Special Sessions - April 18, 2010

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 18, 2010, both morning and afternoon sessions.

Morning Classes

Pegasus

Date and time
Apr. 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Complex
Teacher
Marcio Noguchi

Fly away on this winged horse with Marcio. This classic model by Kawahata was the hit of the holiday tree at the American Museum of Natural History in 2007. Don’t miss the chance to learn this fantastic creature. Every complex folder should know this model.

Origami Safari

Date and time
Apr. 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Katherine Riley

Go on an origami safari and capture a rhinoceros, an elephant, an antelope (some cuts), and a monkey among others. Let Kathy be your guide to some delightful models that are sure to impress.

Knights Armor

Date and time
Apr. 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Alfred Kwan

Bring a little life to your table with this ingenious 2 piece model of a knight’s armor. Complete with a helmet and armor, this model sits on a whiskey-type bottle, thus standing guard over your table or bar. Other models for dressing up bottles will be taught as time permits.

Magic Greeting Card

Date and time
Apr. 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson

How does it work? Why, it’s magic!!! You’ll be mystified by this unusual action greeting card that can be embellished on the top with origami. The class is about the card, which slides out to reveal your message at the top and bottom with a smooth gliding action. Bring your favorite crafting supplies…scissors, glue, rubberstamps, inks, colored pens, Stickles (glitter glue), embellishments etc….to add pizzazz inside and out. A $3 materials fee will be collected in class.

Recycling Lucky Ball

Date and time
Apr. 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Toshiko Kobayashi

Use those teabags and other scraps of small papers to make this beautiful kusudama (lucky or medicine ball). In this popular class that she has taught before, Toshiko will show you how to coordinate papers and colors, fold simple units and assemble them into a stunning decorative ball.

Afternoon Classes

Turkey

Date and time
Apr. 18, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Complex
Teacher
John Szinger

Let’s talk turkey. It’s never too early to prepare for Thanksgiving. Join John as he teaches his original model that features a detailed head complete with wattle, a nice round body, a fan tail and realistic four-toed feet (better to make it stand), and some color change effects. Too bad the turkey lost out to the bald eagle as the national bird.

Flexicube

Date and time
Apr. 18, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Arlene Gorchov

This is an awesome model of 8 connected cubes that you turn and rotate to your heart’s content. It is folded from one very long strip of ribbon or ticker tape (if you remember what that is!). Once you get started you’ll want to make one for all your friends and family. You’ll be looking for ribbon (same color on both sides) wherever you go.

$ Table Folds

Date and time
Apr. 18, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Mark Kennedy

Build up your arsenal of quick dollar folds suitable for tips. Mark will teach a collection of quick and easy dollar folds with simple and intermediate models by Joan Appel, Ted Bond, Giuseppe Baggi and others as time permits. Many of these have appeared in various OrigamiUSA publications. Bring crisp bills.

Snapology

Date and time
Apr. 18, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Faye Goldman

Learn Heinz Strobl’s technique of using strips of paper wrapped around each other to make an icosohedron. Instead of strips of paper, Faye will provide ½” shiny ribbon. This was the hit model of PCOC in San Francisco. Faye will also describe how to use the technique to make other polyhedra. If you like modular origami, you are sure to like this technique.

Ribbon Rose

Date and time
Apr. 18, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Ros Joyce

Add a flowery dimension to your gifts after they’re wrapped! In the mid-sixties, Lillian Oppenheimer demonstrated how to make roses for the Tie-Tie ribbon company. Their synthetic ribbon dissolved in water. Far from being a flaw, if it was moistened just a little, it stuck to itself, allowing for wonderful levels of ribbon decorations. Ros has enough ribbon for a small class limited to 10.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 18, 2010, both morning and afternoon sessions.