Mini workshop at PechaKucha

After a week of battling food poisoning, I still managed to deliver a fun-tactic paper workshop at PechaKucha Markham on Sep. 30 at Markham Village Library.

Thank you to our hosts Ange & Cheryl for organizing such a wonderful event.

Mini-Workshop Activity

I created a quick activity where they could create a postcard or note card using words cut out in Japanese linen paper (thanks, love, family, friends and fall) and hand cut leaves in various autumn shades of Japanese papers.  Beside me, Katie Argyle had a fantastic one page book making workshop.

Woot mini workshop sampler set up at Peckakucha Markham Vol 12 @pechakucha @katieargyle7

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The 30 sets I had prepared went by in a flash.  I might have to prepare 60 sets next time.  During the rush, I grabbed another table to give guests more space.  I loved the energy and focus all the guests had.

Second wave of guests at my mini workshop to make their own paper painting postcards
Second wave of makers at mini workshop.  Can see Katie kindly showing how her one page books can be made.

At the end of it all, this is what my station looked like.

It was an amazing night engaging with the community.  I was also happy for Stacey MacNevin whose mixed media paintings were showcased in a speaker box competition.

Katie and I enjoying a celebratory after workshop pic.
A happy pair after the mini workshop turnout

Thank you Markham for joining us and making our night fun and inspiring.

Let’s keep creating.



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