Classes - Previews

These classes have been submitted and are in the approval process. Some may not appear on the final schedule.

Annual Meeting and Awards

Level
Not Rated
Teacher(s)
Wendy Zeichner

This is the Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony for 2021 for OrigamiUSA. It includes a summary of our activities from June 2020 - June 2021.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Level
Not Rated
Teacher(s)
Wendy Zeichner

This is the Opening Event for Convention 2021.

Baby Hat and Socks

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
whitepaper
Teacher(s)
Lee In Kyung

Whitepaper will teach these delightful models, and also talk about their new book Middle Earth.

Heart Gift Bag

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Akiko Yamanashi
Teacher(s)
Akiko Yamanashi

This lovely gift bag is perfect for Valentine's Day, or for any enclosures to a loved one. Note that this model is not yet published!
The order of teaching this model will be…

  1. The base of the bag
  2. Large heart attachment (bag on the left)
  3. Medium heart attachment (center bag)
  4. Small heart attachment, bag on the right (if there is enough time)

Alquimia TesselStar

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Jimena Candia
Teacher(s)
Jimena Candia

Alquimia TesselStar, es una estrella teselada que se pliega a partir de un papel hexagonal, dividido en una trama triangular de 16 espacios. También daré las pautas necesarias para plegar Alquimia Tesselation, sobre una trama triangular de 48 espacios y 64 espacios. Es posible que no terminemos la teselación de alquimia de 48 espacios en clase.

Juniperus Star – Modular star

Level
High Intermediate
Creator(s)
Andrey Hechuev
Teacher(s)
Andrey Hechuev

Intriguing shape modular star with both unusual and usual structure and joining.

Pajarillo

Level
Complex
Creator(s)
Andrey Hechuev
Teacher(s)
Andrey Hechuev

Sparrow with good details without be too complex.

Falcon

Level
High Intermediate
Creator(s)
Raymond Zhao
Teacher(s)
Raymond Zhao

This is high intermediate model that utilizes grafts on a simple base. Folders who attempt the model should be prepared to divide a sheet into fifths, estimate thirds, and make several "subjective" folds without reference points during the final shaping phase. The sample is made from 35x35 cm Japanese foil and is approximately 10 cm tall.

Parakeet & Parrot

Level
High Intermediate
Creator(s)
Nicolas Terry
Teacher(s)
Anita Raj

We will first learn how to fold a parakeet, and then learn how to shape it into a parrot. Bring your colorful paper!

Staflow Curler

Level
Complex
Creator(s)
Andrey Hechuev
Teacher(s)
Andrey Hechuev

Challenging with high-level modular.
You'll need some patience, strong hands for curling and clips rubbers for joining. But result will amaze you and pay back all effort.

Not slippery paper needed!

please check before following geometries to understand better joining

Winged Lion

Level
High Intermediate
Creator(s)
John Montroll
Teacher(s)
Anita Raj

When would you ever see a lion with wings? Well you could -- In the origami world, of course! You will learn how to fold this majestic winged lion, one of my favourite models from the book. A variety of paper will work, including kami or tant.

Circus Elephant

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Tao Jun
Teacher(s)
Anita Raj

We will be folding an elephant on a base/pedestal, both part of the same sheet. If time, I can also show the other elements of the display (flags, balls, supports).

Star Orb

Level
High Intermediate
Creator(s)
Miyuki Kawamura
Teacher(s)
Janet Yelle

This is a 30 piece modular design by Miyuki Kawamura. The modules are from squares and the resulting orb shape with stars is lovely. While the modules aren’t difficult, the assembly is a bit tricky.

Capogrossi Tessellation

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Andrey Hechuev
Teacher(s)
Andrey Hechuev

Very simple yet bold looking tessellation with several arrangements possible.
No tricky twists, no intricate overlaying – even start level tessellation folder will succeed!
Amaze yourself in and got full of joy!

We will need a stick for some "popping" ;)

Do you need suggestion on how obtain a hexagon or to fold triangular grid on hexagon? Please check very exhaustive videos by Sara Adams:

Rose

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Joan Sallas
Teacher(s)
Janet Yelle

This sweet Rose is designed by Joan Sallas. It is from a single square, is based on thirds and has a square twist. It also is a delightful blow top.

Folding Islamic Patterns

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Kamikyodai (myself)
Teacher(s)
Ricardo Hinojosa

This class will focus on the relationship that paper folding has to the geometric construction of patterns, in this case, the historical ornamental genre of Islamic Patterns. These are known for both their complex and simple star arrangements, as well as for their varying presence in many parts of the world, from Turkey to Iran to India to Spain to Syria with unique character and flair. There is no evidence that craftsmen from olden times used origami to construct or analyse patterns, but we shall see here that there is much that origami can offer.

Tassels

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Brian Beitel
Teacher(s)
Brian Beitel

We will be folding this modular kusudama. The modules are pretty easy to fold. The model consists of 30 modular units that are assembled without glue or tape.
The goal in the class is to complete between 5 and 10 units and learn how to assemble them. We will not finish all 30 units, but if you have experience with modular models, you will be fine.

Oliwny Modular

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Andrey Hechuev
Teacher(s)
Andrey Hechuev

Simple and easy modular which might joined in icosohedral an rhombicuboctahedral shapes.
Units are very fast and easy to fold.
Joining needs some patience. Might need clips.

Mindful meditation Ori-mandala

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Ricardo Marín
Teacher(s)
Ricardo Marín

In this 2 period class we're getting close to an experience of awareness and we are going to enjoy the magic of getting our mind free of stressful thoughts, merging Origami, Meditation and Mandalas, learning my model, the Mandala Hamal.

Walrus

Level
Complex
Creator(s)
Robby Kraft
Teacher(s)
Robby Kraft

This is a complex walrus with color-changing tusks. The length of the folded walrus will be half the side length of the original square. Regular kami-thickness is fine, layers will bunch at the nose so kami that resists tearing will come in handy.

Louise's Star by José Meeusen

Level
High Intermediate
Creator(s)
José Meeusen
Teacher(s)
Deb Pun

José Meeusen, a long-time origami designer from the Netherlands, is known for her geometric modulars, stars, wreaths and containers.
Louise's Star looks like it has many layers but is folded from 1-sheet of paper. This design incorporates a twist fold, satisfying folding sequence and a nice result.
This star requires a series of accurate pre-creasing for the twist fold and precise pinches. Be comfortable with creating creases that do not go across the paper. The points of the star requires an unusual combination of hooded swivel fold then a rabbit ear fold.

Chris Alexander's Manta Ray

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Chris Alexander's Manta Ray
Teacher(s)
Chris Alexander

The Manta Ray looks best with Black/White paper. I recommend 6 inch (15cm) Kami will work fine. The Mandables will be white. None of the folds are tricky.

Chris Alexander's Jellyfish

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Chris Alexander's Jellyfish
Teacher(s)
Chris Alexander

The Jellyfish looks best with 2 color paper. I recommend 10 inch (25cm) duo color. The tentacles will be the back color of the paper. There is one sink fold and the rest are simple rabbit ear and petal folds.

Springtime Rose and calyx

Level
High Intermediate
Creator(s)
Andrey Hechuev
Teacher(s)
Andrey Hechuev

Elegant and quite simple model of rose, looks very realistic. Once learned it you can't stop yourself from folding more and more =)
It has the unusual structure and smart lock system. We will twist and reverse one simple base to achieve an easy to shape form. Easy shaping, no need for special techniques or materials.
Even if we start from the square the resulting flower has soft curves and very natural appearance.
Stackable calyx model (extra sheet) completes the model: it permits insert stems and creates compositions.

Floating boats, ships

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Jannie van Schuylenburg
Teacher(s)
Jannie van Schuylenburg

We will make 2 or 3 boats.
A yacht with 3 sails, a barge, and when there is time a Chinese boat, what is my variation of the traditional model. When aqua paper is used the ships will floating for weeks.