“Joel Stern has hosted Valentine’s and Halloween origami workshops at Children’s Book World, and does an excellent job engaging and instructing both children and adults!”
–Sharon Hearn,
Owner of Children’s Book World, Los Angeles

Origami Club (ongoing)

Joel Stern coordinates a monthly origami club, Pacific Ocean Paperfolders (POP), that meets at the Roxbury Park Recreation Center on the fourth Sunday of every month from 1-4 PM. The center is at 471 Roxbury Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Folders of all ages and experience levels are welcome, and it’s free of charge.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Joel leads an online origami workshop every other Sunday. For details, go to the OrigamiUSA website.

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Origami Fairy Tales Workshop
February 7, 2020
Origami Games for Kids Workshop
October 14, 2018
Origami Zoo Workshop
May 17, 2016
Children’s Book World
Valentine Origami Workshop
February 4, 2014
Children’s Book World
Chanukah Origami
December 11, 2011
Slavin Library
Los Angeles
Spooky Origami Workshop
October 26, 2011
Children’s Book World
Los Angeles
Screening: “Between the Folds”
November 20, 2009
Appeared on a panel with Vanessa Gould, documentary filmmaker, following a screening of her award-winning film “Between the Folds” at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica


  • Guest author at Young Authors Workshops at Adams Middle School in Redondo Beach, CA and Beth Yeshurun School in Houston, TX
  • Featured author at book festivals in Allentown, PA; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; Scottsdale, AZ; Los Angeles, CA
  • Featured artist at the first annual Sherrill Berman Children’s Art Education Program at the Janice Charach Art Gallery, Detroit, MI.
  • Teacher training on the uses of origami in the classroom:

o  American Jewish University Fingerhut School of Education
o  Hebrew Union College Rhea Hirsch School of Education

Workshops given at local schools
o  Saint Mark’s School, Pasadena
o  Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles
o  New Horizon School, Pasadena
o  Sinai Akiba Academy, Los Angeles
o  Pressman Academy, Los Angeles
o  Weizmann Day School, Pasadena