Come learn how to make your own beautiful slab ceramics here at Lavender Marketplace. The first day you will make as many pieces as you would like using textured rollers and molds and cutters! Small jewelry pieces, plates, bowls and perhaps even small planter...? The they will need time to dry and be bisque fired. The second day (usually two to three weeks later) you will return for a few hours to glaze you items. I will then do a glaze firing for you. When they are done you would need to return and pick them up or we can arrange for them to be mailed to you.
Saturday April 10th from 10am-1pm
BRUNCH INCLUDED $95
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 a stylus to create their own unique design. 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 beginner to intermediate students.
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 ink 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.
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 or lace-up tennis shoes, 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!
Broken China Stepping Stone Workshop
Sat. March 27th from 9am to 1pm
Lunch with Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables from our Potager Garden
Instructor - Kim Brandstater
PRIVATE MOSAIC PARTIES AVAILABLE AS WELL!!
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, but don't let that stop you from creating a beautiful work of art! Even if you have never done any art projects before, you'll really enjoy this workshop 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 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 on the same day.
I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING ANY BROKEN CHINA YOU MAY HAVE!
Please wear clothing that is comfortable, and that can get dirty because you will be working with 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 a 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: 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 deposit to hold the date. Payment may be made by Venmo, cash or 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 fans, bandanas or shoes!
Registration & Cancellation Information
Pricing for private parties and special events - contact us
All classes must be paid in full to be registered.
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
We would love to hear from you!
Private classes, parties and special event venue pricing available
please email or call Kim Brandstater
Visit us - by appointment only please call 626-215-4256
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