Special Sessions - March 14, 2010

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for March 14, 2010, both morning and afternoon sessions.

Morning Classes

Demon

Date and time
Mar. 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Peter Tagatac

Jun Maekawa's Demon was considered a complex model in its day but this is well within the reach of today's high intermediate folder comfortable with inside reverse folds, stretch and petal folds, and open sinks. Roll up your sleeves to fold and manipulate a number of bird bases with a strip grafted in for hands with fingers. Stretch your skills with Peter to fold the base and don't be afraid of this demon. (As time permits, Peter will help with the final shaping folds for a completed model.)

Beyond Columbus Cubes

Date and time
Mar. 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Wendy Zeichner

Columbus cubes are clever modulars that look like cubes standing on their corner. When stacked they seem to almost defy gravity. Join Wendy as she shares David Mitchell’s cool variations and connectors to build even more spectacular structures.

TP Tube Greeting Card and TP Models

Date and time
Mar. 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Jean Baden-Gillette and MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson

The economy may be in the toilet but who says we can’t have some fun while we’re there! Jean and Mary Ann will teach a unique slider greeting card that uses an empty toilet paper tube as its base, perfect for decorating with flat origami and embellishing with your favorite craft supplies. Part two of the class will be models folded with toilet paper, as many as time permits. Please bring a new roll of toilet paper with you.

Note Cards

Date and time
Mar. 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Bob and Eunice Stack

These neat note cards are mostly out of one piece of paper. Bob and Eunice will teach a variety of cards where the designs on the front are an integral part of the folded card. Included will be a leaf card, a bird card, a dinosaur card and a pop-up puppy.

A Beginner’s Course in Origami

Date and time
Mar. 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Gay Merrill Gross

Learn the basics to start you on your way to making delightful creations, from just a folded piece of paper! This introductory class is aimed at those who are curious about origami and want to try it for themselves. Members are welcome but why not invite a friend to share in the magic of origami. Price for this class is $20 for both members and non-members.

Afternoon Classes

Striped Tiger

Date and time
Mar. 14, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Omer Shalev

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with this striped beast created by Seth Friedman. The model starts off with a deceptively simple fish base and the head is a variation of Seiji Nishikawa’s tiger. Ggggggrrrrrreat!!!

Chickens in a Basket

Date and time
Mar. 14, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Carole Ver Eecke

Baby chickens galore. You’ll learn at least five chicken recipes for fun including 2 models from a circle. As time permits, more babies will be included: ducks, swans, a blow-up bunny and turtle, which you will take home in a sturdy origami basket. Knowledge of squashes and inside/outside reverse folds necessary.

Carmen Sprung Mennorode Star

Date and time
Mar. 14, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Haggit Shalev

Here is a fantastic multicolor 12 piece star by Carmen Sprung. Since it is out of 12 pieces, it can be adapted for use as a calendar! Templates will be provided for you to make your own calendars in various sizes. There’s still three quarters of the year left!

Gift Containers

Date and time
Mar. 14, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Larry Davis

Join the fun as Larry teaches at least 7 gift bags including a “moneybags” purse, a pyramid box, a gift bag, a milk carton container and several self-closing boxes. These are perfect for that little something special for that someone special. Don’t be surprised if they like the container more than the gift!

Peacocks

Date and time
Mar. 14, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Maria Velazquez

Maria will teach two peacocks. The first is a nice simple peacock with a full tail. But the second is an intermediate model that Maria will teach using a method that will allow less experienced folders to improve their skills while completing a model they may have considered beyond their reach. This class will move at a slow pace to make sure that everyone is keeping up and no one falls behind. This class is limited to 10 students.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for March 14, 2010, both morning and afternoon sessions.