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The current round of Special Folding Fun Sessions are now over. Check back in a few months for the next series.

Special Sessions - May 3, 2014

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for May 3, 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: these classes are held on a Saturday.

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Morning Classes

PLAYFUL ANIMAL FRIENDS
Date and time:
May 3, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Maureen Miller-Calamo

What do a penguin, a frog and a mouse all have in common? They are all action animal folds that Maureen will be teaching. All are fun to fold and fun to play with. The penguin is a puppet, the frog can talk and the mouse can turn somersaults. These models are wonderful play pals!

TURTLES
Date and time:
May 3, 2014 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Katherine Riley

Come out of your shell and fold some adorable turtles with Katherine! These models make a great addition to any animal folder’s repertoire. Start with some simple flat turtles and then move on to some that are 3D or can be folded from a dollar bill. If time permits, we will make a traditional model very popular with Japanese children that can actually be made to “swim,” as he wiggles his head and tail.

MALACHITE BUTTERFLY
Date and time:
May 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Gay Merrill Gross

Originally designed as a dollar bill fold, the butterfly can be made from any paper currency as well as half a square of origami paper or other decorative papers. Please bring new or new-ish dollars to class and also a pair of tweezers. This is one of the models that will be featured in Gay’s soon-to-be-published book, Money-gami.

MODULAR STARS
Date and time:
May 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Kay Eng

Kay will teach two of Maria Sinaskaya’s pretty 8-piece modular stars. They are 2D models that are attractive on both sides producing lovely multi-layered designs. These models are great for greeting cards or as pins or ornaments. More stars as time permits.

Afternoon Classes

FAMILY FUN IN MAY
Date and time:
May 3, 2014 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
SIMPLE
Teacher:
Mary Ann Scheblein-Dawson

Mary Ann will teach a variety of flower models including the pipe cleaner flower and a pretty tulip. 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.

EASY TO ASSEMBLE HEART CROWN
Date and time:
May 3, 2014 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Laura Kruskal

For over 20 years Laura Kruskal has been creating Crowns for our annual conventions. Teachers admire them - but sometimes don't teach them because of the difficulty of assembling the modules. Now teachers are amazed, and delighted, with the ease with which all seven modules of her most recent Crown slide into each other and remain securely joined. Laura created this crown for her Indian students, at the Taos Pueblo, in New Mexico, to celebrate Valentines Day.

MODULAR ORIGAMI FOR FAMILIES
Date and time:
May 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Toshiko Kobayashi & Eun Hong Park

Develop an understanding of modular origami while you are developing family relationships. Modular origami uses several pieces of paper all folded the same way and then put together to create a single geometric object. Toshiko is an experienced origami therapist. Class size limited to 10. Children must attend with an adult.

FLOWER GARDEN
Date and time:
May 3, 2014 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Rachel Katz

Using Katrin Shumakov's clever Flower Garden Base which holds stems neatly in place without glue, Rachel will teach a complete flower arrangement with various flowers and leaves. The entire “garden” will be completed in this class. This sweet presentation makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day!

TRIANGLE & SQUARE BOXES
Date and time:
May 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Carole VerEecke

Are you bored with wrapping paper and ready-made gift boxes? Carol will teach you how to make your own stunning Tomoko Fuse boxes. A basic square box will produce three magnificent results including a kaleidoscopic effect made by using any four brochure-type materials. And for a change of pace, the class will finish with a triangular box. Precision and an ability to visualize irregular folds will be helpful in this class. You’ll go home with boxes that will make you proud.