• Learn, Create, Enjoy & Experience

    Come and learn something new ... discover your creativity in a peaceful and beautiful setting!

    We are a group of creative individuals coming together to offer all inclusive workshops in several different mediums.

    We offer full and half day workshops in our english conservatory - with a break in between to experience a lunch that includes fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables from our garden. After lunch have a stroll through our potager garden to see what is growing or relax for a bit in the garden.

     

    **ANY OF OUR WORKSHOPS CAN BE MADE INTO PRIVATE PARTIES WITH A MINIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE*

     

    Upcoming 2017 workshops:

    • CHECK OUT OUR TSHIRTS FOR SALE :)
    • NEW! Silk Scarf Marbling Workshop - tea, scones and light lunch included Sun Dec. 3rd 10am
    • NEW! Two Day Garden Mosaic Project Workshop - tea, scones and lunch on first day Dec 16th, light morning refreshments on second day Dec. 17th
    • NEW DATE! Pique Assiette (Broken China and Stained Glass Stepping Stone) - plus lunch JAN. 13th 2018 OR SAT. JAN 27TH from 9-1:30pm  
    • NEW DATE! Basic Wire Linking - Jewelry Making  - Date TBD
    • New Spring Date! Christie Repasy - floral painting workshop Sat. April 28th 2018 from 10-4pm!

     

    THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT AND SHOPPED AT LAVENDER MARKETPLACE!

    It was a huge success! Check out some of the photos from the day!

     

    THE NEXT LAVENDER MARKETPLACE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY MAY 19TH 2018

    STARTING EARLIER AT 9AM AND ENDING AT 4:00

    LATEST NEWS!

    Romantic Homes published a great article on what we offer here at Lavender Marketplace & Workshops in their Sept. 2017 issue!

    Upcoming Marketplace on May 6th

    This is where the workshops are held...

    Beautiful & peaceful setting to get creative!
    The Conservatory - where the events & workshops are held

    Enjoy lunch with fresh seasonal fruits & vegetables from the Potager Garden

    Potager Garden - we use as much from the garden as we can for the workshop lunches!

    Morning refreshments before class and lunch served at noon

    Lunch included with all workshops!!
  • Silk Scarf Marbling Workshop & Lunch

    Sun. December 3rd - 10am to 1:30pm $85.00

    Morning tea & scones and light lunch after the class

    Guest Instructors - Mayu Silk Art

     

    Utilizing modern, eco-friendly and upcycled materials, we bring the beautiful, ancient art of water marbling to the 21st century. Each student will be making their own one-of-a-kind handmade water-marbled silk scarf. (additional scarves are $39.00 each - if you want to make more than one) Each student applies acrylic paint to the special water bath, floating the colors in our custom-built water marbling trays, then uses marbling combs, rakes, or stylus to create the design to their liking. It is a true "WOW" moment when the finished scarf is held up for all to see! Before the class there will be tea and scones and after the class everyone will enjoy a light lunch. No experience necessary. This workshop is intended for all skill levels – from the beginner to the intermediate creative. All materials and supplies provided for your inspirational time with us.

     

    Today, marbling is going strong with hundreds of master artists around the world who explore and revitalize the traditional methods, bringing new ideas to this wonderful form of expression. Marbled paper is still made today, and the method is now applied to fabric and three-dimensional surfaces, as well as paper. Aside from continued traditional applications, artists now explore using the method as a kind of painting technique, and as an element in collage. A more modern term for the art is "hydro dipping," and is often done by printing a design on a gel, laying the gel sheet on the surface of water, misting water over the gel to fully hydrate the inks, and then dipping the object into the now-liquid inks floating on the surface. In the last few decades, marbling has been the subject of international symposia and museum exhibitions. An active international group can be found on Yahoo! Groups, as well as the Society of Marbling, an organization of practicing marblers.

     

     

  • Christie Repasy Floral Painting Workshop

    NEW DATE! SATURDAY APRIL 28th from 10am until 4pm
     
    This painting workshop, to be held in our conservatory, is designed for anyone to be able to enjoy and complete a finished rose painting. Christie will be walking you through each step from start to finish as she teaches you some basic principles of painting and color mixing. You will be painting a rose on a 8x10 canvas in acrylic with a background. There will be a pattern to trace your rose onto the canvas in case you do not draw. Please bring a notepad to write down some information and an apron to protect your clothes. The class is from 10am-4pm with lavender scones and tea before beginning and then later a farm table lunch with organic veggies from our potager garden. All supplies are included.

  • Two Day Mosaic Garden Project of your Choice!

    WORKSHOP Dates #2: Sat. Dec 16th 9-1:30
    Returning Sun. Dec 17th 10-12:00
     
    Instructor: Kim Brandstater
     
    I have added this workshop due to all the special requests I have received for it! This will be a two day workshop. The first day will be Sat. Dec 16th from 9-1:30 and will include a light breakfast and lunch. The second day, Sunday Dec. 17th you will return from 10:00am to 12 noon to grout your work of garden art (there will be light refreshments but no lunch provided)! If there is a problem with coming back Sunday I might be able to arrange another time for you. I will have some different cement animals for you to choose from and a few pots but feel free to find your own animal or object you would like to apply the broken china & stained glass tiles to. Please let me know when you sign up what you plan to do. I will be providing all supplies and colored grout.

  • "Pique Assiette"

    Broken China Stepping Stone Workshop

    Saturday Jan 13th - from 9am to 1:30pm

    OR

    Saturday January 27th - from 9am until 1:30pm

    Lunch with Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables from our Potager Garden & wine

    Instructor - Kim Brandstater

    Mosaic stepping stones

    Pique assiette, also known as shard arts, is a very popular folk art style of mosaics. In French, pique assiette literally means stolen from plates. This kind of art incorporates recycled bits of broken china, porcelain, ceramic tile pottery, stoneware and found objects that are used to make one-of-a-kind and eye-catching art creations.

     

    Some people may assume that pique assiette is a very difficult and laborious work of art to learn. Yes, making pique assiette is an art. Don't be scared though if you have never done any art projects before, because it is simple to learn and anybody can do it.

    It is a fabulous way to bring the artistic and creative side out of you. You can get totally lost in it as you learn how to apply the varying types of shards to your pieces and time seems to just fly by.

     

    Making a mosaic stepping stone does not require you to be an established artist or have had any previous experience with mosaics. All you need to be successful is to gather the materials you need, have a wide colorful imagination, and let your hands do the magic for you.​

    Supplies & Class information

    • All supplies are provided •

    You will be making one 12 inch stepping stone to take home that day.

    I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING ANY BROKEN CHINA YOU MAY HAVE!!!!

    Please wear clothing that will be comfortable and that can get dirty - you will be mixing concrete!

  • Basic Wire Linking Workshop

    Date TBD

    9am until 1:30pm

    Lunch with Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables from our Potager Garden & wine

    Instructor - Kim Brandstater

    Are you curious about wire wrapping with beads? Do you look at jewelry in stores and think to yourself "I could make that!" Or perhaps you have a necklace that you love but it needs that one link fixed... I will teach you basic wire wrapping techniques that can be used is a variety of ways.

    Supplies & Class Information

    All supplies are provided to make a gold or sterling silver semiprecious stone bracelet:

    • semi precious stone bracelet  - made with a yard of your choice of 24 gauge gold filled or sterling silver wire, findings and clasp 

    TOOLS - there will be a set of three different pliers and a cutter that will be available for you to use during the workshop - if you would like to purchase the set at the end of the workshop let the instructor know

  • Mother & Daughter Tea and

    Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop

    Come bring your daughter or mother to enjoy a full english tea and mosaic workshop!

    Saturday March 31st from 9:00am until 1:30pm 

    Instructor - Kim Brandstater

    Next date TBD

    Supplies & Class Information

    • All supplies are provided •

    You will be making one 12 inch stepping stone to take home that day.

    I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING ANY BROKEN CHINA YOU MAY HAVE!!!!

    Please wear clothing that will be comfortable and that can get dirty - you will be mixing concrete!

     

  • Enroll in a Fall Workshop!!

    Bring a friend!

    Sign up now before the classes fill up...

    Private workshops parties are also available

    Lavender Marketplace & Workshops T-shirt
    $3.00 - $18.00
    Super soft 100% cotton white woman's T-shirt with our custom
    Lavender Marketplace & Workshops logo!
    It says 'Enjoy Creativity' and also has 'SIERRA MADRE CA' on it :)

    S-XL sizing

    Extra charge $3 for shipping - just add to order if you need it shipped!
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    Mother Daughter Full Tea and Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop
    $240.00
    Come enjoy morning tea and fruit, then learn to create a beautiful mosaic stepping stone and later while it is drying you will experience a full english tea at our farmable! Make some wonderful memories and learn something new together!
    * The price is for each mother daughter pair!
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    Watercolor Painting Class & Lunch - Beginners
    $145.00
    Six hour water color painting workshop for beginners. You will be painting a beautiful beach/ocean scape. All supplies included. Farm table lunch and morning scones and tea included.
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    Silk Scarf Marbling Workshop with morning Tea & Scones and light lunch
    $85.00
    Silk Scarf Marbling Workshop and light lunch - Sunday Dec 3rd 10 to 1:30pm
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    Two Day Mosaic Garden Project Workshop & Lunch - Dec 16 & 17
    $175.00
    Two day Garden Mosaic Project - Learn how to apply broken china to a pot, or any garden cement animal statue you wish! Saturday will go from 9-1:30 with a break for lunch and Sunday you will return at 10am to finish grouting your project!

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    Christie Repasy Floral Painting Workshop and Lunch - April 28th
    $185.00
    Guest instructor Christie Repasy will be teaching you step by step how to paint a rose painting in acrylic. All supplies are included. Also included is a lite breakfast and a farm table lunch with organic veggies from our potager garden!
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    Basic Wire Linking Class & Lunch TBD
    $125.00
    Enjoy learning how to wire link a beautiful bracelet and enjoy morning tea and scones and a farm table lunch!
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    Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop & Lunch Sat. Jan 13th OR Sat. Jan 27th
    $135.00
    Choose Saturday Jan 13th from 9am to 1:30pm
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    Jan 27th from 9am to 1:30pm
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  • Registration & Cancellation Information

    Pricing for private parties and special events - contact us 

    Desserts served after the workshop lunch!

    Registration

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    All classes must be paid in full to be registered.

    • Early registration is recommended. 
    • Register online. 
    • Workshops are for students 13 years or older unless otherwise noted.

    Cancellation

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    • If you must cancel a class, kindly give 72 hour notice to receive full credit. 
    • Cancellations made 48 hours in advance will result in half credit. 
    • Cancellations made within 24 hours of class will result in forfeiture of fees.
    • We will have a waiting list for classes that are filled up and if there are enough students more workshop dates will be added
    • Lavender Workshops has the right to cancel any workshop with three or less participants
  • Our Lavender Marketplace & Workshops are located in the beautiful foothill village of

    Sierra Madre, California

    at The Historical Fletcher House - 1890's victorian farmhouse

    89 Olive Avenue Sierra Madre, CA

    Parking is on street - just walk up driveway and follow the signs to the back

    Workshops are held in the conservatory

  • We would love to hear from you!

    Private classes, parties and special event venue pricing available

    please email or call Kim Brandstater

    brandstaterdesign@gmail.com

    626-215-4256

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