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Special Sessions - May 19, 2013

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for May 19, 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

CARMEN SPRUNG MODELS
Date and time:
May 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Kay Eng

Shiny! These stunning stars are sure to impress. Kay will teach the 6-pointed Stern Sophia and the 8-pointed Stern Olga both of which are folded from rectangles. Templates are used to create the correct size rectangles. These flat stars look awesome when used for cards; it’s also never too early to start making ornaments.

BOREALIS
Date and time:
May 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Louise Oppenheimer-Flax

Make your own aurora with this borealis! Louise will teach this clever unit, created by David Petty, that can be used to make a variety of solids-- Platonic, Archimedean, and Johnson. The module is made from a preliminary base with an easy sink fold. It’s the sink folds that give the resulting modulars a nice depth and a range of shapes that produce stunning results. If you love modulars, don’t miss this.

TRADITIONAL CHINESE PAPER FOLDS
Date and time:
May 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Gay Merrill Gross

These are not your Chinese grandmother’s designs. Verdi’s vase is a unique and clever design introduced to the west by Philip Shen. The Chinese Basket is equally intriguing as was discovered both by Florence Temko and Marcia Mau on trips to China. Come and learn the clever folding sequences of these classic gems.

FLOWERS
Date and time:
May 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Kathy Riley

Say it with flowers. Here’s the perfect follow-up to the simple flower classes of the previous sessions. Broaden your skills as well as your repertoire of flowers as Kathy teaches a variation on the traditional iris, a boutonniere with leaf, a 3-piece spring flower, and a version of the tulip if time permits.

ANIMALS
Date and time:
May 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Toby Schwartz

Animals of land, sea, and air. Toby will lead you on safari and you won’t even leave the museum. She will teach many critters, such as a cat, fish, and an elephant, too. A few feathered friends will also join the expedition. You’ll learn up to ten animals as time and stamina permit.

Afternoon Classes

LAST WALTZ
Date and time:
May 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
COMPLEX
Teacher:
Rachel Katz

Save the last dance for me. This Neal Elias model of a dancing couple (out of one sheet of paper!) is a true classic of origami. It makes an ideal gift for your favorite bride and groom. Now is the time to master it once and for all. Let Rachel show you some pre-creasing shortcuts and guide you through box pleating, sinks and a color change. Class size is limited to 12.

BULLY for SINK FOLDS
Date and time:
May 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
COMPLEX
Teacher:
Shrikant Iyer

You’re not sunk yet. Not when Shrikant is around to help you really feel comfortable doing sink folds. It may be an odd pair but this Clutch Purse by Akiko Yamanashi and this dollar bill bull both have sinks. Practice will make perfect and you’ll never be caught short again with a dollar bull in your purse!

FLOWER BOXES
Date and time:
May 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Maureen Miller-Calamo

You can never have too many boxes. Getting there is half the fun with these two magical ones that have pleasing, rhythmic sequences of folds. One is an open box while the other has a closure. Fit one inside the other for a more complex look. Now, you’ll have a use for that stash of papers that you’ve been saving for something special.

FLIERS AND GLIDERS
Date and time:
May 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Candace Paska

Origami takes to the skies! Soar high and wide with these fliers and gliders by Paul Jackson and Miri Golan. Candace will pilot you through an assortment of flying machines folded out of regular kami or letter size paper. Launch into an afternoon of fun. Just don’t get caught in the office or at school with these.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PAPER CANOE?
Date and time:
May 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Laura Kruskal

How far can you go? Using the traditional canoe as a base, Laura will teach several of the 30 attractive, useful models she has created: Frames, Action Models, Party Containers, Letter Fold, etc. This class is highly recommended for folders teaching in schools, libraries, and senior citizen centers.