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May 2016
$75

Marbling On Paper

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Discover how to marble paper in this one day workshop. You’ll learn the history, basics of the materials, preparation of the inks and how to set up your marbling station. Learn the tips, tools and tricks to getting beautiful patterns on paper! Participants will leave with a stack of marbled papers with their own designs.
Perfect for gift giving, gift tags, cards, wrapping paper and book covers, the choices are endless!

Sunday, May 29th 2016
1 day workshop, 5 hours
11am – 4pm

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June 2016
$45

Accordion Bookbinding

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Accordion books are one of the earliest and most versatile structures. Our book artist will take you through cutting square sheets of paper, folding sections and cover making. Great for beginners, this class does not require any experience in bookbinding – learn the basics to further develop into more complicated structures such as tunnel books and concertina. Great for zines and artist books, accordions can be altered to suit your project. Pick up tips and tricks for getting properly squared papers, non-adhesive covered boards and custom covers. Learners will leave with 2 to 3 different accordion samples and with detailed notes to keep practicing and playing at home.

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$230

Japanese Papermaking Day 1

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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In this 2 day workshop learn and experience Japanese papermaking from fibre preparation to finished sheets of kozo papers. Japanese paper (washi) uses inner bark fibres from the mulberry tree to create strong translucent sheets that can be used for printmaking, drawing, bookmaking and much more. Expert papermaker Akemi Nishidera will teach you how to beat fibre by hand using wooden mallets. Learn about the specialized tools of this craft such as the sugeta, the Japanese mold and deckle. Learn to make paper both in a traditional way and a more relaxed variation that allows for experimentation.

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$230

Japanese Papermaking Day 2

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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In this 2 day workshop learn and experience Japanese papermaking from fibre preparation to finished sheets of kozo papers. Japanese paper (washi) uses inner bark fibres from the mulberry tree to create strong translucent sheets that can be used for printmaking, drawing, bookmaking and much more. Expert papermaker Akemi Nishidera will teach you how to beat fibre by hand using wooden mallets. Learn about the specialized tools of this craft such as the sugeta, the Japanese mold and deckle. Learn to make paper both in a traditional way and a more relaxed variation that allows for experimentation.

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$45

Buttonhole Binding

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Buttonhole binding is a simple and fun binding with lots of potential to house your journals, sketchbooks and artists’ book projects. It can have any number of sections and can made with a variety of cover material. In this class we will learn to cut and prepare our covers and sections to sew together a book. Participants will leave with at least one blank notebook that they have made themselves and instructions on how to create more at home. We will provide everything you need from thread to paper for the covers.

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$95

Deckle Box Papermaking

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Deckle boxing is one of the oldest forms of papermaking. It is a style that is primarily used in Nepal and Tibet. In this style paper pulp is poured into a high walled mould and deckle, placed in a container of water allowing it to be suspended so that more pulp can dropped and mixed in. Multiple colours can be combined to make individual decorative sheets. It allows for experimentation including combination of different coloured pulp, mixes of different fibres and/or the addition of found materials as part of the final sheet. Each sheet is a special painting, different from the previous ones. There will be four sizes of deckle box available the largest being 10 x 20 inches. It is a wonderful technique for making unique book covers or cards and can be used as a starting point for drawings or pastels.

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July 2016
$80

Coptic Binding

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Come learn how to make a hand bound Coptic style book! Dating back to the 2nd century A.D., Coptic bindings are a flexible and exciting book structure with a lot of creative potential. Complete with hard covers on the front and back, but with exposed sewing on the spine – which is both structural and decorative. Coptic books are ideal notebooks or sketchbooks, because they are able to open completely flat to any page.

Participants will learn how to prepare cover boards and signatures (groups of pages), then sew everything together into a sturdy and useful book.

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$55

Open Session: Marbling

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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In this session, vats of carrageenan, alum, ox-gall and inks will be pre-mixed for water-based marbling. Guidance will be provided by our expert instructor as well as references to design patterns. A range of papers will be provided, however participants are encouraged to bring different kinds of paper to experiment with as well as cloth and wood. This style of workshop is great for those that would like to freely explore patterns in marbling such as: stone marble, nonpareil, bouquet, Spanish wave and more!

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$53

Japanese Stab Binding

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Join us for an exploration into stab bindings, a functional and beautiful structure popularized in Japan. This is a great first book structure for beginner bookbinders, and is also exciting for those who already have experience with western bookbinding because it offers a new set of decorative opportunities. Stab bindings are also an easy way to bind loose sheets, which is difficult in western book structures. Participants will make 2 books: the first a simple 4 hole binding to learn how the structure works, and the second a more complex design of their choosing.

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$180

Introduction to Paper Intensive Day 1

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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This workshop is the 101 of handmade paper! Journey through the process of papermaking from raw materials to hand pulled sheets of paper.

This class is a combination of our beginner level – Deckle Box Paper and Introduction to Western Paper. Students will learn traditional European style sheet forming with fibres such as cotton, abaca (Manila Hemp) and Ontario hemp. We will explore the differences of pulling with a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. Techniques such as laminating, shaped sheets and inclusions will also be introduced, with opportunity for participants to bring in their own found material to experiment with. Basic Nepalese style deckle box is covered as well – a high walled mold and deckle, placed in a container of water allowing the pulp to suspend while pulp is dropped and mixed in. This allows individual pulls of different coloured pulp, mixes of different fibres and/or found materials to be part of the final sheet.

Students will leave this course with 40-50 hand-pulled custom sheets of paper and enough knowledge to continue exploring paper at our intermediate level.

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