Special Sessions - December 15, 2013

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 15, 2013, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

Teaching Tables

Date and time
Dec. 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Wendy Zeichner

Learn a few easy models and then learn how to teach them to people of all ages and abilities at a table set-up with access to the public, a.k.a. Teaching Tables. This class is free to those who commit to volunteer two hours for OrigamiUSA at the upcoming Teaching Table events at the museum in 2013-14. For free registration, call the OrigamiUSA office at 212-769-5635 or email admin [at] origamiusa.org. You may also elect to pay for this class, if you are unable to volunteer.

Holiday Garland

Date and time
Dec. 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Donna Walcavage

Festoon your house with holiday cheer. Donna will teach three easy ways to brighten your season. Start with Laura Kruskal’s chain out of gold and silver foil, then add some simple hearts out of holiday paper (a Scandinavian Christmas tradition) and finish off with some tree lights by Leyla Torres. Pass the glüg please.

Japanese Models: Traditional and Transformational

Date and time
Dec. 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Toshiko Kobayashi

Let Toshiko enlighten you to the many benefits of origami. She will introduce a new approach to origami through the principles of Enrichment Origami Art Therapy. Along the way, you will learn many traditional Japanese models, including ones that transform. For example, a boat that transforms to a person (yakkosan) that transforms to a camera.

Two Thirds

Date and time
Dec. 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Maureen Miller-Calamo

Here’s your chance to really master the skill of finding thirds. All three models in this class utilize folding thirds. The elegant bowl and useful box start out with nearly identical precreases. The flat box features beautiful detailing along the top and bottom edges. Maureen will show you shortcuts for folding multiple papers into thirds.

Galaxy of Stars

Date and time
Dec. 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Jean Rishel

Look to the heavens for this class and admire a galaxy of stars. Jean has a collection of brilliant stars that are truly inspiring. These include works by Tomoko Fuse, Carmen Sprung and Huy Von Lee. Some are flat, some are 3-D; some are modular and some are 1-piece. All are magnificent!

Afternoon Classes

Suprise Boxes

Date and time
Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Rachel Katz

But wait, there’s more! These folding boxes open up to reveal more and more hidden ones.  In all, there are seven separate places to hide your surprise gifts, money, poems or wishes. Introduced at Origami Heaven by Mariette Kok of The Netherlands as a traditional Chinese Sewing Box, this was a huge hit.

Woven Boxes

Date and time
Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Arlene Gorchov

Weaving these boxes and baskets underwater is not recommended. Nonetheless you’ll have fun learning this technique from Arlene. Start by cutting one-inch strips from scrapbook paper, then create an eight by eight woven grid. From there, finish off a basket or a box by weaving the ends together. The method can be easily adapted to make hearts or rectangular boxes.

Calendars

Date and time
Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kathy Stevick

Get those fingers busy! Once you learn these ingenious calendars, you won’t be able to stop making them. Each unit of these 12-piece modulars has a month printed on them. Assemble them and voilà, you have a complete calendar. How cool is that?! Now you’ll the perfect gift for the New Year and your friends will think of you the whole year long.

Dollar Bill Folds

Date and time
Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Mark Kennedy

Keep your money safe from inflation. Fold them into something priceless and timeless! Both these models use the design of the dollar bill to great effect. Michael LaFosse’s Butterfly has $1 or $2 spots depending on the species you fold. The $Dolphin by Stephen Weiss uses the borders of the bill to achieve eye detailing. Find bills with even top and bottom borders and bring them to class.

Snapology - Rhodode

Date and time
Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Faye Goldman

Be sure to ask Faye what a RhoDoDe is (perhaps a rhombidodecahedron?). But one thing is certain; it is an advanced form of Snapology, invented by Heinz Strobl. Long strips of paper or ribbon are used to make these woven masterpieces. In class, ticker tape will be provided for learning the model and ribbon will be available for more advanced folders.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 15, 2013, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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