DIY Toy Workshop
Wowee ZonkJuly 28 - 29, 2010
It's finally summer! That means going to the pool, cartoons in the morning, no school, and do whatever you want glory! In the spirit of summer fun, Magic Pony is throwing a Do-It-Yourself Toy Decorating Workshop. Please join us and amazing guest art collective Wowee Zonk, for a hands-on, all-ages DIY toy workshop. Through this super fun night of Do-It -Yourself toy decorating, explore the possibilities of self-expression while having a blast! Each participant in the workshop will create their own toy character using art supplies of their choice. Best of all, the decorated toys from the workshop will then be part of the August window installation at Magic Pony!
Blank DIY toys have long been a Magic Pony favourite for kids and adults alike in creating their own customized toy. Treating the figure as a blank canvas, the magic is in your hands to do whatever you want with it! Paint it, draw on it, sticker it, carve into it, dress it, build onto it...the possibilities are endless! Each toy includes a mystery accessory, which can also be customized.
Workshop leaders Wowee Zonk, made up of OCAD illustration graduates Ginette Lapalme, Patrick Kyle and Chris Kuzma, have been collaborating since 2007. The trio have self-published countless numbers of zines and comic books, and have exhibited their fine art and installation work in numerous exhibitions throughout Toronto. Wowee Zonk will share their inspiration on character creation, while offering instruction, assistance and feedback. Magic Pony staff will also be there to share in the fun and offer their expertise along the way.
Through this super fun night of Do-It -Yourself toy decorating, explore the possibilities of self-expression while having a blast! And later see your creation in Magic Pony's window!
Check out examples of decorated Munny toys from KidRobot's recent mini Munny Custom contest!
July 28 & 29th, 2010
6 - 8pm