RBCM@Home (Kids)

Making Paper Cranes with Laura Minta Holland

Join artist-educator Laura Minta Holland and learn how to make your own origami crane.

This workshop is inspired by the Japanese practice of senbazuru , folding 1000 cranes in hopes of having one wish granted. Most often this is in relation to happiness, luck, recovery from illness or injury.

During this years 'Lockdown', Laura, inspired by this tradition, decided to create her own '1000 Cranes' project. This repetitive process allowed a space for calm, focus and mindfulness, which was very helpful during these unprecedented world events.

Materials needed:

  • Any kind of paper, cut into a square

Laura Minta Holland is an artist- educator who has been working in art galleries and museums for the over 15 years, presenting accessible art engagement activities for children and adults alike. Originally from the UK, Laura has a BFA in Visual arts and has developed a knowledge of both historical and contemporary Canadian art. Laura is also an avid gardener, outdoor explorer and creative experimenter.

RBCM @ Home (Kids) is hosted by Chris O'Connor. 

Click on the link below to join Webinar


The Zoom Room has a capacity of 500 spots. If you are not able to access through Zoom, we will also be streaming on Facebook Live. Please visit the Royal BC Museum Facebook page.

If you missed past sessions, check out our RBCM @ Home (Kids) YouTube page.

RBCM @ Home (Kids) is like a museum playdate online. Visit with members of the museum staff who are working from home, along with families from across BC, as we make and learn together. Each session will have some kind of making activity, so get your paper and pencil crayons ready. RBCM @ Home(Kids) takes place on Wednesdays at 11 am, visit our calendar for topics, presenters and a list of materials so you can join in with hands-on activities at home.

For adults and youth, check out RBCM @ Home. This program takes place on Tuesdays at 12pm and highlights members of the curatorial and collections staff who are working from home during the pandemic and discover how they do their work, how their work is reflected in their homes and what they're working on now.

Get in Touch

Chris O’Connor
Learning Program Developer

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