5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Saturday, October 14 2023.


 On Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

 VanDusen Guides Classroom

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

Location: VanDusen Guides Classroom | 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1



Wool+Water+Agitation=Magic! In this introduction to wet felting workshop, you will learn how to make a soft sculptural hand-felted flower. Starting with a 2D flat layout of fibres, wetting it down, agitating it or felting it until it becomes a material, cutting it, fulling it and sculpting it into a 3D flower. You will be given different shaping and finishing options, like cutting petals and creating stamens. Felting tools will be standing by for you to use (bubble wrap, felting solution, soap, towel...). Fibre supplies will be provided to make one flower.

The workshop will be held at the Guides Classroom within VanDusen's Visitor Center. Online pre-registration is required.  

Image by Chantal Cardinal.

Artist's Bio

For 25 years, Chantal Cardinal has established her foundation as a Fashion Designer and Costumer within the film industry. Her journey began in an atelier, where she was introduced to wet felting techniques that ignited her fascination with the interplay of fibres and the innate beauty of nature's resources. This passion led her to establish FELT à la main with LOVE, a platform dedicated to exploring the transformative potential of wool, from wearable art to sound-absorbing wall hangings. Chantal's work has graced exhibitions in BC, the USA, and the UK, and her creative prowess was acknowledged through a Vancity public art commission for the Surrey City Center Branch. With an unwavering dedication to sharing her craft, she conducts workshops within her studio and diverse community settings, including collaborations with institutions like the Richmond school district and Fibreworks Gallery and Studio. Her artistic endeavours have been featured at BC Culture Days, Studio 101, CREATE, Harmony, and Arts in the Garden Art Festivals.

Available: Available

Price: $44.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Please note that registration will close at 4:00 p.m. PT, one business day before the event. Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for education courses. A credit will be applied to your account for cancellations with one week's notice. With less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Program cancellation by the VBGA due to Public Health Restrictions will result in education program credit equivalent to the value lost. Credits must be used within one year from the date issued. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to learn@vandusen.org

Prerequisites: Educational programs are available for both members and non-members. In order to register for a class, you first need to open an account with Amilia, our online registration portal. Note that your membership account does NOT give you this access. You must open a separate account in Amilia. Follow this link to create your account: https://www.amilia.com/en/Signup Please save your Amilia account username & password for registration in future classes.

More information: Instructor: Chantal Cardinal

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