Showcasing some of our workshops, installations, commissions and merchandise.
Animation of origami Australia from 2 by 1 rectangle paper.
Origami box with four points
Traditional origami box from a square piece of paper.
Here's an origami shirt for you to make in a couple of minutes.
The Origami People
Origami for school and community group activity
Original Origami designs
Origami for Creative Directors
Origami for advertising
Origami for retail shopfront displays
Origami for corporate marketing
Origami for corporate functions and events
Origami for social functions, family functions and hospitality events
The Origami People Products:
Origami & collage gift cards
A dozen roses
Custom made Origami...your request.
Buying from us: If you would like to purchase the contact section of this site has all our contact email details.Make your request and Michael will answer ASAP.
Customer service: We are committed to total excellence in not only our products but also in the level of service we strive to provide to you as well.
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