Jeff Raab

Jeff R.

Astoria, NY
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Beginner, Intermediate
I've been practicing origami for over 20 years. My love of animals as a kid inspired me to learn origami so I could fold my very own paper zoo. Now, I teach students of all ages and skill levels to fold. I've also been a theatre educator for nearly a decade and I love empowering the inner artist in all of us.

I'll work with you to master the common folds and bases, learn all kinds of models, and show you how to read diagrams so you can keep folding on your own, and even try your own original designs.

Just by folding paper, you can create beautiful pieces of art in five, twenty-five, or one hundred and five steps, from a simple fish to a three-headed dragon. The art of Origami truly has no bounds. Origami also improves hand-eye coordination and can feel as calming as meditation. After every session, you will come away with amazing paper creations!

About Jeff R.

Currently offering online lessons! Perfect for being stuck at home all day, and all you need is paper so there's no mess to clean up.

*Please note that I only use TakeLessons.com to book one-on-one lessons. For other inquires, please send me a direct message.

I've been folding origami for over twenty years. I have been affiliated with Taro's Origami Studio in Brooklyn, New York for the past six years, and I've independently taught origami at Manhattan Youth LAB Middle School in addition to workshops and private lessons to students of all ages. I've also been hired as an origami artist for a television commercial and live events.

In addition to my origami work, I am an actor, musician, and theatre teaching artist. I trained at George Washington University, New York University, the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre, and Circus Warehouse. Some of my favorite professional credits include summers with the Texas and South Dakota Shakespeare Festivals, composing an award-winning score for Libra Theater's "12th Night," and teaching/directing as an international guest artist with Burgh Healthy Hub in Helensburgh, NSW, Australia.

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Eryn
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Jeff was such an amazing teacher. He came to our home and even brought the special paper with him. Our son who is 7 and his friends (8-9yrs) thoroughly enjoyed learning how to fold origami and it was a creative fun way to spend the afternoon. We hope to do it again soon.

Posted Mar 7, 2018

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Experience

Origami Teacher/Artist
Sep 2016 - Present

Freelance

Everything from private lessons to group workshops to folding at events.

Origami Teacher/Artist
Dec 2014 - Present

Taro's Origami Studio

Origami Club Teacher
Sep 2016 - Apr 2017

Manhattan Youth LAB Middle School

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Classical Acting
Aug 2018 - Jul 2019

George Washington University

Certificate, Physical Theatre
Oct 2013 - Jun 2014

Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Bachelor of Music, Musical Theatre
Sep 2006 - May 2010

New York University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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