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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 2019



For cancellations up to 3 days before the workshop, credit can be applied to another workshop or to paper purchases in the future. After that time , no refunds will be given to allow ample time for preparation.

Tissue Layers

Translucent, layered, drawn & stitched

with Sigrid Blohm

  • Sat. April 13 10 am-4 pm
  • $135

Washi comes in a wonderful variety of weights, from barely-there thin to thick and opaque. This range of translucence lends itself very well to creating layered works. In this workshop you will play with a variety of thinner (and some heavier) types of washi, experiment with overlapping and cutting through, creating textures, and making drawn and stitched marks. You will learn about the characteristics of different types of washi, how they each behave through using them, and ways of attaching it all together.

Wet Mounting

with David Hu

  • Tues May 28, 6-9pm tentative date
  • $65


Abstracted Landscape

Abstracted Landscapes on Wood Panels using mixed media with washi

with Sharlena Wood

  • Sat. April 27 10 am-4 pm
  • $150

Bring your favoured drawing and painting media - paint markers, pastels, acrylic and watercolour paints and inks. We'll supply the wooden panels, the washi and the paste. Sharlena, talented artist and inspiring teacher, will guide you as you combine diverse elements to make an abstracted whole on a 9" x 12" wooden panel, ready to hang. A great way to approach painting using the thinnest - often the best and most absorbent - washi without the worry and the expense of framing it.

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International Print Day

International Print Day

Print Day in May Saturday May 4

Join us at the JPP on this international day of printmaking - - to experience the joy of making multiples on washi!

Whether you are a beginner who has been itching to have a go at carving and printing linocuts or a seasoned artist who wants to share the thrill of creating monoprints, come and hang with your fellow washi-philes today.

  • Two different sessions will be offered, 3 times that day.
  • Maximum signup for 2 sessions (one of each ).
  • Limited space - must pre-register by Paypal, phone (416-538-9669) or in person
  • SMALL MATERIALS FEE OF $5.00 per session payable on registration.
  • Minimum age 15 yrs.

Artist facilitators are:
Loree Ovens -

print by Loree Ovens

Relief prints: Create your own small prints and stamps from soft linoleum.
Design references and 4" x 4" lino & washi will be provided.

Liz Menard -

monoprint papers

Printing "painterly" monoprints from an inked plate. Bring your design ideas. All materials provided. Image size 6" x 6".

Please email or phone us your choice of session(s) and time(s) after you have paid via PayPal. You will then receive an email confirmation of the session(s) and time(s).

Loree Ovens - Linocuts     Liz Menard - Monoprints  
10am - noon
12:30 - 2:30pm
3 - 5pm  
  10am - noon
12:30 - 2:30pm
3 - 5pm  



Washi papers

"Best Work on Washi"

Print Day in May Competition 2019

The Japanese Paper Place is sponsoring a print competition in conjunction with International Print Day in May

Participants are eligible to win one of three prizes:

  • 1 x £100 gift certificates for entrants from the UK
  • 1 x $100 gift certificate for US entrants
  • 1 x $100 gift certificate for Canadian / International entrants

How to enter: 

  • Upload your `Best Work on Washi' onto any of our social media pages using hashtag #jpppd2019
  • Include the name of the paper you used
  • Tag a friend and help us spread the word!
  • Winners will be judged and selected by Nancy Jacobi, Founder of The Japanese Paper Place.
  • Gift Certificates will be sent from Pegasus Art for the winner in the UK,
    Washi Arts for the winner in the US, and from The Japanese Paper Place for Canadian / International winners.


Dominique Zip Sky

Watercolour On Washi

with Dominique Prevost

  • Saturday May 11 10am - 4pm
  • $120

When we think of watercolours we usually imagine paintings of landscapes, florals and the like, but painting a picture is not what this workshop is about. Instead, it's about playing with how watercolour and different types of washi interact and learning how to use those interactions in your work. With Dominique's playful yet considered approach you will learn ways of applying colour and texture to washi with watercolour. You will experience how different washi weights, absorbencies and textures affect watercolour washes and mark-making, while building a collection of painted papers for later use in collage or as reference for future painting. This is all about process and discovery through guided experimentation. We'll provide a variety of kinds of washi for you to use and you'll bring your own watercolours and brushes. We'll supplement with some of our watercolour sets, brushes and a few additional mark-making materials for contrast.



Mokuhanga Printing

with Elizabeth Forrest

  • Saturday May 25 10am - 4pm
  • $120

Mokuhanga is traditional Japanese woodblock printing using water-based inks. This environmentally-friendly - and beautiful - technique has seen a renaissance in recent years and feels particularly timely today. This workshop focusses on just one aspect of mokuhanga printmaking to get you started: the printing.
Some basic carving approaches will be discussed, essential cutting techniques demonstrated, and the qualities of different types of washi will be covered. Several woodblocks will be available for printing from to explore pigment application and different effects ("bokashi", "sesame" and "smooth"), registration for multiple colours, authentic tools, hand printing and more.
We are pleased that Elizabeth will bring her talent and extensive knowledge to share with you on this day full of learning.





Oguni Show

Sally Ayre   Sigrid Blohm   Larry Hahn  
Dana Holst   Chihiro Imai   Brian Kelley  
Tania Love   Helen McCusker   Loree Ovens  
Tammy Ratcliffe   Michelle Hogan-Walker   Noriko Maeda  
Lorraine Pritchard   Carolyn Qualle   Jake Spicer (UK)  
George Walker   Carolyn Young   Cybele Young  


All works in this exhibition are for sale!

Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair



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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.

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.

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.