Special Sessions - October 16, 2011

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for October 16, 2011, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

Dahlia

Date and time
Oct. 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Jean M. Rishel

A big hit at the recent OrigamiUSA Convention, this gorgeous dahlia by Hajime Komiya attaches easily to a card or can be worn as a lapel pin. The class will have time to make several, both single models and a layered version, from various types and sizes of paper. The model starts with a modified Fujimoto Hydrangea base, formed by collapsing some easy precreases.

Love Metro Cards

Date and time
Oct. 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
John Torres

Here’s a clever use for all those expired Metrocards. Let John show you how to make this amazing model out of Metrocards. He calls this original model “Love” because it consists of two interlocking tetrahedra and no others can be added to it. Bring your strong fingers to the task. More models as time permits.

Longhorn Cow Skull

Date and time
Oct. 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Steve Terr

This is an elegant model that lends itself to shaping techniques such as wetfolding (see afternoon class below). The long horns, expressive eyes and snout are best rendered out of soft white or cream colored paper, but regular large kami works just fine, on the white side of course. Let Steve show you how to get the most out of this realistic and decorative skull.

Kanji the Dog

Date and time
Oct. 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Gay Merrill Gross

Gay has paired together two clever designs to make a cute combo. Kanji the Dog, by Richard Alexander, is Gay’s favorite model of 2011. Paired with Akiko Yamanashi’s lovely bowl design, you’ll have a doggy bed and bowl for Kanji.

Basic Bases

Date and time
Oct. 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Not Rated
Teacher
Jean Baden-Gillette

Let’s start with the basics. Origami bases are the start of many models. Jean will introduce you to the Preliminary, Waterbomb, Fish and Bird Bases with a variety of fun models folded from each. Next time a teacher tells you to “begin with an X base,” you’ll know what to do!

Afternoon Classes

Fabrigami Pocketbook

Date and time
Oct. 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Maureen Miller-Calamo

Searching for that accessory to complete your outfit? Why not a pocketbook of folded fabric? Maureen will teach you the fun and functional technique of bonding paper and fabric together. The class will be using glue to back the fabric with paper; an easy technique that does not require an iron. Then learn to make Paolo Bascetta’s purse. Class size limited to 15. A materials fee of $3 will be collected in class.

Secrets of the Omega Star

Date and time
Oct. 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Jan Polish

Master this classic model and impress your friends. Jan will teach this 6-piece modular using Alice Gray’s foolproof method for getting a perfectly neat model using some simple precreases. Jan will guide you through the slightly tricky assembly and lock. The star makes a great gift for the holidays!

Essential Containers for Any Emergency

Date and time
Oct. 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Tony Cheng

Have you ever used origami to cook a chicken? Tony has, using a box folded out of aluminum foil. He has gathered a list of useful containers that everyone should know for any emergency, in the kitchen or elsewhere. These include boxes, bowls, dishes, envelopes, a vase, a card holder, a wallet and a CD holder. He will teach as many as time permits but will also distribute a bibliography of his favorite containers.

Halloween

Date and time
Oct. 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Laura Kruskal

What a scream! Join Laura for some spooky Halloween folds. As usual, Laura will teach her all original models that will provide you with everything you need to decorate your house and table for some great Halloween fun. This is not a trick; Laura’s classes are always a treat!

Wetfolding Techniques

Date and time
Oct. 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Not Rated
Teacher
Ros Joyce

Initially, wetfolding was a way to fold otherwise uncooperative paper (too thick, too soft, too old and brittle) for origami. Water also allowed the bonus of a sculpted appearance. Ros will show you the basic techniques of wetfolding, starting with the simple swan. The class can experiment with different and unusual types of paper that you might not normally associate with folding. Bring life to your origami with this important technique! Class size limited to 18.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for October 16, 2011, both morning and afternoon sessions.

Click on the photos for a larger image.