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JANUARY - 2011

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

• 2011 WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED
• Basement Studio Available for Rent

• Puppet Show Series
• Tais 2011 Workshops and Events

• Alexander Mergold Pinocchio and more

• Juggling Bears
• UK Puppet Theatres

• June Harlowe foods

THE 2011 WORKSHOPS ARE NOW SCHEDULED
PLEASE CHECK THE WORKSHOP PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION

PUPPET SHOWS AT OPEN DOOR DESIGNS!

We are currently in the process of scheduling monthly puppet shows in our new basement space. Stay tuned for the February newsletter for more information.

BASEMENT STUDIO
NOW 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

OPEN DOOR DESIGNS FIRST WORKSHOP OF THE YEAR
Tabletop Puppet Building Workshop
INSTRUCTION ALEXANDER MERGOLD
DATE & TIME: 4 days, Sundays
January 16 - February 6, 2011
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
AGE GROUP: Adults
COST: $280 (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

 

ADAPTED AND PERFORMED
BY JANE MCCLELLAND & MIKE PETERSEN
PRODUCED BY HANK’S TOY BOX THEATRE

RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 1-6

STUDIO APRIL 10–21, 2011
RUNNING TIME: APPROX. 55 MINUTES
TICKETS: $15-$20

SCHOOL GROUPS CALL: 416-862-2222

 

Check out workshops and events for the new year for TAIS
These wonderful Czech puppets were brought into the store recently. They are in mint condition and we think are from the 1930's or earlier. They were purchased "as old" in the 1950's. The 26 puppets are about 10" tall and with the controller 24" tall. The owners would like to sell them. If you have any information about them as to maker or would like to purchase them, please contact us at info@opendoordesigns.ca or call (416) 531-1290.

Minky Hand Puppet
8" x 9"
$25

Alexander Mergold
Pinocchio 9"
With Cross Controller 36"
$80

Clarabelle
Mexican. 16"
$50

We have acquired a few of these jointed carboard characters. If you know anything about them we would appreciate hearing. 4"- 6" $5.00ea
Pelham - Cinderella w/box
early 70's Excellent condition
$120.00
Pinocchio Hand Puppet
Hand carved wooden head
12" x 8"
$28
 

I tripped over this English site recently. Also, a list of permanent puppet theatres and one travelling puppet theatre on a barge! Fabulous!

PERMANENT PUPPET THEATRES IN BRITAIN
The Biggar Puppet Theatre
(Purves Puppets, Biggar, Scotland)
The Little Angel Puppet Theatre
(London,Islington)
The Puppet Barge
(Moving on the Thames)
The Norwich Puppet Theatre
The British Puppet & Model Theatre Guild

I just recently acquired this marionette for rehabilitation...does anyone know how the stringing works for juggling? He has a string on his nose and one of the balls is on that and one of is feet is strung on his heel.

 

Found the delightful juggling bear video during an online search to solve the stringing problem.

June Harlowe Foods
1627 Dupont Street
(Between Dundas & Symington, south side)
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 3S8
416.848.1984

Tue 5pm-10pm
 Wed 11:30am-10pm
Thu 11:30am-11pm
 Fri 11:30am-2am
Sat 5pm-2am
 Sun 11am-3pm
(closed on Mondays)

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.

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