This is a listing of the Special Sessions for November 10, 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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Nathan will open the “family fun” class with a magazine cover box and then a simple fox. So afterwards, you will have a “fox in a box.” The fun continues with other simple models such as a swan, water balloon and penguin etc. 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!
Become a king or queen of origami---just put on a crown! Wendy will teach several of Laura Kruskal’s crown modules and have paper available to make at least one complete crown. This will include her undiagrammed crown from a canoe module that was a hit a Convention, a Heart crown, a Sailboat crown and King David’s crown.
Get the bling on with this hands-on workshop! Learn how to convert origami models into earrings, bracelets etc. from an expert. Kathy will demonstrate and discuss techniques for making origami jewelry rather than teach specific models. Participants should be comfortable folding with 1-3” paper and may bring folded models to class to make into jewelry.
Tired of all those origami flowers and animals? Then make an origami human! The adorable Mr. Cube is made from a 2 x 1 rectangle that is divided into sevenths vertically. Louise learned this fun and doable model by Mathieu Tournade at the French convention. This is box-pleating at its most fun.
Don’t get creeped out by this challenging fold! Daniel will gently lead you through Chris Palmer’s signature “decreeping” technique with this brilliant Flower model. While easier than the related iconic Flower Tower, this model still requires accurate folding. You should also be comfortable with bringing together many creases in the final collapse.
TWO TISSUE BOXES
Achoo! Pardon me, pass me a tissue. Always be ready for a good sneeze with these wonderful tissue boxes. MaryAnn will teach a real tissue box by Makoto Yamaguchi with a handy slit for dispensing those handy hankies. She will also teach one that is adapted from the traditional Tato box. Toss one in your purse, backpack or man bag. Choose your own colors and stop spending big bucks on those designer tissue boxes. More container models as time permits.
Eeck, a mouse! Ah yes, but it won’t proliferate unless you want to. And you’ll want to just keeping folding these cute critters. A few easy reverse folds is all it takes but shaping it will be the challenge. Let Kika show you how to achieve maximum cuteness in no time at all.
Keep your precious items and treasures in this practical creation. Insert a photo or drawing in the cover and you’ll never lose those loose keepsakes again. A divider will also be taught so that you can have two compartments. Now you can declutter your home and safely store your mementos.
Wow your friends with this delightful modular. If you’ve never made a modular before, this class is for you. This classic 12- piece model by Bennett Arnstein, which he called Decoration Box, features easy landmarks and easy assembly. It was one of the first modulars to become a hit many decades ago and features a fantastic woven appearance.