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International Origami Exhibition Registration Information
1-day: Includes 2 class sessions
2-day: Includes 4 class sessions
3-day: Includes 6 Class Sessions
AGE GROUP 8 YEARS & ABOVE
FREE WORKSHOPS every day in the Library foyer for all age groups.
Level of Difficulty
Do I need to register to attend the Exhibition?No. Registration is not required to attend the Exhibition! The event is FREE and open to the public. Make sure to head upstairs to the 2nd floor to the Rasmussen Gallery to see amazing origami displays. There are FREE origami workshops in the lobby where you can learn simple folds. If you are interested in taking origami classes from professional instructors, you can sign up in advance on our website here: https://www.chaosorigami.org/registration. Please sign up early since there is limited seating available.
Do I need to bring anything with me to the Workshops?Attendees are encouraged to bring their own origami paper and supplies, however, paper will be provided during the workshops.
What is the COVID/mask policy for the Exhibition?We will be adhering to the State of Illinois COVID-19 policies, which can be found here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/health-orders.html. Masks are optional but recommended.
I'm traveling from out of town. Is there a hotel where I can stay?Absolutely. There are several hotels near the library that we can recommend: Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg 1191 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4773 Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Schaumburg, IL 1401 N Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60195-3644 Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago - Schaumburg 815 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4967 Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Schaumburg891 Plaza Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Will there be any origami items for sale at the Exhibition?Yes. Some decorative origami gift items will be available for sale upstairs along with various origami supplies including books and paper.
How many guests can I bring with me to the Exhibition?You may bring as many guests along as you'd like. Just keep in mind that we will have limited seating for the workshops, so please register early.
What else is offered besides the Exhibition?CHAOS holds regular origami workshops at The Garfield Park Conservatory every 2nd Saturday of the month from 12:00 - 3:00pm. Please check our website for additional events and activities here: https://www.chaosorigami.org/upcoming-events
What is the difference between “Easy” vs. “Easy/Intermediate” vs. “Intermediate/Complex” workshop?An “Easy” workshop includes basic folds only. No prior experience or folding knowledge is required. These classes include mountain and valley folds and may introduce squash folds and reverse folds. An “Easy/Intermediate” workshop requires a basic knowledge of origami folds. If you get stuck or if you have some questions, please raise your hand. There could be squash folds, reverse folds and rabbit ear folds. An “Intermediate/Complex” workshop requires a skillset that includes a wide range of experience folding various spread squash and sink folds to inside and outside reverse folds, sink folds (typically most challenging), petal folds, double rabbit ear folds (also challenging), pleat folds and crimp folds. These classes are for advanced folders only. Without prior knowledge or experience with these types of folds, please be forewarned that you will fall behind. If this happens and you realize that you are soon “in over your head”, please don’t panic. Respect the challenge kindly and agree to fold separately when you have more time after the class.
If I purchase a seat for a workshop and I cannot attend, do I get a refund?Refunds will be issued on a case by case basis but not guaranteed. All transaction fees will be subtracted from the refund. All refund requests must be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a Code of Conduct for the event?Yes. CHAOS has a code of conduct and it will be enforced during the event in conjunction with the rules of the hosting facility. Please see CHAOS Code of Conduct by clicking CoC
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