Special Sessions - December 11, 2016

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 11, 2016, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

Greeting Cards

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Level
Not Rated
Teacher
Katherine Riley

The holidays are nearly here! Need a card and are snowed in? Make your own! Join Kathy in this workshop to explore various techniques to incorporate simple origami into a greeting card. Some of these might include pop-up, collage, drawing, cutting and pasting. Express your love and cheer through origami.

Recycled Envelope Origami

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Level
Not Rated
Teacher
Toshiko Kobayashi

Save a tree while indulging in your favorite hobby. Many fancy envelopes have inserts or insides that are patterned, colored or glossy. What perfect material for folding! Toshiko will help you explore ways to make the most out of used envelopes. She will discuss the choosing of models and papers for maximum effect. Although some basic materials will be provided, students are encouraged to bring a variety of envelopes of their own.

Tote Bag

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kay Eng

If you’ve got it, flaunt it! This fashionable tote will surely let you show off your style. The handy model by Makoto Yamaguchi features handles that lock very securely to the bag. Use sturdy and fancy paper and make them in any size you want. You’ll never leave anything behind again.

La Spirosa

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Talo Kawasaki

Have a ball folding roses! Or in this case, fold Talo’s modular kusudama using a variation of the Sakoda Bird Base Rose (aka Simple Swirl or Twisty Rose). Students will fold this as a 6-piece model with kami, but assembly with 12 or 30 units is possible. The decorative ball features a nice lock and some open sinks.

Golden Bowl

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Maureen Miller-Calamo

Fold and unfold many times, then voilà it suddenly comes together and you have a lovely bowl created by Nick Robinson! That is the fun in this class that features lots of accurate pre-creasing. Once you have finished the pre-creases, it takes but a moment to make the bowl 3D and lock the notches, resulting in a sturdy bowl with a 2-layer bottom. A crisp paper yields the best results.

Afternoon Classes

Family Fun - Holiday Models

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Level
Simple
Teacher
MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson

Origami is always fun to make and to give as gifts! Join MaryAnn in this class to make origami models that remind you of the winter holidays. This 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!

Flipp-flopp (surprise)

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Faye Goldman

Once you pick this up and play with it, you’ll never be able to put it down! This accordion-like model opens and closes in a surprising, twisty way, flipping back and forth as you manipulate it. It is endlessly fascinating to handle and you can even write surprise messages on it. The model is made from strips of paper, the number depending on how many segments you want.

Self-closing Box - This Class is Cancelled

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Belle Fernandez

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. NO REGISTRATION AVAILABLE.

Don’t get boxed in! Folded from a single sheet of paper, this box created by Philip Chapman-Bell has an elegant locking mechanism that secures the contents in place, making it an ideal gift box for any special occasion. Precise folding will ensure that the model will collapse in place and close properly. Thicker paper such as scrapbook paper will produce a sturdy 3-inch box with a firm lock. A second box will be taught if time permits.

Tato Posavasos - This Class is Cancelled

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Maria Velazquez

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. NO REGISTRATION AVAILABLE.

Maria is always on the lookout for interesting tato models.  A tato is a traditional kind of folded paper purse that can be used to keep small items or as a way to send a small note or card. Join Maria to fold her latest find, a tato designed by Jorge E. Jaramillo which is intriguing and challenging to fold. Precise folding is a plus for this model.

Expanding Ball

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Mark Kennedy

Expand your horizons with this mesmerizing model! Using only 8 sheets of foil, this modular by David Shall looks incredibly complicated and complex yet is fairly straightforward to fold. As with all modulars, accuracy is important. The decorative ball “expands” to make the final lock more accommodating. Wow, a model that makes it easier to lock itself!

Rock Crystal

Date and time
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Arlene Gorchov

More modular madness from Arlene! This Ekaterina Lukasheva 30-piece model was a hit at PCOC 2015 in Boulder. If you didn’t go, now is your chance to learn this tantalizing fold from Arlene. Each facet of the model comprises of a crystal-like form, hence its name. The modules are not difficult but precision folding will help in the tricky assembly.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 11, 2016, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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