Flower Artistry: May 14-15 w/Galina Kofod

$465.00

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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.

Learning outcomes:
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

Tools and materials:

Students, depending on their progress will make 1-2 different leather flowers. They need several thin (0.3-05 mm thick leather \ is the best) pieces of leather (goat, sheep, dear, kangaroo, pig). At least 2 pieces of different color leather (30 cm square each min), one is for petals, other one is for leaves and stem. If students choose not to bring their own leather, they will be able to buy leather from Judith M. Galina will prepare for the class a kit with pre-cut stiffened silk for flower-making in Japanese technique as well as, dyes that students will apply and other Japanese materials that the students need for making a silk flower in Japanese Somebana technique. This is included in the class fee. Flower making tool heads for soldering iron (desirable, but optional).

You are welcome to contact Galina gkofod@galelina.com.au with questions, what flower making tools are better to buy, if you need a new set. If students buy the tools at least one month before the class, Galina will mail them to students directly, or to Judith M for class. The price of set ranges between $120-200 depending on number of irons in the set

Supplies provided by Judith M (included in tuition):
* scissors
* 3-5 small white or clear glass or plastic cups for water and to mix dyes
* aluminum foil (about a 24” piece)
* pencil and pen
* wire cutters
* long nosed pliers
* thin wooden skewer
* hair dryer, optional
* disposable medium (0.25-05. Inch width ) paint brush
* small towel

Supplies provided by Attendee:
* Leather (Judith M has leather for sale)
* 70 sheets of white paper
*Awl
* soldering iron wand MUST be able to accept Galina’s tool heads if you don’t have your own tools
* Where to buy the soldering irons:
o Lacis: http://www.lacis.com/catalog Flower Iron Handle & Controller, 60w 220v
o Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/629190119/flower-making-toolssoldering-iron
* 3-4 soft, flat, medium (0.25-05. Inch width ) paint brushes
* piece of thin cotton material, handkerchief weight, 30cm square minimum
* 3 pieces of cotton material, bed sheet thickness, 30cm square minimum
* 1 or 2 pieces of foam rubber, minimum of 15cm by 15 cm and 5cm thick
* toothbrush
* piece of thin stiff plastic (15cm x 10cm minimum) e.g. a plastic folder
* correct screwdriver for your soldering iron to change tool heads
* tweezers with rounded smooth tips without notches (optional)
* tweezers
* strong, quick-drying clear glue, for example Helmar 450
* flower stamens
* florist wire, 15-20 pieces (26-28 gauge if possible)
* florist tape

Kits provided by Galina (included in class fee)
Galina is bringing from Australia for each attendee a kit with pre-cut stiffened silk for flower-making in Japanese technique as well as, dyes that students will apply and other Japanese materials that the students need for making a silk flower in Japanese Somebana technique.

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This workshop will start with a tour of the NEW Judith M Millinery Supply House where you will be able to see up close the different millinery materials used to make hats from scratch. Each attendee will receive 10% off of materials purchased for the workshop and to take home.

Class Hours (Eastern Time Zone): Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

About the Milliner:

Visiting us from Australia, Galina Kofod is famous for her incredible flowers made from vastly different materials; silk, leather and thermoplastic. Using her knowledge from the Japanese Somebana silk flower making school and her experience in working with leather, it enabled Galina to establish her own method of creating leather flowers that perfectly reflect nature. Galina Kofod is a popular and in demand International Millinery Tutor. She has conducted workshops in Australia, Russia, France, USA (Millinery Meet Up 2018), Spain, and UK, including 3 International Millinery Conventions. Galina’s signature flowers are an essential element of all her headpieces.

Workshop takes place at

Judith M Millinery Supply House

115 E. Main St.

La Grange, KY 40031

Covid Protocol: We ask that if you are not fully vaccinated, to please wear a mask during your time here. We appreciate your cooperation.

Please note, due to preparing materials for each student ahead of time, there are no refunds.  If an emergency shall arise, I am more than happy to reschedule with you.

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