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APRIL - 2012

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

IN THE WINDOW: Banjo Puppets
• OPEN DOOR DESIGNS in the GRID TWICE!

Papier Mâché Mold Making Workshop with Alexander Mergold- Sign Up Now
NEW: Techniques of Foam and Fur Puppet Building with Alexander Mergold
• BANJO PUPPETS FOR SALE
• New Vintage
Krista Dalby going to Africa
• Call for Submissions: Clay & Paper Theatre’s 10th annual Day of Delight

• Brian Cauley - Podcast from Banff
• Glove & Boots

• Basement Studio Available for Rent
• Perth Dupont Community Garden
• Image Foundry

• Zocalo

In the window
SPWING IZ HERE, THE GWASS IZ RIZ
I WUNDER WHERE DEM BIRDIES IZ?!

BY BANJO PUPPETS

 

BANJO PUPPETS

Joel Brubacher has been making puppets for over 20 years. His business, Banjo Puppets makes engaging and durable handmade puppets for professional and aspiring puppeteers : children, educators, party-goers, musicians, television performers, nay-sayers, well-wishers, and anyone who wishes to engage their sense of play. They range from simple to elaborate and are perfect for anyone who needs a good laugh!

All the puppets are for sale and range in price from $75 - $300

SEE MORE

 

 

 



THE GRID came to Open Door Designs TWICE last month. Here are links to a wonderful article by Ian Worang and a photo essay by Sandy Nicholson.

This intensive day course introduces students to a wonderful old technology with the Mergold twist.


MORE INFO

ALEXANDER MERGOLD
Papier Mâché Mold Making Workshop
DATE & TIME:

Sunday, April 15, 2012
10:00am - 4:00pm

LOCATION: Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
AGE GROUP: Adults
COST: $150 + HST (this includes all materials)

Click Here To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here to Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by the store. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

INTRODUCING A NEW
WORKSHOP
TECHNIQUES OF FOAM & FUR PUPPET BUILDING

In this workshop participants, over four days, will construct a "muppet" style hand puppet of their own design using techniques of foam carving and covering with fabric such as fur or fleece. Concepts of three-dimensional sculptural form will be taught in creating the form; stitching techniques for hiding seams in a variety of coverings; modelling and painting features such as noses, eyes, etc.


foamandfurslideshow

Techniques of Foam & Fur Workshop
DATE & TIME:
4 classes, Sundays
May, 6, 13, 20, 27
, 2012
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
AGE GROUP:
People over the age of 12
COST:
$280 + HST(this includes all materials)

To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here
to Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by the store. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

 

In November 2012 Krista Dalby and Tanis De Sa Pereira will be travelling to Ghana, Africa, as volunteers. Over the course of 2 weeks they will be teaching puppetry to up to 200 children; working together to tell traditional Ghanaian stories through shadow puppetry, culminating in a community performance. To support this project click here to visit the Indiegogo page for more info and contribute.

SUBMISSIONS CALL: DAY OF DELIGHT

Sunday, June 17th, 2012 will mark Clay & Paper Theatre’s 10th annual Day of Delight in Toronto’s beautiful Dufferin Grove Park. This special tenth anniversary celebration of love, courtship and desire will highlight our most deeply-rooted devotions, perennial passions and long-lasting loves.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 5 PM. MORE INFO


 

Brian Cauley is currently producing podcasts for the Banff Centre. He recently did a piece on a puppet theatre intensive given by Old Trout Workshop.
" In January, 24 participants came to The Banff Centre to take part in a Puppet Theatre Intensive lead by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Little did they know that over the next 2 weeks they would enter a world of imagination and collaboration; one where puppets made the rules.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE PODCAST
GLOVE AND BOOTS, ODE TO SUESS - nothing more to say!
BANJO PUPPETS BY JOEL BRUBACHER
the BIRDS - $75ea - each bird comes with a unique controller to flap their wings - see video
Granny - $300 Professor? - $300 Boy in the window - $250 Boy - $250
       
SOME NEW VINTAGE      

Hand Puppet (who is she?)
15" - 30's-40's? $30

Trio - Handmade puppets
70'S, 80'S? 17"h - mint condition
$25ea - trio for $70

Wayang Golek - rod puppet
Indonesia - 18" w stand
$25
Hey Man!
12" - $35
Talentoy Policeman
Late 40's - 15"
Lead Hands - $95

Captain Hook
Peter Puppet Playthings
50's, restored; $95

Pelham
"Brains" from Thunderbirds
restrung; 1990's; $95
March Hare
Peter Puppet Playthings
restored; $95

BASEMENT STUDIO
AVAILABLE
FOR RENT

The basement studio is now finished and available for rent
for small meetings and events. A beautiful clean new space, there is approximately 350 sq ft of floor space. 2 tables, 12 chairs, microwave, kettle, coffeemaker, fridge and bathroom.

Rates:
$15/hr - 8 hour minimum
$20/hr by the hour.

more info: info@opendoordesigns.ca , (416) 531-1290

Perth Dupont Community Garden
Started just as a garden with individual plots in 2005 by the City Councillor Adam Giambrone, it has been transformed into a thriving Community Garden, and is now a center for Urban Agriculture. With ethnic and lifestyle diversity, our garden is a place to grow food, flowers, friendships, and personal social and leadership skills. READ MORE
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Material Donations Needed
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE
AT EVANGELINE


Donations may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy Davis Halifax for more information.


RED WAGON COLLECTIVE: DONATIONS NEEDED:
fabric, wool, embroidery floss, needles, crochet hooks, old sweaters

RED WAGON COLLECTIVE was formed in 2006 in response to our desire to deepen our artistic, collaborative, and community-engaged practices through residency projects that would enable us to develop both intensive and extensive relationships in the Junction - a rapidly changing neighbourhood in Toronto's west end. We share a desire to work collaboratively with artists and non-artists to create work that inspires new conversations; softens boundaries between groups separated by age, culture, ability, and economic status; promotes the presence of art in everyday life and contributes to increasing public engagement in community development. The work we create with communities is used in producing exhibitions, public installations, and celebratory performance events.We are currently working within the walls of the Evangeline Shelter.

Image Foundry specializes in edition printing, custom art reproduction projects, and high-end photo-retouching work.

1581 Dupont Street,
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 3S5

Contact:
www.imagefoundry.ca
phone: 416-477-5652

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