U3A offers courses for everyone

U3A member Jess Robertson is ready to make origami envelopes which she can send through the Post. Judy Papps looks on at the blue origami butterfly on the table which can be used for decorating hand delivered envelopes. Photo supplied

U3A member Jess Robertson is ready to make origami envelopes which she can send through the Post. Judy Papps looks on at the blue origami butterfly on the table which can be used for decorating hand delivered envelopes. Photo supplied

With more than 60 courses on offer, there is something for everyone at the University of the Third Age (U3A).

The Southern Highlands branch of the University of the Third Age puts on many courses each term and among the more unusual is one on envelopes. 

Conducted by Roger Humphreys members learned how to make origami envelopes both for presentation and for sending through the postal system. 

These envelopes used Japanese Chiyogami and origami paper as well as ordinary computer copy paper. 

The second session will involve the decoration of envelopes with inks, paints and gouache.

Mr Humphreys said in the days of IT and instant communication, handcrafted decorated envelopes would make an even greater  impression. 

Visit sohiu3a.org.au to find out more about the courses on offer at U3A.