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Special Sessions - October 17, 2010

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for October 17, 2010, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Session 2010 oct morning

DAHLIA WITH LEAVES AND STAND
Date and time:
Oct. 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
HIGH INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Kay Eng

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.

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
Date and time:
Oct. 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Gay Merrill Gross

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.

STRINGING GEOMETRICS
Date and time:
Oct. 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Katherine Riley

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.

SPECIAL WALLETS
Date and time:
Oct. 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Toby Schwartz

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.

METHYLCELLULOSE
Date and time:
Oct. 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
NOT RATED
Teacher:
Tony Cheng

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

MULTICOLOR PINWHEEL
Date and time:
Oct. 17, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level:
COMPLEX
Teacher:
Omer Shalev

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.

FLOWER BALL
Date and time:
Oct. 17, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Marcio Noguchi

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.

FLOWER WITH LEAF
Date and time:
Oct. 17, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Bill Reyes

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.

SUPER PAGODA
Date and time:
Oct. 17, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Marcia Joy Miller

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!

MASU BOX VARIATION
Date and time:
Oct. 17, 2010 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Sandy Richman

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.

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