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Another one of Miyuki's beautiful and clever models. It is fairly simple to fold, and the construction for the basic form is straightforward, but there are so many variations, both in terms of how the center is constructed and how many units can be used.
This pleasing and fairly simple star is folded with paper that is cut to the proportion 1: √3. Instructions for sizing the paper to this proportion will be given in class. Some of the mathematical aspects of this star will be briefly discussed. The standard star is made with 6 units from 6 sheets of paper, but a variation that gives a slightly smaller star can be made with 6 units from 3 sheets of paper.
This Elephant was designed for a special project at Taro's Origami Studio by founder Taro Yaguchi. Senior Teacher/Artist Jeff Raab will teach it to you while discussing the studio and our teaching method. Bring paper 10" or larger, ideally same color on both sides (Tant is best)
My sheep is a blend of a representational model and an expressive wool that is open to students' interpretation. I designed this model working with smallholder farmers and pastoralists when I was living in India, so I'll talk some about the stories behind the piece if people are interested. This is also a great opportunity for folders to improve their wet folding abilities.
I will teach two versions of mushrooms: a simple version designed by me, and an undisclosed video game mushroom, folded out of a dollar bill, designed by late Janessa Munt. She designed this mushroom two years ago, and it has most likely never been diagrammed or filmed. Janessa taught this model to our mutual friend, Jared Needle, and upon my request, he reverse-engineered it so I can teach it on this occasion as our tribute to Janessa.
Using your digital camera to take photographs of your origami can be made less frustrating and more professional with some general tips, examples of varying set-up conditions, and some hands-on experimentation. The class will include both instruction (using a Nikon camera and lenses) and one on one work with a variety of digital cameras that students provide. We will also review the photographs taken and do some close-up work.
Special requirements/prerequisites: Bring your digital camera and camera
Join in as we immerse in the universe of corrugated forms. Understand the language of corrugations and learn to design your own patterns and forms. Participants will be able to translate 3d forms from/to corresponding crease patterns for a folded geometry that yields sculptural forms. Discussions on possible variations will take place to conclude the session.
This is a modular model made from 5 sheets of US letter paper. Paper will be provided.
In addition to teaching the model, I will be giving a short talk about the mathematics behind the model. It should be accessible to anyone who has completed high school geometry. Don't worry if you haven't or don't remember much about it -- you'll still be able to make the model, and you'll probably be able to follow most of the talk.