Submitted by Monica McClanahan
OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library is hosting a workshop presented by Carla Hyatt from Bakersfield, California. Carla will teach her audience how to use the ancient art of folding paper into various artistic shapes. At the class, participants will make two or three origami Christmas decorations which can be used as ornaments or holiday cards. One can be made into a holiday pin.
This special workshop will be held in the Community Room of the Oakhurst Library on Friday, Dec. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Carla is a retired math teacher and often used origami to demonstrate mathematic concepts to her middle-school students. Origami helped her teach fractions and geometry and now she is applying her skills to making these unique Christmas decorations.
“Give one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Christmas presents this year using origami,” says Carla. “Have fun and make something special, too.”
Anyone aged 11 and older is invited — children and adults. Class is limited to the first 40 people to pre-register at (559) 683-4838. All supplies will be provided. Each student will make the decorations and can take their projects with them when they leave the class.
The event is sponsored by Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library (FOBL).
The library is located at 49044 Civic Circle Drive in Oakhurst. If you have any questions, please call (559) 683-4838 or visit www.oakhurstfobl.com
Monica McClanahan is a volunteer and member of FOBL