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JANUARY - 2009

**BRICOTEER WORKSHOP & INSTALLATION** WISE DAUGHTERS' GRAND OPENING**
**NEW EXPANDED STORE HOURS ** ANNUAL SALE**

JAMIE AND GREY, THE BRICOTEERS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING A MAGICAL VIKING INSTALLATION AT OPEN DOOR DESIGNS.

Drop by and meet them next on Friday
February 6-7.

SIGN UP FOR THE WORKSHOP.

SPACE LIMITED. DETAILS BELOW

OPENING PARTY
FEBRUARY 14TH 3 - 6 pm

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We are expanding our RETAIL STORE
hours starting in February as follows:
OPEN DOOR DESIGNS' ANNUAL SALE: FEBRUARY 1-28
20-50% off Open Door Designs'
Puppets and Doorway Puppet Theatres
Tuesdays:
10 am - 6pm
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Thursdays:
Noon - 7pm
Saturdays:
10 am - 6pm
Don't forget when we are working in the studio the door is usually open. Feel free to call (416) 531-1290 to confirm or VISIT BY CHANCE.
 
Open Door Designs now stocks KNOGGIN KNITTING puppets. Beautiful felted hand puppets made by local puppeteer Kristi Wilson
 


The Britcoteers, Jamie Ashby & Grey Muldoon outside Open Door Designs

THE BRICOTEER WORKSHOP
Sunday, February 22nd
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$100.00

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE
FEBRUARY 8th, 2009

Email or call (416) 531-1290 to get the registration form.


Grey and puppet

This storytelling workshop will allow participants to transform ordinary items such as newspaper, tape, and gift wrap into puppets in an exploration of the potential for imagination to transform and reshape the everyday world. James and Grey of the Bricoteer Puppetry Project will lead participants in making newspaper puppets, creating a story using the new puppets, and learning about performing. Two groups or troupes will be formed, and each will prepare a sketch to present to the other, with the help of James and Grey. Participants who do not wish to perform are invited to support the performance in other ways.

There will also be time to address the professional concerns of artists, educators, and caretakers and specific needs or adaptations.
KELLY KIRKHAM papier mache workshop
Kelly & Friends

Sunday, March 22nd
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $120.00

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE
FEBRUARY 15th, 2009
Through the use of common materials, participants will learn how to create their very own papier mâché animal hand puppet.

Open Door Designs' puppets are now also available at a new neighbourhood store in the Junction called Wise Daughters.

GRAND OPENING JANUARY 31, 10:00 - 6:00
Live music Saturday afternoon by Endsville (www.endsville.ca)
Gift for 1st 50 patrons
Complimentary homemade baked treats

WISE DAUGHTERS
3079B Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON, M6P 1Z9tel: (416) 761-1555
web:
www.wisedaughters.com
Wise Daughters Craft Market is a brand new adventure for owner Mary Breen, a crafter whose foremothers have been embroidering, knitting, painting china, drawing, and designing clothes generation after generation. Her own creative "wise daughters" continue the tradition.