Special Sessions - December 16, 2018

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 16, 2018, both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Morning Classes

Holiday Fun

Date and time
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Linda Bogan

Ho, ho, ho! Celebrate the holiday season by folding a trio of Christmas models by Shoko Aoyagi. Decorate a Christmas tree with stars and ornaments. Fold a Jolly Santa and fill his sack with tiny origami gifts. Finish with a reindeer Lolly Bag that can hold small treats. Some glue will be used.

Flat Flowers for Decorating

Date and time
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
Mary Ann Scheblein-Dawson

It is never too early to plant for an origami spring. Mary Ann has gathered a bunch of easy flower models to use on cards, as package decorations or as ornaments. These make the perfect accent in any decorating task. Patterned papers will make a striking a bold statement.

Puff Ring

Date and time
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Nobuko Okabe

First it’s flat, then it’s not! This ingenious modular ring by Nobuko is folded flat and can be puffed up into 3D upon completion. The unit is simple but requires certain precision for ideal assembly. It makes a lovely ornament for hanging or a centerpiece with a flameless candle for any occasion. Other variations and original models will be taught as time permits.

Saar Star

Date and time
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Talo Kawasaki

If you only want to master one star model, this is the one. This is the classic star that adorns those lovely silver star mobiles that surround the AMNH Holiday Tree. Learn how to fold one using the same holographic paper as seen on the tree. Both a 5-pointed version and the original 4-pointed version will be taught. Folders should be comfortable with petal folds and open sinks. Take home a part of the Holiday Tree!

Max Hulme's Mouse/rat

Date and time
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Donna Walcavage

Eek, a mouse! Not to worry, it won’t bite. This realistic mouse by Max Hulme is sure to delight all those that love the cute and cuddly. Don’t be intimidated by the odd or nonexistent landmarks, Donna will make sure you succeed. The model can easily be shaped and styled to taste.

Afternoon Classes

Family Fun - Traditional Models

Date and time
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Ruth Tepper

Ruth will teach an assortment of her favorite traditional origami models that are fun and charming. This class is the perfect introduction to paperfolding and 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!

Crown Bowl and Heart Basket

Date and time
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Arlene Gorchov

Two great related models by two origami greats: Philip Shen’s Crown Bowl and Mark Kennedy’s Heart Basket. Both these useful and practical models have pleasing folding sequences using Shen’s clever lock. Arlene has discovered at least 3 other variations and may demonstrate them as time permits.

Anna and Brina Stars

Date and time
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Faye Goldman

A must for origami astronomers. These fascinating stars by Maria Sinayskaya are unique in their own way. The Anna features a lock that involves hidden layers and flaps. The Brina is a two-sided star that looks great either way. Use your best and most interesting duo paper for this one. Faye will make sure all her students get a gold star!

Four Leaves Tato Box

Date and time
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Belle Fernandez

Lucky is the recipient of the gift where even the box is a work of art. This gorgeous Tato Box is folded from a square, preferably out of heavier weight paper. Duo paper is used with green on one side to have the desired color change to form the leaves. Belle will see that your folds are precise enough to make the tato collapse and close properly.

Stars from Pentagons

Date and time
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kathy Stevick

Stars just look more starry when they have 5 points, don’t they? Here’s a collection of sensational stars folded out of pentagons. Kathy will teach Star Ulrike by Angelia Splinder, Sothis by Isa Klein and a 10-pointed star by Philip Shen. Time permitting, students can work on variations of the Sothis Star.