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Special Sessions - October 20, 2013

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for October 20, 2013, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

GREETING CARD PLAYGROUND
Date and time:
Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
NOT RATED
Teacher:
Mary Ann Scheblein-Dawson

Need some new ideas for cool greeting cards?  Something you can use to show off your flat origami models?  MaryAnn has a whole bunch of interesting card folding ideas that will really impress!  She’ll bring some paper punches, rubber stamps and inks, and all kinds of fun papers and cardstocks for you to play with as well as some interesting scoring tools to try.  But feel free to bring your own crafting supplies you might want to experiment with. Materials fee collected in class: $2.

BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS
Date and time:
Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Toby Schwartz

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s…it IS a bird! Actually it’s a whole flock of birds that Toby will teach. Many are traditional models but some will be by contemporary creators such as Paul Jackson and Karen Reeds. These might include a flapping bird, a drinking bird and a pajarita. The class will be a real hoot.

HALLOWEEN
Date and time:
Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Bernice Smith

Don’t be scared. It’s only Bernice, who will teach a group of spooky folds just in time for Halloween. A rocking ghost and a witch on a broomstick will join a bat, an owl, and a pumpkin for a perfect haunted holiday. Create a creepy and eerie mood for a night of tricks and treats.

A CRANE FOR ALL SEASONS
Date and time:
Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Kathy Riley

An instantly recognized origami design, the crane is also a symbol of loyalty, peace, and good fortune. In this greeting card workshop, Kathy will demonstrate and teach ways to adapt the crane for almost any occasion, even Halloween. The class will be using colored papers, glue, and other decorative touches, but purists can simply fold beautiful models and affix them to cards without altering or embellishing the models themselves. Get your creative juices flowing to produce four or more unique cards.

EMMA'S SECRET STAR
Date and time:
Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Tamara Read

Here’s a fun way to wish upon a star! This star from an octagon was created by Wenhau Chao and named for his niece. The finished star has a secret pocket to put messages, deep dark secrets, even wishes! Of course, you can hide much more mundane things also. Tammy will teach variations along the way, as time permits.

Afternoon Classes

TEACHING TABLES
Date and time:
Oct. 20, 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 [dot] org. You may also elect to pay for this class, if you are unable to volunteer.

FROGS AND LILY PADS
Date and time:
Oct. 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Carole VerEcke

Let’s jump in and celebrate the AMNH’s Frog Exhibit. Carole will show you how to make four unique, mostly traditional, amphibians and two traditional lily pads and flowers. Your little green friends will surely be happy and hoppy. Attendees should be familiar with the preliminary base, the waterbomb base, the frog base, as well as petal folds.

BANDEBLOMST and FESTIVAL FLOWERS
Date and time:
Oct. 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Alice Baldwin-Jones

Although “Bandeblomst” means “cursing flower” in Danish, you won’t have to do much cursing in this class. After the Bandeblomst, Alice will teach another of Mette Pederson’s new 8-piece models called Festival Flowers, with variations as time permits. Alice is an expert at assembling modulars and she will show you some great tips for connecting the units.

OLLIE OWL
Date and time:
Oct. 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Jennifer Hou

Who created this cute owl? Who is teaching? Why, Ms. Hou of course! Come join Jennifer as she teaches her original model. After you’ve folded this flat owl, you’ll have the chance to create fun greeting cards. This owl can be dressed for any holiday, starting with Halloween!

WHITE RABBIT
Date and time:
Oct. 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level:
COMPLEX
Teacher:
Marcio Noguchi

Guess what Marcio has up his sleeve…or maybe it’s in his hat? Another White Rabbit! Different from the one he taught at a previous session, this adorable critter features a color-change for the jacket. Although it has multiple open and closed sinks, Marcio will expertly guide you and the White Rabbit through Wonderland. Perhaps you’ll find Alice along the way.

Click here for the November 17, 2013 class listings.

Click here for the December 15, 2013 class listings.

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