Learn the ancient and awesome art of wet felting from contemporary fiber artist, Mallory Zondag, while creating your own unique woolly flowers. Using wool, hot water, olive oil soap and your own two hands, you can transform unspun wool into sculptable fabric. You will learn how to wet felt, how to create organic shapes, and how to make multi-layered felt patterns to create lovely floral forms!
After the workshop, you are welcome to practice during open studio times and contribute to the "Ewe & Us" art collaboration!
Much of the wool used in this workshop will be from local Charlton sheep farms and hand-dyed using everyday ingredients like onions, strawberries, avocados and black walnuts!
**This workshop is offered during two different times: **
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023 Class Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Click here to register for Saturday, September 16
Date: Wednesday, September 20 , 2023 Class Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm Click here to register for Wednesday, September 20
**Cost: $55.00 workshop instruction, $15.00 materials Location: Main Street Studio, 786 Charlton Road
Skill level: beginner/intermediate Ages: 13 and up. 8-12 with parental assistance. Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org**
Mallory Zondag is a Mixed Media Fiber artist and artist educator. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Fashion Design and her work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Ukraine. She has been an artist in residence at The Allentown Art Museum, The Wassaic Project and many schools and community organizations. During many of these residencies she has led community art programs where felted wool living walls are collaboratively created with students of all ages and abilities. She was commissioned to create the sensory space for Artsquest's Accessible Arts program and was recently commissioned to recreate a component of one of Amalia Mesa-Bains's installations for her retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Mallory currently travels around the Northeast teaching workshops, leading community art programs and installing shows.
About Main Street Studio
Main Street Studio is located in a repurposed firehouse in the historic hamelt of Charlton, NY. The workshop space is part of a recent renovation that provides plenty of working space to explore many different mediums.