TYPOLOGY and Paperhouse invite you to join multitalented arts impresario, Paddy Leung, for a PWYC (pay-what-you-can) crown- and helmet-making workshop, culminating in a procession and party in Trinity Bellwoods Park! Taking inspiration from the handcrafted costumes featured in TYPOLOGY’s current exhibition, THE NEW GODS, we’ll fashion all manner of fantastical headgear to express our inner superheroes, demons, angels, …or anything!
Drop in anytime on Saturday, May 23rd from 2–5 pm to make a magical crown or monumental helmet crafted from unusual and unexpected materials. Coinciding with Doors Open Toronto, this workshop will take place in the third floor hallway outside TYPOLOGY. Brief tours of the exhibition will be offered on the half hour to introduce participants to the amazing works on view by Montreal-based artist Josée Pedneault and Mexico City-based artist Alejandro Garcia Contreras. At 5 pm, we’ll head to Trinity Bellwoods Park for an informal parade where you can dance, sing, tell stories and fully become your character!
This event is PWYC and appropriate for all ages (we will use scissors and hot glue so caregivers must stay to assist kids, suggested age 5 and up). Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own hats, bike helmets, or other headwear to customize if you like!
image: handmade helmet composed of plastic straws, hot glue and thread on styrofoam, brought from Chiapas by Alejandro Garcia Contreras