Special Sessions - May 15, 2016

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for May 15, 2016, 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

Money Folds and a Surprise

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Bernice Smith

Save those crispy ones! You’ll need them if you want to leave a fun tip after your next indulgent meal. Bernice will teach a variety of simpler moneyfolds, including a dollar bill shirt, which are quick and easy. Bernice has also promised a surprise, but she’s not talking. Come find out what it might be! Please bring some new, crisp dollar bills to fold your models.

Paper Wallets

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Joy Hsiao

Save more money! If you don’t want to fold your money, here’s where you can keep it safely. Joy has perfected the wallet and will show you all her secrets. These practical folds are made from letter size paper and can be laminated. They feature one long pocket for bills and two smaller pockets for cards. Bring your favourite papers such as calendars, maps or wrapping paper to make these fabulous wallets. Class size limited to 15.

Curved Folding and Crease Patterns

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Louise Oppenheimer-Flax

Don’t be square, be curved! Not all folds need to be straight and the work of Philip Chapman-Bell proves that. Louise will introduce you to the curvy world with these scored crease patterns. Models might include: Trillium Bowl, Chimera-the Curved Tetra Box, Square Curves, and the Petunia Bowl. Get out of the rut and see where the next curve leads you.

Windmill

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Heidi Lenney

Welkom! With all those tulips popping up in spring maybe a few windmills are the most picturesque accompaniment. This is a full windmill, not just a pinwheel, and features crimps, stretch folds, unusual squashes and a swivel fold. Practice your intermediate skills and celebrate spring at the same time.

Fuse Octagonal Box from a Square

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Donna Walcavage

A gift in and of itself! This magnificent octagonal box with a twisted top enclosure is folded out of a single square. Of course, a little effort is required as you accurately fold the stiff paper. That pad of scrapbooking paper will yield plenty of boxes for all your small gift giving needs.

Rose Assemblage

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Talo Kawasaki

A rose is not a rose; it’s an origami rose! Ever fold a Kawasaki rose and think: that’s cool, but now what? In this class, you’ll learn to fold a stemmed rose assemblage with leaves using just two square sheets. One sheet will be the flower and one will be cut into sheets for the stem, calyx and two leaves. These can be assembled without glue but using that “g” word will result in a more stable flower. Familiarity with folding the Kawasaki rose is a plus but not mandatory.

Afternoon Classes

Family Fun - Spring Models

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Candace Paska

Celebrate springtime with a variety of cheery models. Candy will teach her favorites for this season. 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!

Recycled Origami

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Not Rated
Teacher
Toshiko Kobayashi

Go green! No, you won’t be using green paper, just everyday paper that can be transformed into useful origami objects. Whether it’s magazines or postcards, chopstick wrappers, teabag wrappers and envelopes, you can save a tree and engage in your favorite hobby by reusing paper products. Don’t throw that paper in the trash…I can fold with it!

Card Workshop

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson

Say it all with a card! MaryAnn will teach a variety of folded greeting card bases that are the best showcase for your flat origami models. These cards include one that folds up like a little book and opens to 3-D. Embellish them with rubber stamps, ink, stickers, collage etc. and you’ve got a handmade card for any occasion. A $2 fee will be collected in class.

Fujimoto Clover Hydrangea

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Nathan Ascher

Are you ready for the next level? The Hydrangea and the Clover are probably the most famous among Fujimoto’s fractal designs. This model is a variation of both. Nathan will guide you through three levels of this multi-petaled flower but you can challenge yourself to fold more iterations.

Stellated Octahedron in a Gift Box

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Deborah Pun

Don’t get boxed in! Not to worry, with Deb as a teacher you won’t get stuck. She will teach a 12 piece Stellated Octahedron that fits perfectly into a Fuse gift box and a traditional masu box lid. No cutting or gluing is required for assembly. And once you take the decoration out of the box, it can be a puzzle to put it back in! Modular and container fans unite! Limited to 10 attendees. A $5 fee will be collected in class.

Money Watch

Date and time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level
Super Complex
Teacher
Cye Newman

Time to make some dough! Or maybe, make time. You’ll need three crisp dollar bills for this fun model: two to make the band and one to make the watch face. Accurate folding and a challenging sink are all that stand in your way. We promise that folding this time will not create any wormholes.

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for May 15, 2016, 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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