This is a listing of the Special Sessions for October 14, 2018, both morning and afternoon sessions.
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The name says it all. Many hundreds of origami models begin with the Preliminary Base. Kathy will teach a variety of models from single sheets, modular and models requiring two preliminary bases. Mastering this base is a great way to begin folding or to refresh your origami skills. No experience necessary. For children 8 and up. Adults without children are also welcome!
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, a bat, 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.
Take flight with your imagination and soar with the birds. Gay has created a veritable flock of bird designs all based on Kunihiko Kasahara’s Crow. She will teach her Eaglet and as many others as time permits. Students should be comfortable with doing inside and outside reverse folds as well as crimps in order to take this class.
Here’s one for the bookworm. Why not fold and write your own book (talk about self-published!). Using a single piece of paper, albeit a large one, Maureen will show you how to fold a book with 10 pages. She will also provide instructions on how to print and order the text prior to folding. Here’s the chance for that novel in you to burst forth!
Trumpet your origami prowess for all to hear and see. Practice your folding skills with this Elephant by Jo Nakashima. This model has a sink fold, spread squash folds, squash folds, petal folds and rabbit ear folds. And since elephants never forget, this model can be turned into a bookmark with a few alternate folds, so that you can always find your place.
Starry, starry night. This is the perfect class for those who are awestruck by modulars but were too afraid to try folding one. Alice will gently guide you through the simple and satisfying steps which are well landmarked. As with all modulars, the locks are what makes or breaks (literally) a model, and these are firm. Alice will teach a variation and more as time permits.
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket…well almost. Maria will teach an assortment of models which include Maria's Sinayskaya’s Star Monika, Haggit Shalev's variation of Mark's Kennedy's star and models from the new book "Pocket Origami" by Yuko Fujimoto. Star Monika is a very decorative 6-pointed star. The folds in Haggit’s star are straight forward but the collapse can be challenging. The pocket models are cute and fun to fold. All have a small pocket where one can place a coin or note - as a gift or decoration.
Limber up those fingers for this fun and cool class. Featuring one of Fujimoto’s famous tessellations, Nathan will patiently guide you through the steps and iterations to produce a square grid model that resembles a flower. Precision folding is definitely a plus in this class.
Now’s a good time to remember what the national bird symbolizes. John Montroll’s Bald Eagle is a pleasure to fold in its relative simplicity and two-toned finish. Efficient use of paper means the model is completed in a timely manner without sacrificing form. Accessible to the precocious beginner and experienced folder alike, any remaining time will allow for styling for personal aesthetics and a unique touch.