Working with high tech plastics, Saturday Oct 21st at Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery

Join Jay Saturday, October 21st at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery space for a workshop in organically forming Thermoplastics! $155/pp
This material has incredible potential. A high tech material used in the medical industry, this form of Thermoplastic is just now being explored by artists/makers looking for a new material that can yield fairly instant organic shapes, sculptural forms. It can be spray painted, brush painted
sewn/wired onto other materials, cut, rolled. Worked into weavings, paintings, jewellery, sculpture, and unique headwear.

No experience necessary, all materials included!  This workshop is being held at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery 906 Queen Street West

Jay started her millinery journey in the London College of Fashion in 2004. She also trained with Rose Cory, Royal Milliner to the late Queen Mother. With a great passion for millinery, Jaycow has travelled the world attending millinery events; The International Millinery Forum, Hats of to
Melbourne, Hats off to Brisbane and Millinery Meet Up to learn from well known, experienced milliners.
Considered a pioneer of millinery in Hong Kong, introducing the craft of bespoke
millinery to the Hong Kong fashion scene in 2005. Jay was one of very few milliners to work in Hong Kong, creating bespoke hats for a city where one might not expect to find so many millinery enthusiasts. Such an unusual profession in an unexpected city meant that Jay achieved a kind of industry status as the go-to person for hats. Her designs have crowned the heads of famous pop music icons,
actors, socialites, brides and fashionistas in Hong Kong, Japan, USA, China and the UK.
Now based in Toronto, Jay enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with other like-minded enthusiasts through special workshops.
She has taught workshops in Hong Kong, USA, Australia and China and now here in Toronto!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special October Thermoplastic workshop!

Create with Thermoplastic Saturday, October 21st, 12pm start $155pp

Create freeform, organic, one of a kind shapes! Create unusual forms and shapes for head-pieces, masks, jewellery and more! No experience necessary, all materials included!  This workshop is being held at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery 906 Queen Street West

 

Open Studio Time + Studio Rental

Please note that Open Studio time, studio rental, etc., has been updated to reflect rent increases.
The studio will be closed Feb and April/May 2015. That said, I am currently looking for interested parties/people to keep the studio open/available for OS time while I am away 🙂
The studio is also available to rent during this time.

Open Studio time at nanopod: Hybrid Studio

Work with metal + glass

5 spaces for working on your jewelry related projects using metal, beads, stones, etc.
1 table with rolling mill, anvils, , bench shear, stamps, vice. This table is used for forming.
Separate soldering/buffing-polishing area.

4 kilns for fusing, casting glass projects

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Open Studio time is booked by individual appointment. OS Bench hours are generally held on Thursday afternoon/evenings; noon – 10pm by booked appt.
January 2015 Open Studio hours are booked by appointment.
February 2015 the studio will be closed.
March OS hours may be booked in advance.
April-May 2015 the studio will be closed.

Interested in holding a private workshop, exhibit, pop-up at nanopod: Hybrid Studio? Studio receives 25% of ticket/class sales, with a minimum of 70/100% class capacity. Exhibits/pop-up’s, please email to discuss details.

Private workshop access includes table and chairs for up to 12 participants

(Vendor brings in own materials/equipment).

Full studio rental time with kiln access, soldering equipment, metal working equipment requires an extra deposit.
Please email the studio for further details.

OPEN BENCH[metal]
$15 per hour / 1 hour minimum [does not include instruction or materials/expendables]

[shown from left to right: vitreous enamel on copper/bezel set, cuttlebone cast ring. Bottom: Fused glass powders, Sterling ring bands]
[shown from left to right: vitreous enamel on copper/bezel set, cuttlebone cast ring. Bottom: Fused glass powders, Sterling ring bands]

DIY workshops Toronto

Creeps. Sculpy model that will be cast in Urethane.
Creeps. Sculpy model that will be cast in Urethane. Mould materials used can accept hot melted chocolate or pewter!

Register today and receive 25% off Saturday, January 17th’s workshop!
Participants learn to work with platinum silicone. Added plus, these moulds can be used with melted chocolate and to cast pewter!
Participants receive their own kit of platinum silicone and urethane, half-face respirator, nitrile gloves, and sculpting medium.
10am to 5pm with hour break for lunch $185pp (take 25% off!) includes ALL materials!
Participants make Open Face (1 part) and 2 part molds and use them to create plastic reproductions, or cast chocolate or pewter! The instructor will help you select objects that can be molded, sculpt during class, or work with organic, ready-made sculptures, etc. Once moulds are set pieces are then cast, de-moulded, and finished. Personal projects welcome!

Discount applied at checkout.

Register NOW! 🙂

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Upcoming DIY workshops in Toronto

Saturday, January 17th receive 25% off today! Sign up today and learn how to create moulds for casting plastics using silicone- make your own art toys, action figures, jewelry!
10am to 5pm with hour break for lunch $185pp includes ALL materials! 
Participants make Open Face (1 part) and 2 part molds and use them to create plastic reproductions. The instructor will help you select objects that can be molded, sculpt during class, or work with organic, ready-made sculptures, etc. Once moulds are set pieces are then cast, de-moulded, and finished. Personal projects welcome!btn_buynowCC_BLK

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Toronto Sculpting and Mould-making workshops!

Anatomy of Godzilla --
This anatomical sketch of Godzilla reveals a relatively small brain, giant lungs that allow underwater breathing, leg muscles that can support 20,000 tons of body weight, and a “uranium sack” and “nuclear reaction sack” that produce radioactive fire-breath and energize the body.

Kaiju [monster] making workshop! Sculpt, mould and create your own plastic figurines!
Guest instructor: Nick Sianchuk from Nugs.ca
Friday evening December 13th intro 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday & Sunday December  14 & 15th 10am to 5pm, Wednesday December 18th finish projects, 6pm-9:30pm
3 student minimum, 6 Student max., $180pp +$105 materials & lab fee
– how to think like a Kaiju
– learn to design a Kaiju (be a Kaiju God!)
– make your own Kaiju
– make a one-piece, open-faced block mould
– make your own simple two-part Kaiju mould
– learn how to resin-cast your Kaiju
– tips on how to set up your own little casting factory in your basement, garage or over at Mom’s house.

nanopod: Hybrid Studio now offers two ways to register.

#1. Pay a non-refundable materials and lab fee deposit. This deposit holds your space, and purchases materials for use during the course/workshop. The remaining amount is due the 1st evening of class and can be paid using Visa, Mastercard or with cash.

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#2. Pay the Instruction fee, and YOU purchase necessary supplies, materials (& sometimes tools) for the workshop or course.

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Register NOW for this special Kaiju workshop! Space is limited. Clicking this button will take you to further information on this workshop as well as how to register.