Special Sessions - April 15, 2012

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 15, 2012, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

Stars

Date and time
Apr. 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Jean Baden-Gillette

Jean had stars in her eyes when she attended PCOC 2011. And it’s no wonder, with these gorgeous 3-D stars! This class features the Bistella Star by Francesco Guarnieri and the Stern Vanda by Carmen Sprung, both of which have multi-sinks. As time permits, Jean will also teach an eight piece modular star by Aldo Marcell that turns like a pinwheel in the wind.

Assorted Animals

Date and time
Apr. 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
John Szinger

Time to work through your animal instincts. John is finishing a new origami book featuring his original designs. He will have diagrams for students to fold from in this class and be available to help you through the tricky parts. Choose from a fox, a walrus, a narwhal, an inchworm or a butterfly. Make more than one!

Fujimoto Models

Date and time
Apr. 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Maria Velazquez

It’s easy to become obsessed with Fujimoto’s elegant forms. Maria will teach the simplest version of his famous Hydrangea, which can be reiterated to form multiple levels. She will also teach other basic forms from the new Fujimoto book. Precision folding is required. Class limited to 10.

Accordion Card / Frame Box

Date and time
Apr. 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Jean Rishel

You’re never too old to get carded. Jean will teach you how to make a lovely accordion card which doubles as a frame for six pictures. The card nestles in a matching box and makes a beautiful gift. Explore other ideas for cards as time permits. It’s never too late to organize all those old photos.

Piece of Cake

Date and time
Apr. 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Sandra Richman

You can have your cake; just don’t eat it! Each piece is actually a modular triangular box by Tomoko Fuse, with a rose on top. Three pieces each of same-sized paper form the box bottom and lid while another forms the rose. Sandy will provide each student with enough pretty paper to make a whole cake!

Afternoon Classes

More Assorted Animals

Date and time
Apr. 15, 2012 at 2:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Level
Complex
Teacher
John Szinger

...and shoot for the moon. John is finishing a new origami book featuring his original designs. He will have diagrams for students to fold from in this class and be available to help you through the tricky parts. Choose from a moose, a dragon, a frog, a UFO or a rocketship. Make more than one!

Babar Cool Letterfold

Date and time
Apr. 15, 2012 at 2:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Steve Terr

The name says it all! What could be cooler than an elephant letterfold? Steve will teach this clever model created by Michel Grand, that is an elephant envelope suitable for sending those unforgettable messages. More letterfolds and elephants will fill out this class. If you have a favorite piece of duo letter-size paper you’ve been saving, now’s your chance to showcase it (bring it to class).

Crane Book

Date and time
Apr. 15, 2012 at 2:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Aldo Putignano

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a crane! Actually it’s 18 cranes, superbly displayed in a modular sculpture, which then folds up ingeniously into a compact book. Only Aldo could devise a sculpture-to-go! He will provide all the materials to make this stunning work of art, including specially printed paper for the cranes.

Modular Origami for Beginners

Date and time
Apr. 15, 2012 at 2:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Bob Voelker

If you haven’t explored the wonderful world of modular origami, or wish to gain more experience, this is the class for you. Bob will teach the very versatile Sonobe module, plus a variation, and some assembly methods. A flat modular wreath and others will be taught as time permits.

Banner with Origami Alphabet

Date and time
Apr. 15, 2012 at 2:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Maureen Miller-Calamo

Let it all hang out! Why not use origami to spread your message? Maureen will show you the basics of creating numbers and an entire alphabet using an eight by eight grid. Then learn how to mount them on a banner so that you can proclaim yourself. References to online resources will be provided.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 15, 2012, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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