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Workshops and Events

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On the Road / Trade & Specialty Shows — Check this page for upcoming national and international events we may be attending in your area.

Washi Wednesdays — Find inspiration and discover the wonders of washi with our monthly drop-in.

We do more than just sell paper! We have a passion for sharing our love of Japanese paper and paper arts with the world. Below we list events and workshops that take place at our warehouse, now at 103 The East Mall,Unit 1, Etobicoke, as well as washi-related exhibitions and lectures in the Toronto area.

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Our Creative Offerings for 2018

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Online registration will be cut off two business days before each workshop in order to avoid over-booking. Please call 416-538-9669 after that time to check for availability.

WASHI DRAWING CLUB

with Pamela Dodds, Nancy Jacobi

  • 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:30pm
  • $15 at the door
  • Please RSVP

To those who like to draw and want to explore some new surfaces, we offer a theme, inspiration through projected images and samples of two different papers each club night. Participants bring their own drawing media. We will provide wonderful papers as always.

Warehouse Sale

  • Friday Sept. 14, 4:00-8:00
  • Saturday Sept.15, 10:00-4:00

Sumi Ink Happening

  • Sunday Sept. 23, 11:00-4:00
  • Free for all ages

Introduction to Sumi ink by sumi-e and shodo artists

Annual Washi Artists' Sale

  • Sat. Nov 17, 11:00-5:00
  • Free

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WORKSHOPS

Some Workshops in the fall - more to follow Watch this space!

"Designing Positive and Negative Space for Papercuts." With Barbara Klunder

  • Sat. Sept. 30, 10:00-4:00
  • $130

Drypoint Printing with Coloured Chine-Colle With Agustin Rolando Rojas

  • Sun. Oct. 14, 10:00 - 4:00
  • $130

Wax Meets Paper With Kathryn Bevier

  • Sat. Oct. 20, 10:00-4:00
  • $175.00

Encaustic monoprints & light painting on washi.

Size, Resist & Reassemble: Putting Washi Through it's Paces With Loree Ovens

  • Sat. Nov. 3, 10:00 - 4:00
  • $130

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WASHI WEDNESDAY

Watch for varying offerings the last Wednesday of every month in 2018. Tours of our special collections, Videos, demonstrations, artist talks, testing papers, for those who want to learn more about using washi in their art.

Special Summers End Origami Afternoon With Wendy Batt Brown

  • Wed. Aug. 29 - One hour sessions
  • Please choose one: 1:00 2:30 or 4:00

Origami Frogs and other critters from the Great Lakes.

Jewellery From Silver and Chiyogami Carolyn Young

  • Wed. Oct.31 Washi Wed. 1-5:00 - Free
  • Demos at 1:00 2:30 and 4:00

Demo and sale of work.

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Artist Talk

Elizabeth D'Agostino

Copper Plate
  • Wed June 27 7:00-8:30
  • Free but please RSVP

One of the artists in Both Sides Now, Elizabeth has explored washi for many years, stretching the possibilities especially of gampi tissue, the gossamer-thin "noble" paper that requires patience and a lot of love! Ingeneously combining print, sculpture and installation, she has exhibited widely from Kelowna to New York to Capetown, her finely articulated etchings and silkscreens in layers inviting the viewer to look more closely at where nature may be headed. No charge, but please RSVP if you plan to come. washi@japanesepaperplace.com

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Other Workshops

Here we list several local workshops led by artists who know and love washi. Please contact us if you know of similar learning opportunities that feature washi and its magnificent potential.

The Toronto School of Art has a range of courses in many types of artistic expression, some of which acommodate Japanese paper very well. Visit their website for more info and to register for their courses.

The Toronto School of Art

Open Studio is the centre for printmaking in Toronto, and in addition to being a longtime supporter of Japanese paper, offer classes and workshops in different print styles from beginner to advanced. Check out "education" on their website to peruse their latest offerings.

Open Studio

Articulations is an art supply store and workshop space in The Junction in Toronto. They offer a lively selection of workshops for both adults and children to keep you creating all year round.