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MARCH - 2009

Naomi Kates creating window display • Bricoteers Workshops
Upcoming Workshops: Naomi Kates Workshop for Kids & Parents
Kelly Kirkham Papier Mache Workshop • What's new in the Store

NAOMI KATES : WINDOW INSTALLATION AT OPEN DOOR DESIGNS
UNTIL MARCH 29TH

   

 

BRICOTEER WORKSHOPS A GREAT SUCCESS!
Open Door Designs held two workshops led by the Bricoteer Puppetry Project in February. The first workshop was held at Open Door Designs on Dupont Street and the following week Open Door Designs sponsored a workshop at the Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club outreach site at 21 Randolph Avenue. Both workshops were well received and great fun. See the slideshows below.

THE BRICOTEERS
AT OPEN DOOR DESIGNS

Jamie Ashby and Grey Muldoon, founders of the Bricoteer Puppetry Project led a group of participants, that included both students and educators, in a wonderful puppet-making/performing workshop at Open Door Designs on February 22nd

Here are some of the comments about the workshop:

"I just loved it all and will recomend to others. I got alot out of it and will implement with school age children I work with."

"I really enjoyed the workshop. I thought it was very accessible to the variety of people participating. It was also well planned out, so there was useful information for everyone attending."

"I never felt there was a particular lag in activity, and the bricoteers never seemed much at a loss as to what to do."

THE BRICOTEERS AT DOVERCOURT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
SPONSORED BY OPEN DOOR DESIGNS


Fun was had by all performing
Little Red Riding Hood.

A three-day workshop in February at the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club sponsored by Open Door Designs and led by The Bricoteers, culminated in the performance of Little Red Riding Hood on the third day. Everyone had a wonderful time!
 
 
MARCH BREAK WORKSHOP for kids and parents at OPEN DOOR DESIGNS

Friday, March 20th
9:30 am - Noon
For children 7 and up/parents any age
Cost:
$30.00 per parent/child team
(Limit of 2 children per parent
$5 extra for second child)

Space Limited

To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here
TO REGISTER email or
Call (416) 531-1290

NAOMI KATES will be leading a workshop in making rod puppets. Parents and children together will sculpt the head out of newspaper and scraps. We use lots of tape so the more hands the better. A flowing scarf or piece of material, which participants are welcome to bring along, allows us to create the body and hand motion effects and of course we get to decorate and dress it afterwards.

 

KELLY KIRKHAM Papier Mâché Workshop
Kelly & Friends

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

To Download the Workshop Description or read more
Click Here

REGISTER SOON - email or
Call (416) 531-1290


THIS WORKSHOP IS FILLING UP FAST

Through the use of common materials, participants will learn how to create their very own papier mâché animal hand puppet.

KELLY KIRKHAM
& Friends
 

NEW SHIPMENT FROM KNOGGIN KNITTING
Beautiful felted hand puppets made by local puppeteer Kristi Wilson.


AND OTHERS
   

Check out the new PUPPET RESCUE PAGE. You will see some of the rescued, vintage and used puppets that now share lodgings with puppets by ALEXANDER MERGOLD, KELLY KIRKHAM, KRISTY WILSON, STEVEN BARKLEY and of course OPEN DOOR DESIGNS.