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Special Sessions - March 10, 2013

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for March 10, 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.

Note: this is the day that Daylight Savings Time begins.

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Morning Classes

GIANT SQUID
Date and time:
Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
COMPLEX
Teacher:
John Szinger

What lurks below? These enigmatic cephalopods are famous for attacking sailing ships and challenging whales for dominance in an ongoing struggle in the cold, black watery depths. Also they have among the most advanced eyes in the animal kingdom. John invented this model almost by accident in a failed attempt to create a spider.

ELEGANT STANDING CRANE
Date and time:
Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
HIGH INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Jinni Xu

The name says it all. Take your crane to a whole new level with Nicolas Terry’s elegant model. With its long, thin legs and neck, it is just begging to be posed into a variety of postures. Jinni will get you through some double sinks and double rabbit ears and help you to find the perfect posture. Let your imagination take flight.

THREE CUTE BOXES
Date and time:
Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Sandy Richman

Did you know that a masu box was originally used as a measure for rice? The traditional origami version has come a long way. Let Sandy show you all the ins and outs with these three useful and graceful boxes. She’ll provide lots of beautiful papers to let you customize your creations and satisfy all your gift-giving needs.

SPRING MODELS
Date and time:
Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Tamara Read

Go home with a new spring in your step. You’ll be all set with cards for the season after Tamara teaches you these simple traditional models that look great on greeting cards. Models taught will include a tulip, a flower and a butterfly. Nothing says you really care the way that a lovely homemade card can.

SPRING FLOWERS
Date and time:
Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Bernice Smith

We’re bursting with blooms! Say welcome to Spring with Bernice and her collection of simple flowers. Among the pretty blossoms are a tulip, amaryllis and magnolia. More easy-to-make flowers will be taught as time permits.

Afternoon Classes

ISO-AREA SONOBE VARIATION
Date and time:
Mar. 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
COMPLEX
Teacher:
Doug Caine

Modular Maniacs, come on down! Doug has come up with a terrific variation on the Sonobe unit that allows for 30 or 12 piece constructions with dimpled corners or open points and iso-area techniques that show both sides of the paper creating very colorful shapes. Come for the modular, but stay for Doug’s fascinating explanations.

FLOWER AND CLOVER
Date and time:
Mar. 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
HIGH INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Omer Shalev

Simply gorgeous…well it’s not actually that simple. Omer’s original creation is a beautiful 3-D flower with eight petals. Folding accuracy is required but the results are well worth it. A four-leaf clover can form a base for the flower and will be taught as time permits.

TATOS
Date and time:
Mar. 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Maria Velazquez

Look, it’s a box, it’s an envelope, it’s a tato! Yes these clever designs can be used as any of these holders. Maria will teach one with a flower on top and one with a heart. Folded from a rectangle, these models look awesome out of duo paper or duofoil. Other tatos will be taught as time permits.

FUSE BOXES
Date and time:
Mar. 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Alice Baldwin-Jones

Take control of that clutter. All you need are some Fuse boxes that are both functional and decorative. Alice is excited to teach you these modular containers with a bit of pizzazz on top. One features cranes and one features butterflies (as time permits). No one at the office will ever wonder which desk is yours with these delightful origami organizers on it.

BASE-ICS
Date and time:
Mar. 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Jan Polish

New to origami? Want to get started with the basics? Jan will teach you the most common origami bases and some simple models built from them and you’ll be on your way! At the same time, you will become familiar with some universal origami terminology. After this class, those origami books will not be quite as undecipherable and perplexing anymore.