Upcoming Fiber Arts Classes

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Fiber Arts Department

Pavlos Mayakis

Pavlos Mayakis


Instructor: Pavlos Mayakis
July 1–2, 2017 (Saturday–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


Come join us on this two-day magical mystery dyeing tour while learning multiple shibori traditional resist dye techniques as well as the opportunity to sample loom controlled or handwoven shibori using both fiber reactive and vat dyes, including indigo on silk and cellulose fibers. Explore the interaction of color as you SIMULTANEOUSLY strip away (discharge) one color (fiber reactive dye) and replace it with another (vat dye) revealing a magical halo effect as your “little bundles of joy” are removed from the dye pot hitting the air. Learn to mix, apply, discharge, and layer dyes. Pavlos will demystify the process with lectures, demonstrations, and handouts so that you will be able to confidently continue to experiment at home. Participants will leave the workshop with samples and six wearable ARTscarves.


PAVLOS MAYAKIS, MFA, is an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, and the Textile and Fiber Arts Coordinator and Studio Manager at the Mendocino Art Center. 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. His work is represented by the Northcoast Gallery in Fort Bragg, CA.


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Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 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: $60

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