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Origami Connect Events

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Season:
Winter/Spring
Date and Time:
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Level:
Low Intermediate
Presenter:
Char Morrow

Char will teach this beautiful model designed by Robert Neale. She is so excited that she was able to bring this model out of hiding a couple of years ago. Robert shared many other interesting models and ideas in collaboration with Mike Naughton. (Note that this document can be purchased for download on the OrigamiUSA website.) The crystal is elegantly simple, though, as with so many modulars, it has a couple of fun and clever steps. Time permitting, some variations will be shared.

In addition to teaching the Crystal, Char will talk about her work in origami and mathematics and about her work in math-art. She will tailor her remarks to the interests of the audience, so get your questions ready. You can even send questions ahead of time to origamiconnect [at] origamiusa.org

Materials needed: The crystal can be made with 4, 5, 6, or 7 pieces of paper. Char recommends that you start with 6 pieces of kami, 2 different colors (e.g, 3 of one color and 3 of another color). Alternating colors makes it easier to see the structure. Plain rather than patterned paper is highly recommended for learning. You may want to have some patterned paper on hand to fold a second model. Duo paper is not a good choice, as the back side of the paper does not show.

Season:
Winter/Spring
Date and Time:
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Level:
High Intermediate
Presenter:
Beth Johnson

Beth will teach a turtle she designed using a tessellation pattern. The model is folded from a hexagon and uses a triangle grid of 16ths. We will start with a square and Beth will begin by showing you how fold and cut a hexagon and then how to fold a triangle grid.

Materials needed:
Paper: One 10" Square sheet of paper OR a pre-cut hexagon. A slightly heavier paper is recommended for this model. Elephant hide works well, but copy paper can work too. Kami or foil paper is not recommended.

Tools: A ruler and some way to cut the paper (scissors, x-acto knife + cutting mat, etc). Unless you have a pre-cut hexagon.

Season:
Winter/Spring
Date and Time:
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Level:
Complex
Presenter:
Ryan Charpentier

In honor of the Year of the Dog, Ryan will be teaching the Basset Hound by Lee Jae gu. It is a complex model and will take the full 2 hours. Kami will work for this model, however, Ryan suggests using double tissue or tissue foil if you are able for best results. A large paper, at least 10-15" is needed.

This model was created by Lee Jae Gu and published in an OrigamiUSA convention book.

Ryan quickly came on the origami scene and has become an internet sensation. He is an excellent folder who enjoys complex models. He recently created his first model, a roadrunner.

He is excited to lead you through this complex model, the Basset Hound on Origami Connect.

Season:
Winter/Spring
Date and Time:
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Level:
Low Intermediate
Presenter:
Gilad Aharoni

Gilad Aharoni has been folding and accumulating origami books for over
30 years. At some point, he started making lists of what's inside his
books, but new books kept on coming and he never stopped. Those lists
are now available for all to search at http://www.giladorigami.com

Along the way, Gilad has also designed a few of his own models. He'll teach one of his first and favorite designs: The Singing Fish -
a fun action models from a $ bill. He will also talk about his
database and website, and how he owes his current livelihood to
origami.

Materials needed: Please have a US dollar bill ready, or any longish rectangle of any
kind of paper.