D.I.Y. Plush Workshop
With artists Monster Factory
August 2-5 , 2011
From the young to the merely young-at-heart, who can resist a soft, fuzzy plush toy friend? Whether you prefer cuddly and cute or strange and fantastical, Magic Pony is pleased to offer an entirely original workshop experience that lets you realize your very own plush creation!
Led by the acclaimed toy designers Monster Factory, each day of our four-day program explores the creation of plush toys from concept to construction, character, narrative development and world. Set within Magic Pony, Toronto's premiere space for young contemporary art, attendees will create and sew their own original, plush companion to bring home.
Register today and be a part of our original, exciting program!
The MONSTER FACTORY DIY PLUSH WORKSHOP costs $300. This fee includes all leadership, materials and pre- and after-care, as well as two daily nut-free snacks plus applicable taxes.
» The first day of our workshop (Tuesday) runs from 9 am to noon, while subsequent days (Wednesday to Friday) run from 9am until 3 pm. Pre-care is available beginning at 8:30 am, while after-care is available until 5 pm. Both are complimentary
» Attendees are asked to bring their own nut-free lunch everyday.
» All of Magic Pony’s DIY Plush Workshop instructors are acclaimed professional designers with extensive experience in toy creation and demonstrated leadership skill. They are supervised by a Standard First Aid / CPR certified education professional and supported by Magic Pony staff.
The Monster Factory is a character toy brand run by Adam Dunn, Rhya Tamasauskas, and Bliss Man. Together they design and create engaging monster characters who live in a strangely familiar world. Combining their backgrounds in film, art and fashion, the creators have developed a strong sense of collaboration that affects every aspect of their process from storytelling to product design. Their efforts have produced countless monster characters that, despite their appearances, are just like you and me. www.monsterfactory.net.
Diana McNally is an education professional that has previously worked with the Design Exchange, Harbourfront Centre and the Canadian National Exhibition developing and implementing arts-based workshops. She is currently an instructor of design at Ryerson University.