WINTER 2016 CRAFT LAB SCHEDULE

ALL CRAFT LABS TAKE PLACE IN THE INCUBATOR ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE THEATRE CENTRE!

Saturday, December 10th

12PM-1PM: hardcover stab binding

This holiday season, give that special someone something special with a book you made by hand. With Mimi Li as your guide, you will be shown step-by-step how to hand-stitch your very own little hardcover books.

INSTRUCTOR: Mimi Li is a designer based in Toronto. When inspiration strikes, she can be found working on mastering yet another new skill to add to her repertoire. Visit her site to see some of her hand bound books, letterpress prints, and lettering designs: www.mimikli.com

COST: PWYC (suggested $5)

RSVP: Email coccraftlab@gmail.com to register for this workshop! Drop-ins welcome depending on availability.


2pm-3pm: make your own dna charm necklace

Remember those awesome rice necklaces from the 90s? Well Action Potential Lab is bringing them back in full force, only this time, they are replacing inscribed rice pieces with your own DNA. Learn the science behind DNA extractions and the craft of making your own necklace. Wear your genetic information on your neck with pride or give it to that special someone for the holidays. Nothing says “I love you” than gifting someone a necklace with your DNA.

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Goldberg is the founder and Lab Director of Action Potential Lab - Toronto's first laboratory and community space dedicated to merging science and art, as a way to enhance Toronto's creative potential.

COST: $10 (Payment accepted at the beginning of the workshop)

RSVP: Email coccraftlab@gmail.com to register for this workshop! Drop-ins welcome depending on availability.


4pm-5pm: sticky icky icky sticker party

This workshop is a throw-back to your childhood: we will be trading stickers made by you! All materials will be provided at the workshop: be prepared to draw, cut, paste and stick. Look out for Paddy's original colouring stickers, ready for you to colour. This sticker workshop has toured all through the city including the PIO Centre for Drawing, Toronto Art Book Fair, Artscape Youngplace and AGO's: Free After Three. This is your chance to join in on this fun and modern take on a classic fad. Bring your inner-child out to create and trade stickers!

INSTRUCTOR: Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Paddy Leung uses paper, streamers, glitter and dreams to recreate her own hopeful, imaginative world. Paddy turns material into magic, creating intricate, often large-scale installations that aim to challenge the audience's perspective while offering an opportunity to step into the mind of the artist. As a host of the Free After Three program at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Paddy can be seen engaging with the next generation, exploring the freedom of creativity in a safe place.

COST: PWYC (suggested $5)

RSVP: Email coccraftlab@gmail.com to register for this workshop! Drop-ins welcome depending on availability.

Sunday, December 11th

12pm-1pm: Hexaflexagons

In this workshop we'll explore the possibilities of the hexaflexagon - the two sided/three sided book that tricks the viewer with a hidden page and tells a story in a continous loop. Using paper and folding techniques we will create mini books with a dynamic, playful form and decorate them with collage and coloured markers.  

INSTRUCTOR: Emily Cook and Flora Shum are Paperhouse Studio, an experimental studio rooted in paper and print media. Opened in 2013, they strive to create a fun, playful and educational environment for artists as well as encouraging accessibility and diversity, offering both the space and expertise for artists to experiment and explore new ideas in their work. Through their outreach arm - Paperhouse Outreach Collective, they design youth and intergenerational programs for marginalized peoples with community building as the core.

COST: PWYC (suggested $5)

RSVP: Email coccraftlab@gmail.com to register for this workshop! Drop-ins welcome depending on availability.


2pm-3pm: fabric landscapes

Blank Canvases is an arts programme that leads lessons and workshops inspired by Toronto artists. This workshop focuses on the art of local artist Liz Pead. Pead uses old hockey gear, clothing and equipment to construct landscapes inspired by Canada’s two well-known pastimes: hockey and landscape painting. Participants will be making a “fabric painting” landscape using textiles, fabric and yarn. Ideal for kids and adults alike!

COST: PWYC (suggested $5)

RSVP: Email coccraftlab@gmail.com to register for this workshop! Drop-ins welcome depending on availability. This workshop welcomes all, but is geared towards young crafters!