Classes - Previews

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New Simple Models

Level
Simple
Creator(s)
Paul Jackson
Teacher(s)
Miri Golan

Miri is going to teach new simple models by the completely gorgeous Paul Jackson, also known as her husband.

Origametria Method

Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher(s)
Miri Golan

Miri has developed origametria, a method for teaching math using origami. It has been widely accepted, and in this workshop, Miri will discuss why this method is innovative and successful.

Teach Origami for Creativity

Level
Not Rated
Teacher(s)
Miri Golan

Miri’s classes on origami have been widely acclaimed, and her methods are especially successful in using origami to stimulate creativity in students age 4 to 6. This will be a workshop/lecture.

Quadernetto and Bag

Level
Simple
Creator(s)
Roberto Gretter and Jose Meuseen
Teacher(s)
Kathleen Sheridan

Two great models made from printer paper. Not only are these great, practical models, they are also great models to teach when your students don't have origami paper!
* spoiler alert: both can be folded from squares too!

Rose

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Mark Bolitho
Teacher(s)
Kathleen Sheridan

A fun-to-fold rose complete with calyx and stem by Mark Bolitho, friend and British origami master who passed away last year.

Dress-up Box

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Toyoko Uemori
Teacher(s)
Kathleen Sheridan

This box has a lid that fits perfectly and that can be adorned with a folded Santa, tree or reindeer. We will fold one box and all three embellishments.

Kitty and Puppy Boxes

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Linda Mihara
Teacher(s)
Linda Mihara

These 2-piece Kitty and Puppy Boxes are based on the classic Masu Box model. The lid, however, is what is unique in this model.

Chaos Units, Pleated Variation

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Linda Mihara
Teacher(s)
Linda Mihara

This is is a variation of my Chaos Cube model, which is a Modular fold. This has unique pockets in which the tabs are inserted...from the outside. In this class, we will fold both a 6-unit and a 12 unit model.

Little Circus Cube

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Miyuki Kawamura
Teacher(s)
Char Morrow

At the OrigamiUSA UnCon 2020, Miyuki Kawamura taught a clever and versatile model that she designed called "Little Circus." I am teaching the Little Circus Cube made with 6 modules, but once you have learned the module and make the cube, you can entertain yourself with endless paper combinations and different polyhedra using different numbers of modules. The tab and pocket construction on this model is unusual and interesting. The module and construction require patience, but not a great deal of experience.

Crayfish

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Cindy Renteria
Teacher(s)
Cindy Renteria

Class will learn how to fold an origami crayfish

Star box and star Storigami

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Traditional 4 pointed box
Teacher(s)
Cindy Renteria

Students will hear a origami story where every fold leads to the conclusion of folding a four pointed origami star box and star.

Origami Clip and Pocket

Level
Simple
Creator(s)
Yuki Honma
Teacher(s)
Belle Fernandez

These simple models are utilitarian in their basic function. They create either a clip or a pocket for sheets of paper or a notebook. The clip serves as fasten sheets of paper in lieu of using a staple. The pocket acts as a corner pocket for a notebook that is suitable to carry something small (e.g., small pack of post-it notes, 1 or 2 teabags, paper clips, etc.).

Flower and Vase

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Mariko Kubo
Teacher(s)
Patricia Grodner

This is a lovely modular flower and vase created by Mariko Kubo. I will teach it in memory of Susan Wettling. Susan loved Mariko Kubo's origami designs and took a class from her during a trip to Japan. I learned this model from Susan and would like to share in memory of her friendship.

Tree Box

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Rene Lucio or Jan Sputz
Teacher(s)
Patricia Grodner

This is a modular box. The top is 3 sheets creating a tree shape with the bottom 1 sheet for the box bottom.

Candy by Shuzo Fujimoto

Level
High Intermediate
Creator(s)
Shuzo Fujimoto
Teacher(s)
Eric Ma

This is a pretty sweet model if I say so myself. This model was designed by Shuzo Fujimoto and was published in "Fujimoto World - Twist Fold", ISBN: 978-4416312001. The majority of the work for this model is establishing the grid on the sheet of paper. Once the grid it set, we will work on establishing the proper valley and mountain creases in the sheet of paper. The final step after that is flattening the unit out, creating a cylinder out of it, and finally (the toughest part to me) setting the creases into the final shape.

How to Fold an Origami Cactus

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Jax Harari
Teacher(s)
Jax Harari

The class will focus on folding a mini cactus origami designed by Jax.

Borromean Cubed Globe

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Philip Chapman-Bell
Teacher(s)
Philip Chapman-Bell

This is not origami -- not as most of us use the word. Modular kirigami, maybe. But then, many languages do not make a distinction between "to fold" and "to bend." In this model, we bend paper into cylinders and cones and weave them together into a globe. No, an actual globe, with countries and oceans and whatnot.

Card

Level
Simple
Creator(s)
Tomoko Fuse
Teacher(s)
Belle Fernandez

This lovely Tomomo Fuse card folds flat, but it has an opening mechanism that pops open to reveals its contents ( not included in the model).

Tato Bowl

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Belle Fernandez
Teacher(s)
Belle Fernandez

The model is folded from a single hexagon sheet. Precise folding and the use of heavier duo paper results in a model that is not only decorative but also functional when open.

Geometric flower

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Goran Konjevod
Teacher(s)
Goran Konjevod

We'll fold several variations of a simple geometric pattern that can be shaped as a flower or a bowl.

Pleat simulations of weaving

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Goran Konjevod
Teacher(s)
Goran Konjevod

I'll demonstrate a general method of rearranging pleat intersections and show how to use patterns designed for weaving cloth to create new folded tessellations. We'll go over a few examples and then the students will choose a pattern to fold from a set of examples. If a projector is available, I will also show how to experiment with these designs using a computer.

Sonobe - Big Cube

Level
Low Intermediate
Creator(s)
Bob Miller
Teacher(s)
Robert Miller

This beautiful origami modular cube is created with 24 Sonobe modules.

Computing Folded States

Level
Not Rated
Teacher(s)
Jason Ku

This is a technical talk about using a computer to fold origami. Existing programs like Oripa and Orihime compute folded states of a crease pattern by breaking up faces into congruent stacks of sub-faces and ordering them via slow exponential search. This talk will discuss a new method for computing folded states that does not sub-divide faces and can often infer an exponential number of output folded states in polynomial time. Some background in algorithms and computer science is suggested but not required.

Two-Piece Tiger

Level
Intermediate
Creator(s)
Jason Ku
Teacher(s)
Jason Ku

While I was working at Origami House in 2012, I was asked to design some models to be folded from one or more sheets of 1x2 rectangular paper for some folding kits. This tiger was one such model, folded from two identical 1x2 rectangles cut from one square. While it was not ultimately used for publication, it now serves as a relatively simple color-change tiger to celebrate the 2022 year of the tiger.

The properties of a square

Level
Simple
Teacher(s)
Helen Rodney

We will use the ancient art of Japanese paper folding to introduce the properties of a square, using 8.5 inch square paper. After we examine the properties of a square, we will construct a masu box and a sail boat. (beginner level)