Special Sessions - December 9, 2012

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 9, 2012, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

White Rabbit

Date and time
Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Marcio Noguchi

Jump down the rabbit hole along with Marcio. These adorable critters by Matsuda are made from two pieces of paper; one for the overcoat and one for the rabbit. Marcio will carefully lead you through some sinks and shaping to create dimensional ears. He’ll make sure you’re not late for any tea parties.

Christmas Stars

Date and time
Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Jean Rishel

Starry, starry day (and night)! Jean will share her collection of fantastic stars from creators including Tomoko Fuse and Carmen Sprung. Folded from paper of various shapes and sizes, these stunning stars will add dazzle to any holiday decorations. They can even be made into pins when folded in miniature.

Your Very First Crane

Date and time
Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Doris Ruth Oppenheimer

Have you ever wanted to fold the Traditional Crane? This class will start with simpler models such as the swan, and the flapping bird, then build up to folding a crane. Doris will teach you more than one way to fold a bird base. Your first crane will be a success!

Shumakovs Modular Flowers

Date and time
Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Rachel Katz

Ever wondered what to make for greeting cards, ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) or pins? These flowers (designed by Katrin Shumakov) all made from the same base will surely fit the bill. A rose, sunflower, cornflower and poppy as well as leaves will be taught to complete these ingenious and pretty models. Just don’t water them.

Holiday Card Workshop

Date and time
Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Tamara Read

Tammy will teach a simple bird and holiday tree along with a wreath and candle. All are traditional models that will look really special when incorporated into a holiday card or package. Give those cards and presents an extra zing this season with just a few folds.

Afternoon Classes

Pako Pako

Date and time
Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Arlene Gorchov

This action model has been described as Spring Into Action on steroids. A crease pattern is cut from a large sheet of paper. After precise pre-creases are put in, the model is glued to form a tube and collapsed together. This intense toy can be colored at alternating sections for more dramatic action. As it twists to reveal each section, it makes a sound like “pako pako!”

Stern Felix

Date and time
Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Mark Kennedy

A hit at the Convention, this unpublished star is sure to impress. Out of eight pieces of paper, the model lies flat and is lovely, but make it out of seven sheets and it becomes dimensional with added “puffiness.” The units are easy to lock together and won’t fall apart. Other stars will be taught as time permits.

Snapology

Date and time
Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Faye Goldman

From New York to Singapore, Faye has taught Snapology all over the world. So what IS Snapology? It is Heinz Strobl’s technique of using strips of paper wrapped around each other to make an icosahedron, then connected to each other. Instead of paper strips, Faye uses shiny ribbon. If you like modular origami, you’ll love this technique.

Tato Bowl

Date and time
Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Belle Fernandez

Be a belle of a hostess with this fantastic twisty bowl that looks like it will collapse into a tato. Folded from a hexagon, it is both functional and decorative when made out of heavier duo paper---such as scrapbook paper! Warning: everyone will wolf down the nuts and candy just to look at how this ingenious bowl was made.

Chrysanthemum Ball

Date and time
Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Alice Baldwin-Jones

Tomoko Fuse has combined the geometry of polyhedra with the beauty of kusudamas to create her own unique floral globes Alice will teach two variations of the 6-unit model and discuss how to put together a 30-unit version (12 is also possible). Each unit is made out of two rectangles locked together. These modulars are certainly addictive.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 9, 2012, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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