Fabrilicious storkCome enjoy a two-day course learning and creating with Paverpol Instructor Gwen Rousseau to make a beautiful Garden Heron at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum on July 25 and 26. This sculpture is perfect for any garden and will stand over one meter tall. Gwen will also be providing a special bonus project on the second day!

Paverpol is a first class fabric hardener used by artists and crafters around the world.  It was developed over 20 years ago by a group of artists in Holland to create large outdoor figures.

Paverpol is a water-based polymer that is environmentally friendly.  It has the AP seal for non-toxicity from the ACMI (Arts and Creative Materials Institute), and is safe for people, animals or plants.  It works best with natural materials like natural textiles, wood, leather, paper, moss, etc.  By recycling materials around the home…such as old cotton t-shirts and bed sheets, silk scarves, tree branches, paper and cardboard…you can create instead of waste! The possibilities are endless.

The unique property of Paverpol drying rock hard makes your sculptures outdoor ready all year round, even in our Canadian winters!  So whether you wish to create indoor decor, garden sculptures, or transform old household items, Paverpol will deliver exquisite results.   Come to a class and be prepared to be amazed…no experience needed!

Gwen is an Engineer, a Certified Human Behaviour Consultant, an avid speaker and trainer, as well as a dedicated artisan.  For as long as she can remember, she has always been passionate about creating unique projects.  Most recently she has found a love for sculpting fabric and other natural materials, with the use of the environmentally friendly fabric hardener Paverpol.  Her skills have led her to become a fully certified instructor and she enjoys sharing this art form with her students in workshops.  The sense of therapeutic expression & accomplishment felt by her students, and the ability to recycle resources into incredible art forms give Gwen great satisfaction.

As a Paverpol Instructor, Gwen brings her love of creativity and structure to others through classes, inspiring students to have fun with this exquisite and versatile technique.

Location: Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
Date: July 25/26
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $225 per student $100.00 of which is non-refundable. Fee must be paid by July 20.

To register for this workshop please contact the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum at 613-256-3754 or info@mvtm.ca.