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Special Sessions - October 13, 2019

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for October 13, 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
RECYCLED NETFLIX MAILERS
Date and time:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Bernice Smith

You don’t need to be tech savvy to do origami! Put your origami skills to good use and recycle those Netflix mailers that are piling up. Bernice will teach a variety of models that highlight those colorful mailers with their sturdy flaps. She will provide paper for the class. This is recycling at its best.

SPIKY BRACELET
Date and time:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Kay Eng

What do you do with your origami? You wear it, of course! Kay will show you how to turn some 3” paper into an awesome bracelet. With nimble fingers, you can also try it out of 2” paper. The number of units used depends on your wrist size. The units hold together with a very strong lock.

HONEY BUNNY AND WATER LILY
Date and time:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Gay Merrill Gross

Hop along with Gay as she shares with you her Honey Bunny and Modular Water Lily models. Honey Bunny is not just a cute model---it’s also a functional fold! Come find out how. Students should be able to fold a Bird Base without instruction and know how to do an open sink fold.

MODULAR BOOK
Date and time:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Maria Velazquez

Create an entire book with nothing more than letter size (8½” x 11”) paper. This ingenious design by Rona Gurkewitz and has been popular with folding bibliophiles ever since its creation. It is super fun to make and only your imagination will limit how you decorate and use it. We will also create a second book, “Diagonal Fold Book.” This is a book with pockets created by Hedi Kyle. It will have signatures and pockets to tuck in a business or credit card if one chooses. Ellen Aronson will assist. More books as time permits.

Afternoon Classes
FAMILY FUN HALLOWEEN MODELS
Date and time:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
BEGINNER
Teacher:
Candace Paska

Get into the spirit of this spooky season when Candace teaches a Halloween themed class. Learn to make a Cat, a Bat and of course a Ghost, as well as 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!

FIVE PETAL FLOWER
Date and time:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Maureen Miller-Calamo

Now you can make a flower bloom with your own hands. There is a satisfying and exciting action as you open up the attached modules. Folded from 3” squares, this spectacular 3D model does require a wee bit of glue to hold the modules together. Duo paper makes nicely variegated flowers. You don’t need a green thumb, just folding fingers.

TICO STAR
Date and time:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
LOW INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Alice Baldwin-Jones

Make a few easy modules and then put them together to create something stunning. That is the appeal of modular origami. Alice will teach you how to take this simple unit by Maria Sinayskaya and assemble them into dazzling 8, 9 and 16-point stars. Get an early start on the holiday season with these wonderful designs.

ROSE DOLLAR BILL
Date and time:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Cye Newman

Long stemmed roses can be expensive but they don’t last forever. Here is an alternative---make them out of dollar bills! An original design, Cye will guide you through this model based on the dollar lotus model. Bring crisp dollar bills to class if you can. Just don’t water it! Students should bring 3-10 crisp new bills for folding.

DARWIN CYCLONE
Date and time:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Level:
HIGH INTERMEDIATE
Teacher:
Maddalena Romano

You don’t need whirling, twirling fingers to take this class. Actually, slow and steady might be the ticket. Starting with David Mitchell’s original 6-piece Darwin Cyclone, Maddalena will share tips and tricks for making larger variations (12, 20, 30, 42 etc.). She will also show you how to make these cyclones into ornaments and wreaths.