Special Sessions - April 12, 2015

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 12, 2015, 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

Dinosaurs

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Martha Landy

Get ready for the upcoming movie Jurassic World by immersing yourself into a world of dinosaurs. Have epic battles with these prehistoric giants. Martha has two easy beasts that are sure to delight dino fans of all ages. A superb teacher, she will help you bring your Plateosaurus and Allosaur to life.

Man's Best Friend

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Maureen Miller Calamo

Cat lovers are allowed to take this class. This class of canines will include an elegant Scottie, an adorable Puppy Dog and a Bulldog bookmark. Maureen will teach these amazing and easy dogs and will provide references on where to find the diagrams online.

Panda Bears

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Andrew Hans

Gee, aren’t pandas Chinese? Not these two…they are by Japanese and Korean creators. Both models require two sheets of paper, one for the head and the other for the body. Both have squash folds and even a color change for one of them. Let Andrew make and pose these cuddly critters.

Angel

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kika Salgo

Here’s another modern classic: the Tree Fairy by David Brill. The fairy has wings, head, arms and legs, and even a dress…all from a single piece of paper. Let Kika show you how to bring a little magic into the world with origami. The model makes a great tree decoration.

Inflatable Cat - Online Class

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kathleen Sheridan

The cutest cat you’ve ever folded! After it is inflated, it stands by itself. Now you’re SURE to end up with a house full of cats. This class will be taught online and the only requirement is a computer connected to a good quality network. Instructions about system requirements and a connection test will be provided upon your registration.

Afternoon Classes

Family Fun - First Steps

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Level
Simple
Teacher
Martha Landy

Lillian Oppenheimer was famous for teaching beginners and encouraging them to continue in origami. She developed her First Lesson using models that are easy to fold, and which increased origami skill-building and self-esteem. In this class, Martha will teach you the simple models Lillian loved, a great introduction for new folders!

Wheels

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Kathy Riley

Fold your own fate with these wheels of fortune. Kathy will teach you 8 piece and 12 piece modulars that are sturdy and decorative (and fun to play with). The units are simple but require precise folding for successful assembly. After making the Zodiac Wheel, experiment with the module and combine as few as 9 or as many as 14. Lots of paper in different sizes and colors will be provided.

It’s Not Too Late for Spring Organizing!

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Deborah Pun

You’ve heard of a masu but what’s a tansu? Why it’s a traditional Japanese wooden mobile storage cabinet, of course. Come fold this 7 piece two-drawer mini tansu with Deb. The class will use large kami or astrobrite to practice but your own crisp and sturdy chiyogami, Tant, kraft or elephant hide paper would be perfect. Accurate and precise folding will ensure your tansu drawers glide smoothly. Six inch squares will result in a mini tansu perfect for push pins, paper clips and the like.

Sonobe Units

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Maria Velazquez

This is where it all began…the Sonobe unit opened up an entire world of modular origami. Maria will teach the famous Sonobe unit and its variations. You will create a topiary with which you can decorate any table or desk. You will learn the unit and will come out of the class with a completed 3 and 6 piece modular model. Fee $2 for vase and moss, payable on site.

Down the Primrose Path

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Mary Ann Scheblein-Dawson

Don’t worry, MaryAnn won’t lead you astray. This spectacular primrose by Momotani features colored petals with a color-change center. She will also show you how to add a stem and leaves. Accurate folding will make the challenging collapse at the end more manageable. Knowledge of the crane and familiarity with the petal fold are helpful.

Star Festival

Date and time
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Nobuko Okabe

Be bewitched, bedazzled and bewildered by this beguiling design. It looks incredibly complicated but is a manageable 16 piece modular created and diagrammed by Nobuko. The unit is relatively simple but the assembly requires some experience with modular origami and precise aligning.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 12, 2015, 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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