This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 14, 2019, 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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Chase away the winter blues with these heart-warming models. Ruth will teach a collection of simple models that signal the arrival of spring. Your garden will be humming with these fantastic frogs and fabulous flowers. A frog, tulip, butterfly, and baby bird will be taught.
Models for Mom
Shower mom on her special day with gifts folded from the heart. Let Linda show you how to make a two compartment Tea Caddy to hold mom’s favorite teabags; a fancy dish for candies or sweet treats; colorful tulips for the table; a decorative pin for mom to wear, and a greeting card to express your love. Happy Mother’s Day!
Baby Shower Models
Forget the baby; you’ll be oohing and aahing at these incredibly adorable baby items by Makoto Yamaguchi. These baby shoes and baby onesie are just the thing to give your shower gift that extra special personal touch. All you need are a few mountain, valley and swivel folds and you’re all set. No need to confine yourself to just pink or blue, any color will do.
You’ll definitely get a bang for your buck in this class! Wendy will teach this favorite modular created by Yami Yamauchi. Folded from 12-16 sheets, the modules create a very strong lock that allows the model to rotate and eventually “pop” into a spectacular display like “Fireworks!”
Family Fun-spring Models
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 necessary. For children ages 5 and up. Children ages 5 – 8 must be accompanied by an adult also registered to take the class. Adults not accompanying children are also welcome!
Brain Therapy Origami
Get those little gray cells firing! Toshiko will teach models from her new book, which focuses on enhancing brain functions through the use of your fingertips. Brain therapy origami may facilitate various brain functions while folding models from a variety of bases. She will also present ideas for using recycled materials, practical origami, and group folding projects. Who knew origami could be so good for you!?
Dragon's Egg/magic Ball
Is it an egg? Is it a ball? Why, it’s magic of course! Rachel will teach this wonderful model created by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov. It is a one piece action toy compresses and even turns inside out to reveal different pretty geometric patterns. You can play with this clever model for hours; just don’t let the boss catch you (or you can make one for her). Oh, and don’t tell anyone that a small piece of tape inside is used to complete the model.
It’s time to shine! And you surely will in this class featuring the brilliant and scintillating Star Amelie by Carmen Sprung. Louise learned it from the creator herself at the Italian Convention and now she will enlighten you. This ingenious star is made from two hexagons which hook together with a sink fold. Duo paper is best for this model since both sides of the paper show.