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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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$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 you 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!
Maximum paper/cloth and wood size: 20 x 28

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$180

Intro. to Papermaking Intensive Day 1

July 15 @ 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

Intro. to Papermaking Intensive Day 2

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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$105

German Case Binding

July 22 @ 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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