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September newsletter: Fall classes, Music Festival and SALES

Happy September Everyone!

We want to thank you for making this summer so wonderful here at the shop.  During the summer, our focus shifts almost exclusively to art camps and this year was the best so far!  From fabricating our own toys, to swimming in underwater worlds to creating tiny tree house settlements, we had an absolute blast working with some of the best budding artists the Junction has to offer. Be sure to check out our window display over the next couple weeks as we transition from our Paper Flower Garden into our new Fall Window Display.  During the transition, some of the great work created by our summer camp artists will up and on display.

As much as we love summertime, we are excited for the return of autumn and all that it means here in the shop and studio.  September is for getting back to a routine, carving out time to be creative and enjoying all the colours that come with the change of season.  This is our favourite time of year to try out some plein air painting.  You don’t have to go far to try it out.  Grab a coffee and your paints and stroll down to High Park for some excellent close to home plein air paint spots!

Looking to bring the art making indoors? Scroll down to take a look at our October classes!  Choose from Watercolour painting, Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Screenprinting and more! Our courses run 4 weeks in length, are 3hrs per session and are taught by practicing artists.

September is a month of change, reflection and new routine. Whatever that may mean for you, let us help you embrace the change of season creatively!

This is a picture from Heather & James’ trip last September. Outdoor music, painting and beer…doesn’t get much better then that!



Join us this Saturday for the Junction Music Festival!

DIY Penny Whistle Workshop

Junction Music Festival
September 20th, 1pm
$25 +HST

Join exhibiting artists Heather Keung & Michael Connor for this hands on workshop that takes participants through each step on how to make their own penny whistle using common and affordable materials!
*Pre-registration required

The Junction Music Festival is a festival of independent music for all ages, taking place September 20th, 2014 in Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood.

Coined as the emerging art and design neighbourhood of Toronto, this eclectic community anchored by Dundas St West & Keele St is home to a festival celebrating local up-and-coming talent and rising stars. Move to the sounds of a collection of musical performances rocking a number of stages both day and night while discovering the celebrated food, drink and nightlife that makes the Junction a must visit Toronto destination.

Bring your family, bring your friends and quench your musical thirst in the Junction!


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JamiylalowebearIntro to Screenprinting

Tuesday October 7th 2014 to Tuesday October 28th 2014
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Price: $ 250.00 CAD

This course focuses on both paper and textile printing, allowing participants to eventually achieve great looking prints at home without access to professional studio equipment.  Throughout the course we will also cover ink mixing and blending techniques, product information, and simple registration techniques for two color prints. Projects may include printing postcards, t-shirts and tote bags.

daemonwcIntro to Watercolour Painting

Tuesday October 7th 2014 to Tuesday October 28th 2014
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Price: $ 180.00 CAD

Learn to manage a hard-to-manage medium:  As an introduction to watercolours, this course will introduce colour mixing techniques, and explore the use of watercolour’s flow and transparency properties. Students will learn to shade & model simple objects using principles that help produce strong colour and crisp edges where desired.

DCF 1.0Acrylic Painting: Ongoing Explorations

Thursday October 9th 2014 to Thursday October 30th 2014
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Price: $ 180.00 CAD

In this 4 week course, we will continue with practicing brush technique and colour management, starting with a simple subject in Class 1 as a “refresher”. In Class 2 a project will be set up for a fully-developed acrylic painting to be executed over the remaining three weeks.

Coming up in November in the Studio:

Watercolour Painting II

Absolute Beginner Drawing

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Stay tuned for dates for the following workshops

Footstool Weaving
Intro to Letterpress
Relief Printing
Intro to Mold Making *new
Wes Anderson Paint Party *new

Get Organized Sale signage

Sale dates September 5th- 30th, 2014

All sales are In-store or by phone.  Not available for online purchases (so come visit us ok?)



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