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Nature Quest: Halloween Origami (Ages 7+ years old)

October 29, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a fun, unique Sunday afternoon. Naturalist Judy Semroc will lead our group of adventurers on a nature hike along the loop trail at Forest Ridge Preserve, located directly behind the Land Conservancy’s Conservation Center. After our hike, we’ll head inside to warm up around the fireplace and fold Halloween-themed origami with Origamist Lisa Cheng. Craft supplies will be provided. Each child will take home 2-3 works of art.

Folding origami can be relaxing and meditative, or as challenging as a difficult puzzle. The folding sequence is magical as a 2-dimensional shape transforms into a beautiful sculpture that can be abstract or realistic, or representative of an animal, bird, flower or form from nature, mathematics, or the imagination.

Advanced registration is required.

Event details:
Sunday, October 29, 2023
1:00 to 3:30 pm
Fee: $10/child. Free for accompanying parent/guardian. We will ask that adults assist the children with folding.
Limit: 10
Location: Directions will be sent to registrants. Forest Ridge Preserve in Moreland Hills, OH.


Lisa Chuan-Lee Cheng
Lisa Cheng was born in the USA and has been folding origami since she was three years old. She was first taught traditional models by her father and mother, who immigrated to the USA from China. Lisa taught herself high intermediate level origami models from books by John Montroll while she attended college at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, where she graduated with a BFA in art. She received her MA in art history from Oberlin College. She has taught origami at events at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, as well as for Coventry Kids Day and various Harry Potter book release parties at Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry. Since 2021, Lisa has been a member of Cleveland Area Folding Enthusiasts (CAFE), founded and currently led on Zoom by origami expert Ginger Wankewycz. She has also both studied and taught with Adam Brumma and attended online lessons by James Peake. Lisa has collected many origami books and has also learned some origami models by watching YouTube tutorial videos. Besides the folding process, Lisa enjoys sharing and spreading joy, and making new friends by teaching and gifting origami models.

Organizer: Renee Boronka, rboronka@wrlandconservancy.org, 216-533-8761


October 29, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm