Pia Cristina Mackenzie Painting Show, July 2019

The Tanzer Weaving Studio and Gallery Proudly Presents the Artist:

Pia Cristina Mackenzie

July 2 – 28, 2019

Artist’s Reception; July 5, 2019, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The oil paintings and mixed media collages of the artist Pia Cristina Mackenzie will be on display and for sale at the Tanzer Weaving Studio and Gallery at #2623 Main Street in Brewster during July.  The month-long show starts July 2nd and runs thru July 27th, 2019.  An artist’s reception will be held at the gallery Friday, July 5th from 4 to 6 p.m.

Pia has been a working and exhibiting artist on Cape Cod and New England for over 40 years.  Her experiences as a world traveler and academic has infused her paintings and collages with a rich tapestry of imagery, symbolism, colors, and textures.  Her process begins with small mixed media collages from which she paints full scale oil canvases.  The Tanzer Gallery exhibition will feature new paintings and the collages that inspired them.

Beginning Weaving

July 10 – 12 (class full), and August 21 – 23. For new weavers and those who seek a refresher class.


Participants will design a project (scarf, wall hanging, or table runner), select yarns, wind a warp, “dress” a 4 shaft floor loom, and weave the project.  Weavers will learn the vocabulary of weaving and develop a better understanding of the process.  The 3 day workshop ($225.00) includes use of the studio’s equipment, yarn, and space.  The days run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with a break at mid-day for a snack or lunch).

Contact the weaving studio if none of the class sessions fit your schedule and we will work out a private class that works better for you.

Rug Weaving

June 26 – 28 and August 28 – 30, Some weaving experience helpful but not required.


The workshop will focus on double binding, (a reversible block structure).  With found fabrics such as old cotton t-shirts, cotton sheets, and assorted rug yarns, we will design and weave colorful floor rugs that are soft and functional. The three day class ($225.00) includes use of the studio looms, material, yarns, and assorted tools.  We meet from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, with a break at mid-day for lunch or a snack.

 

Designing and Drafting

July 24 – 25, August 13 – 14 (class full), weaving experience on 4 to 8+ shaft looms is suggested.


This workshop will focus on designing and drafting block weave structures for multi-shaft looms, (8 to 16 shafts).  Participants will take their ideas and visions and turn them into working drafts for future projects.  We will use graph paper, colored pencils, markers, and other art supplies to aid in the design process.  The 2 day class ($175.00) runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day and includes all the drawing tools and paper you might need.  Participants are encouraged to bring ideas, drawings, and photographs of colors and patterns for inspiration that may be transformed into weaving drafts. 

April 2019 Weaving Studio Schedule

April, 2019 the Studio and Gallery will be open from Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beginning weaving classes will be scheduled every month in 2019.   April 17 – 19.  The three day class is for the beginning weaver and the weaver wishing to re-acquaint themselves with forgotten skills.  Materials and tools are included.  Expect to design, set-up, and weave off a project of your choosing. Cost for the three day experience is $225.00.  Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch.  Call Gretchen at, 508-229-3992 if interested in joining us.