Special Sessions - April 19, 2020

Note: the April classes have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 19, 2020, both morning and afternoon sessions. All classes are held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in the School Lunchrooms. You may register by phone at 212-769-5635. Register online from the main Special Sessions page.

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Morning Classes

Camilla Star

Date and time
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kay Eng

Bring on the bling with this modular star. The Camilla Star by Maria Sinayskaya is folded from eight 3-inch squares and looks its starry best with two sets of four sheets of complementary duo prints. The final star has two layers on the front. Since assembly is quite easy, Kay will teach more as time permits. Great for decorating cards and gifts!

Butterfly Ball

Date and time
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Joy Hsiao

Ever feel like destroying a modular?! Here’s your chance to learn the classic model by Kenneth Kawamura, previously known as the Butterfly Bomb. Twelve easy modules are assembled to form a lovely geometric on its own. Toss it in the air, give it a good smack and the modules will “explode” and cascade down like fluttering butterflies. Sure to elicit gasps of delight from your friends. Now put it back together and do it again…and again…and again!

Square Spaceness

Date and time
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Louise Flax

Wrap yourself in the ever-expanding world of M.C. Escher with this mind-bending model. Inspired by the surrealist and cubist Dutch artist, this bas-relief creation by Alessandra Lamio is sure to be a conversation starter. Louise will have you practice the tricky corners before folding your artwork. Pre-printed crease patterns will be provided for you to score, crease and fold. By the way, precise folding helps.

Medieval Dragon

Date and time
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Complex
Teacher
John Szinger

Mourning the end of Game of Thrones? The dragon lives on! This original and spectacular Western dragon is the kind that breathes fire and has wings to fly. The model features detailed body stance, head, tail, wings, claws and exploits the possibilities of two-colored paper with reverse-colored wings. Setting your model on fire is NOT recommend. As a matter of fact, this screams out to be wet-folded.

Afternoon Classes

Family Fun Favorite models

Date and time
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 pm
Level
Simple
Teacher
Wendy Zeichner

Wendy will teach her favorite models including some great action models that move and a happy crown that turns an ordinary day into a party! This class is a great opportunity for families to explore the magic of origami together. No experience is necessary. For Family Fun (beginner) classes you must be at least 5 years old. Children between 5 and 8 must have a parent or guardian register and take the class with them. Adults without children are also welcome.

Super Nobu Unit

Date and time
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Nobuko Okabe

Develop a healthy and mindful obsession with this superb module. Nobuko’s super simple and super versatile module can be assembled into an infinite variety of awesome models. Unlike many other modular pieces, his super unit has an appealing 3- dimensional quality, resulting in truly eye-popping designs. Different assemblies will be demonstrated and some variations will be taught.

Elegant Cardinal

Date and time
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Talo Kawasaki

Brighten your day with this tweet! Learn how to fold Roman Diaz’ cardinal for a cute, 3-D bird. With other colors, it turns into a Waxwing or a Bluejay. Depending on time, you will make two or more color versions. Talo will give you plenty of tips for shaping and prepping paper for color changes. Makes a great shelf, plant or tree ornament.

Puffy Ornament

Date and time
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Maureen Miller-Calamo

Puff with pride as you show off these swell ornaments. Designed by Yami Yamauchi, this 6-piece modular is double-sided and 3-D. Maureen will help you through precise inside reverse folds to make a fabulous statement. For a sturdy and durable model, a bit of glue is recommended. Test yourself and see if you can make them small enough for earrings!