Bring­ing back pa­per planes

Wanneroo Times - - Front Page -

ORIGAMI artist Sanny Ang has set his sights on teach­ing ev­ery Aus­tralian how to make his orig­i­nal aero­plane through his ‘Storigami’ classes.

The Sor­rento res­i­dent, who moved from Sin­ga­pore to Perth in 1989, has been mak­ing origami since his dad taught him as a five-year-old.

Af­ter watch­ing a news bul­letin about the Gulf War in 1991, where a pre­sen­ter said some aero­planes would never re­turn home from war, he cre­ated his orig­i­nal aero­plane called Zom­merang, which came back in a cir­cle.

He will be hold­ing his sec­ond free work­shop this year at Bayswa­ter Library on March 28.

Mr Ang said con­duct­ing his ‘Storigami’ work­shops, where he told sto­ries and taught peo­ple how to make origami, was what he liked to do best.

“If we get peo­ple who have not done origami be­fore, then we have to do ba­sic mod­els. If they have done a few classes with me be­fore, then we will go to the next level – I have got about 12 dif­fer­ent lev­els,” he said.

Mr Ang said he wanted to con­tinue mak­ing origami based on more than 280 draw­ings of things he saw in his daily life.

“Even with all the years of origami I have done and the amount of knowl­edge I have, it is like a grain of sand on the beach,” he said.

“I am hop­ing to get to more li­braries and teach more classes.”

Pic­ture: David Baylis d480020

Origami ex­pert Sanny Ang.

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