Special Sessions - May 3, 2015

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for May 3, 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

Yakkosan Variations

Date and time
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Level
Not Rated
Teacher
Toshiko Kobayashi

Have you always wanted to be a creator? Well now’s your chance! Starting with the Yakkosan base, a traditional Japanese figure, Toshiko will guide you to create your own variations. Many variations on this useful base already exist, but this class is about discovering your own, which you can share with your fellow creators in class. Let those creative juices flow!

Teabags

Date and time
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Paula Parris

Well, it is not the tea bags—it’s the wrappers, that are fun to fold! Paula will show you how to trace the teabag wrapper shape on to an assortment of pretty papers and then turn them into lovely wreath models. They are good for putting on cards or other decorative uses.

Modular Stars

Date and time
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kay Eng

Let the heavens shine with these starry wonders. All right, maybe not the heavens but certainly your ceiling and walls, since they make great decorations and cards as well. The Saya Star is an 8 piece ring with multicolored points by Carmen Sprung and is folded out of rectangles. The Zhanna by Maria Sinayskaya is also an 8 piece modular but is folded from squares. The connector may be challenging for beginners and low intermediate folders.

Peacock Lapel Pin

Date and time
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kika Salgo

You’ll be strutting proud as a peacock with this jaunty origami pin on your lapel. Kika will teach this ingenious design by Doug Caine features a two-toned peacock with a lapel stick that can easily be worn.

Square Bear

Date and time
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Heidi Lenney

The only thing square about this bear is the paper he’s folded out of! He’s quite adventurous and will be ready to go over any mountain to see what he can see. The models has squashes, swivels, rabbit ears, flip-outs and crimps, so it will be quite an adventure to fold as well. Thin mono paper works best for this little guy.

Afternoon Classes

Family Fun - Flowers

Date and time
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Level
Simple
Teacher
Carole VerEecke

Just in time for Mother’s Day, make a whole garden of flowers! Carole will teach new folders an assortment of easy flower and leaves that will cheer up your day. This is a chance to learn some basic origami skills, as well.

Transit/credit Card Wallet - Cancelled

Date and time
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Level
Not Rated
Teacher
Jean Baden-Gillette

Get ready to see the world. With a transit card and a credit card in your wallet, what more do you need? (OK, maybe a passport!) This elegant cardholder is made from several pieces of paper, has clear landmarks and is not difficult to fold. The multiple parts require glue to assemble. All materials will be provided, including closures and colorful scrapbook paper. Limit: 15 students.

Prepare a Pretty Table

Date and time
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Rachel Katz

Raise your goblet for a toast to the host! That’s right, with a golden goblet, a candy dish, great napkin folds and other goodies, your guests will be begging to learn your party tricks. Let Rachel show you hers, in this fun class that’s more like a party.

Marcela's Modular Flower

Date and time
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:30am - 4:30pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Gay Merrill Gross

Call it a mayflower in spring, a water lily in summer or a poinsettia in winter. This clever model by Marcela Brina is always in season! The model is made from three squares in graduated sizes that are joined together without glue. Folders should have strong intermediate folding skills to take this class.

Whale with Spout - Online Class

Date and time
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Ryan Dong and Wesley Damgo

Thar she blows! Join in for a fun folding of the world’s largest mammal. Ryan’s whale includes box pleating for the spout and a collapse of some unique folds for a truly unique model that will give you a whale of a time! Shaping fun included! This class will be available BOTH at the Museum and Online. To take this class online, 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.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for May 3, 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.

Click on the photos for a larger image.