Learn how to crease and fold paper to make a colorful, origami kimono design inspired by your own cultural symbols! Even if you’re a complete paper folding beginner, you will have fun creating a beautifully sculpted kimono using paper and markers. Visit collections.lacma.org and check out the artwork in focus for inspiration on how to use a variety of patterns and lines to create more kimono designs and other Japanese art forms. If you would like to continue making art with us, click the subscribe button below to receive notifications when new videos are released.
Artwork in focus: Japan, Women’s Outer Kimono (Uchikake) with Plank Bridges, Irises, and Swallows,
late Edo period (1615-1868), late 18th-early 19th century https://collections.lacma.org/node/177535
Materials: white copy paper, scissors, pencil, coloring tools (crayons or colored pencils or markers)
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