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Upcoming Fall 2015 Workshops

origami workshop

Fabric Origami Techniques
with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Session 1        10:00AM - 12:00PM       Session 2         1:00PM - 3:00PM

Each session is the same, so please only sign up for one.
Seating for each session is limited to 20.

Tickets:
Admission: $20 (General) / $10 (Students/Seniors ages 65 and up)
Fee includes all materials.

 

Patchwork artist Wonju Seo will teach diverse origami techniques for folding fabric in order to create exciting and beautiful geometric designs influenced by traditional Korean temple door patterns. All origami experience levels are welcome.

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RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Origami Heaven
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

LECTURE
Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

FILM
Between the Folds directed by Vanessa Gould
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Video Gallery

LECTURE
Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
12-Card Star Construction
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

WORKSHOP
Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31 - November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

 


dhal puri workshop

The Art of Making Dhal Puri - East Indian Flatbread
with Shakeera Thomas
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Tickets: $10 (General) / $5 (Students/Seniors  ages 65 and up). Fee includes all materials.
The workshop is limited to 40 participants.

Dhal puri is a type of Indian-inspired flatbread that is made in Guyana on the Caribbean coast of South America. The flatbread is stuffed with a seasoned filling of ground split peas. It is made for family and friends during holidays and especially for weddings. Shakeera Thomas will demonstrate the process of using the masala brick, a grinding kitchen tool, to make dhal puri. Participants will have the opportunity to make and knead their own dough that they can take home to bake. Before participants leave, they will have the opportunity to savour homemade dhal puri.

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About the Presenter

Shakeera Thomas, Chapter Assistant of United University Professions, Stony Brook University, is an avid gardener, crochet artist and jewelry designer and maker of gourmet hot sauce as well as a talented foodie who has used her grandmother's masala brick to continue five-generations of family tradition in preparing dhal puri. Thomas shares her multifaceted talents and expertise from spearheading an on-campus crochet circle, the Stony Brook Stitchers, that donates its creations to Stony Brook Hospital, to bottling her family recipe hot sauce, which will be in stores soon. The masala brick is one of the featured Objects of Asia currently on exhibit at the Jasmine Gallery.

 


puppet workshop

Trick or Treat: Shadow Puppet Making
with Caroline Borderies & Christian Barthod
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Tickets:
Admission: $5 (General including Students, Seniors  ages 65 and up) / FREE (Kids 12 and under)

Acclaimed French puppetry artists Caroline Borderies and Christian Barthod will present a hands-on workshop before their performance of Two Tales of Tricksters from Southeast Asia. Participants will be introduced to the mechanics, techniques and history of shadow puppetry, preparing them for a deeper appreciation of the performance to follow.

It’s a great afternoon for kids: Workshop participants will get to make puppets in the shape of traditional Halloween characters such as witches, cats, ghosts, and bats.

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RELATED PROGRAMS

PERFORMANCE
Two Tales of Tricksters from Southeast Asia
Saturday October 24, 2015 at 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

 


12 star card workshop

12-Card Star Construction
by George Hart
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Tickets:$10 (General) / $5 (Students/Seniors  ages 65 and up). Fee includes all materials.
The workshop is limited to 50 participants.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make an intricate construction from playing cards. The cards are both slotted and folded, so ideas from both modular origami and modular kirigami are involved. Each participant can take home their own unique construction.

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About the Artists

George W. Hart is a research professor at Stony Brook University and an interdisciplinary sculptor, mathematician, computer scientist, and educator. His geometric sculpture is recognized around the world for its mathematical depth and creative use of materials. He is a pioneer in using computer technology and 3D printing in the design and fabrication of sculpture. Examples of his artwork can be seen at major universities, such as M.I.T., U.C. Berkeley, Duke University, Princeton University, and Stony Brook University. He is the associate editor for sculpture of the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts and is a co-founder of the Museum of Mathematics. Hart holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT (1977), an M.A. in Linguistics from Indiana University (1979), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1987).

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Origami Heaven
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

LECTURE
Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

FILM
Between the Folds directed by Vanessa Gould
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Video Gallery

WORKSHOP
Fabric Origami Techniques with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Session 1: 1:00-2:30 PM | Session 2: 3:00-4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31 - November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

 


origami retreat

Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31-November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

For fee info, visit www.origamiheaven.org

Complete your Origami Heaven experience with the Origami HeavenRetreatat the Hilton Garden Inn. Participate in workshops and classes on origami and be part of the origami community with artists and folders from around the globe.

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Origami Heaven
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

LECTURE
Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

WORKSHOP
Fabric Origami Techniques with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Session 1: 1:00-2:30 PM | Session 2: 3:00-4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
12-Card Star Construction
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 


Past Programs

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