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APRIL - 2013

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

SPRING IS SPRUNG - new window
• Nanabozhoo & the Animals - another full capacity audience!
• Puppet Allsorts - NEWS: venue changes; call for artists; more

Next workshop: FOAM & FUR - only few more days to sign up!

• PUPPET ALLSORTS: LAST ALL AGES SHOW - Carlos & His Five Reasons
Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Day
• Humber College: Puppetry Intensive
WAYANG-WORLD PUPPET CARNIVAL

• Vintage

• A couple of things

• JUNCTION TRIANGLE TRAFFIC PLAN
• NEW NEIGHBOUR! 4CATS - ART STUDIO
• CAFE CON LECHE
• Basement Studio Available for Rent
• Image Foundry

• Zocalo

Now in the Window
Another Capacity Audience!
Chad Solomon from Rabbit and Bearpaws came to perform for Puppet Allsorts on March 17th. He had no trouble in finding volunteers for his interactive show that told the story of how Nanbozhoo and the animals helped to create the world we live in. thanks Chad!

The next and LAST ALL-AGES show of the season is on Sunday, April 21st. Because the shows have been selling out Puppet Allsorts has added a second show at 1:00pm - SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.

-NEWS

VENUE CHANGES:
The Toronto Puppetry Collective has changed the dates and moved the location of the following shows to BAR 3030 - 3030 Dundas St West.

MY BIG FAT GERMAN PUPPET SHOW: Monday, May 27th. Doors open at 7pm - Show starts at 8pm - More Info

PUPPET ALLSORTS BENEFIT & PUPPET SLAM: Monday, June 17th. Doors open at 7pm - Show starts at 8pm - More Info

CALL FOR ARTISTS:
The Toronto Puppetry Collective is making a call for artists for the SLAM in June. We have a few people on the list already. For more info and to sign up email us or call 416-531-1290

SHOW ADDED:

We have added a second show for Carlos and His Five Reasons at 1:00pm on April 21st. More Info

 

WORKSHOP - 4 more days to sign up!
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.


Techniques of Foam & Fur Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013
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: $300 + HST(this includes all materials)

To Download the Workshop Description
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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.

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NEW WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED! CLASS SIZES ARE SMALL SO PLEASE SIGN UP EARLY
If you have a group of 4-8 people we can organize workshops to suit your schedule.
ARTIST
WORKSHOP
DATES & TIMES
COST

4 classes, Sundays
April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$300 + HST
(materials included)

4 classes, Sundays
May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$300 + HST
(materials included)

4 classes, Sundays
TBA

$300 + HST
(materials included)
1 day
TBA
$150 + HST
(materials included)

Puppets and You
Puppet Workshops in Almonte, Ontario


 

click here for more information

Puppets, Professionals and YOU!
11 Specialized Classes, taught by 10 professional artists, for anyone who loves PUPPETS!
There are workshops for:
Adults (18+)
Parent and Child Pairs (6 to 99)
Children (6+)
Learn from an outstanding, talented group of artists that have come together to offer these special programs.
Small intimate classes
Beginner to novice level
Take home something tangible from every class
ALL materials are included
Enjoy the art of puppet making
10% of proceeds go to Puppets Up!
Be a part of the puppet family

Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Day

Sunday 26th May, 2013 at the Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto
An annual day-long mini-conference and festival, that showcases artists taking new and ground-breaking directions in puppetry.Puppet ideas fresh from the oven
It is a day of presentations and demonstrations, discussions and hands-on workshops, culminating in an evening cabaret of fresh new performances; it is a day of exciting innovations and explorations in puppetry, a stimulating event for everyone interested in current developments in the art form. Fresh Ideas in Puppetry is an event officially accredited by UNIMA Canada.

Sunday may 26th, 2013 (date TBA) at the Robert Gill Theatre in the University of Toronto.
We welcome submissions and proposals at info@puppetmongers.com or call 416-469-3555
.

The Humber College Puppetry Intensive is an exciting, rigorous, hands-on, 12 day training program in the art of puppet theatre, taught by some of the best professional puppet artists in North America.
Participants will survey the many modes of puppetry through the study of breath, impulse, movement and voice as they relate to object animation and puppet manipulation. The principals and techniques of puppet design, construction, mechanisms of movement, and performance creation will be explored in a puppet lab setting. All classes will take place in the recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities of Humber College’s Arts and Media Studios. MORE INFO

WAYANG-WORLD PUPPET CARNIVAL
in JAKARTA and BALI, INDONESIA
1 - 8 September 2013

"Dear Puppeteers:
World Puppet Carnival with the Indonesian Puppeteers Association PEPADI and the Government of Indonesia invite you to participate in the spectacular Wayang - World Puppet Carnival in Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia from 1 to 8 September 2013. Share your talents and see the world of Wayang Puppets. Over 60 productions from around the world will be selected to perform in beautiful, exotic Indonesia, birthplace of famous Wayang Puppetry, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site."

more info

This intriguing 19th century puppet theatreshows a charming scene of Venice, Italy within a 5 inch high and 3 inch wide cardboard stage (glued paper) and sports five different embossed die-cut characters fastened to long cardboard cut holders (some minor wear from age and past playtime enjoyment)
 
China/Taiwan(?) Early 20C - 8" - Silk, newspaper,ceramic, bamboo - $55ea
 
   
Composite marionette head - 5" - $65
   
   
Czech Marionette - 27" with control - $40
Hand Puppet - German, '50's- $28
   

Our neighbourhood now has a traffic plan and the city is asking for input. Please take a look at the proposal and respond with any of your concerns.

 

More info

4Cats Arts Studio
1615 Dupont St.
Toronto ON
M6P 3S8

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD HAS A NEW CAFE!

1571 Dupont st (in the old Laundrama)
Visit Soon! Thanks

Carlos and Sandra Flores

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

A little further afield but worth the walk!
Beautiful, unique food in a cozy setting.


ZOCAL0
1426 Bloor Street West
(at the corner of Symington Avenue)
Toronto, ON M6P

(647) 342-1567

   

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