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Enquire About AvailabilityContemporary Soft Sculptures

Saturday 31 August- 7 September 2019with Tamar Mogendorff and The Makerie

About the Workshop

Have you ever wondered how to bring an object to life? In this very special workshop, you will learn how to create a modern soft sculpture that will incorporate your own personality through an organic hand sewing process.

Each person has a unique vision of the world and we will discuss ways this can be translated into what you create. We’ll learn about composition through fabric and color choices, balance patterns and textures and discover special solutions through slow, mindful hand stitching techniques. We will stretch your imagination, think out of the box, look at things from different perspectives and most importantly, play! Wonderful birds, sea creatures, vegetables. elements found in nature or whatever you can dream up will be created in this class.

Research is an essential part of Tamar’s process and she’ll encourage each person to study what they’ll be making into a soft sculpture. You’ll explore its natural habitat, how it grows, what shapes and sizes you might find within your species, or perhaps even learn about the myths and legends associated with it. Spending some time getting to know the object you’ll be making on an intimate level will give your piece an added magical touch, and a way for you to gain deeper inspiration into your piece. We invite you to come open your minds, hearts and imagination and bring your ideas to life through this beautiful, slow, hand stitching experience.

In addition to the modern soft sculpture workshop sessions, students will be treated to local French flea and farmers market excursions, share delicious, healthy family style meals made on-site by a private chef, and celebrate self care through beautiful walks in the nearby majestic rolling hills. The carefully curated and beautifully designed rooms at the Chateau allow for a cozy escape, while body movement elements create a complete nurturing package. We’d just love for you to join us for an experience filled with creativity and self-care in the gorgeous French countryside. 

**please note that the workshop will be conducted in English**

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

The Makerie

The Makerie is a creative retreat, celebrating play, creativity and self-care. Our immersive creative experiences nurture and inspire each person's own unique creative soul through modern handmade workshops guided by renowned artisans, combined with nurturing, thoughtful elements to truly fill your spirit. Shared with a supportive, loving community, the Makerie retreats offer a precious time for both beautiful connection and reflection. Your greatest tools are your hands and heart. 

www.themakerie.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

Read more testimonials here


Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious homemade meals including wine with dinner (one dinner and one lunch at guest's own cost)
  • 4 days full-time tuition
  • Trips to a farmer's market and other local excursions
  • Trip to the monthly fleamarket in Toulouse
  • All materials are included

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
  • One dinner and one lunch at guests' own cost

Additional Information:

  • We have bedrooms available from: Single occupancy ensuite bedroom 3150E-3300E: Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 3000E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom: 2850E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom from: 2550E 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 600E 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:
Contemporary Soft Sculptures with Tamar Mogendorff

Starts on:
31 August 2019

Length:
7 Days

Prices From: 2550 Euro

Non-Participating Partner Price: 1400 Euro


Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious homemade meals including wine with dinner (one dinner and one lunch at guest's own cost)
  • 4 days full-time tuition
  • Trips to a farmer's market and other local excursions
  • Trip to the monthly fleamarket in Toulouse
  • All materials are included

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
  • One dinner and one lunch at guests' own cost

Additional Information:

  • We have bedrooms available from: Single occupancy ensuite bedroom 3150E-3300E: Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 3000E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom: 2850E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom from: 2550E 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 600E 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.