MadCity Folders is a diverse group of Madison-area origami enthusiasts who meet monthly to teach, share, and practice the art of origami.

We meet the second Monday of each month, at the Sequoya Library in Madison, WI from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Gather around a table, fold, talk, exchange ideas, bring your favorite books and projects to share! Please bring your own paper and books. Meetings are open to ages 8 and up, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Join our mailing list to be notified about meetings and events, by emailing us.

Current Events

Nothing currently scheduled.

Our history

In 2010, Shirwil Lukes, a set designer for WHA television, and Ruthanne Bessman, a classical music host on Wisconsin Public Radio (and an origami artist and teacher who has studied in Japan and been on the board of OrigamiUSA) designed the mural displayed behind the circulation desk in the Middleton Public Library. The thousands of pieces that make up the mural were folded by community volunteers; the friendships that came out of this experience were the beginning of MadCity Folders.