Note: the May classes have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.
This is a listing of the Special Sessions for May 17, 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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Celebrate springtime with a variety of cherry and colorful models. Candy will teach her favorites for this season. 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.
Wanna make your origami really pop? Let MaryAnn show you how. She will teach at least 6 models, including the amazing twist and pop card. The cards can be made from 8.5” x 11” Astrobright paper or cardstock. The twist and pop has several pieces, some of which are folded, then assembled with glue. Lucky is the recipient of one of these impressive cards.
It's off to the races with this fine flashy filly. Wesley will take the reins and take you on a wonderful ride. This two-toned horse features a colored mane and tail and has a terrific folding sequence. It was a popular class at PCOC and will no doubt please Special Sessions attendees. So get off your rocker and let’s horse around!
In Japan, 2020 is the Year of the Mouse (Year of the Rat in China). But in Gay’s class, the Cats rule the house! She will teach her Kitty and some folded furnishings for them to play on. Use shaded and variegated papers to create unique individuals. Just don’t let them near the denizens of the Rat class from March!
Color your life with a little origami! Looking great on a table, a shelf or on your holiday tree, this 20-piece modular by Miyuki Kawamura is made from 2 different units. The assembly can be a little tricky, so if you have any of those mini clothespins or small alligator clips, bring them. Otherwise, you’ll get a great workout for all your fingers! It is suggested that you bring a container to safely carry your model home.
Show them who you really love. This delightful 4-piece modular reverses to show hearts. The center opening of the model allows it to be used as a picture frame. Precise folding is needed for a pleasing result but luckily the joining is simple and it locks well without glue. A bit late for this year, but there’s always next year for Mother’s Day!
What can you do with your origami? Why wear them of course. This mesmerizing Eifel Star by Hans-Werther Guth can be turned into earrings with the simple addition of a bead and findings. It is made from 12 squares and you will have a blast mixing and matching colors…make several to suit the holiday or occasion. Glue is not needed for the model but of course you’ll need some to attach the earring hooks.
Sinks, spread squashes and inside reverse folds, oh my! Not to worry, Lorne is here to save you. This stunning model (created by Manabu Ichikawa) does require patience and precise folding, and the transition into the 3-D flower can be challenging but the results are well worth the effort. Add a little pizzazz to your label or blouse.