ONE OF A KIND SHOW: NOVEMBER 24TH-DECEMBER 5TH - Discount Coupon •
Hanni Sager, The Toy Lady
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop - Banff
• Josh Ritter Video
• Some old puppets
Children's Music Garden
• Basement Studio available
for rent for meetings or classes.
• Red Wagon Collective
DOOR DESIGNS at the
ONE OF A KIND SHOW
25 - DECEMBER 5, 2010 Show
Weekdays 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sundays 10:00am - 6:00pm
upcoming One of a Kind Show marks 10 years that Open Door
Designs has been participating. To use the $3 off coupon
record the Discount Code: "ADnsczn" and click
on the coupon image to order tickets.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
You may also shop at our retail store during the One of
a Kind Show on the following days:
November 27: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, November 28: 10am - 6pm
Saturday, December 4th: 10am - 6pm
DOOR DESIGNS is pleased to now offer Workshops on a regular
basis in our brand new dedicated space. We are keeping the workshops
small, 6-10 participants depending on the workshop. Space in
the following workshops are still available for November so
register soon to guarantee a place.
Door Designs recently designed and built the three "muppet"
style puppets shown here (Kenny, Spenny and "poor little
boy") for a new episode of Kenny v Spenny broadcast
on Showcase. Thanks to Nancy Davis Halifax for being the intrepid
Sager, The Toy Lady is an exhibition of art dolls
by the artist available for sale as well as selections
from her Mexican Folk Toy Collection. Her new doll series
includes; Shapes and Shadows, each fibre doll hides behind
a tiny clay mask from the Oaxaca markets; Hecho en Oaxaca,
dolls crafted from the ubiquitous rebozo the most important
piece of clothing in the life of a Mexican woman; and
finally I Dreamt I was a Mushroom, Hanni says “To
me the colours of mushrooms alone are enough to hallucinate
on! Sometimes I meet people who look just like them.”
Spirit Art Centre:
999 Dovercourt Road
Banff Puppet Theatre Intensive
Old Trout Puppet Workshop
Dec 27, 2010 to Jan 7, 2011
Banff Puppet Theatre Intensive, presented by The Banff Centre,
the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, and the AQM, and in association
with the Calgary Animated Objects Society, offers a two-week exploration
into the creative art of puppet theatre. The Old Trouts are a
company founded on the collaborative nature of ensemble-based
creation, they build their shows through a process of consensus,
which shall be the thesis of this workshop.Over the 17-day period
of the workshop, participants will explore exercises that identify
the physical awareness and synchronicity of an ensemble, as well
as participate in an arena of debate and building that facilitates
an effective sharing of ideas. These exercises will in turn support
the foundation of original, theatrical, puppet performances to
be developed in the subsequent part of the workshop.More
wonderful Czech puppets were brought into the store recently.
They are in mint condition and we think are from the 1930's or
earlier. They were purchased "as old" in the 1950's.
The 26 puppets are about 10" tall and with the controller
24" tall. The owners would like to sell them. If you have
any information about them as to maker or would like to purchase
them, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (416) 531-1290.
selection of new arrivals have some question marks with
them. If you know anything about them feel free to let
Craft Marionette, 50's?
Ceramic and Silk, 9"
Full Body - Wood head
Full Body - Wood head
Old Trout Puppet Workshop innovating again! Take a look at this
interesting project. The following text was taken from their
What is this?
Ignorance is a puppet documentary about the blissful
prehistoric origins of humanity, and how our brains evolved
into the hideous bliss-sucking parasites they are today. Yes:
it’s about how why we’re not happy. And how we might
solve this problem without resorting to alcoholism, tranquilizers,
frontal-lobotomies, or other forms of induced ignorance
But not just that: it’s
an experiment in a whole new way to write theatre. As far as
we’ve heard, anyway.
Here’s the plan: we’re going to create the whole
thing right here – words, drawings, pictures, little bits
of video from rehearsals even – the entire shamozzle.
Anybody who wants to have a look at what we’re doing can
watch as the ideas develop.
extraordinaire Liam Hurley (of The Royal City Band) conceived,
directed and produced this mesmerizing vision set to Josh Ritter's
song "The Curse." Videography and editing by Marie
Le Claire. Puppeteering by Liam Hurley and Kevin White. Production
Assistant was MacKenzie Pause.
beautiful puppets were up for sale recently.
are thrilled that Julia has chosen Open Door Designs as a location
for her music program for children. Come and see a demonstration
at the Open
House, Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 2:00pm
Collins from The Children's Music Garden outside Open Door Designs
At the Children's Music Garden we
will be creating wonderful musical moments just downstairs from
wonderful puppet creating happening upstairs!
We offer unique, creative music education for babies and children.
We offer small classes for children ages 6 months – 7
Our program teaches the basics of music in a fun, encouraging
environment that promotes peer interaction and personal development.
General music training has many benefits, like improved motor-skills,
self-esteem and focus. Movement, singing, listening and imaginative-play
are the main focuses in the lessons. The children play percussion
instruments and hear the teacher make many different sounds
from the violin and piano at each lesson.
JULIA COLLINS, Musician and Teacher, Children's Music
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.
$15/hr - 8 hour minimum
$20/hr by the hour.
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE
may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy
Davis Halifax for more information.
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE: DONATIONS
fabric, wool, embroidery floss, needles, crochet hooks, old
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE was formed in 2006 in response to our desire
to deepen our artistic, collaborative, and community-engaged
practices through residency projects that would enable us to
develop both intensive and extensive relationships in the Junction
- a rapidly changing neighbourhood in Toronto's west end. We
share a desire to work collaboratively with artists and non-artists
to create work that inspires new conversations; softens boundaries
between groups separated by age, culture, ability, and economic
status; promotes the presence of art in everyday life and contributes
to increasing public engagement in community development. The
work we create with communities is used in producing exhibitions,
public installations, and celebratory performance events.We
are currently working within the walls of the Evangeline Shelter.
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