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Flower Artistry with Galina Kofod
May 14 - May 15
Students will go through all the stages of creating flowers from silk and leather. This will include the preparation of materials, dying them, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques.
In this 2 days workshop the students will have the opportunity to learn a famous Japanese flower making technique, Somebana. This enables the students to individualize each and every flower. The flowers made using this technique look much more realistic than flowers made with traditional flower making techniques. Based on the Japanese silk flower making technique, students will learn how to apply this knowledge and skills to leather. On the first day of the class students will make a silk Old English Rose (David Austin Rose) in Somebana technique. On the second day of the class, students, depending on their progress, will create one or two flowers from leather. The students can choose from the range of flowers.
Students will be guided through all the stages of the process of creating flowers from silk and leather. This will include dying the silk, assembling and finishing techniques. Students will learn how to work with a wide range of Japanese style flower making tools achieving some proficiency in the Japanese technique. They will learn how to modify existing patterns and design their own flowers.
Suitable for: all levels, no previous experience required.