• 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.

     

    NEWS! We are booking baby & bridal showers, birthday parties and receptions now! Send us your email and we will send you pdfs with our rental info, photos and catering options!

    We also have LAVENDER COTTAGE & ROSE COTTAGE - both are two bedroom cottages on the property that can be rented directly from us - ask us for more information!

    Call 626-215-4256 to make reservations!

     

     

    Upcoming 2019 & 2020 workshops:

    • NEW WORKSHOP - 'Tea & Tennies' Water marbling - Sat. Dec. 14th from 10-12
    • Silk Scarf Marbling Workshops  -  Sat. Dec. 7th  OR Sat. March 28th from 10am-1pm with brunch
    • Pique Assiette (Broken China Stepping Stone) - plus lunch Sat. Feb. 15th from 9-1:30pm
    • Succulent Chair with Brunch  - Sat. Jan 25th  9-12pm 
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    • * Please ask about private workshop parties         
    • CHECK OUT OUR BALI RATTAN BACKPACKS AND OUR TSHIRTS FOR SALE :)

    Have you wedding reception here with us!

    For information scroll down to bottom and send me your email address

    ORDERS YOURS NOW!!

    Imported Handmade Bags! Hottest bag trend of this summer as seen on top fashion bloggers! 

    Specially made this beautiful Ata bag comes from eastern Bali.
    These backpacks have been handcrafted by Balinese women for generations. The process includes weaving ata grass into bag designs and drying them under the sun. Once ready, they are smoked over the coconut husk fire to develop beautiful shade of golden brown. These backpacks are moisture resistant, very durable and will last for years to come. Note: due to it's hand made nature, each bag is unique and is not exactly the same.

    Romantic Homes article on what we offer here at Lavender Marketplace in their Sept. 2017 issue!

    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!
  • Silk Scarf Marbling Workshop & Lunch

    Sat. Dec. 7th 2019 from 10-1pm

    OR

    Sat March 28th from 10-1pm

     

    with BRUNCH $89

    Instructors - Justin and Kim Brandstater

     

    PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE

     

    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! 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. Children welcome!

     

    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.

     

     

  • Tea & Tennies

    Date & Time: Saturday December 14th from 10am-noon
    Instructors - Kim and Justin Brandstater
     
    Water marble your own pair of slip on shoes while enjoying freshly bakes scones with jam fruit and cream and TEA! 

    $59

    Enjoy a morning of marbling and tea! When you arrive you will have several teas to choose from, white chocolate scones with fruit, yogurt and granola! You will have your shoes waiting for you to water marble. You will receive a pair of white cotton slip on shoes (no laces) and transform them into a one-of-a-kind marbled masterpiece that you can wear as soon as they dry!! Bring a friend or two!

  • Succulent Chair & Brunch

    Sat. Jan 25th from 9am - noon
    OR
    Sat. March 14th from 9am-noon
     
    Instructor Kim Brandstater
    $175 for the workshop and brunch ... ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED
    Keep scrolling down for registration

    Have you seen those adorable succulent wrought iron chairs and always wanted to make one? We will help you plant your own to take home! All supplies included - if you happen to have your own chair we can deduct $20 off the workshop fee. After you finish your chair you will enjoy a lovely farmable brunch with wine :)

  • "Pique Assiette"

    Broken China Stepping Stone Workshop

    Sat. Feb. 15th from 9-1:30pm

    $139

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

    Instructor - Kim Brandstater

    PRIVATE MOSAIC PARTIES AVAILABLE AS WELL!!

     

    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!

  • Two Day Mosaic Garden Project of your Choice!

    WORKSHOP & LUNCH
    April 18 & 19th from 9am until 2pm
    (19th will just be from 10am until noon)
    $189
     
    Instructor: Kim Brandstater
     
    This will be a two day workshop. The first day will be TBD and will include a light breakfast and lunch. The second day, Sunday you will return TBD from 10:00am to noon to grout your work of garden art!
    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.

  • Two Day Mosaic Garden Shovel

    WORKSHOP & LUNCH
    Sat. April 18th from 9am-2pm
    returning SunApril 19th from 10-Noon
    $189
     
    Instructor: Kim Brandstater
     
    This will be a two day workshop. The first day will be Sat April 18th from 9-2pm you will be designing a mosaic shovel with a cup that can have it left open for succulents OR you can place some permanent porcelain flowers in your cup. This day will include a light breakfast and farm table lunch. The second day, Sunday you will return Sun April19th from 10:00am to noon to grout your beautiful shovels!
    If there is a problem with coming back Sunday I might be able to arrange another time for you.
    I will be providing all shovels, cups, mosaic supplies and colored grout.

  • Silk Art Private Parties

    Birthdays • Showers • Charitable Events • Club Event

    Here is what your guests will get to do at a

    Lavender Silk Art Private Party!


    • Enjoy a brief intro to the ancient art of water marbling, as well as an entertaining demonstration
    • Choose your own colors from approximately 35 different hues (we recommend 2-8 colors)
    •Apply drops of paint to the surface of water in a six-foot long tray
    •If desired, swirl the paints using various rakes, combs, or stylus to create bold or intricate designs
    • The finished design is transferred to a 100% silk scarf
    • Rinse the scarf in water to remove excess paint
    • Show off your finished design for all to see!
    • Take your scarf home to hang dry and iron. After that, it is WASHABLE and will not fade in the sun
    • Wear your art as a scarf, sash, or hat band; or
    • Use it as a table runner, window hanging, or wall art

    Make just one, or as many as you like. WARNING: this art is addictive!

     

    Pricing for our private parties starts at $89 per person (includes brunch), with a minimum of 10 guests for events here at Lavender Marketplace.

    * Price includes tax and all materials, equipment, and staffing needed for the water marbling activity.

    Once a date has been selected, we will email or mail an agreement to you. We want you to feel free to hand write any changes or additions you would like to make. We are very flexible, and would love to hear any ideas you may have for making your event even more special! Please email the signed form back to us if possible, at brandstaterdesign@gmail.com. If you can't email it, please mail it to the address below. Please know that we do ask for a $150 deposit to hold the date. Payment may be made online (see registration page below) or with a credit card by phone, or by check mailed to

    Kim Brandstater

    89 Olive Ave.

    Sierra Madre CA 91024

    Get in Touch with Kim to book a party!

    We do have a few options that can be added to help complete the experience.

    For instance:

    DIY Scarf Table, where your guests can test the colors on small trays, and create designs to transfer to small silk hankies. The cost for this table is $3 per person.

     

    If this is a birthday or other special occasion, the group can create a signature scarf, for everyone to sign or add their own written embellishments. The signed scarf can then be water marbled, perhaps by several people (or everyone) working together on creating the design. The signature scarf can be included in your minimum count, with an extra charge of $5 to cover the cost of each fabric marker (one should be sufficient, but we'll have extras on hand just in case)

     

    We can also have parties where the guests marble items such at hats, bandanas or shoes!

  • Enroll in a Workshop!!

    Bring a friend!

    Sign up now before the classes fill up...

    Private workshops parties are also available

    Two Day Mosaic Shovel Workshop and Brunch April 18&19
    189.00
    Enjoy a weekend of creating your own gorgeous mosaic shovel! The first day is from 9-2 with brunch and the second day you return to grout your project!! All supplies included!
    Quantity
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    Tea & Tennies - Water Marbling Sat. Dec. 14th
    59.00
    Come join us for some tea, scones and water marble your own pair of slip on shoes!! Please provide size when ordering shoes - only full sizes please - we have sizes 6 to 11
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Succulent Chair Workshop and Brunch Jan 25th OR Sat March 14th
    175.00
    Come learn how to make a succulent wrought iron chair OR Birdcage and then enjoy a farmable brunch! All supplies included!
    Select an option
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    SALE! Woven Rattan Backpack with Leather Straps
    12.00 - 75.00
    Please also add shipping option to your cart if you need it to be sent to you

    Beautiful and sturdy woven rattan backpack from Bali!
    Measures 9.5 x 9.5 x 5 inches and has adjustable leather straps.
    Lined with soft batik fabric and has an inside pocket.
    So beachy and fun. I wear mine everyday - fits so much. Tie a scarf on it to add some color...
    Select an option
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Silk Scarf Workshop with Brunch Sat. Dec 7th OR Sat. March 28th
    89.00
    Sat. Dec. 7th 10-1pm - brunch included
    OR
    Sat. March 28th 10-1pm - brunch included

    Xtra 100 % silk scarves are available to design for an additional $39.00 each!
    Select an option
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Silk Scarf Marbling Private PARTY DEPOSIT
    150.00
    Pricing for our private silk scarf marbling parties plus brunch starts at $89 per person, with a minimum of 10 guests for events here at Lavender Marketplace
    * Price includes tax and all materials, equipment, and staffing needed for the water marbling activity.
    Please scroll down to calendar to see available
    To secure your preferred party date, contact us directly at 626-215-4256.

    Deposit will be credited toward the total amount due and is fully refundable if the event is cancelled.
    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Two Day Mosaic Garden Project Workshop & Lunch April 18 & 19
    189.00
    Two day Garden Mosaic Project - Learn how to apply broken china to a pot, or any garden cement animal statue you wish! Saturday April 18th will go from 9-2pm with a break for lunch and Sunday April19th you will return at 10am to finish grouting your project!

    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop & Lunch
    139.00
    Sat Feb. 15th
    Come and enjoy a tea and scone breakfast then learn how to make a mosaic steppingstone - after that enjoy a wonderful farm table lunch!
    Quantity
    Coming soon
  • 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 written notice 10 days before class to receive full credit. 
    • Cancellations made 5 days in advance will result in half credit. 
    • Cancellations made within 72 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

    Visit us - by appointment only 626-215-4256

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

    Workshops are held in the conservatory

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