• 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:

    • 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  
    • NEW DATE! Basic Wire Linking - Jewelry Making  - plus lunch  SAT. OCT 28th
    • New Spring Date! Christie Repasy - floral painting workshop Sat. April 28th from 10-4pm!

     

    NEXT CHARITY MARKETPLACE EVENT WILL BE HELD

    ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18TH FROM 10-4

    Part of the profits will be going to The Door of Hope here in Pasadena

    DOOR OF HOPE: The Door of Hope program seeks to end the cycle of homelessness for every man, woman, and child we serve. We provide families with case management and other services to empower families to achieve the ultimate goal of finding and maintaining housing and providing a better future for their children.

     

     

     

    Participating Vendor List - so far...

    She Sheds (the book) - Erika Kotite, Pearls from San Marino, Home on Lake, Quimby Park Antiques, Aura Jewelry, Vis A Vie Jewelry, Treasures of Alchemy, Dragonfly Dreams, The Junk Diva, Olive Branch Organics,

    Pomm Fine Art, Sonserae Designs, Danielle Powers Art, Stacy Wong Handmade, Candy Clark Antiques, Iveta Scones, Dr. Cate Kneeling Chair Massage, The Blooming Cup and many more - new vendors joining us weekly!

    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...

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

    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!!
    Planning your next event (bridal showers, parties)? Message me for more information or to book an event!
  • 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.

  • Watercolor Workshop & Lunch

    New class date TBD

     

     Instructor - Sonserae Leese

     

    Watercolor Class Description

    This painting workshop, to be held in our conservatory, is designed for

    anyone to be able to enjoy and complete a finished watercolor

    painting. Sonserae will be sharing the joys of watercolor and how

    wonderfully the paint, pigment and water creates such beautiful

    patterns when it hits the paper. She will lead you on a creative step-by-

    step process beginning with learning about the papers, brushes,

    paint techniques, color theory and mixing. You will be painting a

    lovely ocean/beach scene. There will be a pattern to trace onto the

    canvas in case you do not draw. Please bring a pen or pencil and

    notepad. Sonserae will prepare hand-out materials so you can take

    them home Please bring a notepad to write down some information

    and an apron to protect your clothes. This is a beginner watercolor

    class but all levels are welcome. All supplies are included.

     

    There will be a farm table lunch included halfway in-between the class. Tea and scone will be offered at the beginning of the class as well.

  • "Pique Assiette"

    Broken China Stepping Stone Workshop

    Saturday Jan 13th - from 9am to 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

    Saturday October 28th

    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

    Basic Wire Linking Workshop

    We will have the next one in the Fall

    Full tea and basic wire linking workshop!

    Instructor - Kim Brandstater

    Next date TBD

    Supplies & Class Information

    All supplies are provided to make a one bracelet each:

     

    Each person will learn how to make a semi precious stone bracelet - made with semi precious stones, 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

  • Enroll in a Fall Workshop!!

    Bring a friend!

    Sign up now before the classes fill up...

    Private workshops parties are also available

  • 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 48 hour notice to receive full credit. 
    • Cancellations made 24-48 hours in advance will result in half credit. 
    • Cancellations made day 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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