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Special Sessions - May 6, 2012

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for May 6, 2012, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

ROSE
Date and time:
May 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
HIGH INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Louise Oppenheimer-Flax

A rose is a rose is not a rose...well not THE rose. This one is designed by Han-Gyo Shin and includes its own little leaf-sepal. Louise will teach you her technique of scoring the fold pattern, resulting in a delicate twist rose. If you have folded the Kawasaki Rose or other twist folds such as tessellations, then you should not have any thorny problems.

DRAGONS
Date and time:
May 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Kay Eng

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon along with Kay. Featured are two multi-piece dragons; one Eastern and one Western. Nakajima’s three-piece Chinese Dragon can stand guard on your desk all year long. As time permits, the class will also make Biddle’s two-piece Dragon, which has wings. Together, they should get you safely through 2012!

MASTERING A MODEL - BUNNY BILL
Date and time:
May 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Gay Merrill Gross

What pops out of a magician’s hat? A rabbit of course! This magical action model by Robert Neale is one of Gay’s all-time favorite models. It can be folded from either a dollar bill or origami paper. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic structure of the design and tips for remembering the folding sequence. Please bring a new or new-ish dollar to class.

BIRDS
Date and time:
May 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Bernice Smith

Move beyond the traditional crane or flapping bird and flock to this class at once. Let Bernice show off her feathered friends including two peace doves, two owls, Fuse’s Pretty Bird, a pigeon glider and more as time permits. It will be a hoot of a time!

MEMORABLE GREETING CARDS
Date and time:
May 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Mary Ann Scheblein-Dawson

Make greeting cards that are memorable! These two different cards both stand up for display and can be decorated with your favorite flat origami models, rubber stamps, stickers or embellishments. Bring a small cutting mat and metal ruler if you own them and any embellishments of your own that you wish.

Afternoon Classes

KAWAHATA ELEPHANT
Date and time:
May 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level:
HIGH INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Kathy Riley

Another modern classic, the Kawahata Elephant is incredibly cute and stands on its own. To make sure you don’t forget the challenging yet satisfying folding sequence, Kathy will take you through elephants of different sizes and out of different types of paper. You’ll be trumpeting your success in class!

CRANE FLOWER (Tsuru No Hana)
Date and time:
May 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level:
HIGH INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Andrew Hans

Is it a crane? Is it a flower? It’s both! This model consists of three pieces, along with a base. Each unit consists of a crane and some “petals,” which are held together by the base. (Purists beware: some minor cutting is required). Make it out of fancy paper for a truly eye-catching centerpiece! (This class was scheduled for the Fall 2011 Sessions, but unexpectedly cancelled. We are pleased to have Andrew back to teach.)

24 PIECE MODULAR
Date and time:
May 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Doug Caine

Doug is a master of modulars! Join him and 24 pieces of paper to make his latest variation. This interesting modular can be joined so that two pieces can be treated as one. This allows combinations that produce flat points mixed in with 3D points. The modules are easy to make, but the construction is more intricate. Experience with modulars required.

ORIGAMI TANZAKU
Date and time:
May 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Toshiko Kobayashi

Create a miniature work of art. Traditionally, a tanzaku is a small work of art featuring a poem, a painting or calligraphy. They are also used to send wishes and greetings in Japan during festivals. Now you can make your own origami version. Of course, that means you should be comfortable folding small models, which will then be mounted. Materials fee to be collected in class: $5.

PRIMARY SCHOOL MODELS
Date and time:
May 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Rachel Katz

Ever wonder what to teach REAL beginners? Rachel has lots of experience doing just that and will share her favorite models and tricks to assure success. Several of the models to be presented will work with construction paper and copy paper. Here’s your chance to learn sure-fire ways to instill the magic of origami into students of all ages.

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