Rockport Public Library, 1 Limerock St., invites everyone to a special origami workshop given by Timothy Murphy, local origami enthusiast, Saturday, July 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Attendees can watch Murphy as he demonstrates complicated folds and then make their own origami creations. All materials will be provided, and the program is free of charge.

Origami started in 17th century AD in Japan and has since evolved into a modern art form. The goal is to take a flat sheet of paper and turn it into a finished sculpture by folding and sculpting without using cuts or glue.

Murphy is a Rockport resident and will be in eighth grade at Camden-Rockport Middle School in the fall. He has been practicing origami for a couple of years and has mastered the more technical elements of modular origami. Several of his intricate pieces will be on exhibit in the library’s Children’s Room before and after the workshop.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to