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Newsletter
OCTOBER - 2014

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

Richard Hanna - Second day added
• FOAM & FUR WORKSHOP STARTS IN TWO WEEKS
• Some progress pics from the latest marionette workshop
Puppet Allsorts - we STILL need you!
• Puppet Allsorts - Still Looking for a New Home

• SHAWNA REITER PUPPETS STILL AVAILABLE

• Doorway Theatres
• Vintage
• Mergold Marionettes and more...

• Sign up now for the Foam & Fur Workshop starting on October 19th
• Second day added for NEEDLE FELTING for PUPPETS
• See the other workshops Scheduled for 2014

• Clay and Paper Looking for Admin/Production Assistant

Gord Robertson - Mask/Puppetry Workshop
• Eldritch Theatre's Frankenstein's Boy
• Night of Dread

• more Punch & Judy
• recycled marionettes!

IN THE WINDOW

Fwoggies go a Courtin'

Window Installation by Kimberley Howe

This display will be part of multiple small performances of The Kissing Booth as part of Culture Days on Saturday, Sept. 27th from 3-4:30pm, at Cottage C, at the Humber Lakeshore Campus. It's the story of the life of the Princess (from The Frog Prince), taking advantage of her power to turn cursed frogs back into princes by kissing them. It was designed by Kim, and was built by Kim and her talented friend Eva Nitsch. The frog and princess puppets were created based on templates taken from Fun With Paper Puppets, Roy Laming, 1978, Kaye & Ward Ltd.

About the creator:
After completing the Humber Puppetry Intensive earlier this year, Kimberley had caught the puppetry bug! She has been teaching puppet making workshops for children, puppeteering in parades, making all manner of puppets, and performing ever since.

The PRINCESS would love to have you participate in this window so she gets more kisses!

Just download the PDF by clicking on the image shown to the left or pick up a print-out at Open Door Designs (remember we're closed until September 11th), print on paper or card stock and assemble.

Bring them to Open Door Designs and we'll add your FWOGS
to the line up!
This pattern was taken from Fun With Paper Puppets, Roy Laming, 1978, Kaye & Ward Ltd.

RICHARD HANNA is coming to OPEN DOOR DESIGNS to lead a workshop:

NEEDLE FELTING PUPPETS
SECOND WORKSHOP ADDED

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 - BOOK NOW

 

SEE DETAILS BELOW


An award winning performing and visual artist from New Zealand Richard has a world wide following
for his unique felt pieces

 

Richard Hanna and Medusa

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
JOIN US FOR THE NEXT FOAM & FUR WORKSHOP - OCTOBER 19TH, Oct 19,26,Nov 2, 9, 2014
Below: some of the amazing puppets that have come out of this workshop.
See more here:

ONE MORE DAY AND THESE AMAZING MARIONETTES WILL BE COMPLETE!
CHECK

FOR MORE



The Toronto Puppetry Collective Needs You!

We have had a wonderful response for Publicity, Social Media and Special Events. If you are interested in helping out with the Website or working with our Fundraising Committee, please let us know.

To those that have applied, we will be getting back before the end of September.

The benefits for each are the same for each.

To see the individual job descriptions visit: puppetallsorts.com/volunteer.

PUPPET ALLSORTS SEEKS NEW HOME!

SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW THAT METROPOLIS FACTORY our beautiful home for the 2013-14 season HAS BEEN SOLD. PUPPET ALLSORTS is looking for a NEW HOME. WE HAVE SOME GREAT ALTERNATIVES outside the neighbourhood BUT we would PREFER TO STAY in the JUNCTION area.

IF YOU KNOW OF A FUNKY VENUE THAT SEATS 50-80 PEOPLE IN THE JUNCTION/JUNCTION TRIANGLE, PLEASE LET US KNOW: 416-531-1290 or email us ASAP admin@puppetallsorts.com.

SHAWNA REITER
BUNRAKU PUPPETS
Shawna's puppets are now out
of the window but still available for sale

FOR MORE DETAILS INCLUDING PRICE LIST
PLEASE CLICK HERE

Please email us if you would like more information.

new doorway theatres in the works
Japan - novelty store - $32 Japan - $42
 
FISHER PRICE - POP UP KRITTER - 1939 - $65 WAKOUWA - Push Puppet - RIDER $68  

TOY HORSE - early 20C
Hand Carved, Jointed, 10" x 10" (repaired)
"$185.00

Hand Carved Puppet
10" - Wood & Collage
$85.00

BEAR HAND PUPPET
by JODECA , Swiss $32
WOLF HAND PUPPET
by JODECA , Swiss $32
    SOLD    
JUST ARRIVED!
NEW MERGOLD MARIONETTES
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE!
PUNCH & JUDY - BY PELHAM
Pelham Punch Glove Puppet - early '50's - gently used - bell added - $65
Pelham Judy Glove Puppet - early '50's - mint - $65
Pelham Policeman Glove Puppet - early '50's - gently used - $65
Pelham Beadle Glove Puppet - early '50's
top of head damaged and reglued- $48 as is

Pelham Witch Glove Puppet - early '50's - SOLD
excellent condition - features opening mouth actuated by string - $65

OUT-OF-PRINT - PUPPETRY BOOKS - LATSHAW,CURRELL,BAIRD,SIMMEN
HISTORY SURVEYS AND HOW TO - $22-$32

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW IN THE STORE

PUNCH & JUDY POSTCARDS

$1ea(hst incl)

To see more photos of past workshops visit

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
Oct 19,26,Nov 2, 9, 2014

10:00am - 4:00pm

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
Click Here
to Download Registration Form click here

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

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

 
NEW - Needle Felting Puppets - 1 Day Workshop
Zombie Hand Puppet by Richard

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Join the award winning needle felter Richard Hanna in this fun 1 day workshop on felting your own hand puppet. Wool is the perfect medium for puppet making it is lightweight has a lustrous finish and comes in an array of dazzling colours. Wool is also soft to the touch and durable making it the ultimate puppet material.

Each student will get to work one on one with Richard to achieve the glove puppet of their dreams. Puppet body's will already have been fabricated so that you can spend all your time sculpting. Each student will receive a pattern of Richards Puppet body design should they wish to make more puppets at home.

Whether you are a fibre veteran or a total newbie you are guaranteed to finish the workshop with a gorgeous puppet to take home.

Numbers are limited so book today.

SECOND DAY ADDED
Sign Up Soon!

Workshop
Needle Felting Puppets

DATES & TIMES:

registration closed

1 day
Saturday, October 25, 2014

10:00am - 3:00pm

STILL AVAILABLE
1 day
Sunday, October 26, 2014

10:00am - 3:00pm
LOCATION:

Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8

AGE GROUP: People 15 and older
COST: 110 + HST(this includes all materials)

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.

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.

Click Here To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here to Download Registration Form click here

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

email or call (416) 531-1290

Marionette Workshop Description

In this workshop participants, over four days, will construct their own marionette using polymer and air-dry clays. Concepts of three-dimensional sculptural form will be taught in making of the head and hands and feet and fundamental principles of painting will be introduced in order to bring each character to life. Each participant will also learn how to string and dress their puppet and basic marionette manipulation will also be covered.


Marionette Building Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
NOV 23,30,DEC 7, 14, 2014

10:00am - 4:00pm

(If you have a group of 4-8 people we can organize workshops to suit your schedule.
)

LOCATION:

Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8

AGE GROUP: People 12 and older
COST: $300 + HST(this includes all materials)

To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here
to Download Registration Form click here

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

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

Tabletop Workshop Description

In this workshop participants, over four days, will construct a tabletop puppet using polymer and air-dry clays. As in the marionette workshop, concepts of three-dimensional sculptural form and the fundamentals of painting will be taught in order to bring each character to life. Puppet dressing and basic manipulation will also be covered.

Tabletop Puppet Building Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

(If you have a group of 4-8 people we can organize workshops to suit your schedule.)

LOCATION: Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
AGE GROUP: People 12 and older
COST: $300 + 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

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

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


Workshop Description
This one-day workshop will introduce participants to one of the traditional craft methods of mold making, which has been used for centuries to produce marionettes, hand puppets, masks etc. In this workshop, participants will learn how to take their own sculpted form, make a mold and lay it up with papier-mâché. Because of drying times participants will learn the assembly process, finishing and painting on a pre-molded form prepared by Alexander.
Papier Mâché Mold Making Workshop
DATE & TIME:

Saturday, November 15, 2014
10:00am - 4:00pm

LOCATION: Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
AGE GROUP: People 12 and older
COST: $100 + 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

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

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

this is tomorrow!

ARTICHOKE HEART
at the Tarragon Extraspace October 2-12

WE WALK AMONG YOU

Artichoke Heart presents We Walk Among You at Tarragon Extraspace
October 2-12 | Tues-Thurs @ 8pm ($20), Fri-Sat @ 8pm ($25), Sun @ 2:30pm ($15)

MORE INFO

NEW FROM ELDRITCH THEATRE
A blood-drenched, dieselpunk, gothic romance
with puppets, people, and dark parlour magic.
October 23th – November 8th
At the Red Sandcastle Theatre
922 Queen Street East

SPECIAL LATE SHOW on Saturday November 1st.

 

MORE INFO

October 25, 2014

more details

IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE'LL POST THEM.

ADMINISTRATIVE/ PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Contract: October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 with possibility for extension/renewal

MORE INFO

Punch & Judy

This from Puppet Oodle (Marianne Mettes in Australia) via Andrew Young (thanks Andrew) It's Lovely!

 

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

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

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