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Frequently Asked Questions - Special Sessions
For most classes you must be 8 or older. For children between 8 and 13, a guardian or parent does not have to take the class, but does need to be available during the class time in the School Lunchroom area where the classes are held. For Family Fun classes you must be at least 5 years old. Children between 5 and 8 must have a parent or guardian register and pay to take the class with them. Both the parent and child must pay and register individually with a separate registration for each person.
These classes are an opportunity for parents and children to fold together and be introduced to the art of origami. Children must be 5 or older. Children between 5 and 8 must have a parent or guardian register and pay to take the class with them. Both the parent and child must pay and register individually with a separate registration for each person. However, these classes are also a lot of fun for new folders of all ages. Adults without children are very welcome to attend.
If you wish to cancel, you must do so in writing seven days before the class date. We will refund you with a voucher for a future Special Folding Fun Sessions class which is good for one year. If you cannot attend on the day of your class and you did not cancel in advance, we cannot provide you with a voucher. You can give your confirmation card to someone else and they can attend instead.
Contact us at sessions [at] origamiusa.org.
- BEGINNERS – If you have never folded before, we recommend you take the Family Fun class, which will help you learn some of the basics and terminology.
- SIMPLE – These classes are for folders who have had a beginner folding experience with OrigamiUSA or elsewhere.
- LOW INTERMEDIATE - These classes are for folders who have done some folding, know some terminology and can do an inside reverse fold. One should know how to fold a water bomb base and a preliminary base.
- INTERMEDIATE - To take an intermediate class, you should know how to fold a bird base from memory, and be good at inside reverse folds, outside reverse folds, and sink folds.
- HIGH INTERMEDIATE - To take a high intermediate class, you should be comfortable folding double rabbit ears, crimps, double open sinks and stretching a bird base.
- COMPLEX - To take a complex class you should be an experienced folder, be able to do all the types of folds mentioned in the intermediate levels, be comfortable folding from diagrams, and be able to follow intricate sequences of precise moves.
- Anything above the Simple level, one should be familiar with origami terminology, various folds and the bases.
- Keep in mind the types of models you are familiar with and let that guide you. For example, you might be at the complex level for modulars, but an intermediate level for animals.
- DON'T GET IN OVER YOUR HEAD! Take a class that best fits with your current level of folding experience.