Special Sessions - December 15, 2019

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for December 15, 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. Register online from the main Special Sessions page.

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Morning Classes

Family Fun Holiday Models [SOLD OUT]

Date and time
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Candace Paska

This class is currently sold out. If you have already registered, please come. If not, please consider the afternoon session that was recently added.

Just in time for the holiday season! Candace will teach a variety of simple seasonal models including a tree, a candy cane, a dove candy dish and others as time permits. No experience necessary. For children 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!

Foot Fetish

Date and time
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Donna Walcavage

OK, these boots aren’t quite made for walking but you can sing the song while you fold! Besides boots, Donna will showcase some models by Makoto Yamaguchi including high heels and Christmas stockings. Let these marvelous models inspire your inner Imelda (for those of you of a certain age).

Saar Star

Date and time
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Talo Kawasaki

These dazzling stunners have been featured on the AMNH Holiday Tree for decades. Generations of museum goers have been amazed by their scintillating beauty. Learn to fold the star using the same holographic paper as seen on the tree. First, you’ll fold the 5-pointed model out of a pentagon, then the original 4-pointed version if time permits. Folders should be comfortable with petal folds and open sinks.

Fior Di Tirrenia

Date and time
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Rachel Katz

Let your creativity bloom and burst forth! This gorgeous one piece floral star is folded from a pentagon. The 3D result makes a lovely holiday ornament, package decoration, pin or earrings. Shiny, iridescent papers and foil make attention getting models.

Star Festival

Date and time
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Nobuko Okabe

This jaw-dropping gem will surely be a highlight of your holiday season! Nobuko will teach her original modular ornament out of 16 squares. The class will use regular 6’ paper but you can challenge yourself at home with smaller decorative papers. The only problem will be what colors to choose to impress your friends and family.

Afternoon Classes

Family Fun Holiday Models - PM Session

Date and time
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Wendy Zeichner

Just in time for the holiday season! Wendy will teach a variety of simple seasonal models including a tree, a candy cane, a santa and others as time permits. No experience necessary. For children 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!

A Galaxy of Stars

Date and time
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Belle Fernandez

You can never have too many stars. Here’s a galaxy of them! Let your origami proficiency shine forth as Belle shows you how to create these galactic wonders. She will teach the Vanda Sterne by Carmen Sprung, Mark’s Star, as well as one from a pentagon by Toshie Takahama. Fill your ceiling with these heavenly creations.

Rose Auditorium

Date and time
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kathy Stevick

Can you believe it only takes 6 pieces of paper to make this?! How is that possible? Well, Kathy has the answer and will gladly share it with you. This design by Nguyen Uyen puts the spotlight on a twist rose, so it is helpful if students are familiar with a twist collapse. Hang them up in a cluster for a fantastic bouquet.

Margarete Star

Date and time
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Faye Goldman

And just 7 strips for this?! Origami is really quite amazing. Learn it from the most enthusiastic “queen” of woven modulars herself. Faye has excelled at sharing her passion for this family of modular models. She will teach you how to take 7 simple strips to make this brilliant woven star. As always, judicious choice of paper will give it that extra sparkle.

Hydrangea Ribbon Box

Date and time
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Arlene Gorchov

They are so beautiful that people won’t care what’s inside them! This eye-popping box created by Dasa Severova features the elegant Fujimoto Hydrangea on the cover. Therefore, a familiarity with his classic model is helpful. Using a duo color square, this irresistible box incorporates a clever color change for the flower and accompanying ribbon. Arlene will patiently show you all the tips she has acquired. Now, do you really want to gift it away?