Special Sessions - April 14, 2013

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 14, 2013, both morning and afternoon sessions. All classes are held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in the School Lunchrooms. You may register by phone at 212-769-5635. To register online return to the main Special Sessions page.

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Morning Classes

Bascetta Modular Unit

Date and time
Apr. 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Aline Bellusci Guimaraes

Get starry with this modular. Aline is an OrigamiUSA member visiting NYC from Brazil and available to teach during this session—what a treat! Especially since she will be teaching this 30-piece modular that makes a really beautiful 3-D star (stellated icosahedron). This unit by Paulo Bascetta is known for it’s strong locks and excellent use of both sides of the paper. Aline will fully explain the construction details.

Hexagonal Flower

Date and time
Apr. 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Sandy Richman

Don’t be vexed by hexagons! Sandy will start by teaching you how to cut the perfect hexagon. Then, it’s on to this spectacular 6-sided flower that is a classic design. It is especially nice for decorating cards or gifts. Plenty of beautiful paper will be provided for you to find that perfect pattern.

Year of the Snake

Date and time
Apr. 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Toshiko Kobayashi

These are not slimy. But they ARE snakes. Celebrate the Year of the Snake with Toshiko, who has left no stone unturned finding origami snakes for you to fold. Various papers will be used to make this assortment of serpents, including tea bags and recycled paper. Come on, don’t be an ophidiophobe!

Flower and Vase

Date and time
Apr. 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Bob and Eunice Stack

It’s still Spring! Get creative as you come up with your own variations for this ingenious flower with a pipecleaner stem. Bob and Eunice will teach the basic flower and show you some variations to inspire you. Arrange them all in an origami vase and you’re set for the entire year! This class is limited to 15.

Afternoon Classes

Flexi-ball

Date and time
Apr. 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Arlene Gorchov

Get moving with this Fujimoto modular! Arlene will teach this very cool 15-piece modular ball that squashes into an oval shape. The module is easy to make, but the assembly is tricky because the orientation of the modules is very important. Modules are folded from 1 x 3 rectangles. Some cutting required (purists take note). If you love action modulars (and who doesn’t?) don’t miss this chance to fold with Arlene.

Torpey's Snake

Date and time
Apr. 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Mark Kennedy

Beware the springing snake. One of Mark’s favorite folds, this fun “action” model by Dan Torpey was originally designed for a 3 X 1 rectangle. However, if you make it out of a longer piece of paper, it makes a great jumping snake. Accurate folding is a must for this sly slitherer.

Snapology

Date and time
Apr. 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 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.

Montroll Stars

Date and time
Apr. 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Wesley Damgo and Lorne Dannebaum

Is it or is it not? Is it woven or is it not? That’s the beauty of this little gem of a star by John Montroll. It looks woven but it is actually out of a single square. You’ll have to repeat squash and reverse folds but your friends will be amazed at this 12-pointed star. Another Montroll star as a surprise will round out this class.

Boots and Sneakers

Date and time
Apr. 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Marcio Noguchi

The new Spring line is here; update your wardrobe now! Marcio will teach some adorable boots and sneakers by master designer Makoto Yamaguchi. Each is made from a rectangle and can be used as decorations or holders for candies and small gifts. Perfect for a baby shower, if not April showers.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 14, 2013, both morning and afternoon sessions. All classes are held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in the School Lunchrooms. You may register by phone at 212-769-5635. To register online return to the main Special Sessions page.

Click on the photos for a larger image.