Special Sessions - November 9, 2008

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for November 9, both morning and afternoon sessions. You can register for any of these Special Sessions by clicking here.

Morning Classes

Menger's Sponge

Date and time
Nov. 9, 2008 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Doug Caine
A Menger’s Sponge is a cubical mathematical figure that can be added to indefinitely if you have the room, time and patience. Doug will show you how to connect business cards into a cube and then connect the cubes to each other. Jeannine Mosley, the creator of the model, made a Menger Sponge that was several feet high. A bright assortment of business cards will be provided. To complete the “Level 1” sponge, students will have to keep folding through part of lunchtime.

Wedge

Date and time
Nov. 9, 2008 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Shrikant Iyer
This cool modular looks like a cube with 3-D wedges popping out on each edge, so each side looks almost like a pinwheel. Shri will teach you the ins and outs of this fun model out of square memo cube paper. If you fold neatly, assembly is easy as pie! 

Kusudama

Date and time
Nov. 9, 2008 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Paula Parris
You’ll be loopy for this “Loop Kusudama” designed by Saburo Kase. Paula will teach this gem of a kusudama made from six pieces of paper. It looks great folded from duo paper with four 3D “loops” on each side that come to the center like a bow and meet at the corners to hide its cube shape. Other kusudamas, as time permits.

Pop-up Cards

Date and time
Nov. 9, 2008 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson
MaryAnn will teach intriguing “Pop-Up Cards” for any occasion using origami techniques and origami embellishments. Several simple to low intermediate flat models will be taught to use on the cards as time permits (or bring your own). At the end, you will have “creative time” to work on your masterpieces! We have some, but students should bring the following items if possible: X-acto knife, 12” metal ruler, cutting mat, stylus for scoring (a dried out ballpoint pen will work), and scissors. Optional: paper punches or other paper ephemera to decorate your cards.

Simply Wonderful

Date and time
Nov. 9, 2008 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Tina Weintraub
These really are simple and wonderful models that will delight all. Come join Tina who will teach a coaster swirl, a flapping bird, blow-up bunny and a heart story, and more as time permits. You can never know enough simple models; great for teaching anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Afternoon Classes

XYZ and Beyond

Date and time
Nov. 9, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Tony Cheng
Remember your schooldays when you learned about the intersecting XYZ planes in geometry class? Tony will teach origami modulars of intersecting planes. These will include two versions of XYZ; the modern classic WXYZ and a variation; and modules for the five-planed VWXYZ and six-planed UVWXYZ as time permits. Come delve into multiple dimensions!
GEOSPHERE

Geosphere

Date and time
Nov. 9, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kay Eng
Kay will teach this wonderful 30 piece modular from Geosphere units by Miyuki Kawamura. Each side looks like a five petal flower. Units are easy to fold. The model locks securely when all units are attached, although you will probably need to use paper clips temporarily while assembling the model. A fun challenge!

Modular Classics

Date and time
Nov. 9, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Jan Polish
Jan will teach Golden Oldies from the world of Modulars. These classic models will include Simon’s Decoration Cube, Ishibashi’s Brocade Ball, Sonobe Unit forms, and early Fuse modulars, as time permits.

Star of David

Date and time
Nov. 9, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Robert Ribaudo
Let the sun shine through! When placed against a window or light source, this Star of David is astounding. Made from a hexagon and looking like a tessellation, it is easier than it looks. If time permits, Rob will also teach the six-pointed star that inspired this original creation.

Lillian's First Lesson

Date and time
Nov. 9, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Toby Schwartz
Come celebrate 50 years of origami in America by taking Lillian Oppenheimer’s First Lesson. These are a collection of simple models that anyone can fold successfully and makes a terrific introduction to origami. Learn and share these models and experience Lillian’s enthusiasm for origami. You don’t want to miss it!

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for November 9, both morning and afternoon sessions. You can register for any of these Special Sessions by clicking here.