This is a listing of the Special Sessions for March 18, 2018, 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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Be prepared for Spring with this Bevy of Baby animals taught by Bernice. Don’t miss this chance to Be cute! Bernice will teach an adorable chick, lamb, Bunny, puppy and others paper Babies as time permits. Be Bold and Behold these Baby Beauties!
Let your creativity shine forth with these wonderful modular stars by Jose Meeusen. Kay will teach a variety of 2D/8 unit models including Parajita Star and Star Fantasy. Get started early on your holiday cards and ornaments with these eye-catching designs.
Here’s another shining example of the magic of origami. These fabulous stars by the Shumakovs feature a 3-D center achieved by a sink. Using pentagons, hexagons and octagons, Sandy will help you reach for the stars. The universe is at your fingertips!
Is there that someone special someone you want to impress? Look no further because Joy will teach her favorite modular that is the perfect gift. This spectacular ornamental ball is the Rafelita, designed by Ekaterina Lukasheva. Since it is a 30-piece modular, some patience and accurate folding are required.
Aldo will teach a vase filled with fabulous flowers and an assortment of his favorite models as time permits. This class is the perfect introduction to paperfolding and 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!
It may be spikey, but we promise that you won’t get hurt! Especially under the expert guidance of Ros, who will teach this 6-piece modular cube with different sized points all over. Students will practice with plain kami first, then make one with kaleidoscope paper. Units feature wing folds and multiple pinwheels, giving the finished ball that unique urchin-y look.
Get into a whirlwind of frenzied folding with this fun modular by David Mitchell. Let Doug show you the ins and outs of making modulars (he’s been folding them since long before modulars became à la mode). He will teach a 12-piece version but feel free to make a 30-piece when you get home.
For the Year of the Dog, why not adopt a dog or puppy? Join Maria at the pound and you might take home a standing dog, noisy barking dog, a quiet puppy or an obedient sitting dog. Perhaps you would prefer a Siberian husky. All are available at this class. Alas, people born in 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922 will not get a special discount.
Now’s the time to master this modern classic by Chris Palmer. Folded from a single sheet, this modular-looking creation can be made into a 3-D “tower” by twisting each successively smaller level. Nathan will show you the basic secrets with a modified 8-pointed version (the original has 12 sides) that is easier to learn. No doubt you will be inspired to later try the original and to make as many levels as you can!