Haggit Shalev

Haggit S.

New York, NY
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an origami artist and origami teacher with more than 20 years experience of teaching origami to children, adults and seniors. I live in NYC. I have been teaching origami in private and public schools as well as community centers, museums and senior centers. I work well with special needs children and adults. I use paper and materials you can find in your own home, like printing paper, napkins, dollar bills or business cards. Origami is not just another art or craft form. It is a way of acquiring multitude of skills, in a fun way . Origami engages students in learning basic math concepts like shape, size and number. In the process they learn patience and concentration sequencing and problem solving. Most importantly, people of all ages gain self esteem as they succeed in finishing a model and take pride of their work. They also find that the models they fold can serve them for practical purposes; All kind of boxes to store crayons, staples, A dish to put candies, a hand made card, all sort of flowers. Origami is a great non threatening activity which can provide an immediate reward and a sense of accomplishment to anyone, from age 5 to 99. You can hire me for an individual or group sessions.

About Haggit S.

As an origami teacher and an artist who lives in NYC. I have been teaching origami in prestigious private schools in NYC (Among them Bank street school, Spence school, and Hunter college) For many years I have taught origami at the 92stY and at the Museum of Natural History. I have been attending numerous origami conferences in the US and around the world, where I have had an opportunity to experience first hand the magic effect of origami on people. In addition to teaching Origami, I have created origami decorations for weddings, parties, and Christmas trees. You can hire me for teaching purposes or to run yours or your child's party.


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4 Reviews
Dante R.
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Haggit was great. We had a fun time and learned some along the way. Thank you Haggit :)

Posted Dec 15, 2020
Melanie S.
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Haggit was an excellent instructor who gave instructions that were easy to understand for students at all levels. She came to our class well prepared with several different models for us to make and had a great set-up so we could easily see how to make the folds. We really enjoyed our lesson with her and are excited to use our new origami skills!

Posted Oct 29, 2020
Marie Kasprzyk
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Haggit was very flexible when scheduling the day and time to host a group origami event. We hosted the event for an organization at Texas A&M. She was very flexible to provide the information needed for us to provide the correct materials, zoom link, etc to the participants. Due to COVID the event had to be remote and the participants were not able to participate in the same location. The origami project that we hosted was really fun and she ensured to take her time showing the types of folds so that everyone was able to easily follow along. She provided additional information about origami such as books that we could study to become really good at origami.

Posted Oct 7, 2020
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My name is Ron. Last year my 10 y/o twins took weekly origami lessons from Haggit for a period of 6 months. They are both doing origami diligently since then, and proudly teach origamo to their classmates. Origami became a fun family activity in our house.
In march 2019 they invited their friends to celebrate an Origami birthday party. Haggit taught the guests how to fold several models. The children had a great time. They were all talking about their experience the following day at school. I highly recommend Haggit for teaching and leaading Origami parties

Posted Feb 13, 2020

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Origami expert
Jan 2020 - Present


As you can read in my profile I have 20 years of experience. I subscribed to this website on January of this year.


Sep 1980 - Jun 1985

Tel Aviv University Israel



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Law school degree
Jun 1985

Tel Aviv University

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