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Fiber Arts Department

Pavlos Mayakis

Pavlos Mayakis

Pavlos Mayakis


Instructor: Pavlos Mayakis
September 16–17, 2017 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

This class is no longer available for registration. For more information, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


The Himalayan prayer flag will be used as a source of inspiration tor our own unique flags using symbols and mythologies that resonate with our own psyche. Using textile paints, we will screen print our unique marks using a thermofax machine to create our own unique screen prints. We will also stamp using traditional wood printing blocks. Come play, create, and let the wind gently blow your intentions out into the world.

"Wind is the natural element of the horse. As it gallops across the plain the wind arises to meet it, its long tail and mane flowing freely as it speeds through the stillness of the air, creating wind. Both the wind and the horse are natural vehicles of movement, the horse carrying material form and the wind ethereal form. Prayers are carried on the wind, and in Tibet the prayer flag is known as the Windhorse, Lung Ta, in Tibetan."

— from The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs by Robert Beer, Shambhala Press, 1999


PAVLOS MAYAKIS, MFA is an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, and is the recipient of 2016 Champion of the Arts Award (Education) sponsored by the Arts Council of Mendocino County. He is a textile mixed media artist combining elements of surface design, hand weaving and painting to create contemporary abstract wall art. Pavlos is the recipient of the Socially Engaged Practices Grant by the Surface Design Association where his article on Dyeing with Shaving Cream has also been published. He has taught throughout the U.S. at regional arts and crafts centers, the NY State Museum, and at Convergence, the biennial international conference of Handweavers. Pavlos also teaches Fabric Printing and Dyeing and Arts and Craft Marketing at Mendocino College. He is a board member of Pacific Textile Art.

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Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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