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Special Sessions - March 9, 2014

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for March 9, 2014, 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

BABY ANIMALS
Date and time:
Mar. 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Bernice Smith

Be prepared for Spring with this bevy of baby animals taught by Bernice. Don’t miss this chance to be cute!  Bernice will teach an adorable chick, lamb, bunny, puppy and others paper babies as time permits.

CARMEN'S STAR
Date and time:
Mar. 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Tamara Read

It doesn’t take much to dazzle when you do it with origami. Join Tamara as she teaches this easy but impressive modular star that features a strong pocket lock. Use a variety of fancy papers and give them as gifts. Your friends will want to learn this star themselves.

FUSE QUILT
Date and time:
Mar. 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Alice Baldwin Jones

Here is the chance to practice the bird base. Drawing inspiration from this traditional base, Tomoko Fuse has created a system of four-pointed stars and connectors that result in a gorgeous quilt pattern. Once Alice shows you how to make these easy units, you won’t be able to wait to run home and see what fancy papers you have!

WET FOLDED CRANE ORNAMENT
Date and time:
Mar. 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Annie Pidel

Many decorative papers are too thin for a sturdy ornament. It looks lovely when finished but needs extra care and an individual box for storage. Wet-folded watercolor paper is sturdy but bland. Combine both by gluing decorative paper to wet watercolor paper and fold while still damp. Turn it into an ornament by adding gold string and a bead. Don’t worry; Annie will gently guide you through the process.

Afternoon Classes

FAMILY FUN IN MARCH
Date and time:
Mar. 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Candace Paska

Candace will teach a variety of fun models including some cute animals and clever containers. This class is a great opportunity for families to explore the magic of origami together. Each Family Fun class will be different; take one or take them all! No experience is necessary. For children ages 8 and up.

YEAR OF THE HORSE
Date and time:
Mar. 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Maria Velazquez

Nay, it’s not too late to make horses for the new Lunar Year. These horses make great decorations year-round. Maria has corralled wonderful horse models by Leyla Torres (OrigamiSpirit.com), Paul Jackson, and John Montroll, among others. These include a rocking horse and a horse’s head.

PAPER CHAINS & LUCKY STARS
Date and time:
Mar. 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Sandy Richman

Get ready to party! Sandy will show you a sure-fire way to jazz up any party with these traditional stars and a sturdy paper chain. Both models are made out of paper strips and Sandy will provide some beautiful papers for you to fold. She will then demonstrate how to string up those stars with craft cord.

SHADOWBOX FRAME
Date and time:
Mar. 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Donna Walcavage

Here is the perfect way to show off your origami creations. This deep shadowbox frame created by the Shumakovs wowed visitors to the origami exhibition at PCOC Albuquerque last year. Donna will teach the basic frame, then it’s up to you to fill it with your origami imagination! (The cardinal as pictured will not be taught in this class).