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April 2017

2Fik: His and Other Stories – Koffler Gallery Spring Opening Reception

April 6 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Koffler Gallery, 1st Floor, 180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Canada
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Assuming the multiple roles of artistic director, photographer and model, Montreal-based artist 2Fik stages elaborate tableaux in which he single-handedly plays a cast of characters, both male and female, often re-enacting familiar compositions derived from famous paintings. His photo and performance based works toy with reality and dismantle stereotypes, destabilizing the viewer’s assumed points of reference. As 2Fik's first solo show in Toronto, His and Other Stories brings together three recent bodies of work that examine cultural legacies as well…

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$62

Papercutting: Plants and Crystals

April 10 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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Explore the intricate art of papercutting with Tiny Blades Project’s Annyen Lam. In this workshop, you will learn how to cut imagery and designs using washi (Japanese paper) and precision blades. In this themed class there will be be a variety of real plants and crystals to draw inspiration from! Along with hands-on demonstrations of the various methods and materials used in papercutting, this workshop will focus on your projects in an open studio setting so that you can plan…

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Smart Cookie Club Play-Based Classes for Toddlers/Preschoolers

April 12 @ 9:30 am to 10:15 am
Studio 306 Artscape Yougnplace, 180 Shaw Street
Toronto , Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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WEDNESDAYS @9:30am and 4pm in STUDIO 306 – we accept mid-session late joiners! The Smart Cookie Club is a play-based enrichment program catered for children aged 6 months – 4 years. Classes have a different learning focus each week and activities are built around a theme that touch on different developmental areas (eg. communication and language, math, gross and fine motor skills, music, science and sensory, creative). Our aim is to provide fun and engaging learning opportunities for children while…

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$800

How to Talk to People about Things

April 12 @ 6:30 pm

A six-week course offering training in negotiation, communication skills, and talking about tough issues. Taught by Misha Glouberman, co-author of The Chairs Are Where the People Go, and host of the Trampoline Hall lecture series. (See web site for details on registration and schedule)

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CAD50.

Mentor Lyla Rye – Mini Crit with Ed Pien and Lyla Rye

April 15 @ 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Studio 316, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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A 30-minute critique with Ed Pien ( www.edpien.com ) and myself. You will receive honest feedback and encouragement from two established artists. Between the three of us, we will explore ways to further the work so that it is more compelling and engaging. Sign up now for your time slot.

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$85

Contemporary Calligraphy- Beginner Workshop

April 20 @ 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
3 Delta Studio, 180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5 Canada
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Join me for a fun evening learning calligraphy! This class is intended for beginners with little to no experience in calligraphy. You will learn the techniques of traditional copperplate calligraphy adopted into a contemporary, fun style. This workshop will focus on the basics: using a calligraphy pen and nibs, learning basic strokes, and the lowercase alphabet (you will also be provided with additional handouts of the uppercase letters). The class size is between 10-12 students so there will be a…

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$180

Intro. to Papermaking Intensive

April 22 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 23, 2017
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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This workshop is the 101 of handmade paper! Journey through the process of papermaking from raw materials to hand pulled sheets of paper. This class is a combination of our beginner level – Deckle Box Paper and Introduction to Western Paper. Students will learn traditional European style sheet forming with fibres such as cotton, abaca (Manila Hemp) and Ontario hemp. We will explore the differences of pulling with a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. Techniques such as laminating,…

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$73

Buttonhole Bookbinding

April 24 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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Buttonhole binding is a simple and fun form of bookmaking with lots of potential to house your journals, sketchbooks and book projects. The buttonhole stitch is a beautiful binding that allows a repetitive wrapping of the spine at the head and tail, echoing the vertical folds of the exposed sections. Forming a bead with this stitch tightens the wrapping and also gives a beautiful decorative element – making this technique very special. In this class we will learn to cut…

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May 2017
$85

Contemporary Calligraphy- Beginner Workshop

May 18 @ 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
3 Delta Studio, 180 Shaw Street, #207
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5 Canada
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Join me for a fun evening learning calligraphy! This class is intended for beginners with little to no experience in calligraphy. You will learn the techniques of traditional copperplate calligraphy adopted into a contemporary, fun style. This workshop will focus on the basics: using a calligraphy pen and nibs, learning basic strokes, and the lowercase alphabet (you will also be provided with additional handouts of the uppercase letters). The class size is between 10-12 students so there will be a…

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