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Frequently Asked Questions - Special Sessions
Special Sessions are classes held in the Fall and Spring, one Sunday per month for 3 consecutive months. There are 10 classes of varying skill levels offered on each day, 5 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon. Students may sign up for one class in the morning and one in the afternoon. They are a fundraiser for OrigamiUSA and are held in the American Museum of Natural History. All the teachers volunteer to teach at these events.
The Fall sessions are usually held in October, November, December (and sometimes January.) The Spring sessions are usually held in March, April and May. They are usually held on the 1st Sunday of the month. The morning session is from 10:30 – 12:30 and the afternoon session is from 2:30 – 5:00. Please check Special Sessions for the most current information.
No. Special Sessions are specific classes that you sign up for and pay for by the class. However, since there are 5 classes being taught concurrently it has the atmosphere of a small origami convention (about 40-50 people.) The classes are taught in 2- and 2.5-hour sessions and they tend to be smaller in class size than the Annual Convention, so it is more relaxed.
No, you do not have to be a member to attend, but there are price breaks that make it less expensive if you are a member. There are always some simple classes being taught at each session.
Go to the Special Sessions page. We have an on-line model menu that is updated as we get photos for the classes. If you do not see a photo for the class you are interested in, check back in a few days.