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May 2017
$180

Intro. to Papermaking Intensive Day 2

May 28 @ 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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June 2017
$88

Painted Longstitch / Linkstitch Bookbinding

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Join us for a day of creative book making! Students will be introduced to the basics of decorating cover paper with acrylic paint and a variety of tools. Followed by a quick introduction to bookbinding and the tools of the trade, students will then learn the Longstitch/Linkstitch bookbinding technique and incorporate the decorated papers.
This will be a 6 signature softcover book, with delightful pattern of long stitches down the spine and chaining, or link stitches at the top and bottom. If there's time, students will learn how to wrap the long stitches for an aesthetically pleasing finish. Everyone will leave with their own handcrafted, softcover book!

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$62

Papercutting: Plants and Crystals

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Explore the intricate art of papercutting with Tiny Blades Project’s Annyen Lam. In this workshop, you will learn how to cut imagery and designs using washi (Japanese paper) and precision blades. In this themed class there will be be a variety of real plants and crystals to draw inspiration from!
Along with hands-on demonstrations of the various methods and materials used in papercutting, this workshop will focus on your projects in an open studio setting so that you can plan and execute your piece. By the end of the workshop, you will each leave with your own hand-cut paper plants and crystals!

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TOABF x ZIPE tabling

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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In partnership with Paperhouse Outreach Collective and SKETCH, the Toronto Art Book Fair will be facilitating a week-long artist’s book and ‘zine workshop, ZIPE (Zine Exchange and Production Program). ZIPE is for youth and young adults who identify and/or ally with LGBTQIA2S, disabled, and POC communities. TOABF X ZIPE explores the artist’s book as a mode of self-expression, socio-political discourse, and the distribution of ideas and creative skills. Participants create, print and publish their own artists’ books and ‘zines with…

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$77

Hardcover Arrow Stitch Bookbinding

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Spend an evening learning how to hand craft your own journal! After a brief introduction to bookbinding and the tools of the trade, students will learn how to make their own hard cover book from scratch, using Paperhouse's gorgeous handmade papers and the Arrow Stitch bookbinding technique.

Students will learn the skill of wrapping boards properly for book covers, and the secrets to stitching the Arrow Stitch. This will be a 3 signature hard cover book and everyone will leave with a finished project.

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$95

Introduction to Western Papermaking

June 24 @ 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 a great introduction to western techniques of papermaking. You will be taken through the rich, fascinating and relevant history of paper – from the discovery of the first sample to the journey across China, Japan, Korea, Baghdad to Europe.

Together we explore the basics of traditional European-style sheet forming with both a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. You will have a chance to make paper with different sizes and styles of mold and deckles, and will learn how to use fibres such as cotton, abaca (Manila hemp) and Ontario hemp to pull their very own sheets of paper.

Techniques like laminating, shaped sheets and inclusions will also be introduced, with an opportunity for you to bring in your own found materials to experiment with.

Participants will leave this course with 40-60 hand-pulled custom sheets of paper and enough knowledge to continue exploring paper at our intermediate level.

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July 2017
$60

Papercutting: Photo-Based Tunnel Book

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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In this class, learn to use photographic imagery with the intricate art of papercutting with Tiny Blades Project’s Annyen Lam! By separating the layers of the image into papercuts, you will be able to turn your photograph into a tunnel book. This workshop is an opportunity to make miniature 3D worlds through handcut paper while exploring a classic book format.

We will provide all materials for the class including samples of photographic images from old books and magazines to use for your own tunnel book. Please feel free to bring an image of your own - nothing bigger than 8.5 x 5.5”.
Note: Photocopies of your photo will be used - you will not need to use an original photo for this workshop.

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$205

Sculptural Papermaking Day 1

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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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$95

Nepalese Papermaking: Deckle Box

July 15 @ 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, and is a style primarily used in Nepal and Tibet. In this style, paper pulp is poured into a high-walled mould and deckle, it’s then placed in a container of water allowing it to be suspended so that more pulp can be dropped and mixed in.

Multiple colours can be combined to make individual decorative sheets allowing for plenty of experimentation like including various different coloured pulp and fibres, and/or the addition of found materials as part of the final sheet. Final sheets are like paintings, each unique from the other.
There will be four sizes of deckle boxes available with the largest being 10 x 20 inches. Deckle boxing is a wonderful technique for making unique book covers or cards, and can be used as a starting point for drawings or pastels.

Saturday, July 15th 2017
1 day class, 5 hours
11am – 4pm
Instructor: Flora Shum
$95
Price includes all materials.
Level: Beginner, no experience needed.

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$205

Sculptural Papermaking Day 2

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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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