Shaping the paper

Origami workshop taught by Rui Roda using the techniques of dry folding and wet folding.

DATE: November 23

SCHEDULE: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AIMED AT: people 12 years and older

DURATION: 3 hours

NUMBER ASSISTANTS: minimum 5 maximum 15

PLACE: La Factoría de Papel c / Buenavista 8 28012 Madrid


Origami workshop by Rui Roda


Workshop objective is to fold paper figures to learn about some origami techniques and their possibilities as a means of expression.

Animals and masks will be folded dry and wet making a brief analysis of their characteristics and the reason for choosing the type of paper and the technique used.

Workshop Structure

Theoretical introduction: brief historical trajectory, the tools and the different techniques will be explained. ½ hour

Practice 1: 1 hour

Practice 2: 1 hour

Conclusions: sharing of the work done ½ hour

Materials needed to complete the course

The Paper Factory provides:

  • Tissue paper (1 sheet per student)
  • Paper canson mis-teintes 160g m2 (one of 20cm x 29cm and another of 10cm x 15cm per student)
  • Printing paper (one A4 per student); two-color kraft (a square of 15 cm x 15 cm per student)
  • Guillotine, rulers and some pencils in case we need to cut paper
  • Water and tea towels
  • Cotton
  • Mini tweezers (smaller than clothes)
  • Methylcellulose

Requirements to attend the course

It is advisable to know the basic origami symbology (valley, mount, flip the paper, inverted fold, sunken fold…)

Rui Roda

Creator and interpreter of Portuguese origami.

As creator he has his models published in convention books, in origami association newsletters and on the web.

As an interpreter he has more than 3,000 models published on the web, in addition to testing the construction diagrams of many creators from around the world and various origami associations, particularly for the Spanish Origami Association.

More information on Instagram @rodarui and Facebook Rui Roda.