Renting the Studio

Papermaking
  • Hollander Vallery Test Beater (~1lb. capacity)
  • Howard Clark 20 Ton Hydraulic Press, 33 x 23”
  • Large Vacuum Table, 55 x 45”
  • Strack Drier, ~22 x 30”
  • 4 wet/dry stations, 54 x 39”
  • Papermaking posts, 33 x 24” boards & blankets
  • Molds and deckles (selection from 5.5 x 8.5” to 22 x 30”
  • Buckets and pails
  • Yogurt containers (1L & 0.5L)
  • Extend-able garden hose
  • Vats (laundry sink x 2, 1 medium vat, 1 large vat)
  • Deckle box set up
  • Measuring scale
  • Pulp painting bottles and tools
  • Pulp sprayer setup
Bookbinding // Marbling // Natural Dyes
  • Marbling vats (1 large, 2 smalls)
  • Assortment of rakes and combs
  • Plastic boards
  • Blender
  • Book presses x 3
  • Rulers and tear bars
  • Cradle
  • Score board
  • Cutting mats
  • Bone folders
  • Paper slitting knives
  • Hot plate elements x 2
  • Stainless steel cooking pots x 8
  • Mortar and pestle
General
  • Laserjet printer and scanner (8.5 x 11”)
  • Microwave and Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Risograph GR 3750 (ink drums – Green, Federal Blue, Black, Teal, Red)
  • Sink and tiled wash out area
  • Laundry drying racks
  • Aprons (limited amount)
  • Storage cubby
  • Flat files storage
  • Fans
  • Book shelf
Materials Provided

This is a list of consumable materials Paperhouse Studio provides.

  • Cleaning agents for table tops, general purpose cleaning and for pellons / papermaking related materials.
  • Woolen blankets for papermaking (must bring your own pellons)
  • Eska board and blotters for stack drier
  • Disposable nitrile gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Soap and GoJo scrub

Access

Rental access is only granted to members, please read more about our sliding scale membership here. All renters must have sufficient knowledge, skills and be able to work independently and safely. All potential renters must book a meeting with the co-owner(s) to discuss past experiences. It must be accompanied with samples of work (physical and/or documented) to demonstrate technical skills and creative areas the potential renter is looking to use. From this meeting, an assessment will be given by the co-owner(s) to determine if the potential renter is the right fit.

Paperhouse has a staff present during office hours, however they do not work one-on-one with renters and are not available outside of office hours. For the health and safety of the renters and studio, we must be assured that renters are able to work in an independent and safe capacity.

We find that our successful renters have generally completed a post-secondary education in Printmaking / Papermaking, Sculpture and/or General Studio Arts or have taken several of our beginner classes and undergone a beater training with us, displaying a confident familiarization of our process.

Being a Renter

All renters are required to sign a rental contract and are given a list of studio guidelines that they must adhere to. As a new renter you must work during the staff office hours (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 6pm) for the first month, with a minimum of 4 sessions, as part of the probation period. After this period you are to meet with a co-owner to determine if you are ready for 24-hour access. It must be agreed by both parties (renter and co-owner) before a building pass and/or a studio key is issued, a $20 deposit for each is also required.   

Rental Rates

$40 / day
$200 / month
$350 / 10-day passes

All rental rates are subjected to HST. Above fees are for space rental only, materials are additional and is the responsibility of the renter to purchase from the studio or other sources.

Certain materials such as cleaning agents are included in the rental fee, please refer to the list of “Materials Provided”.

Paperhouse Studio does not provide refunds, exchanges and/or transferring of credit on any rental passes or unused time unless special circumstances arise.