Create a statue in on day! Using wire, tin-foil and a 100% Cotton T-Shirt we will create an environmentally friendly statue that can be in your home or your garden! Paverpol is the #1 fabric hardener that is completely environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Create something from your imagination, a fairy, an angel, a woman holding a book or flowers, a man. Starting with a wire skeleton you will learn how to build up the body and head of your statue using tin-foil and masking tape, we will then use the T-shirt dipped in Paverpol to make your statue water tight and safe to go outside. Then using more of the T-shirt dipped in Paverpol we will create clothing using draping techniques in the class. Using other natural products we will give the statues hair, or a hat or a turban! If you are wanting fairy/angel wings we will make those, books or other accessories all will be made using cardboard and more T-shirt. Working all in one colour we will also use dry-brush and highlighting techniques to bring out the folds in the statues clothes. At the end of the class you will have a completed statue! The statue needs to cure inside out of direct sunlight for two weeks, and after that it is safe to go outdoors – even in our crazy Southern Alberta weather!
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Beginner Class Description:
In this class you will learn the basics, building a form from a wire frame and aluminum foil. You will use t-shirt material to dip in liquid “paverpol”, wrapping and dressing the form. These sculptures will be sitting and one colour. They can be female, male, angels, fairies. How they sit and how they are dress can vary on your choice. After curing this can go outside summer and winter. No need to bring it indoors.
Classes run from 9:00-4:30 with an hour break for lunch. Class fee: $95
What to bring: 1 – 100% cotton T-shirt, 1 – 25′ roll tin-foil (the cheap dollar store kind), your lunch!
I will run classes at my home for 1 or 2 people and larger classes at a different location as required. Saturday is the best day for me to run a class.
**If you are looking for a place to buy a T-shirt I buy mine at Marshall’s Discount Fabrics in Lethbridge. They are on 2A Avenue North. They have T-Shirts for $2.99 each, size M-XL. I prefer white, as it takes the Paverpol colours better, but they have some other colours that work great with the transparent Paverpol. Bring a size Large or bigger for the class.**
Intermediate Class Description:
In this class you will expand your techniques. You will learn standing structure, how to use “wrappers”, & “paverplast” to make a smoother body. Also how to use the “transparent paverpol” to give your piece two colors.
What to bring: 12″x12″ piece of natural material, 1 – 25′ roll tin-foil (the cheap dollar store kind), your lunch!
Classes run from 9:00-4:30 with an hour break for lunch. Class fee: $115
For fabrics you can use any natural fabric, have an old silk scarf laying around? Linen, bandana, quilters fat quarter? It doesn’t have to be new! I found at Rona, in the paint section painters rags that look like linen, and they are a light beige color. I found that to be a great piece of cloth.
Advanced Class Description:
You will learn different structure, how to mix “pavercolours”, how to combine colours., how to use “stockinette” and/or “relief decoration”.
What to bring: 1 – 25′ roll tin-foil (the cheap dollar store kind), your lunch! All other supplies will be provided!
Classes run from 9:00-4:30 with an hour break for lunch. Class fee: $130
You will build a 4.5 ft heron on a concrete base using wire, Styrofoam, aluminum foil and t-shirts.
What to bring:100ft of aluminum foil, 2 – 100% cotton t-shirts (white/grey/blue/navy/black)
Classes run from 10:00-3:30 with an hour break for lunch. Class fee: $195
You will build a 3′ tall figure (doesn’t have to be a lady) on a concrete base using threaded rods. You will work with non-stretch fabric and can paint the figure at the end.
What to bring: 100ft aluminum foil, 1 – 100% cotton twin bed sheet (if brand new wash & dry) preferably white or cream
Classes run from 9:30-5:00 with an hour break for lunch. Class free: $160
In this class you will make two long legged birds. The tallest bird is approximately 35 cm tall (just over 1 foot). You will start with black colored Paverpol but you can paint the birds at the end of the workshop in any color. It’s a fun workshop and of course you can also make another ‘type’ of bird. They are great indoor decoration objects, but of course, just as with everything made with Paverpol they can also go outside! No experience necessary.
What to bring: 1 – 100% Cotton T-shirt
Classes run from 10-4 with an hour break for lunch. Class fee is $75
In this class you will work with a 12×12 stretched canvas to create a personal masterpiece. Using different natural textiles you will put your creativity to work. You will use paverpol, paverplast, pavercolors and many other products to explore what all can be done using Paverpol! Beginner class an asset, but not required.
What to bring: any natural product you want to place on your canvas. Examples: natural fabrics (cotton, burlap, silk, bamboo etc.); stones; anything you want to try. If you don’t have anything to bring – not to worry supplies are included!
Classes run from 10 – 4 with an hour break for lunch. Class fee is $65. (Larger or smaller canvases available as well for different fees.)
In this class you will work with a wooden base and wire to create an abstract statue. Using different natural textiles you will put your creativity to work. You will use paverpol, paverplast, paversand, pavercolors and many other products to explore what all can be done using Paverpol! Beginner class an asset, but not required.
What to bring:1 – 25′ roll tin foil, cheap dollar store kind.
Classes run from 10 – 4 with an hour break for lunch. Class fee is $95.
In this one day class you create a one of a kind Christmas decor piece. It stands roughly 23″ tall and has 5 little elves decorating a tree.
All supplies included. Class fee is $110.
In this class we create a one of a kind Christmas/Winter decor gnome. The head is a 6″ round diameter and the hat is as creative as you want.
All supplies included. Class fee is $50.
In this class we will experiment with all the different products Paverpol has to offer. We will work with PaverSand, Art Stone, PaverPlast and others. You will learn how to make Crackle Cloth to create a unique texture to add to any project. We will explore using gypsona to make larger pieces and covering with PaverSand.
What to bring: 1 – 25′ roll tin foil, cheap dollar store kind
Classes run from 10-3 with an hour break for lunch. Class fee is $75.