Upcoming Fiber Arts Classes

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Fiber Arts Department

Pavlos Mayakis

Pavlos Mayakis

Pavlos Mayakis


Instructor: Pavlos Mayakis

April 22, 2018 (Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

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You may register online until two weeks prior to the class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Quilters, Dyers, Paper Artists, Surface Designers, and even Woodworkers, this workshop is for you! In this workshop you will discover the many benefits that dyeing with shaving cream can bring to your work. In this one-day workshop, we will explore techniques and applications ranging from faux marbled effects to stamping, screening, stenciling, and painting with shaving cream. Pavlos will present his recipe that allows all fiber reactive dye colors to flow and perform in concert with each other having the same viscosity allowing for optimum faux marbling effects. 

Water based resists, over-dyeing, and color removal (discharging) will also be discussed during this workshop.

We will be working with cotton, silk, and paper in this workshop with the opportunity to also work with wood.


PAVLOS MAYAKIS M.F.A. has been a working and teaching artist for the past 15 years. Pavlos developed this unique recipe for Dyeing with Shaving Cream that differs from other published recipes after years of research and experimentation. This recipe along with his techniques was published by the Surface Design Journal in its Shop Talk section. Pavlos has taught at both regional arts and crafts centers, at the NY State Museum, Mendocino College, and at Convergence, the HGA’s international conference. He was also the first recipient of an award offered by the Surface Design Association, Socially Engage Practices Grant.

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Current MAC Members: $103
Non-members: $115 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Instructor materials fee: $15

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