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About Our Teaching Artists

akiko endo

Akiko Endo, native of Tokyo, Japan, currently lives in Elkins, WV.  For many years, she has practiced Origami, the folding paper art from Japan. She has taught private lessons on Origami and in the public schools in Randolph Co.   She is also an aspiring oil painter.  Her interests expanded to oil paintings of plants; creating abstract sculptural art with found materials such as packing strips and paper; and making baskets.


“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas”
(Donatella Versace)