Sayoko Burton, paper craft and ink teacher

Sayoko Burton

Sayoko Burton

Certified Origami Art Instructor and a qualified Art Therapist

location_on North Sydney, Sydney

local_activity classes: OrigamiPaper Craft and Ink

5.0 (7)

Sayoko Burton is a Certified Origami Art Instructor and a qualified Art Therapist. She trained as an art therapist in Sydney and is a member of the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

She specialises in working with children, adolescence and adults. She focuses on improving people’s well-being, developing creativity and imagination.

Sayoko is a very creative person. Some of her creative talents come from her Japanese cultural background. She learned traditional Japanese Art such as Origami from her grandmother when she was very young. She still enjoys making traditional Japanese art and many other creative arts. Sayoko is also a member of the NIPPON Origami Association in Japan.

​Currently, Sayoko is teaching Origami in aged care centres and helping seniors with their motor skills and mental focus. She also teaches Origami in Cultural events and community centres. ​She runs an Origami workshop for adults, children and individuals. She also runs an Origami therapy group as well.




Claire Mullins Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We booked Sayoko to teach Origami to our local seniors at Mosman Seniors Centre and they absolutely loved the class! Sayoko was a delight, she arrived on time and set up her colourful display and proceeded to engage with the seniors to help them create a ‘heart’ and a ‘star box’. It was a lovely atmosphere of chatting, meeting new people while learning a new skill! Thank you Sayoko!

John Montgomery Oct 2021

The workshop was a great choice for a small team. It was a beginner workshop which suited our attendees as no one had done any Origami previously. Sayo was very efficient in both communications and getting very nice materials to use in plenty of time.

On the day Sayo was very positive and constructive as she guided us through making items .

Sayo tailored one item in response to a request which made the session more personalised

If attendees have origami experience recommend discussing with Sayo prior to booking to calibrate difficulty to skill sets.
Would recommend

Paper Craft and Ink class review by John Montgomery

Melanie Owens Sep 2021

Thanks Sayo, I enjoyed your teaching and what we made together. My favourite was the horse!

John Montgomery Sep 2021

Great introductory workshop on Origami. Booking and communication was efficient and Sayoko tailored an item relevant to our team context. No attendees had much Origami experience before the workshop. The workshop material arrived well in time and instructions sent closer to the date. On the day it was a fun and enjoyable. Sayoko's teaching style is positive and encouraging . If attendees are more experienced in Origami then suggest talking to Sayoko to adapt the workshop for skill levels Thank You - would recommend

Geoff Rattray Sep 2021

Well presented with good range of difficulty. The personalized badger figure was excellent.

Anja Laudrin Sep 2021

Sayo is a lovely teacher and we enjoyed making cure animals :-) Thank you!

Chris Cashman Sep 2021

Fun team workshop and Sayoko was an excellent teacher!

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