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H.A.M.S. – The Holiday Arts Mail-order School

A Brief Timeline for H.A.M.S.

March 2008

FLY Gallery
Month long exhibit promoting the founding of H.A.M.S., the Holiday Arts Mail-order School.
A Correspondence Art Project by noted Hallowe’enologist Professor Derek McCormack, Ian Phillips, an artist, and Miss Candy Cackle of the Ladies Institute.

The launch of H.A.M.S. successfully enrolls painters, sculptors, authors and librarians into it’s Hallowe’en Arts program for the 1936-37 year.

Fly Window

H.A.M.S. recruitment window inviting passersby to sign-up for a correspondence course on the topic of Hallowe’en

 

H.A.M.S. promotion

H.A.M.S. promotion

 

YORK logo

October 2011

AGYU, The Art Gallery at York University presents:
the Holiday Art Mail-order School
at the Toronto International Arts Fair

Three years into our project, we invited the public into our open house at The Toronto International Arts Fair. Patrons experienced a replica of our haunted Peterborough classroom and were treated to a display of completed student projects and related ephemera.

Haunted Peterborough, Ont., map

Haunted Peterborough, Ont., map

 

H.A.M.S. Ouija Board

H.A.M.S. ouija board and planchette

 

Student projects at H.A.M.S.

Student projects in the H.A.M.S. haunted school house

 

Ectoplasmom at H.A.M.S.

Ectoplasmom in the entrance to the H.A.M.S. Haunted School House

 

H.A.M.S. souvenirs

H.A.M.S. souvenirs and multiples

 

H.A.M.S. student conduct

H.A.M.S. classroom

 

H.A.M.S. souvenirs and multiples

H.A.M.S. souvenirs and multiples

 

H.A.M.S. student awards and bone china Jack-o-Lantern clock by student Alexx Boisjoli

H.A.M.S. Haunter of The Year award and glow-in-the-dark bone china Jack-o-Lantern clock by student Alexx Boisjoli

 

Haunted Peterborough, Ont., map

Haunted Peterborough, Ont., map

2016

The H.A.M.S. correspondence course for the year 1937 is complete. We are very excited to announce the Fall 2016 launch of our H.A.M.S. yearbook,
The Jack o’ Lantern!

H.A.M.S. correspondence lesson books

H.A.M.S. correspondence lesson books

A number of events are planned just in time for Hallowe’en 2016, including a H.A.M.S. yearbook launch party and graduation ceremony. We are also working on plans to attend art book fairs in the Toronto and Peterborough region, where the public can obtain yearbooks and H.A.M.S. multiples. Here is a sneak peek at our soon to be released yearbook:

Faculty of the Holiday Arts Mail-order School, of Peterborough, Ont.

Faculty of the Holiday Arts Mail-order School, of Peterborough, Ont.

 

A sneak peek at our student gallery

A sneak peek at our student gallery

 

H.A.M.S. achievement awards

H.A.M.S. achievement awards

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Thank-you to everyone who helped us with H.A.M.S. Special thanks to Darryl Bank, Alexx Boisjoli, Emelie Chhangur, Joey Comeau, Grant Heaps, Jacob Korczynski, Michael Maranda, Jason McBride, Mr. and Mrs. McCormack of Peterborough, Ontario, Melissa McCormack, Philip Monk, Christopher Paulin, AGYU The Art Gallery at York University, and Fly Gallery. A very special thank-you to the graduates for all their enthusiasm and hard work — to you the upcoming edition of The Jack o’ Lantern is dedicated!
— Dr. Derek McCormack, Prof. Ian Phillips, Miss Candy Cackle


Half Pint

Half Pint Cheese Platter from rcboisjoli

Half Pint Cheese Platter from rcboisjoli

One of my milk bottle drawings adorns these new rustic cheese platters from rcboisjoli.

Hand pressed overglazed speckled stoneware.

Hand pressed overglazed speckled stoneware

Lined with cork to protect your table tops and pierced with a large hanging hole so you can decorate your walls when not serving up some tasty goods.

These hand made trays are totally food safe and knife resistant too

These hand-made trays are totally food safe and knife resistant too

Perfect for all your local cheeses, homemade pickles and savoury charcuturie delights! Get yours!


Saturday Sale!

Saturday April 26th!

 

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11am-6pm
Trinity St. Paul’s United Church
427 Bloor Street West
(one block West of Spadina)
Toronto, ON
$1
(Kids 12 & Under FREE)

Featuring handmade goods, vintage,
supplies, rummage, and more!

I’ll be sharing a table with rcboisjoli!

More details here!

Three More Old Favorites

“an exemplar of superior underground writing...” – Lynn Crosbie, How Poems Work column, The Globe and Mail

“An exemplar of superior underground writing…” – Lynn Crosbie, The Globe and Mail

Three more pas de chance titles are up on my Etsy Shop.

A mail art project catalogue

A mail art project catalogue

These are some of the more popular pas de chance titles.

Elissa’s experimental romance about the conquest of Mexico

Elissa’s experimental romance about the conquest of Mexico

Follow this blog to hear about new titles coming soon
from my press, pas de chance.

 


Pas de chance books on Etsy

A work of fiction AND a western shirt pattern!

A work of fiction AND a western shirt pattern!

My Esty Shop is featuring old pas de chance titles all week long!

Drinking Songs by Elissa Joy

Drinking Songs by Elissa Joy

These titles are in limited supply.

A collection of poetry by Elissa Joy

A collection of poetry by Elissa Joy

Pas de chance will be releasing a number of new titles over the coming year!


Badger’s Brew! at One of a Kind

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One of A Kind starts today!

Another collaboration between myself and rcboisjoli! These silk-screened beer label inspired decals decorate beautiful rcboisjoli porcelain bottles and are available at The One of a Kind Show, November 28th to December 8th, at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.

Come visit booth i23!

I must have drawn 100 Badgers!

I must have drawn 100 unique Badgers before settling on just one!

If there are any left, I will bring some to the NOOK Sock it to ’Em Holiday Sale!

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One of a Kind

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My two-colour silk-screened artwork graces the surface of this 17cm-wide (about 7-inches) porcelain plate, a collaboration between myself and rcboisjoli ceramics.

Available at the One of A Kind Christmas Show, booth i23, November 26th to December 8th, at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.

Phillips & Son is a wordmark for ceramic collaborations between myself and Alexx Boisjoli

Phillips & Son – ceramic collaborations between myself and Alexx Boisjoli

If you are in Toronto during the holiday season, check out other rcboisjoli wares at the Etsy Pop-Up Shop at The Hudson’s Bay Company’s Queen and Yonge location. Starts November 6th!


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