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Newsletter
DECEMBER - 2014

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

• Puppet Allsorts -New Season; New Website
• Open Door Designs' December Window

•Gifts

• Sign up now for the Foam & Fur Workshop - starts January 11
NEW AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP FOR AGES 9-11
• See the other workshops Scheduled for
2015
• Needle Felting with Richard Hanna - REPRISE

• please let us know if you would like something posted here.

PUPPET ALLSORTS SEASON LAUNCH
Frank and Marty's Puppet Frenzy
• PUPPET MONGERS - WORKSHOPS

• more Punch & Judy
• ETC...

SEASONS GREETINGS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
FROM OPEN DOOR DESIGNS
EXTENDED RETAIL STORE HOURS
(MONDAY, DECEMBER 22: 1-6 PM)
TO DECEMBER 23, 2014 Reopening on January 6, 2015
Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
10am-6pm
Wednesday
Noon-7pm
Thursday
10am-7pm
Friday
10am-7pm
Saturday
10am-6pm
Sunday
Noon-5pm

Debit, VISA & MC Accepted

The New Doorway Theatres are Done
And Puppets Too!
in the window...all made in house
All theatres and puppets are limited editions
or one of a kind
the kit is a perfect gift for the whole family


PUPPET ALLSORTS 2015

NEW SEASON
NEW LOOK

6 great performers
3 all ages; 1 12 and up; 2 adult
Check it out

PUPPETALLSORTS.COM

NEW WORKSHOP BY RICHARD HANNA

RICHARD HANNA'S will be reprising his Felting Puppet workshop the weekend of February 7th, 2015- stay tuned for more details soon.

CHECK

FOR MORE PHOTOS

NEW AFTER-SCHOOL WORKSHOP FOR PEOPLE 9-15!

 

OPEN DOOR DESIGNS IS PLEASED TO OFFER THE FIRST WORKSHOP FOR YOUNGER PUPPET-MAKERS.

LEARN TO MAKE A FABULOUS MUPPET-STYLE PUPPET WITH KIMBERLEY HOWE see more

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

MAKE A MUPPETY PUPPET IN FOUR TWO-HOUR SESSIONS


In this Fur and Foam Workshop, Kim teaches how to use simple templates to construct professional fur and foam puppets. Puppet construction emphasizes character creation, teaching the students to consider how the colour, shape, and location of features such as eyes, noses, mouths, teeth, ears, and hair make a puppet what it is.

Building skills acquired include how to work with upholstery foam, how to stitch using both a sewing machine (assisted use) and specific hand stitches, and how to create various mouth plates. Students are also taught basic puppeteering techniques including character animation and creating a voice.

Each puppeteer will receive a personalized puppet certificate upon completion.

Workshop
Make a Muppet-Style Puppet

DATES & TIMES:

 

February 2015
Wednesdays
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 2015
4:30-6:30 pm

LOCATION:

Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8

AGE GROUP: People 9 -14
COST: 150 + HST
(this includes all materials)

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.

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.

Click Here To Download the Workshop Description
or
Click Here to Download Registration Form click here

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

email or call (416) 531-1290


See more pics here:
If you have a group of 4 people we can organize workshops to suit your schedule.
ARTIST
WORKSHOP
DATES & TIMES
COST
FOR 9-14
After School
     
Make a
Muppet-style Puppet
Wednesdays
February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015
4:30-6:30 pm
 
$150 + HST
(materials included)
FOR 15 AND UP
     

4 classes, Sundays
January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$300 + HST
(materials included)

4 classes, Sundays
February 8, 22, March 1,8 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm

$300 + HST
(materials included)

4 classes, Sundays
March 15, 22, 29,April 12, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm

$300 + HST
(materials included)

SPECIAL - 4 DAYS
DURING MARCH BREAK

4 classes, Sundays
March 17-20, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm

$300 + HST
(materials included)

1 day
TBA
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$100 + HST
(materials included)
NEEDLE FELTING PUPPETS Saturday
February 7th, 2015
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO

Get on the mailing list to hear about future workshops


 

 

 

Open Door's retail store is well stocked for the coming season. Gifts for everyone in the family including our own puppets and puppet theatres, Diabolo Puppets, Folkmanis, AM Creatures, Three Bags Full and of course, a wide selection of gently used, vintage and antique.
Visit us soon!

GIFT SUGGESTIONS
FROM OPEN DOOR DESIGNS

 

 

Open Door Designs
Doorway Puppet Theatre

is completely portable
take it to Grandma's; to school .
It's perfect too for that rainy day at the cottage...

 

 

Basic Theatre $85
Kit:with three Open Door Animal Puppets - $135
Deluxe Theatre: $150 (puppets separate)

OPEN DOOR DESIGNS PUPPETS
Designed with smaller hands in mind

Animal Hand Puppets $18 ea; Cone Puppets: $35 & $45

The Open Door People Troupe: $20ea

Jester $30
 

Cone Puppets $35 & $45

Diabolo Puppets
from Montreal
$22 - $45
Berry Lane Buddies
by Image Puppets
$85-$115
Three Bags Full
Puppet Pouches
$45 -$5 singles
Folkmanis
Realistic Animals and more
$16 -$50

VINTAGE & ANTIQUE
We also stock a good selection of reasonably vintage hand puppets and marionettes including a good selection of Pelham.

  SOLD SOLD    SOLD
It is a rare occurance but we have some
MERGOLD MARIONETTES
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE!

Now available online or save shipping charges and pick up in our retail store

Small selection of Pelham Marionettes collected by Bronson Smith.

click here to go to the store

WORKSHOPS
Perfect gifts for anyone interested in puppetry for novice and experienced puppet builders...
we even have a NEW after-school workshop for people 9-15.
click here for more info


See more pics here:

Tabletop Puppets
Marionettes
Needle Felting
Foam & Fur
After School

Now available online or save shipping charges and pick up in our retail store

Small selection of Pelham Marionettes collected by Bronson Smith.

click here to go to the store

PUNCH & JUDY - BY PELHAM
Pelham Punch Glove Puppet - early '50's - gently used - bell added - $65
Pelham Judy Glove Puppet - early '50's - mint - $65
Pelham Policeman Glove Puppet - early '50's - gently used - $65
Pelham Beadle Glove Puppet - early '50's
top of head damaged and reglued- $48 as is

Pelham Witch Glove Puppet - early '50's - SOLD
excellent condition - features opening mouth actuated by string - $65

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.

To see more photos of past workshops visit

ALEXANDER MERGOLD WORKSHOPS

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

Techniques of Foam & Fur Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

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
February 8, 22, March 1,8 2015
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

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

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.


Marionette Building Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
March 15, 22, 29, April 12, 2015
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

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

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

SPECIAL
4 DAYS DURING MARCH BREAK

Techniques of Foam & Fur Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
March 17-20, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

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 Description
This one-day workshop will introduce participants to one of the traditional craft methods of mold making, which has been used for centuries to produce marionettes, hand puppets, masks etc. This valuable technology should be in every puppet builder's portfolio.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to take their own sculpted form, make a mold and lay it up with papier-mâché. Because of drying times participants will learn the assembly process, finishing and painting on a pre-molded form prepared by Alexander.

Papier Mâché Mold Making Workshop
DATE & TIME:

TBA
10:00am - 6:00pm

LOCATION: Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
AGE GROUP: People 12 and older
COST: $100 + 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

NOTE: PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE, PRINT/SAVE (you cannot save the PDF directly online) AND RETURN VIA EMAIL.

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

SEASON LAUNCH
SUNDAY,
JANUARY 25, 2015; 2:00-5:00PM - CASA MADEIRA, 1621 DUPONT ST
Three Performers; make a puppet; puppet kissing booth and more....PLUS groovy door prizes!
 
APPLEFUN PUPPETRY - Robin Hood and the Dragon
PUPPET WHAT WHAT
Gets up to no good...
Rafifkana Dhafathi Padmonojati
THE DEVA RUCI
 
FRANK & MARTY'S PUPPET FRENZY

Puppets for Adults

January 14, 2015 - January 15, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
at 8:00pm
to
Jan 15, 2015 at 11:00pm


Supermarket Restaurant and Bar
268 Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario

$15.00 in advance: $20.00 at the door

TICKETS

If you are in Quebec, check out the upcoming shows with Olivia Faye Lathuillière and Cirque Orphelin
more info: www.sagesfous.com
PUPPET WORKSHOPS AT PUPPET MONGERS
CHECK OUT THE LINEUP

CLICK HERE
 

IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE'LL POST THEM.

4Cats Arts Studio
1615 Dupont St.
Toronto ON
M6P 3S8

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
.

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

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