• 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 small garden weddings, baby & bridal showers, birthday parties now! Send us your email and we will send you pdfs with our rental info and catering options! We also have LAVENDER COTTAGE - a two bedroom cottage on our property that can be rented directly from us - ask us for more information!

    Call 626-215-4256 to make reservations!

     

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

     

    Upcoming 2018 workshops:

    • Copperplate Calligraphy with Breakfast & Lunch - Younghae Chung - Logos Calligraphy & Design​ - Sat Sept. 22nd from 10am until 4pm

    • Succulent Chairs with Brunch  - Shirley Farris - Sat. Sept. 15th from 9am-Noon
    • Flower Felting with Tea and Breakfast - Sat. June 30th  9am-1pm
    • Silk Scarf Marbling Workshops  - Sat. July 21st  OR Sat. Aug. 25th OR Sept. 29th from 10am-1pm with brunch
    • Pique Assiette (Broken China Stepping Stone) - plus lunch Sat. Sept. 1st 9-1:30 
    • Christie Repasy Weekend Workshops - Oct. 20th AND Oct. 21st from 10-4 with breakfast and lunch - you can come to one day or two! Discount given for two days! 
    • Two Day Garden Mosaic Project Workshop
    • CHECK OUT OUR TSHIRTS FOR SALE :)

    TAKING BACKPACK PREORDERS NOW!! Will ship July 24th

    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. As a result, the bag comes with a lovely smoky scent which disappears after airing the bag. 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.

    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

  • Silk Scarf Marbling Workshop & Lunch

    Sat. July 21st OR

    Sat. August 25th OR

    Sat. Sept. 29th

    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.

     

     

  • Succulent Chair & Brunch

    Saturday Sept. 15th from 9am-Noon
    with Shirley Farris & Janell MaGill

    Have you seen those adorable succulent chairs and always wanted to make one? Come join our instructors Shirley and Janell 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 :)

    Shirley Farris formerly an interior designer for 35 years in Pasadena and Monrovia area, has recently relocated to Fresno where her family lives. She's renovating her garden there with an array of citrus trees, calif natives and her English garden. Her cottage style home won 2 garden awards in Monrovia.
    Janell MaGill, is an interior designer in Fresno and has a beautiful 1/2 acre yard she lovingly nurtures, specializing in California natives.
    Nancy (assisting) is event planner and has a background as a very talented floral designer.
    We all have a love for succulents and have incorporated them into our gardens.

  • Flower Felting with Breakfast & Tea

    Introduction to Felting $89.00

    Sat. June 30th 9:00am until 1:00pm

    Instructor -Neda Fioozat

    Supplies & Class Information

    • All supplies are provided •

     

    Come and play with beautifully colored wool fibers and learn the magical art of wet felting. This is an introduction to wet felting where you will learn to complete several different designs and types of felted flowers from wool fibers, and have fun and delicious scones in our lovely garden setting.

    If you are wondering what is wet felting, here is a very brief explanation. Wet felting is a process of working wool fibers (roving) together with soap and water (and elbow grease) to connect the wool fibers together until, like magic, you have a wonderful fabric that you can shape in to flowers, wall hangings, and other wearable items.

     

    The felted flowers that we will create in this class can be used to adorn hats, bags or used as brooches and hair pins.

     

    No past experience is necessary and all material will be provided as part of this class.

    PLEASE BRING AN OLD TOWEL WITH YOU TO CLASS

     

    Tea and scones with granola, yogurt and fresh fruit served!

     

    Neda Fioozat, a southern California artist, is constantly inspired and moved by the patterns, textures, and colors of the natural environment as seen in oceans, gardens, mountains, and animals. Her intent is to capture the beauty of her surroundings in her art work and awaken the artist that is inside every one of us.

     

    Neda's strengths are in color and design and she thrives on creating unique and original pieces and considers herself an artist who loves to explore different mediums. That is why she fell in love with felting as she believes there is so much vibrance in the colors while the material itself is imbued with an innate organic beauty which allows each piece to develop a life of its own. she has been felting for the past 7 years and she enjoys teaching this ancient art to interested students.

  • Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy & Lunch

     Instructor - Younghae Chung - Logos Calligraphy & Design​

    Sat Sept. 22nd from 10am until 4pm

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

    Workshop Description

    In this 5 hour class, we will cover all the basics from understanding the tools of pointed pen calligraphy, basic strokes/pressures, breakdown of each lowercase letter, practice joining letters, and go over some common errors.

    I truly believe that learning the rules of Copperplate calligraphy will help you to later “break the rules with intent” to develop your own style of writing. This class is perfect for beginners or experienced calligraphers who desire to gain a strong foundation in learning this elegant and versatile script!

    What's Included: A curated starter kit will be included for this class: Dual holder, nibs, ink, Younghae's Copperplate Practice Pad (a traceable workbook of all the lowercase letters), papers, and a take home instructional workbook for you to use as you continue your studies after class - $75 value!

    Bio - Younghae Chung

    Younghae Chung is left-handed calligrapher, based in Irvine, California. After working in a NYC advertising agency & non-profit organization for the past 10 years, she decided to follow her passion and officially launched "Logos Calligraphy & Design" in January 2016. Her journey started in college after taking an Italic calligraphy class, but it wasn't until 2014 when her love for pointed pen calligraphy ignited. When she's not writing or working on her next project, she loves teaching others and passing on the love for penmanship! Younghae has taught over 250 students through her intimate in-person workshops and over 2,000 students online.

    In November 2016, she designed and launched her first product - "Copperplate Practice Pad" and within a couple of months, sold over 1,000 pads all over the US and worldwide. Her pads are now being carried at local shops in California as well as through John Neal Books, Paper Ink & Arts, and stationary shops in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia, and Russia.

    She is a member of IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting) and a Contributor for Calligrafile (an online resource for calligraphers/letterers).

    You can follower her work on Instagram (@logos_calligraphy) to watch videos, behind the scenes shots, and snippets of her life as a calligramom, raising her 2 active boys!

  • Christie Repasy Floral Painting Workshop Weekend

    NEW DATES!
    SATURDAY OCTOBER 21st and SUNDAY OCTOBER 21ST
    BOTH DAYS from 10am until 4pm
    DISCOUNT GIVEN ATTENDING BOTH DAYS
     
    Christie and I have decided to have a painting weekend in October! Come and enjoy one class or two!
    These painting workshops, to be held in our conservatory, are 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. If you are a beginner 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. If you have taken her class before then you will be painting a rose with a bird. Or another choice is to paint a double roses painting.
     
    Please bring 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.

  • "Pique Assiette"

    Broken China Stepping Stone Workshop

    Sat. September 1st from 9am - 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!

  • Two Day Mosaic Garden Project of your Choice!

    WORKSHOP & LUNCH Sat September 8th from 9 until 1:30 
    and
    returning Sun September 9th from 10-11:30am
     
    Instructor: Kim Brandstater
     
    This will be a two day workshop. The first day will be Sat from 9-1:30 and will include a light breakfast and lunch. The second day, Sunday you will return from 10:00am to 11:30am 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.

  • 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 $39 per scarf, with a minimum of 15 scarves ($585) for events here at Lavender Marketplace and a minimum of 20 scarves ($780) for parties within a 15 miles radius from us.

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

    Lunch or light refreshments can be added to your party - please ask Kim for rates!

    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 brandstaterdesign@gmail.com. If you can't email it, please mail it to the address below. Please know that we do ask for a refundable 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 Play Table, where your guests can test the colors on small trays, and create designs to transfer to coasters, gift tags, doilies, card stock, plastic sheets, or small 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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    Private workshops parties are also available

  • Workshops and Event Bookings

    Check for available dates to book your event here on this calendar!

  • 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

    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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    626-215-4256

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