Special Sessions - November 17, 2013

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for November 17, 2013, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

Holiday Models

Date and time
Nov. 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Mary Ann Scheblein-Dawson

Decorate your home, your packages and cards with seasonal origami ornaments and models. There will be a wide assortment of models to make. Many of them “go seasonal” merely through the thoughtful selection of decorative paper and therefore are suitable for many uses. It’s never too early to get into the spirit of the holidays.

Spinning Models

Date and time
Nov. 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Candace Paska

Candy will make you dizzy with a variety of spinning models. Makoto Yamaguchi’s famous multi-piece Makotokoma will be taught along with a popular simple square spinner by Yami Yamauchi, a modular spinner by Nick Robinson, and Carnival Spinner by Marcia Joy Miller. Motion-sickness bags will not be provided.

Stellar Snap

Date and time
Nov. 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Louise Oppenheimer-Flax

This star decoration is a snap to make as long as you have Louise as your teacher. Gorgeous when folded from foil, this 12-piece modular by Jorge Pardo shone at the Convention. As time permits, Louise will teach variations with a different assembly, a 10-piece version and modifications of the unit.

Star Ball

Date and time
Nov. 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kay Eng and John Blackman

Don’t be intimidated by a 60-piece modular! Kay and John are here to help. Not only are the rectangular units easy to fold, but they are also easy to connect. The less adventurous might use a spot of glue here or there to aid in assembly but the model does not need glue to stay together. Your efforts will pay off when you end up with a spectacular open-framed Star Ball!

Sophie the Cat and Timber the Dog

Date and time
Nov. 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
John Szinger

Best pals Sophie and Timber would like to visit with you. Timber is very loyal while Sophie is playful but sometimes aloof. Let John introduce you to his friends. These charming, detailed and sculptural models include a sink fold but the real fun begins when you shape them to give them their own personalities.

Afternoon Classes

Teaching Tables

Date and time
Nov. 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 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.

Crane Wreaths

Date and time
Nov. 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Toby Schwartz

Whether you make a large one to decorate your home, or small ones to give as gifts, you’ll be addicted once you learn these fantastic crane wreaths. Toby will teach two different ones, featuring eight connected cranes. Neatness counts in this class and knowledge of the bird base and inside-reverse folds is highly recommended. Celebrate your love of origami during the holidays! LIMIT: 12

Francis Ow's Hearts

Date and time
Nov. 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Maria Velazquez

Fold to your heart’s content! Make sure you don’t disappoint your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Maria will help you prepare for that special day with this assortment of hearts by Francis Ow. There will be a love note, a box and much more as time permits. Love is in the air; say it with origami.

Omega Star

Date and time
Nov. 17, 2013 at 2:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Jan Polish

Master this classic model and impress your friends. Jan will teach this 6-piece modular using Alice Gray’s foolproof method for getting a perfectly neat model using some simple precreases. Jan will guide you through the slightly tricky assembly and lock. The star makes a great gift for the holidays!

Stegosaurus

Date and time
Nov. 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Lorne Dannenbaum & Wesley Damgo

Recreate your very own Jurassic park starting with this realistic stegosaurus. A classic among favorite dinosaur models, this steggie features armored plates and tail spikes. Not to worry; Lorne and Wes are on hand to protect you from the double sinks and inside reverse folds. As usual, the folding sequence is very pleasurable and is typical for John Montroll. It includes many of his signature moves.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for November 17, 2013, both morning and afternoon sessions.

Click on the photos for a larger image.