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April 2017
$180

Intro. to Papermaking Intensive Day 2

April 23 @ 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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$73

Buttonhole Bookbinding

April 24 @ 6:30 am - 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 form of bookmaking with lots of potential to house your journals, sketchbooks and book projects. The buttonhole stitch is a beautiful binding that allows a repetitive wrapping of the spine at the head and tail, echoing the vertical folds of the exposed sections. Forming a bead with this stitch tightens the wrapping and also gives a beautiful decorative element - making this technique very special. In this class we will learn to cut and prepare our covers and sections to sew together a book. It can have any number of sections and can be made with a variety of cover materials.

Participants will leave with at least one handmade blank notebook and instructions on how to create more at home. We will provide everything you need from thread to paper!

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May 2017
$127

Introduction to Book Arts Day 1

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Introduction to Book Arts focuses on the skills and concepts needed to make your own zines and books. Using accordion fold and pamphlet book structures as a jumping off point, we will discuss ideas on how the structure of books compliment their contents. You will learn to fold, cut and sew your own books using professional tools and techniques We will discuss layout and imposition. By the end of the class you will leave with models of accordion and pamphlets, a finished zine project and the knowledge of how to plan for future book projects.

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$127

Introduction to Book Arts Day 2

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Introduction to Book Arts focuses on the skills and concepts needed to make your own zines and books. Using accordion fold and pamphlet book structures as a jumping off point, we will discuss ideas on how the structure of books compliment their contents. You will learn to fold, cut and sew your own books using professional tools and techniques We will discuss layout and imposition. By the end of the class you will leave with models of accordion and pamphlets, a finished zine project and the knowledge of how to plan for future book projects.

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$180

Pulp Painting: Papermaking for Painters Day 1

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Get creative with colour! Learn the secrets of pigments for colouring fibre and create coloured paper and images with pulp. This workshop features a range of different tools to create colourful lines, washes, textures and shapes in handmade paper.

In this course, you will be using squirt bottles and eyedroppers for freehand drawing. You will work with finely beaten fibres to create “pulp paintings”, where the image is an integral part of the paper. Napalese papermaking using a deckle box (a tall-sided mold) will also be made to create little paper paintings.

In addition to learning the fundamentals, experienced paper artists will show you how to create unique artwork and decorative paper by cutting stencils, layering shapes and patterns and creating subtle washes of colour. This technique lends itself to loose gestural lines and washes.
Participants will leave this course with 25-35 handmade custom sheets of paper and enough knowledge to continue exploring paper at our intermediate level.

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$180

Pulp Painting: Papermaking for Painters Day 2

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Get creative with colour! Learn the secrets of pigments for colouring fibre and create coloured paper and images with pulp. This workshop features a range of different tools to create colourful lines, washes, textures and shapes in handmade paper.

In this course, you will be using squirt bottles and eyedroppers for freehand drawing. You will work with finely beaten fibres to create “pulp paintings”, where the image is an integral part of the paper. Napalese papermaking using a deckle box (a tall-sided mold) will also be made to create little paper paintings.

In addition to learning the fundamentals, experienced paper artists will show you how to create unique artwork and decorative paper by cutting stencils, layering shapes and patterns and creating subtle washes of colour. This technique lends itself to loose gestural lines and washes.
Participants will leave this course with 25-35 handmade custom sheets of paper and enough knowledge to continue exploring paper at our intermediate level.

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$116

Marbling on Paper Day 1

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Discover how to marble paper in this two-day workshop! You will learn about the history, basics of the materials, preparation of the inks and how to set up your marbling station.

This workshop will give you the tips, tools and tricks to getting beautiful patterns on paper. Participants will leave with a stack of marbled papers of their own designs. Perfect for gift giving, gift tags, cards, wrapping paper and book covers - the choices are endless!

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$116

Marbling on Paper Day 2

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Discover how to marble paper in this two-day workshop! You will learn about the history, basics of the materials, preparation of the inks and how to set up your marbling station.

This workshop will give you the tips, tools and tricks to getting beautiful patterns on paper. Participants will leave with a stack of marbled papers of their own designs. Perfect for gift giving, gift tags, cards, wrapping paper and book covers - the choices are endless!

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$180

Weekend of Blue – Indigo Dye Workshop Day 1

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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“Weekend of Blue” workshop at Paperhouse Studio will take place May 13th and 14th, 2017. The class will include making a pre-reduced indigo vat and exploring with Shibori techniques (resist dying) of folding, stitching, clamping and binding with a range of handmade paper. A selection of Canadian made flax and cotton paper along with washi (Japanese paper) will be available for participants to explore and achieve various results. Further experimentation on dying with paper will be covered as well. Paper can be scrunched, creased, wrapped, multi-dipped and brushed with dye. The final sealing of the indigo with gelatine sizing and then flat drying is a traditional method that results in beautiful dyed papers that can be used in bookbinding, printmaking, paper cutting, paper folding and any other paper arts. By practicing, experimenting and intuitively working with resist techniques in paper, participants will become more adventuresome and create their own unique works.

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$180

Weekend of Blue – Indigo Dye Workshop Day 2

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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“Weekend of Blue” workshop at Paperhouse Studio will take place May 13th and 14th, 2017. The class will include making a pre-reduced indigo vat and exploring with Shibori techniques (resist dying) of folding, stitching, clamping and binding with a range of handmade paper. A selection of Canadian made flax and cotton paper along with washi (Japanese paper) will be available for participants to explore and achieve various results. Further experimentation on dying with paper will be covered as well. Paper can be scrunched, creased, wrapped, multi-dipped and brushed with dye. The final sealing of the indigo with gelatine sizing and then flat drying is a traditional method that results in beautiful dyed papers that can be used in bookbinding, printmaking, paper cutting, paper folding and any other paper arts. By practicing, experimenting and intuitively working with resist techniques in paper, participants will become more adventuresome and create their own unique works.

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