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JUNE - 2014

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

Open Door Designs' retail store will be CLOSED
June 2 - 9 INCLUSIVE

• PUPPET ALLSORTS SLAM & FUNDRAISER - June 16, 2014
• OPEN DOOR DESIGNS -R&D - PPT LIGHTING
• NEW THEATRES

• New arrivals: Berry Lane Buddies - Made in Canada

• Still two places available for the next Foam & Fur Workshop
• See the other workshops Scheduled for 2014

• PUPPET ALLSORTS SLAM & FUNDRAISER - June 16, 2014
THE PUPPETRY INTENSIVE - Humber College
• PUPPETS UP - 10TH ANNIVERSARY

• Call for Submissions - Puppet Allsorts' SLAM & FUNDRAISER - 1 place still available
Call for Submissions
- Charlevilles de Mezier

• Night of Shorts Pics
• Shadow Puppets?

A SURE SIGN SPRING IS COMING!
THE DANCING ANIMALS ARE IN TOWN!!!

Imagine a herd of puppeteers getting together for an evening of silly, experimental and hilarious nonsense in fine puppet slam tradition with BEER! Think POETRY slam, but more PROFOUND.

This Slam is a FUNDRAISER for Puppet Allsorts.

Did you know that Puppet Allsorts has now presented 17 shows over the past two years. That's paid work for local artists, venues, technicians, printers etc...did you know Puppet Allsorts is run by VOLUNTEERS?

Support your local puppeteers and help the Puppet Allsorts series come back for a
THIRD season of great entertainment!

BAR 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W.
tickets: $15 advance; $20 at the door
MORE INFO: 416-531-1290
info@puppetallsorts.com
puppetallsorts.com

 

LAST SHOW
OF THE SEASON

LIGHTING FOR THE PPT

This "in development" from Open Door Designs' R & D department. LED lighting for the PPT! Lightweight adjustable lighting with effects operated by remote. Stay tuned for available options.

 

new theatres  

This Punch & Judy Booth features an 8" opening under the stage two adjustable bars for hooks that attach to the frame and a roof.

 
Linde Bruce Brown demonstrates her Punch puppet in the PPT Booth
 
PPT-Pro constructed for Casteliers, the international puppet festival in Montreal.
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.

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

These just in from Images Puppets in Stoney Creek. Made in Canada these are well built, reasonably priced human characters both half body ($85) and full body ($99). Arm rods available

 
 
 

To see more photos of past workshops visit

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE ADDED A 4 DAY - CONSECUTIVE - FOAM & FUR WORKSHOP IN JULY

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

2 PLACES LEFT
Techniques of Foam & Fur Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
June 8, 15,22, 29
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
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

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
July 6,13,20, 27, 2014
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

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
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

2 PLACES LEFT
Techniques of Foam & Fur Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 CONSECUTIVE classes
July 8-11

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
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

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.


THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
Marionette Building Workshop

DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
September 14, 21,28,Oc, 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
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

 

AND DID I MENTION....?

Support your local puppeteers and help the Puppet Allsorts series come back for a
THIRD season of great entertainment!

BAR 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W.
tickets: $15 advance; $20 at the door
MORE INFO: 416-531-1290

info@puppetallsorts.com
puppetallsorts.com


June 2nd to June 14th, 2014

The Humber College Puppetry Intensive is full.

Humber College Puppetry Intensive: A la Carte Series
This series of four 3 hour workshops is free to all participants of the Humber College Puppetry Intensive. In addition, students can enroll in these workshops independently. The fee for each work shop is $50.00 (including HST) and includes all materials and supplies. Or you can register for all four workshops for $175.00 (including HST) and you will also be invited to our Industry Networking evening on Saturday June 7th.

MORE INFO

PUPPET UP IS 10 YEARS OLD!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

1 place AVAILABLE

Puppet Allsorts Slam & Fundraiser

Monday, June 16, 2014

IMAGINE yourself PERFORMING AND helping Puppet Allsorts to produce a third fabulous season by coming together for an evening of silly, experimental and hilarious nonsense! Think poetry slam, but more profound…with BEER.

THERE ARE STILL A FEW PLACES LEFT
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING EMAIL US TO GET ON THE LIST AND FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - INTERNATIONAL PUPPETRY FESTIVAL - CHARLEVILLES DE MEZIER, FRANCE

SEPTEMBER 18-27, 2015 - DEADLINE AUGUST 31, 2014
APPLICATION FOR COMPANIES
If you want to submit your show at the next Festival please fill in the following application form and return it to us before the 31st of august 2014.
Application form (.pdf - 600ko)

MORE INFO

PUPPET ALLSORTS - NIGHT OF SHORTS - May 26, 2014
MC: Frank Meschkuleit; Freddie & Thomas Rivas; Olivia Faye Lathulliere; Silent Protagonist; Artichoke Heart Collective
Via Tim Gosley - SHADOW PUPPETS!
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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