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.
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.
The Weaving Studio and Gallery will be open Tuesday thru Saturday, (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) during the months of July and August.
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.
Weavers of all skill levels are welcome to book a one, two, or three day weaving focus session to work on a particular structure or fiber that has been of interest to the weaver. Four to twelve shaft jack, counterbalance, and counter marche loom types are available to use. Wool, cotton, linen, and synthetic fibers are on hand to use. The weaver is supported and mentored during the design, set-up, and weaving processes.
If you have ever been curious about weaving, here is your chance! Come for a day and go home with a scarf or something for your table or wall. No experience necessary. I charge $100.00 for a day of weaving, materials included. If you decide weaving is something you would like to get more involved with, take one of my other classes or come in for Friday and Saturday mentorship sessions. The day experience runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Gretchen for more information, 508-221-3992