ONE OF A KIND SHOW •
EXPANDED HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS •
Hanni Sager, The Toy
Lady at Creative Spirit - Exhibition
June Harlowe Foods Toy Drive and Christmas Party, Dec 17,
• Kenny vs Spenny, Christmas Special
• Studio Babette - Little Fairytales
for Little People
Pelham marionettes, punching puppets and more
Kid Pivot - Dark Matters
• The Old Trout Puppet Workshop - Banff
Children's Music Garden
- CLASSES BEING SCHEDULED
• Basement Studio available
for rent for meetings or classes.
• Red Wagon Collective
DOOR DESIGNS new window
is now in and features a dancing fairy and jumping pinocchio:
DON'T push that button! along with examples
of all the puppets that make perfect gifts including,
Three Bags Full, Cate and Levi,
Alexander Mergold, Kelly Kirkham
and vintage puppets that are looking for a home. Come
and see it soon!
by appointment: 416.531.1290
VISA & MC Accepted
DECEMBER 24th REOPENING:
JANUARY 8TH, 2011
One of a Kind show is over for another year.
Fun had by all!
2011 WORKSHOPS ARE BEING SCHEDULED NOW.
PLEASE CHECK THE WORKSHOP PAGE
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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. Register
soon to guarantee a place.
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
Door Designs recently designed and built the three "muppet"
style puppets shown here (Kenny, Spenny and "poor little
boy") for the final episode, Christmas Special of Kenny
v Spenny broadcast on Showcase on December 22nd at 9pm. Thanks
to Nancy Davis Halifax for being the intrepid model.
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 email@example.com
or call (416) 531-1290.
Emily Ann Marionette, 50's?
Full Body - Hand Painted Wooden head
"Stage" Hand Puppet
"Stage" Hand Puppet
have a selection of these including: The Fighting
Nun, Skeleton, Kangaroo,
Alien and Devil)
12", 1995, $10ea
"Stage" Hand Puppet
(no box - dress torn at back)
Bear Hand Puppet
Wool Felt and Mohair
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.
1627 Dupont Street
(Between Dundas & Symington, south side)
(closed on Mondays)
Party: Friday, December 17th, 2010
Bar Rail thoughout the evening after 9!
Dancing, drinks and DJ Dale!!
unwrapped TOYS for the Red Door Family Shelter, please help
put a smile on all of these deserving children's faces this
Collection starts December 1, 2010.
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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