Kay has perfected her techniques for folding this beautiful 12-petaled dahlia created by Hajime Komiya. Additional pieces make leaves and a stand to complete this spectacular flower. Variations will be taught as time permits. Bring a little color to your desk or inside your house with this addictive model.
You are here
Special Sessions - October 17, 2010
This is a listing of the Special Sessions for October 17, 2010, both morning and afternoon sessions.
Click on the photos for a larger image.
Session 2010 oct morning
2010 is the Year of the Tiger; 2011 will be the Year of the Rabbit. To celebrate both, Gay will teach her favorite Tiger and Rabbit models. To take this class you must be familiar with crimp folds and be able to fold a bird base from memory. Purists Alert: the Tiger is folded from a 2:1 rectangle with a slit dividing the two squares.
Katherine will teach some simple geometric shapes made from one or two sheets of paper and then show you how incredibly useful these models can be. Fold them small and make earrings, fold them larger for mobiles or holiday ornaments. Experiment with different types of paper and learn techniques for stringing, balancing, combining, and embellishing models to make them pop. Be prepared to look at your old models in a whole new light.
Have you ever needed a wallet for that special occasion? Then this is the class you won’t want to miss. Toby will teach you to fold five different wallets from recycled paper, brochures, and scrapbooking paper. They are fun, functional folds and you’ll enjoy showing them off to your friends.
It’s colorless, it’s odorless, it’s non-toxic and it’s non-allergenic. You’ve eaten it! Now learn to fold with it. Tony will introduce you to the wonders of working with methylcellulose and its applications to origami. You will play with the gooey, slimy stuff while you learn about sizing, back-coating and wet-folding. Participants will leave this workshop with back-coated paper and wet-folded models. Materials fee: $2
Session 2010 oct afternoon
Here's a complex model that is sure to put you in a spin! Join Omer to learn his original design. This model has a lot of tricky sinks and an optional color change version. Looks like a fun challenge for complex folders.
This fantastic 30-piece modular was the centerpiece of Yoshiro Umemoto’s exhibition at the Convention. This model and its many variations drew plenty of oohs and aahs. Now, you too, can create this impressive model made from strips. Marcio will show you how to make the fairly simple units and the more tricky assembly. You won’t be disappointed.
Let Bill show you how to make his gorgeous 3-D, geometric flower and leaves, which he designed for his six-year-old great-grand nephew! Starting with a pentagon (although variations are possible from a hexagon or an octagon), this flower has a beautiful 3-D center. Leaves made from equilateral triangles can be attached behind. As a bonus you’ll learn how to get triangles and pentagons out of a square.
Marcia will show you how to fold an interesting and colorful modular that she has designed, based on the Traditional Chinese Pagoda. Begin with a Single-Story Super Pagoda constructed from six Super Pagoda units to make a pretty ornament. Then Marcia will show you how to add to your creation to make a Double-Story Super Pagoda by connecting six traditional pagoda bookmark units. It’s not just “Super,” it’s fabulous!
Join Sandy in this fun class where she will teach you Kawai’s neat rectangular box with a little handle on the lid. It’s perfect for giving or keeping note paper, candies or jewelry. Beautiful papers will be provided by the teacher.