PCOC 2017 Remote Classes

Even if you're not attending PCOC, you will have the opportunity to participate in PCOC 2017: Remote Classes! Using an online virtual class technology, you will be able to join selected classes remotely via the internet, with the option to ask questions of the instructor and interact with the other class attendees, as in on-site classes.

When you register for a Remote class, you will receive an email with details, guidelines and instructions on how to attend the class. You will need a computer connected to the Internet and a browser that supports the web-conferencing platform (test instructions will be included in the email).

There is a $5.00 fee for each class. Registration will close on Thursday, November 2.

  • Online registration for Remote Classes is now closed.

Here are the available remote classes. All times are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7:00).

Friday, November 3, 2017

  • 10:00am–11:00am
    Folding as a Topic of Design Education by Paul Jackson
    Level: Not Rated Paul Jackson will talk about and show images from his 35 years teaching origami and folding to students of design, including students of fashion design, architecture, product design, jewelry design, packaging design, and more. Paul is the author of over 30 origami books and has taught university-level courses in the UK, Germany, Belgium, the US, Canada and Israel. More information is available at his website. This class is also being offered to the public as part of Origami Symposia in Math, Art and Education in Los Angeles.
  • 11:15am–12:15pm
    Origametria: Method, Models by Miri Golan
    Level: Simple Miri Golan will describe her Origametria program, recently accepted into the national curriculum by the Israeli Ministry of Education, which uses origami to teach geometry in kindergarten and elementary schools. She will describe the teaching method, illustrated with typical Origametria models. Miri is an origami artist, author, and the founder of the Israeli Origami Center. This class is also being offered to the public as part of Origami Symposia in Math, Art and Education in Los Angeles.
  • 2:00pm–3:00pm
    From Microscopic to Monumental: Origami in Wood, Bronze and Steel by Robert J. Lang
    Level: Not Rated Robert J. Lang will speak about his work transforming origami from paper into polymers, wood, bronze, and steel—many (like White Bison, pictured) in collaboration with master sculptor Kevin Box. Lang's 50+ years of experience with origami has made him one of the world’s leading masters in the art, with over 700 original designs. Robert has taught, exhibited and lectured all around the world and is the author of 17 books on origami that range from fine art to engineering mathematics. He is also a physicist and engineer who has consulted on many technological innovations that use origami. More information is available at his website. This class is also being offered to the public as part of Origami Symposia in Math, Art and Education in Los Angeles.
  • 3:15pm–4:15pm
    Origami as a Global Art Form by Meher McArthur
    Level: Not Rated Asian art historian Meher McArthur will discuss the importance of contemporary origami as an art form worthy of museum exhibitions, collection and art historical attention. Meher has curated two major origami exhibits, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami (currently touring in the US) and the past exhibit Folding Paper: The infinite Possibilities of Origami. Meher is an author, educator and the former curator of East Asian Art at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California. This class is also being offered to the public as part of Origami Symposia in Math, Art and Education in Los Angeles.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • 10:00am–11:45am
    Cat by Seth Friedman
    Level: Complex Learn to fold a complex cute cat that starts from the fish base.
  • 4:00pm–4:45pm
    Baseball Cap by Paul Jackson
    Level: Simple The class will show how to make a simple, accurately-proportioned, curvilinear baseball cap. Each on-site student will be provided with two sheets of A3 paper. For those taking the class remotely, if A3 paper is not available, we suggest cutting paper you have available into roughly A3 size (29.7 x 42 cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches).

Sunday, November 5, 2017

  • 10:00am–11:45am
    $ Flower-in-a-Pot by Michael Sanders
    Level: Complex Classic Herman Lau flower-in-a-pot from a single dollar bill. This is by far my favorite bill fold to leave as a gift or a tip. I've never had anyone wish to take it apart and spend it, once given. Mr. Lau went out of his way to help me teach it to his specifications when I requested to teach it at my first OrigamiUSA convention. There aren't any official diagrams released and he said people were getting the proportions wrong. So he insured that I taught it the way he designed the model. Bring crisp, brand-spanking new dollar bills.
  • 2:00pm–2:45pm
    Mary Anne's Butterfly by Robert J. Lang
    Level: High Intermediate A butterfly with antennae, foldable from 15 cm kami (and many other types of paper).