Special Sessions - December 6, 2009

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 6, 2009, both morning and afternoon sessions.

Morning Classes

$ Matchbox

Date and time
Dec. 6, 2008 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Tony Cheng
It’s a moneyfold. It’s an action model. It’s both! The classic Fred Rohm one-piece matchbox can be folded out of a dollar bill, although it was not originally designed this way. Tony will reprise his Convention and PCOC classes and show you how to adapt a dollar bill into a 3 X 1 rectangle. This model will surely amaze your friends as you slide the drawer in and out both ends. Bring crisp bills.

Turtle and Elephant

Date and time
Dec. 6, 2008 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Art Liem
Art’s first introduction to origami was through Sam Randlett’s books, The Art of Origami and The Best of Origami. At this session, you will make two classic models --- an elephant and a sea turtle. These are two models which paved the way for the more modern day complex 3D animal model designs. A 3D bug will also be taught as time permits. Get back to the roots of American origami!

Curved Origami: Bud Variations

Date and time
Dec. 6, 2008 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Jeannine Mosely
In this class, several variations on the original “Bud” design will be taught, some of which are brand new. The class will explore the underlying mathematics of this curved design, but don’t be scared --- there won’t be anything harder than the application of the Pythagorean theorem.

Festive Wreaths

Date and time
Dec. 6, 2008 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Paula Parris
Paula will teach variety of modular wreaths with nice strong locks. They make great holiday ornaments or card decorations. She will teach a ten-piece wreath (each piece looks leaf-like) and a “star” wreath folded from 8 pieces. More pretty wreathes as time permits.

Dandelion Box

Date and time
Dec. 6, 2008 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Katherine Riley
This terrific box with a dandelion (or chrysanthemum) box top will be paired with Fuse’s brochure box as a bottom. Customize your box with a variety of colors and patterns. Neat folding and careful pleating results in a practical model---you’ll never have to wrap a small gift again. A divider will also be taught if time permits.
Afternoon Classes

Sok Songs Modular Star

Date and time
Dec. 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Doug Caine
With a friend’s help, Doug reverse engineered this gorgeous 60 piece star given to him by Sok Song who encouraged him to figure it out. And that he did. Doug will teach a simpler 12 piece version, which you can enlarge at your leisure, if you so desire. Sok’s original 60 piece beauty will be on display to inspire you.

Cloud of Stars

Date and time
Dec. 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Arlene Gorchov
Do you dare to try this 90-piece modular? I do! Arlene will teach this beautiful ball with a pattern that looks like 12 stars created by Dave Mitchell. With some clever pre-creasing short-cuts you should be able to make all the units and come close to finishing the model. Modular maniacs, you’re going to love this!

Carmen Sprung Models

Date and time
Dec. 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Mark Kennedy
Mark will begin with Carmen’s wonderful 3-minute star from one price of paper. This was invented by Carmen for a magician who asked her to create a star that could be folded on stage in only 3-minutes. With practice, you can too! Mark will teach other fabulous models of Carmen’s as time permits.

Crane Models

Date and time
Dec. 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Maria Velazquez
Maria will teach a crane container that has the head, wings and tail of a crane (the body is the container). This can be filled with sweets for a holiday party. Other fun crane models as time permits including a crane with a clever color change. Nothing says “origami” like a nice crane variation.

Fancy Organizer

Date and time
Dec. 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Rachel Katz
Need a unique gift for the holidays? This fancy organizer can double as an evening bag when made with fancy paper. It has three main compartments and slits to tuck in credit cards for safety. Some nice folding moves make this a pleasure to learn. This Shumakov design is a previously unpublished model. Limited to 12 students.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 6, 2009, both morning and afternoon sessions.