All levels welcome, basic knowledge of oil and equipment a necessity.
Dennis will help you realize your potential as an artist by going beyond materials and techniques.
Creator of the Perrin Method, Dennis’s teaching covers not only the technical aspects of painting, but the thought processes behind painting with special emphasis on the power of belief and intention.
The principle subject will be floral still life in oil but may also include some outdoor painting in a garden or with a figure in the scene. Be prepared to explore the possibilities.
A workshop with Dennis Perrin is more than just a teaching event about technique and picture making. It's a comprehensive seminar on how to think about painting, where a painting comes from, a self-examination of the question "Why Paint,?" as well as a thorough exploration of color, value, temperature, technique and materials.
Attending a Perrin workshop ensures a complete exposure to the lineage of the great painters historically, and an immersion in the full enjoyment of the Creative Process. By teaching students to imagine and visualize their completed paintings, Perrin provides the student with an infallible road map to the successful completion of any creative project. Through discussion, slide shows, and demonstration, Perrin gives the student a complete of understanding of The Perrin Method™ as well as a toolbox full of useful, practical tools that will perpetually serve the aspiring artist, accomplished amateur, or professional painter in the realization of their visions.
The workshop begins with a lively session of introductions, followed by a development of intentionality. Perrin then lays out the Perrin Method™, its historical precedents, and its direct application to painting. He also brings everyone up to speed with the Checkerboard Illusion, the Color Illusion, and the Value based Simplification process. This is followed by a complete demonstration of a painting, step-by-step, from conception to completion.
Dennis Perrin is an internationally renowned and collected artist whose work hangs in public and private collections on nearly every continent. He was trained at The New Orleans Academy of Art under the late M. Dell Weller. For decades, he showed at galleries throughout the United States and Canada, and was a prolific creator of numerous figurative and floral works, many which feature his wife, Aimee, as model.
In late 2015, in collaboration with his daughter, Camille Rose Giglio, Perrin created The Perrin Method™, an online Atelier dedicated to bringing his unique style of teaching to a worldwide audience. To date, The Perrin Method™ boasts of students numbering in the many hundreds and in 29 countries around the world. His live workshops have become exceedingly popular, regularly filling up. Several times a year, he and Aimee go on the road from coast to coast, teaching workshops from Georgia to California.
Daily, Perrin’s works are celebrated in social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where he has a global following of more than 60,000 followers. His teachings go beyond the usual emphasis on traditional painting techniques to include visualization, imagination, and meditation, and Perrin strongly encourages his students develop their own unique Personal Vision as artists. His Personal Mentoring Program emphasizes the unique role the individual plays in the development of their work. Recently, Dennis and Aimee have moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where they have opened the Dennis Perrin Fine Art Gallery. To view the artist's current work, please visit the Gallery website here.
Sat. September 29th
Sat. December 8th
from 10-1pm with BRUNCH $89
Instructors - Justin and Kim Brandstater
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.
Broken China Stepping Stone Workshop
Sat. December 1st from 9am - 1:30pm
Lunch with Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables from our Potager Garden & wine
Instructor - Kim Brandstater
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!
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.
CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE CALENDAR BELOW TO SEE IF WE HAVE THE DATE YOU WANT AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
89 Olive Ave.
Sierra Madre CA 91024
We do have a few options that can be added to help complete the experience.
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!
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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