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February 2017
$116

Marbling on Paper Day 1

February 6 @ 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

February 7 @ 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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$95

Nepalese Papermaking: Deckle Box

February 11 @ 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.

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In House, a benefit show, 2017

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 180 Shaw St #302
Toronto, ON M6J2W5 Canada
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For the second annual In House benefit art show, Paperhouse Studio has collaborated with eight emerging and established artists to create new work exploring contemporary approaches to working with handmade paper. These artists, whose practices feature an emphasis on materiality and process, took to working with handmade paper in a myriad of different ways. The resulting works highlight strong interconnections between notions of labour and temporality, contextualized in relation to personal histories, geologic time, and commonplace objects.

Paperhouse Studio is pleased to host a panel discussion with select In House artists, beginning at 6:00PM on February 24th. Following the panel discussion, please join us for the opening reception at Critical Distance Centre for Curators and the Third Floor Hallway Galleries at Artscape Youngplace from 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

During the reception, bid on artworks incorporating paper made at Paperhouse Studio, on view in the Third Floor Hallway Galleries at Artscape Youngplace and participate in our draw prize for a chance to win a variety of exciting handmade goods, books, art supplies, gift certificates for classes, art works and more! Delicious cocktails, oysters, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by our event partners.

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$48

Pamphlet Binding Basics

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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Pamphlet stitch is the perfect beginner level class to get introduced into the book arts. Make little sketchbooks, zines, journals, field notes and more! Learn how to prepare papers from squaring and cutting to folding and scoring.

You will gain knowledge that will allow you to customize the cover, adding your own design elements. Techniques like checking paper grain, how to square edges, measuring, preparing the cover, punching holes and basic sewing will be covered.

Participants will leave with at least one basic sample book and one custom book with the possibility of making more. This is the perfect start to bookmaking and with these skills you can take on more intermediate level classes!

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March 2017
$60

Papercutting: Photo-Based Tunnel Book

March 6 @ 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

March 7 @ 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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$105

German Case Binding

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St. Unit 102
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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German case binding is a book form that dates back to the 1800s. It was first adopted as a cheaper paper-covered alternative to wooden boards, and has now evolved into your favourite hardcover books today.

The cover is made as a separate flat unit before being attached to the text block with adhesives. In this workshop you will be shown how to prepare a text block – folding, cutting, hole punching and sewing. Our expert instructor will take you through the steps of preparing the flat case including creating a strong spine with card stock and book cloth.

You will be supplied with beautiful, decorative papers as end pages, and to cover boards. Case bindings are extremely strong and durable book forms that are great for writing, sketchbooks and sharing.
All participants will leave with one 8.5 x 5.5” handmade German case binding book sample as well as notes to further practice and make more books at home!

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$205

Sculptural Papermaking Day 2

March 14 @ 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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$205

Sculptural Papermaking Day 3

March 21 @ 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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