A lover of paper all her life, Peggy Hasegawa has been a papermaker, bookmaker, and origami artist since 1983. She teaches book-making, origami, and multi-cultural art projects. The projects and processes connect to math, geometry, reading and writing, and listening skills. Workshops are suitable for pre-k and up.
In Hasegawa’s bookmaking workshops, students learn about the history of books, and how to make a book step by step. The process enhances the skills of listening and sequencing. It also aids manual dexterity and coordination. The blank pages are the students’ inspiration to write with their teacher. The students’ handmade books are a portal to the writing experience.
In her origami workshops, Hasegawa stimulates students’ creativity, dexterity, and imagination as they fold and shape paper into different creatures, forms, and objects. An ancient art as old as papermaking, origami involves many disciplines, including math and geometry.