The third and final day of the OrigamiUSA 2018 Convention was all about experimentation and sharing information.
The three sessions I attended were: Viviane’s excellent class on “Designing a Figurative Model” and the challenging “Corrugated Cardboard Crane” taught by Jeannine.
I also attended “Taro’s Origami Studio Workshop” — about the history of this workshop and the commissions they have received in the past.
Why was Viviane’s class so good? Because we were each encouraged to design an original Origami model. I was amazed by the number of students in the packed class who began playing with paper and suddenly produced an original design.
It was both surprising and hilarious as Viviane ran around the classroom photographing the newly “birthed” Origami model – some more abstract than others. What a hoot!
I dare not show you the awful crane I folded from the corrugated cardboard in the next class.
This was very difficult to do as one needed accuracy and strength to “brute-force-bend” the cardboard into a crane. My muscles were very sore after this class.
While waiting for the evening banquet closing the OrigamiUSA 2018 Convention, someone showed me how to fold a fish and gave me a sticky, googly toy eye to put on the model.
Another folder showed me how to create simple orange butterflies.
At least I folded something successful on the last day of the Convention!
The banquet was quite tasty. For dessert, a delicious cake, decorated with the Convention logo, was practically inhaled by the diners.
At one point, we all ran to the windows to see the gorgeous sunset on the city.
Towards the end of the dinner, attendees, such as myself, were instructed to tear off their “First Timer” ribbons which hung from our convention badges.
We were now official OrigamiUSA Conventioners!