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Enquire About AvailabilityFlying Free: Soft Bird Sculptures

Saturday 31 August- 7 September 2019with Tamar Mogendorff

About the Workshop

Textile artist Tamar Mogendorff’s workshop at Chateau Dumas will focus on a perennial favourite of hers – birds.  Inspired by the Chateau's natural setting and abundant birdlife, you'll design and create your own feathered friend over the course of the week and learn the techniques that have made Tamar's work so sought after internationally. 

Research is a key part of Tamar’s process and she'll begin by encouraging the group to choose a bird and find out more about its natural habitat,  shape, colour as well as the myths and legends associated with it. You might choose to model a local bird such as a nightingale, golden oriel, hoopoe, buzzard, cuckoo or owl, or forage in the woods for a branch as the ideal prop on which to position your bird. 

After choosing your fabric from a wide selection available, your bird will start life as a two dimensional design. After deciding on size and shape  Tamar will show you how to draft a three dimensional pattern, paying particular attention to the physicality of your bird. Tamar’s sculptures brim with personality and she'll show you how the placement of wings and the turn of the head are vital elements in giving your bird character and life.

Tamar is relaxed in her approach to creativity and she encourages improvisation and finding individual solutions. Final details, decorations and embellishments – feathers, crown, habitat – will complete your project and leave you with the skills and confidence to work on fresh projects at home.

During the week there will also be a visit to the nearby atmospheric Sunday morning food and craft market in St Antonin-Noble-Val, the medieval town where the films Charlotte Gray and The Hundred Foot Journey were filmed.

Tamar Mogendorff

A pioneer in her field, Tamar Mogendorff brought joy to hundreds of children by proving good design was not the preserve of adult spaces.

Her colourful fabric birdhouses and tactile soft sculptures are stocked by Liberty London and boutiques worldwide. The Brooklyn based artist and designer’s recent travels have reinvorated her work and helped her expand it to include interior products including rugs and blankets.

www.tamarmogendorff.com

This place is magical - so full of surprises, good company, lovely staff, interesting guests, perfect setting. We will be back again and again. Paul W, UK

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Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious homemade meals including wine with dinner (one dinner out at guest's own cost)
  • 5 days full-time tuition
  • Trips to a farmer's market and other local excursions
  • All materials are included

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
  • One dinner out in a restaurant at guests' own cost

Additional Information:

  • We have bedrooms available from: Single occupancy ensuite bedroom 2950E-3100E: Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 2800E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom: 2700E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom from: 1950E per person
  • The non-participating partner cost of 1400E includes accommodation, meals and trips out and excludes the workshop tuition
  • A non-returnable deposit of 550E is required to secure your place with the balance due 12 weeks before the start of the workshop
  • You can pay by Visa/Mastercard on our website or by bank transfer
  • The initial deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds after the balance has been paid
  • Chateau Dumas lies one hour north of Toulouse city centre and Toulouse Blagnac international airport
  • We require you to take out insurance before travelling to Chateau Dumas in case of unforeseen circumstances that may require you to cancel your attendance
  • The workshop will run with a minimum of 8 participants

Workshop:
Flying Free : Soft Bird Sculptures with Tamar Mogendorff

Starts on:
31 August 2019

Length:
7 Days

Prices From: 1950 Euro

Non-Participating Partner Price: 1400 Euro


Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious homemade meals including wine with dinner (one dinner out at guest's own cost)
  • 5 days full-time tuition
  • Trips to a farmer's market and other local excursions
  • All materials are included

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
  • One dinner out in a restaurant at guests' own cost

Additional Information:

  • We have bedrooms available from: Single occupancy ensuite bedroom 2950E-3100E: Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 2800E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom: 2700E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom from: 1950E per person
  • The non-participating partner cost of 1400E includes accommodation, meals and trips out and excludes the workshop tuition
  • A non-returnable deposit of 550E is required to secure your place with the balance due 12 weeks before the start of the workshop
  • You can pay by Visa/Mastercard on our website or by bank transfer
  • The initial deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds after the balance has been paid
  • Chateau Dumas lies one hour north of Toulouse city centre and Toulouse Blagnac international airport
  • We require you to take out insurance before travelling to Chateau Dumas in case of unforeseen circumstances that may require you to cancel your attendance
  • The workshop will run with a minimum of 8 participants

Because of nature of our workshops, and the small number of places available, we will need to manage orders personally. If you are interested joining us on this workshop, please fill in the details below and we will get in touch shortly.