Special Sessions - December 6, 2015

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 6, 2015, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

Crane Cube

Date and time
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kathy Riley

What can you do with that Traditional Crane? Why, make a flock of them and turn them into a decorative ball, of course! Kathy will teach you the three components of this fabulous kusudama: the traditional crane, a Froebel square variation and a diamond shaped connector. Students will be working with 3” squares of photocopy paper, so you should be comfortable with smaller, heavier pieces than kami. Prior experience assembling modulars will be helpful.

Mouse

Date and time
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kika Salgo

Eek, a mouse! No need to call the exterminator, it’s just a cute and perfectly harmless origami mouse. Master your fear of these furry critters, as well as your fear of reverse folds and color changes in this fun class by Kika. This super 3D model will also let you practice making realistic sculptures out of your origami.

Tessellated Fish

Date and time
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Kay Eng

Get schooled in tessellation with this whimsical fish by Beth Johnson. This is a wonderful introduction into the world of folded tessellations. The repeating patterns form the scales of this two-toned fish. Accurate folding is a must and Kay will provided plenty of hints and encouragement.

Airplanes & Spaceships – Online Class

Date and time
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
John Szinger

Have a blast by blasting off into the wild blue yonder with this original collection of airplanes and spaceships by John Szinger. These fully 3D models will include: Art Deco Rocket, Space Pod, Rocketship III, Jet Airliner, Supersonic Transport and others as time permits. This class will be taught both in person and online. Please let us know which way you plan to attend. The only requirement for online attendance is a computer connected to a good quality network. Instructions about system requirements and a connection test will be provided upon your registration to attend online.

Afternoon Classes

Cascade Water Wall

Date and time
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Alice Baldwin-Jones

This spectacular decorative masterpiece is sure to impress whether it is hanging on a wall or sitting on a table. Six 3-unit assemblies create this marvelous origami take on a waterwheel. Folded out of 2x1 rectangles, it is sturdy when completed. The angles of this model make an interesting pattern of light when folded from solid colors. Alice will teach you the ins and outs of Matthew Gardiner's marvelous model.

Tatos

Date and time
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Maria Velazquez

Don’t you mean tattoo? No, a tato is a Japanese étui, which of course, is a small ornamental case used for holding items such as needles or stamps. Maria will teach Marcela Brina's pumpkin tato and other tatos as time permits, some by Tomoko Fuse. Attractive and practical, they can be used to hide a note or small surprise.

Origami Teatime

Date and time
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Shrikant Iyer

Take tea with Shri! Well, the teabags wrappers anyway since tea and hot water are not provided. Nonetheless, you’re sure to have a high time as you explore what makes teabag wrapper folding so fun, different and unique. Models taught will include some animals and holiday items but it’s really about teabag wrappers as a source material for origami.

Fractal Flower

Date and time
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Nathan Ascher

That’s out of one piece of paper?!?!? Roman Diaz’s awesome Fractal Flower is one of the most exciting multi-sink, multi-level fractal models in recent years. It is currently unpublished except in some small distribution newsletters, so now’s the time to learn this jaw-dropper hands-on. The model features several difficult gusset moves but depending on how large a piece of paper you start out with and how nimble your fingers are, you can make as many levels as you dare.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 6, 2015, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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