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KYCC Korean Origami Workshop

About this Artist


Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) was established in 1975 to support a growing population of at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Today, KYCC is the leading multi-service organization in Koreatown, supporting children and their families in the areas of education, health, housing, and finances. We believe that if the family is healthy, our community will thrive. KYCC is committed to making Koreatown a safe and beautiful place to live and work.

The mission of KYCC is to serve the evolving needs of the Korean American population in the greater Los Angeles area as well as the multiethnic Koreatown community. KYCC’s programs and services are directed toward recently immigrated, economically disadvantaged youth and families, and promote community socioeconomic empowerment.


Hanji is a special type of paper that is essential to many types of traditional Korean paper crafts. In fact, the word literally means “the paper of Korea.” Hanji is made from the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree, which is native to Korea and can often be found growing on rocky mountainsides.

The process used to make hanji is similar to the technique used to make Japanese washi paper, but the sheet formation process is slightly different. Traditional hanji paper is made using the we bal method to allow for multi-directional grain, and finished sheets are pounded to compact the fibers and lessen ink bleed.