Special Sessions - October 4, 2015

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for October 4, 2015, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

Family Fun – Favorites

Date and time
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Wendy Zeichner

Wendy will teach an assortment of her favorite models that are fun and charming. This class is a great opportunity for families to explore the magic of origami together. No experience is necessary. For children ages 8 and up. Adults without children are also welcome!

Golden Venture Strawberries

Date and time
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Heidi Lenney

Strawberry season may be over, but you can still enjoy these strawberries all year round (just don’t sink your teeth into them). An introductory course in 3D origami or “Golden Venture” origami, students will first learn the basic unit. Heidi will show you how to construct a luscious strawberry using 36 units. Glue will be used to keep the units in place. As time permits, students will be shown how changing the size or orientation of the units can create many different models.

Halloween

Date and time
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Bernice Smith

Scary, scary night. Keep those pesky trick-or-treaters at bay with this collection of Halloween models. Bernice will teach the classic witch-on-a-broomstick, an elegant owl on a tree, a bat, a lantern, a ghost and more if time permits. No need to be afraid of a few reverse folds; Bernice will be there, even if she doesn’t hold your hand.

Huy's Chest of Drawers

Date and time
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Gay Merril Gross

Here’s the solution to all those annoying bits and pieces all over your desk. Gay will teach a fantastic Chest of Drawers from Huy Voun Lee’s new book Origami Playhouse. Use the chest to store desk supplies, jewelry, mini-models or to furnish an origami dollhouse! Note: the cats in the picture invaded during the photo shoot and will not be taught.

Dachshund

Date and time
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Daniel Scher

Remember Slinky the dog from Toy Story? Once you see this adorable model, you’ll see where the inspiration came from. Join Daniel and get in touch with your inner child as you play with this accordion dog. Accurate folding is important to get good results (as always), but the steps themselves are straightforward.

Afternoon Classes

Folding Old Books

Date and time
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Mary Ann Scheblein Dawson

The origami way to recycle old books…fold em!!! This class will incorporate simple folding techniques using books or pages culled from books. Students should bring AT LEAST two books that are hard cover, fabric covered (just remove the dust jacket), approximately 5” by 7” and between 150-250 pages. Keep in mind that these books will no longer be readable, so don’t bring anything valuable! A materials fee of $3 will be collected in class.

Star Dish

Date and time
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Sandra Richman

Lend some glamour to your table with these stunning Star Dishes by Nick Robinson. Sandy will start by teaching you how to get that perfect hexagon from a square, and then show you how to transform it into a beautiful and practical bowl. Gorgeous papers will be provided so you’ll be sure to find some to suit your home décor.

Tea Bag Folding

Date and time
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Toshiko Kobayashi

Don’t throw out that teabag! It’s paper and you can fold with it! Let Toshiko show you all the joys of tea. Put those teabag wrappers to good use after you’ve had your cuppa. Use them to create lovely modulars that capitalize on the printed designs. Students will be encouraged to explore their own ideas and techniques to create their own variations. Since many teabags retain the delicate aroma of the tea, you’ll definitely engage all your senses in this fun class.

Boxes

Date and time
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Donna Walcavage

Good things definitely come in small packages! Start off by learning Makoto Yamaguchi’s modern classic: the prism box, an elegant and extremely classy way to present a small treasure. Continue with his delightful Santa Box; stuff Santa’s “sack” with tasty treats. Donna will also show you how some simple tweaks can turn it into a wizard box which you can fill with magic charms.

12-piece Ishibashi Ball

Date and time
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Doug Caine

Who says you can’t create your own origami? Ishibashi was inspired by the Sonobe unit and created an iconic modular. Now Doug Caine has further added his own variations. First, he turns the “frill” inside-out to display both sides of the paper. Then he uses 12 squares instead of six to change the original cube into a ball. Be forewarned though, the assembly is challenging. As Doug says, “the model is sturdy when complete, but before then, it can fall apart if you look at it funny!” Don’t worry, he’ll be there to help.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for October 4, 2015, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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