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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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$180

Introduction to Paper Intensive Day 2

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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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.

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August 2016
$205

Sculptural Papermaking Day 1

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Paper’s sculptural properties are some of our favourite things about the medium. In this class we explore the lightness and toughness of paper through experiments with different techniques and paper fibres. Learn how varying the fibre and how it is processed can produce an almost limitless variety of pulps from soft opaque cotton to hard translucent flax and hemp. This variety makes paper an exciting material when combined with light. We will show multiple techniques such as casting over forms on a vacuum table and tamping over soft objects. You will experiment with paper that shrinks like leather by allowing it to tighten around existing armatures or objects. See paper bend wires and reeds into shapes as it shrinks. Students will leave with a collection of samples and handmade sculptural objects.

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$205

Sculptural Papermaking Day 2

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio,
180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Paper’s sculptural properties are some of our favourite things about the medium. In this class we explore the lightness and toughness of paper through experiments with different techniques and paper fibres. Learn how varying the fibre and how it is processed can produce an almost limitless variety of pulps from soft opaque cotton to hard translucent flax and hemp. This variety makes paper an exciting material when combined with light. We will show multiple techniques such as casting over forms on a vacuum table and tamping over soft objects. You will experiment with paper that shrinks like leather by allowing it to tighten around existing armatures or objects. See paper bend wires and reeds into shapes as it shrinks. Students will leave with a collection of samples and handmade sculptural objects.

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