Scott Stern: Outside the Box of Origami

Event date: 
Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 5:00pm
In conjunction with our paper crane fundraiser for the Japanese earthquake relief effort, Scott Stern will talk about his forthcoming book Outside the Box of Origami.

"Playful subject matter and clear, colorful, fun-to-fold diagrams—will provide hours of enjoyment for beginners and experts alike."—Jeremy Shafer, author of Origami to Astonish and Amuse


First introduced to origami at the age of three, Scott Wasserman Stern's deep love for and interest in origami has driven him to an accomplishment few have reached: becoming a published author before his eighteenth birthday. By the time he was fourteen, Scott began diagramming some of his over thirty original origami designs. It took three more years of focused work, but the result is the incredible Outside the Box Origami, Scott's first, but surely not his last, book.


This extraordinary collection of twenty whimsical and completely original origami designs features a mix of single-sheet and modular origami models accompanied by beautiful photos and easy-to-follow diagrams. The offerings range from geometric models like the "Starburst" and "Simple Wreath" to more adventurous and organic models such as "When Pigs Fly!" The mix of Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced designs means this book has something for everyone. Beginners will enjoy training their fingers to fold while making such creations as a "Skull" or "Elephant", while experienced folders will delight in doing the more challenging pieces, such as the complex "Snowflake" design. Outside the Box Origami culminates with the piece that gave this book its name—"Folding Outside the Box", the challenging single-sheet model that depicts two hands reaching out of a box, folding a piece of origami paper.


About the Author

Scott Wasserman Stern has been folding origami since he was three years old. He has been an active member of the Origami Club of Pittsburgh and a regular attendee of OrigamiUSA's national convention in New York City. Scott has an identical twin brother as well as a younger brother. He and his family live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Scott will be attending Yale University in the fall of 2011.

Event address: 
420 Beaver St
15143-1502 Sewickley