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180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada

March 2015

PWYC CRAFT NIGHTS

March 25, 2015 @ 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$5

Calling all materials junkies: Itching to get creative? We’ve got the perfect solution to your crafting needs and urges – CRAFT NIGHTS! As part of the fundraising campaign for KITES! we’re hosting PWYC (pay what you can)* CRAFT NIGHTS – we provide all sorts of interesting and intriguing materials for you to play, experiment and explore with. We’ve got fun projects lined up for you, such as button making, paper mask making, printmaking and bookbinding, just to name a few.…

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Open Session Papermaking

March 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

This supervised open session is designed to give you the chance to try your hand at papermaking and get a little practice in, with the help of our skilled instructors. These casual 5 hour sessions are perfect for anybody who wants to test out some project ideas in papermaking, re-stock their own handmade paper inventory or craft up their Friday nights! Plus you get to ask our expert instructors all kinds of curious questions from papermaking to printmaking, book binding,…

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Chancery & Flourishing Calligraphy Workshop

March 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$60

The chancery italic script is the foundation for much of our contemporary calligraphy today, and maintains a simple and elegant beauty that looks as fresh today as it did during it’s creation in the Renaissance. You can learn this style too and how to flourish and swash your letters at the chancery script & flourishing workshop! The price of the workshop covers all supplies. Also included in the fee will be a workbook that you can take home that contains…

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April 2015

Sculptural Papermaking

April 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$205

This is the first instalment of our sculptural papermaking series. Paper’s sculptural properties are some of our favourite things about the medium. In this class we explore the lightness and toughness of paper through experiments with different techniques and paper fibres. Price includes materials,

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Button Making!

April 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$25

Learn how to make your own buttons with our button-making press! We’ll show you how to make cool and interesting designs. We’ve got some tips and tricks that makes this simple craft even more addictive and fun. Plus you get to use our handmade paper to make some beautiful buttons (as pictured). All the buttons you can make in 2 hours! If you are super enthusiastic – sign up for 2 sessions for $45! Use promo code: #allthebuttons

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Pulp Painting

April 11, 2015 @ 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$180

Get creative with colour! Learn the secrets of pigments for colouring fibre and create coloured paper and images with pulp. This workshop features a range of different tools to create colourful lines, washes, textures and shapes in handmade paper. Price includes materials, see below for more details.

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Papermaking with Garden Plants

April 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$180

Let expert paper artists work with you to transform plants, such as daylily and hosta, mulberry and hibiscus, into elegant sheets of handmade paper. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with plant fibres and to hand pull sheets of paper from these plants. We encourage participants to bring some of their own gathered fibres to test and experiment with in the studio. Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to maintain a recipe journal to record the different processes of…

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Large Format Papermaking

April 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$205

In this class you will explore the exciting and challenging world of large format papermaking. Larger paper requires more technical skill, more pulp and more time. However it also allows for more experimentation and artistic expression.

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Blackletter Calligraphy Workshop

April 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$60

During the medieval period, religious scribes adorned their manuscript pages with the tightly spaced, dark, and beautiful letterforms of the blackletter script. You can learn how to write this style at the Blackletter Calligraphy workshop hosted by Kevin King and Paperhouse Studio! The price of the workshop covers all supplies. Also included in the fee will be a workbook that you can take home that contains all of the theoretical information covered in the class, and examples of original calligraphic…

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Open Session Papermaking

April 24, 2015 @ 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

This supervised open session is designed to give you the chance to try your hand at papermaking and get a little practice in, with the help of our skilled instructors. These casual 5 hour sessions are perfect for anybody who wants to test out some project ideas in papermaking, re-stock their own handmade paper inventory or craft up their Friday nights! Plus you get to ask our expert instructors all kinds of curious questions from papermaking to printmaking, book binding,…

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Button Making!

April 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$25

Learn how to make your own buttons with our button-making press! We’ll show you how to make cool and interesting designs. We’ve got some tips and tricks that makes this simple craft even more addictive and fun. Plus you get to use our handmade paper to make some beautiful buttons (as pictured). All the buttons you can make in 2 hours! If you are super enthusiastic – sign up for 2 sessions for $45! Use promo code: #allthebuttons

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Open Session Papermaking

April 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

This supervised open session is designed to give you the chance to try your hand at papermaking and get a little practice in, with the help of our skilled instructors. These casual 5 hour sessions are perfect for anybody who wants to test out some project ideas in papermaking, re-stock their own handmade paper inventory or craft up their Friday nights! Plus you get to ask our expert instructors all kinds of curious questions from papermaking to printmaking, book binding,…

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PWYC CRAFT NIGHT!

April 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$5

Calling all materials junkies: Itching to get creative? We’ve got the perfect solution to your crafting needs and urges – CRAFT NIGHTS! As part of the fundraising campaign for KITES! we’re hosting PWYC (pay what you can)* CRAFT NIGHTS – we provide all sorts of interesting and intriguing materials for you to play, experiment and explore with. We’ve got fun projects lined up for you, such as button making, paper mask making, printmaking and bookbinding, just to name a few.…

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May 2015

Large Format Papermaking

May 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$205

In this class you will explore the exciting and challenging world of large format papermaking. Larger paper requires more technical skill, more pulp and more time. However it also allows for more experimentation and artistic expression.

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Introduction to Papermaking

May 9, 2015 @ 1:50 pm to 4:50 pm
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Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$180

This workshop is the 101 of handmade paper! Journey through the process of papermaking from raw materials to hand pulled sheets of paper. Come and explore the basics of traditional European-style sheet forming with one of our friendly, expert papermakers. Making paper is a relaxing and meditative process that is both expressive and lots of fun. Price includes materials, see below for more details.

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Button Making!

May 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$25

Learn how to make your own buttons with our button-making press! We’ll show you how to make cool and interesting designs. We’ve got some tips and tricks that makes this simple craft even more addictive and fun. Plus you get to use our handmade paper to make some beautiful buttons (as pictured). All the buttons you can make in 2 hours! If you are super enthusiastic – sign up for 2 sessions for $45! Use promo code: #allthebuttons

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PWYC CRAFT NIGHT! (Mask Making)

May 20, 2015 @ 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$5

Itching to get creative? We’ve got the perfect solution to your crafting needs and urges – CRAFT NIGHTS! As part of the fundraising campaign for KITES! we’re hosting PWYC (pay what you can)* CRAFT NIGHTS – we provide all sorts of interesting and intriguing materials for you to play, experiment and explore with. We’ve got fun projects lined up for you, such as button making, paper mask making, printmaking and bookbinding, just to name a few. All with unlimited paper…

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Open Session Papermaking

May 23, 2015 @ 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

This supervised open session is designed to give you the chance to try your hand at papermaking and get a little practice in, with the help of our skilled instructors. These casual 5 hour sessions are perfect for anybody who wants to test out some project ideas in papermaking, re-stock their own handmade paper inventory or craft up their Friday nights! Plus you get to ask our expert instructors all kinds of curious questions from papermaking to printmaking, book binding,…

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June 2015

Indigo Dye Workshop

June 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$125

From pale sky blues to a richness and depth that approaches black, the colour blue is one of the least common hues to find when sourcing dyes from nature. Perhaps for that reason, Indigo, along with Woad, have historically been hugely sought after commodities. Because of it’s potency, Indigo became the primary source of this colour from conventional natural dying. Join us for a two day explorational class in dying papers with natural Indigo dye. In this workshop, students will…

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Cochineal Dye Workshop

June 6, 2015 @ 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$125

Shades of red, pink and purple can all be found in Cochineal. A dye that comes from a very specific insect, it has been used in a myriad of applications that include food and cosmetics. A traditional textile dye, it works very well with papers – sometimes to wonderful effect. Explore the possibilities of this ancient insect dye in a one day class. In this 2 day workshop, students will learn the basics of dying with Cochineal – from what…

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Pamphlet Stitch

June 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$33

Pamphlet stitching is the perfect beginner level class to get introduced into the book arts. Make little sketchbooks, zines, journals, field notes and more! Learn how to prepare papers from squaring to cutting, folding and scoring. Students will gain techniques that allow them to customize the cover, adding their own design element. We’ll also show you variations on the pamphlet stitch that allows the potential to build a thicker and more substantial book.

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KITES! (Kid version)

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$20

Paperhouse Studio is proud to announce a unique collaboration with artist Paddy Leung. This summer we are teaming up to teach you how to design, build and fly your own kite! This fun workshop starts with an exploration into kite structures, paper materials and fun decorative additions. Get ready to learn, customize and play with us in this special workshop and event. Running, parading, playing and flying of kites will take place in Trinity Bellwoods Park*, let’s fill the sky…

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Buttonhole Binding

June 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$35

Buttonhole binding is a simple and fun binding with lots of potential to house your journals, sketchbooks and artists’ book projects. It can have any number of sections and can made with a variety of cover material. In this class we will learn to cut and prepare our covers and sections to sew together a book. Participants will leave with at least one blank notebook that they have made themselves and instructions on how to create more at home. We…

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Black Walnut Dye Class

June 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$125

Strong, rich browns come from Walnut dye. A native plant to Southern Ontario, this powerfully permanent dye has been known to colour papers and textiles alike. Come and explore the possibilities of Black Walnut dye – a source may even be growing near you! In this 2 day workshop, students will learn the basics of dying with Black Walnut dye – from what the dye is, through the steps needed to prepare a working vat, and on to various methods…

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Papermaking with Garden Plants

June 27, 2015 @ 11:00 pm to June 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$180

Let expert paper artists work with you to transform plants, such as daylily and hosta, mulberry and hibiscus, into elegant sheets of handmade paper. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with plant fibres and to hand pull sheets of paper from these plants. We encourage participants to bring some of their own gathered fibres to test and experiment with in the studio. Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to maintain a recipe journal to record the different processes of…

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July 2015

Natural Science Art Lab

July 6, 2015 @ 8:30 am to July 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$335

Science and art are intertwined and inseparable at Paperhouse and Graven Feather Studios. In our week of fun, campers will explore the science of art including natural sources of dye like black walnut, indigo and cochineal. They will learn about the technology of antique printing presses and even learn to set their own type! Campers will learn to make paper using natural fibers such as cotton and day lily. They will explore science through art by learning to make your…

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KITES! (grownup version)

July 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$20

Paperhouse Studio is proud to announce a unique collaboration with artist Paddy Leung. This summer we are teaming up to teach you how to design, build and fly your own kite! This fun workshop starts with an exploration into kite structures, paper materials and fun decorative additions. Get ready to learn, customize and play with us in this special workshop and event. Running, parading, playing and flying of kites will take place in Trinity Bellwoods Park*, let’s fill the sky…

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KITES! Workshop -Adults

July 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$20

Paperhouse Studio is proud to announce a unique collaboration with artist Paddy Leung. This summer we are teaming up to teach you how to design, build and fly your own kite! This fun workshop starts with an exploration into kite structures, paper materials and fun decorative additions. Get ready to learn, customize and play with us in this special workshop and event. Running, parading, playing and flying of kites will take place in Trinity Bellwoods Park*, let’s fill the sky…

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Introduction to Papermaking

July 11, 2015 @ 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$180

This workshop is the 101 of handmade paper! Journey through the process of papermaking from raw materials to hand pulled sheets of paper. Come and explore the basics of traditional European-style sheet forming with one of our friendly, expert papermakers. Making paper is a relaxing and meditative process that is both expressive and lots of fun. Price includes materials, see below for more details.

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Pamphlet Stitch

July 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$33

Pamphlet stitching is the perfect beginner level class to get introduced into the book arts. Make little sketchbooks, zines, journals, field notes and more! Learn how to prepare papers from squaring to cutting, folding and scoring. Students will gain techniques that allow them to customize the cover, adding their own design element. We’ll also show you variations on the pamphlet stitch that allows the potential to build a thicker and more substantial book.

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Sculptural Papermaking: Summer Intensive

July 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$205

Paper’s sculptural properties are some of our favourite things about the medium. In this class we explore the lightness and toughness of paper through experiments with different techniques and paper fibres. Price includes materials, see below for more details. Learn how varying the fibre and how it is processed can produce an almost limitless variety of pulps from soft opaque cotton to hard translucent flax and hemp. This variety makes paper an exciting material when combined with light. We will…

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Buttonhole Binding

July 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$35

Buttonhole binding is a simple and fun binding with lots of potential to house your journals, sketchbooks and artists’ book projects. It can have any number of sections and can made with a variety of cover material. In this class we will learn to cut and prepare our covers and sections to sew together a book. Participants will leave with at least one blank notebook that they have made themselves and instructions on how to create more at home. We…

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August 2015

Pull, Print, Press: A Mini Making Camp

August 31, 2015 @ 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
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Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$185

Graven Feather and Paperhouse Studio have teamed up for a mini making camp for kids between 8-13 years old. Pull, Print, Press {a Mini Making Camp} Monday, August 31st to Wednesday, September 2nd Drop off: 8:30am at Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street, Unit 102 (Paperhouse Studio) Toronto, ON. M6J 2W5 Start time: 9am End time and pick up: 4pm Extended pick up until: 5pm (extra $25) Pick up at Paperhouse Studio Ages 8-13 Join the artists from Paperhouse and Graven…

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September 2015

Open Studio Session: DECKLE BOX

September 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$65.00

Deckle boxing is an alternative method for sheet forming that allows you to pour and suspend the pulp into a higher deckle frame. With longer working time you can design the sheet you want. Open Session deckle boxing invites participants to explore the Nepalese tradition of pouring pulp, creating individual and unique sheets of paper. Pulp is prepped ahead of time with a range of colours for students to explore. There will be different sizes of deckle boxes available, allowing…

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Marbling On Paper Workshop

September 13, 2015 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$75.00

Discover how to marble paper in this one day workshop. You’ll learn the history, basics of the materials, preparation of the inks and how to set up your marbling station. Learn the tips, tools and tricks to getting beautiful patterns on paper! Participants will leave with a stack of marbled papers with their own designs. Perfect for gift giving, gift tags, cards, wrapping paper and book covers, the choices are endless! $75 + $6 materials fee, to be paid in…

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Introduction To Papermaking Course

September 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 7, 2015

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$180.00

This course is the 101 of handmade paper! Journey through the process of papermaking from raw materials to hand pulled sheets of paper. Come and explore the basics of traditional European-style sheet forming with one of our friendly, expert papermakers. Making paper is a relaxing and meditative process that is both expressive and lots of fun. Price includes materials, see below for more details. Instructor: Emily Cook About this course: We will show students how to use fibres such as…

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Calligraphy Taster Workshop

September 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$40.00

This sweet and easy workshop is the perfect and fun taste-test in the art of Calligraphy. At the end of the workshop you’ll be able to write a word by yourself, and you will know some basics in Calligraphy concepts and practice. You’ll also receive take-home materials to practice your new craft at home: Calligraphy dip pen Nib Bottle of ink Pad of parchment paper Practice sheets Gridlines + $30 materials fee, to be paid in cash directly to the…

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Tiny Blades Papercutting Workshop with Annyen Lam

September 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$55.00

Part of the workshop series – Scissors and Blades: Papercutting with Annyen Lam and Maria Flawia Litwin, in collaboration with TYPOLOGY . Explore the techniques of the intricate art of papercutting. Participants will learn how to cut imagery and designs using paper and a blade. Along with hands-on demonstrations of the various methods used in papercutting, this workshop will focus on individuals’ projects in an open studio setting so that each person will be able to plan and execute their…

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Polish Papercutting Workshop with Maria Flawia Litwin

September 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$55.00

Part of the workshop series – Scissors and Blades: Papercutting with Annyen Lam and Maria Flawia Litwin, in collaboration with TYPOLOGY . Join artist Maria Flawia Litwin for this family-friendly workshop inspired by her exhibition at TYPOLOGY,The Lowest Relief. The works are made using a Polish paper cutting tradition called wycinanki (pronounced vih-chee-nahn-kee). The familiar images of animals, people, buildings and nature capture important moments in the artist’s life while relating to familiar feelings such as love and happiness, fear…

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Open Studio Session: FLAX

September 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$65.00

Flax (or linen) has been used as a papermaking fibre in some of the earliest examples of true papermaking. It offers beautiful ranges of colour and texture. Join us in an open format exploration of the fibre. Flax from Belgium and Saskatchewan will both be available. Pull traditional sheets using our European style moulds and deckles or experiment using the Nepalese style deckle box. Play on the vacuum table for shaped sheets. Flax paper is strong and flexible which is…

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October 2015

Sculptural Papermaking Course

October 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 22, 2015

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$205.00

This is the first instalment of our sculptural papermaking series. Paper’s sculptural properties are some of our favourite things about the medium. In this class we explore the lightness and toughness of paper through experiments with different techniques and paper fibres. Price includes materials, see below for more details. Instructor: Emily Cook or Flora Shum About this course: Learn how varying the fibre and how it is processed can produce an almost limitless variety of pulps from soft opaque cotton…

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Farmer’s Market

October 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
free

Mad Unusual Organic Vegetables coming at you from Small Spade Farm! We will be at lovely Paperhouse Studios from 10:00 am - 2:00 p.m this Saturday morning ready to provide y'all with deliciousness from the earth. Come and celebrate the harvest with us, and buy a ton of veg. We will regale you with tales of farming adventures.

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Tessellation Origami Workshop

October 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$50.00

Get creative with paper and folding! Origami is a traditional Japanese paper folding practice. Traditional origami uses a square sheet of paper and creates beautiful shapes without the use of glue or scissors. Contemporary origami can now include use of glue, scissors and even rectangular sheets! This class will cover two origami tessellation forms. They are based off simple folds but with repetition, turns into a beautiful and complex shape. Both these folding styles will have transforming qualities in which…

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Buttonhole Bookbinding Workshop

October 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$35.00

Buttonhole binding is a simple and fun binding with lots of potential to house your journals, sketchbooks and artists’ book projects. It can have any number of sections and can made with a variety of cover material. In this class we will learn to cut and prepare our covers and sections to sew together a book. Participants will leave with at least one blank notebook that they have made themselves and instructions on how to create more at home. We…

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Kids and Kids at Heart Origami Workshop

October 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$35.00

Fun for kids and families! Origami is a traditional Japanese paper folding practice. Traditional origami uses a square sheet of paper and creates beautiful shapes without the use of glue or scissors. This workshop will introduce kids to the basic folds and instructions that origami instructions use. We use the “fold and follow” teaching style so everybody can fold together with hands of help from the instructor. We provide print out instructions for all forms so kids can take it…

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Coptic Book Binding Course

October 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until October 29, 2015

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$80.00

Come learn how to make a hand bound Coptic style book! Dating back to the 2nd century A.D., Coptic bindings are a flexible and exciting book structure with a lot of creative potential. Complete with hard covers on the front and back, but with exposed sewing on the spine – which is both structural and decorative. Coptic books are ideal notebooks or sketchbooks, because they are able to open completely flat to any page. Participants will learn how to prepare…

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November 2015

Paper Pulp Painting Course

November 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 25, 2015

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$180.00

Get creative with colour! Learn the secrets of pigments for colouring fibre and create coloured paper and images with pulp. This workshop features a range of different tools to create colourful lines, washes, textures and shapes in handmade paper. Price includes materials, see below for more details. Instructor: Emily Cook or Flora Shum About this course: – Using squirt bottles and eyedroppers for free hand drawing, students will work with finely beaten fibres to create “pulp paintings”, where the image…

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Origami Light Class

November 7, 2015 @ 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until November 8, 2015

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$150.00

A two-day class where you learn to make your own origami paper light! Participants get to pull their own handmade paper, working with abaca fibre and learning to control the opacity and translucency of the final sheets. Simple circuit building using LED lights will be demonstrated and with expert instruction individuals will learn to solder their own. Intricate origami paper folding will be taught with hands on help from the instructor, to complete each person’s unique paper light. This class…

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Paste Paper Workshop

November 14, 2015 @ 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$80.00

Paste papers have long been used in bookbinding and box making. Paint when mixed with paste can produce a wide variety of grained, and textured surfaces that are beautiful and durable. This workshop will cover the use of traditional methods as well as modern innovations in materials and technique. Your papers can range from quiet monochrome combed patterns through to feats of uninhibited expression. Surprise yourself! + $5 materials fee, to be paid in cash directly to the instructor Instructor:…

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Open Studio Session: Marbling

November 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$50.00

In this session, vats of carrageenan, alum, ox-gall and inks will be pre-mixed for water-based marbling. Guidance will be provided by our expert instructor as well as references to design patterns. Participants are welcome to bring different kinds of paper to experiment with as well as cloth and wood. This style of workshop is great for those that would like to freely explore patterns in marbling such as: stone marble, nonpareil, bouquet, spanish wave and more! Maximum paper/cloth and wood…

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December 2015

Calligraphy Workshop: Create your own Greeting Card

December 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$50.00

This fun workshop will enable you to create your own Greeting for the Holidays in Calligraphy by yourself, and you learn some basics in Calligraphy concept and practice. You’ll also receive take-home materials to practice your new craft at home: Calligraphy dip pen Nib Bottle of ink Pad of parchment paper Practice sheets Gridlines + $30 materials fee, to be paid in cash directly to the instructor Minimum age: 13 years old. Instructor: Rachel Naipaul Rachel is a professional Calligrapher…

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Monogram Calligraphy Workshop

December 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$50.00

Create your Monogram! This fun and easy workshop will teach you some basics in Calligraphy concept and practice, and you will leave with your own monogram created in whimsical Gothic calligraphy. Have your own couple’s logo created for DIY invitations, stationery, party favours, place-settings, jewelry, etc. A monogram makes a great gift! This sweet workshop includes: Your own unique monogram, designed by Rachel Naipaul, for you to practice and perfect. Calligraphy dip pen calligraphy nib bottle of ink pad of…

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May 2016

Woven Chain Bookbinding

May 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$98

Woven chain is a type of link stitch 3 section sewing book. It has 2 separate sewings using 2 needles for each, creating a beautiful and intricate pattern without being overly complicated. Since it requires 2 needles, there is space for a multi-colour binding. In this class students will learn how to prepare the text block which includes folding paper, punching holes, sewing and cutting. Participants will be shown how to prepare boards for their covers, using glue and decorative…

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Introduction to Western Paper

May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$95

This workshop is a great introduction to western techniques of handmade paper. Participants will be taken through the rich, fascinating and relevant history of paper – from the discovery of the first sample to the way it travels across China, Japan, Korea, Baghdad and it’s journey to Europe. Together we explore the basics of traditional European-style sheet forming with both a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. Students will have a chance to make paper with different sizes and…

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June 2016

Accordion Bookbinding

June 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

Accordion books are one of the earliest and most versatile structures. Our book artist will take you through cutting square sheets of paper, folding sections and cover making. Great for beginners, this class does not require any experience in bookbinding – learn the basics to further develop into more complicated structures such as tunnel books and concertina. Great for zines and artist books, accordions can be altered to suit your project. Pick up tips and tricks for getting properly squared…

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Japanese Papermaking

June 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am to June 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$230

In this 2 day workshop learn and experience Japanese papermaking from fibre preparation to finished sheets of kozo papers. Japanese paper (washi) uses inner bark fibres from the mulberry tree to create strong translucent sheets that can be used for printmaking, drawing, bookmaking and much more. Expert papermaker Akemi Nishidera will teach you how to beat fibre by hand using wooden mallets. Learn about the specialized tools of this craft such as the sugeta, the Japanese mold and deckle. Learn…

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Buttonhole Bookbinding

June 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

Buttonhole binding is a simple and fun binding with lots of potential to house your journals, sketchbooks and artists’ book projects. It can have any number of sections and can made with a variety of cover material. In this class we will learn to cut and prepare our covers and sections to sew together a book. Participants will leave with at least one blank notebook that they have made themselves and instructions on how to create more at home. We…

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Deckle Box Papermaking

June 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$95

Deckle boxing is one of the oldest forms of papermaking. It is a style that is primarily used in Nepal and Tibet. In this style paper pulp is poured into a high walled mould and deckle, placed in a container of water allowing it to be suspended so that more pulp can dropped and mixed in. Multiple colours can be combined to make individual decorative sheets. It allows for experimentation including combination of different coloured pulp, mixes of different fibres…

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August 2016

Pamphlet Binding Basics

August 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$48

Pamphlet stitch is the perfect beginner level class to get introduced into the book arts. Make little sketchbooks, zines, journals, field notes and more! Learn how to prepare papers from squaring and cutting to folding and scoring. You will gain knowledge that will allow you to customize the cover, adding your own design elements. Techniques like checking paper grain, how to square edges, measuring, preparing the cover, punching holes and basic sewing will be covered. Participants will leave with at…

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September 2016

Papercutting: Plants and Crystals

September 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$62

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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Intro. to Papermaking Intensive

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until September 18, 2016

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$180

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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Indigo Dyed Pillowcase

September 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$85

Join us in this fun natural dye workshop as we explore preparing an indigo dye bath for textiles. The first part of this workshop will take you through how to prepare a healthy dye bath and the fabric for dying. We’ll show you how to create ombre and shibori (traditional Japanese resist dye) patterns. All materials will be provided including a 100% cotton pillowcase and lots of scrap fabric for test samples. You are welcome to bring your own fabrics…

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Accordions and Folded Books

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$64

Accordion books are one of the earliest and most versatile structures. Great for beginners, this class does not require any experience in bookbinding. We’ll take you through cutting sheets of paper, folding sections, and custom cover making. From there we will complete two related forms – the one page meander book and the fun and playful hexaflexagon (a two-sided/three-sided trick book) which is full of potential. Perfect for zines and artist books, accordions have many creative possibilities and can be…

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Accordions and Folded Books

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$64

Accordion books are one of the earliest and most versatile structures. Great for beginners, this class does not require any experience in bookbinding. We’ll take you through cutting sheets of paper, folding sections, and custom cover making. From there we will complete two related forms – the one page meander book and the fun and playful hexaflexagon (a two-sided/three-sided trick book) which is full of potential. Perfect for zines and artist books, accordions have many creative possibilities and can be…

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Accordions and Folded Books

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$64

Accordion books are one of the earliest and most versatile structures. Great for beginners, this class does not require any experience in bookbinding. We’ll take you through cutting sheets of paper, folding sections, and custom cover making. From there we will complete two related forms – the one page meander book and the fun and playful hexaflexagon (a two-sided/three-sided trick book) which is full of potential. Perfect for zines and artist books, accordions have many creative possibilities and can be…

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Buttonhole Bookbinding

September 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$73

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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Non-Toxic Monoprinting

September 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$100

In this workshop you will learn all about monoprinting – a fun, exciting and spontaneous process. A drawing and/or painting is made on a non-porous surface such as plastic or metal and transferred to a sheet of paper using pressure. From here, you will explore gestural strokes, painterly marks and textures from found objects. We’ll show you how to achieve interesting textures and images by piecing together different materials, layering colours and using various tools. Non-toxic materials such as water-based…

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October 2016

Coptic Bookbinding

October 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$100

Come learn how to make a handbound Coptic-style book! Dating back to the 2nd century A.D., Coptic bindings are a flexible and exciting book structure with a lot of creative potential. Complete with hardcovers on the front and back, and exposed sewing on the spine, coptic binding is a structural and decorative format to work with. Coptic books are ideal notebooks or sketchbooks, because they are able to open completely flat to any page. Participants will learn to prepare cover…

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Marbling on Paper

October 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until October 17, 2016

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$116

Discover how to marble paper in this two-day workshop! You will learn about the history, basics of the materials, preparation of the inks and how to set up your marbling station. This workshop will give you the tips, tools and tricks to getting beautiful patterns on paper. Participants will leave with a stack of marbled papers of their own designs. Perfect for gift giving, gift tags, cards, wrapping paper and book covers – the choices are endless!

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Altered Pamphlet Bookbinding

October 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$63

Using the pamphlet stitch as a starting point, we will explore variations like dos à dos (back to back) and other two-section pamphlets. You will also learn a simple compound structure using an accordion fold to create a spine. This opens up possibilities for sculptural books, photo albums and scrapbooks, and is a great class if you want to explore simple ways of creating complex looking structures. Leave with three sample structures that are great forms to begin your journey…

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Nepalese Papermaking: Deckle Box

October 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$95

Deckle boxing is one of the oldest forms of papermaking, and is a style primarily used in Nepal and Tibet. In this style, paper pulp is poured into a high-walled mould and deckle, it’s then placed in a container of water allowing it to be suspended so that more pulp can be dropped and mixed in. Multiple colours can be combined to make individual decorative sheets allowing for plenty of experimentation like including various different coloured pulp and fibres, and/or…

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November 2016

Batik on Paper

November 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$102

Learn to create batik on Japanese paper using soy wax, a non-scented biodegradable wax! Batik is a traditional technique found in Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Phillipines and Nigeria, that uses hot wax as a resist to mask out patterns on textiles before applying dye. At the end of the process the wax is removed to reveal the original colour of the fabric outlining the dyed surface. In this workshop, paper, textil and print artist – Loree Ovens will take you…

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Japanese Stab Bookbinding

November 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$52

Join us for an exploration into stab bindings, a functional and beautiful structure popularized in Japan. This is a great first book structure for beginner bookbinders, and is also exciting for those who already have experience with western bookbinding because it offers a new set of decorative opportunities. Stab bindings are also an easy way to bind loose sheets, which is difficult in western book structures. Participants will make two books – the first a simple four-hole binding to learn…

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Woven Chain Bookbinding

November 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$100

Woven chain is a type of link stitch three-section sewing book. This form of binding is known for having two separate sewings using two needles for each, creating a beautiful and intricate pattern without being overly complicated. Since it requires two needles, there is space for a multi-colour binding. Students will be shown how to prepare boards for their covers, using glue and decorative paper. In this class, you will also learn how to prepare the text block which includes…

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Boxmaking: Cigar Box

November 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$100

Learn to make this classic, practical storage box! In this five-hour workshop, you will learn the basics of box making from assembling the structure with bookboard, lining and covering with pretty chiyogami paper and building a strong, hinged lid. Cigar boxes are great for storing old letters, photos, knick knacks and treasures! Participants will leave with a beautiful 6 x 4 x 2” box and detailed notes so you can make more cigar boxes at home!

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Sculptural Kinetic Bookmaking

November 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$70

The sculptural kinetic book is a very flexible format using origami folding and altered book collage to create a book form that springs into a geometric circle shape. This multi-layered book showcases the beautiful papers and collage book pages used to create it! In this workshop, we’ll start with learning the fundamentals of kinetic books, including history of the exploding map fold, as well as a look at instructor’s private collections as inspiration. After that is the fold-a-thon! We’ll teach…

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Introduction to Western Papermaking

November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$95

This workshop is a great introduction to western techniques of papermaking. You will be taken through the rich, fascinating and relevant history of paper – from the discovery of the first sample to the journey across China, Japan, Korea, Baghdad to Europe. Together we explore the basics of traditional European-style sheet forming with both a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. You will have a chance to make paper with different sizes and styles of mold and deckles, and…

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German Case Binding

November 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$100

German case binding is a book form that dates back to the 1800s. It was first adopted as a cheaper paper-covered alternative to wooden boards, and has now evolved into your favourite hardcover books today. The cover is made as a separate flat unit before being attached to the text block with adhesives. In this workshop you will be shown how to prepare a text block – folding, cutting, hole punching and sewing. Our expert instructor will take you through…

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Papercutting: Photo-Based Tunnel Book

November 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$60

In this class, learn to use photographic imagery with the intricate art of papercutting with Tiny Blades Project’s Annyen Lam! By separating the layers of the image into papercuts, you will be able to turn your photograph into a tunnel book. This workshop is an opportunity to make miniature 3D worlds through handcut paper while exploring a classic book format. We will provide all materials for the class including samples of photographic images from old books and magazines to use…

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Holiday Bunting and Decorations

November 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$60

In this festive holiday-themed class, we’ll teach you how to design, cut and print stencils to create your own bunting or wall hanging! You can also incorporate the provided stencils from the instructor’s personal collection of images. We’ll be using non-toxic screenprinting ink, great for choosing and mixing your ink palette. We’ll also provide all materials for suspending your creations such as hanging branches, dowels, vintage twines and ribbons. Great for decorating your home or gift giving!

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December 2016

Holiday Animal Card Printing

December 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$96

Get creative and festive with our fun card printing class! We’ll introduce you to cutting, carving and printing your own holiday animal. In this printmaking workshop we will use non-toxic soy bean oil Akua inks. We’ll also have pre-made blocks of hats, mittens, beanies, scarves and all the accessories to dress up your animal as well as trees, snowflakes, mountains and more for your perfect backdrop. Our expert instructor will teach you the tips and tricks for cutting, inking, stamp…

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Papercutting: Holiday Lettering Card

December 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$68

Explore the techniques of the intricate art of papercutting with Tiny Blades Project’s Annyen Lam! You will learn how to cut type, imagery and designs using washi (Japanese paper) and a precision blade, incorporating a festive spirit in this holiday-themed class. Along with hands-on demonstrations of the various methods and materials used in papercutting, this workshop will focus on your ideas in an open studio setting so that everyone will be able to plan and execute their own piece. Templates…

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Origami Gift Boxmaking

December 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$62

Get your DIY spirit going and join us for a night of origami gift box folding! Our expert instructor will start the class with the traditional basics of paper folding. We’ll explore traditional one and two-part rectangular boxes as well as open face triangular and flower boxes. We’ll also teach you popular forms such as masu and star box. In this class we use the “fold and follow” teaching style so everybody can fold together with hands-on help from the…

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Holiday Origami Ornaments and Decorations

December 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
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$62

Make your own holiday ornaments and decorations this year! We’ll teach you how to to fold origami ornaments and decorations including forms such as reindeer, santa, modular tree and fox box. You can add pretty ribbons and twine for hanging or combine a few to create a string of decorative garlands. Plus we’ll show you how to make an adorable little modular paper tree too! Great for gift giving, stocking stuffers or filling your space with a festive spirit! This…

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January 2017

Intro. to Papermaking Intensive

January 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until January 29, 2017

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$180

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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February 2017

Accordions and Folded Books

February 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$64

Accordion books are one of the earliest and most versatile structures. Great for beginners, this class does not require any experience in bookbinding. We’ll take you through cutting sheets of paper, folding sections, and custom cover making. From there we will complete two related forms – the one page meander book and the fun and playful hexaflexagon (a two-sided/three-sided trick book) which is full of potential. Perfect for zines and artist books, accordions have many creative possibilities and can be…

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Marbling on Paper

February 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until February 7, 2017

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$116

Discover how to marble paper in this two-day workshop! You will learn about the history, basics of the materials, preparation of the inks and how to set up your marbling station. This workshop will give you the tips, tools and tricks to getting beautiful patterns on paper. Participants will leave with a stack of marbled papers of their own designs. Perfect for gift giving, gift tags, cards, wrapping paper and book covers – the choices are endless!

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Nepalese Papermaking: Deckle Box

February 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$95

Deckle boxing is one of the oldest forms of papermaking, and is a style primarily used in Nepal and Tibet. In this style, paper pulp is poured into a high-walled mould and deckle, it’s then placed in a container of water allowing it to be suspended so that more pulp can be dropped and mixed in. Multiple colours can be combined to make individual decorative sheets allowing for plenty of experimentation like including various different coloured pulp and fibres, and/or…

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Artist Panel – In House – Benefit Art Show

February 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
Free

Artist Panel featuring Yael Brotman​, ​Melanie Chikofsky​, ​Doug Guildford​, ​Tessar Lo​, ​Tim Manalo, ​Roula Partheniou​, ​Meghan Price​ and ​Natalie Wood.

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Pamphlet Binding Basics

February 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$48

Pamphlet stitch is the perfect beginner level class to get introduced into the book arts. Make little sketchbooks, zines, journals, field notes and more! Learn how to prepare papers from squaring and cutting to folding and scoring. You will gain knowledge that will allow you to customize the cover, adding your own design elements. Techniques like checking paper grain, how to square edges, measuring, preparing the cover, punching holes and basic sewing will be covered. Participants will leave with at…

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March 2017

Papercutting: Photo-Based Tunnel Book

March 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$60

In this class, learn to use photographic imagery with the intricate art of papercutting with Tiny Blades Project’s Annyen Lam! By separating the layers of the image into papercuts, you will be able to turn your photograph into a tunnel book. This workshop is an opportunity to make miniature 3D worlds through handcut paper while exploring a classic book format. We will provide all materials for the class including samples of photographic images from old books and magazines to use…

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Sculptural Papermaking

March 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 28, 2017

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$205

Paper’s sculptural properties are some of our favourite things about the medium. In this class we explore the lightness and toughness of paper through experiments with different techniques and paper fibres. Learn how varying the fibre and how it is processed can produce an almost limitless variety of pulps from soft opaque cotton to hard translucent flax and hemp. This variety makes paper an exciting material when combined with light. We will show multiple techniques such as casting over forms…

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German Case Binding

March 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$105

German case binding is a book form that dates back to the 1800s. It was first adopted as a cheaper paper-covered alternative to wooden boards, and has now evolved into your favourite hardcover books today. The cover is made as a separate flat unit before being attached to the text block with adhesives. In this workshop you will be shown how to prepare a text block – folding, cutting, hole punching and sewing. Our expert instructor will take you through…

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Introduction to Western Papermaking

March 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$95

This workshop is a great introduction to western techniques of papermaking. You will be taken through the rich, fascinating and relevant history of paper – from the discovery of the first sample to the journey across China, Japan, Korea, Baghdad to Europe. Together we explore the basics of traditional European-style sheet forming with both a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. You will have a chance to make paper with different sizes and styles of mold and deckles, and…

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April 2017

Open Session Marbling

April 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$55

In this session, vats of carrageenan, alum, ox-gall and inks will be pre-mixed for water-based marbling. Guidance will be provided by our expert instructor as well as references to design patterns. A range of papers will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring different kinds of paper to experiment with as well as cloth and wood! This style of workshop is great for those that would like to freely explore patterns in marbling such as stone marble, nonpareil, bouquet,…

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Japanese Stab Bookbinding

April 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$52

Join us for an exploration into stab bindings, a functional and beautiful structure popularized in Japan. This is a great first book structure for beginner bookbinders, and is also exciting for those who already have experience with western bookbinding because it offers a new set of decorative opportunities. Stab bindings are also an easy way to bind loose sheets, which is difficult in western book structures. Participants will make two books – the first a simple four-hole binding to learn…

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Papercutting: Plants and Crystals

April 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$62

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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Intro. to Papermaking Intensive

April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until April 23, 2017

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$180

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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Buttonhole Bookbinding

April 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$73

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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July 2018

Paperhouse Studios – Introduction to Western Papermaking

July 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

Paperhouse Studio -Studio 102, 180 Shaw St Suite 102
Toronto, ON Canada
$109.25

This workshop is a great introduction to western techniques of papermaking. You will be taken through the rich, fascinating and relevant history of paper – from the discovery of the first sample to the journey across China, Japan, Korea, Baghdad to Europe.

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