Yesterday we Skyped with some very talented artists and ‘origami-ists’ (is that even a word?!) from 5/6CS in Tasmania. At the start of the term, Mrs S and 5/6CS sent us Artist Trading Cards and we created some for them. The only problem was that we didn’t know how to make the fancy little paper card holders. So, we Skyped with them and they taught us!
Some students in 5/6CS stayed in during their lunch time and showed us how to turn one piece of A4 paper into a card holder with four pockets. It was easy to follow most instructions but we had to keep on checking to see if we followed them correctly. Our sound was a bit dodgy to start with but we fixed it by the end of the instructions, just in time for our chat. We had to ask them to sing the alphabet whilst we tested our sound. We think they thought it was a strange request!
When we finished we all held up our card holders and 5/6CS cheered and clapped. We were proud of 5/6CS for their wonderful instructions and proud of ourselves for following them correctly.
After we made our card holders we had a little chat. Some of us were able to talk to the artists who made the cards we received. Ideally, you are meant to meet the artist who makes your cards face to face. However, we need to collect a few more 5 cent coins before we can afford a trip to Tasmania!! So, Skype was the next best thing. It was wonderful to talk to the person who created the cards we received.
After our Skype call, we got a little carried away with the card holders. Some people decorated and made some more using coloured paper. Most of our card holders are ready to be sent. We hope to have them in the post by Friday
Have you ever received Artist Trading Cards?
Has anyone taught you anything using Skype?
What type of origami do you know how to make?