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Course Begins: February 1st, 2021

Although I also like to work with clay, synthetic organza just makes me happy. Because of the beautiful colors, the transparency and the endless possibilities to play with it.

Media Category: Textile
Course Type: Self-directed (see the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Course Format: Technique
Course Begins: February 1st, 2021
Course Duration: The instructional videos are less than an hour but you can spend several days playing

What will Students learn?
Playing with organza projects and techniques In this class you will learn how to melt and combine synthetic organza into flowers and leaves. Have fun!
Instructor/Students interaction: Answer questions via emails, Facebook private pages, One-on-One Coaching (or small group)
Skill Level: All levels welcome
Required skill(s): No special skills required. Just be careful with fire and open a window for fresh air

Supplies and tools

  • synthetic organza in several colors (you can contact Marlaine for orders: marlaine@home.nl)
  • paper and pencil
  • ruler
  • paper scissors and fabric scissors
  • candle (tea light)
  • incense sticks
  • a pot with sand
  • matches
  • pins
  • needle and thread
  • buttons and beads 

Downloads: Several instructional videos and a supply list: on video, as Word document and as PDF


Kit is available

You also can order a synthetic organza kit. Download PDF for details: MVerhelst-Organza kit.pdf  EMAIL MARLAINE 

Course Lesson Plan

Schedule of activities:

  • Welcome to the course!
  • How to make a flower #1
  • How to make a flower #2
  • How to make a flower # 3
  • How to make an Autumn leaf
  • I hope you enjoyed this organza class!

Instructor

Marlaine Verhelst

Hand sculpted Porcelain - Air Dry Clay - Textiles

Marlaine Verhelst works and teaches in several mediums. Mostly her pieces are sculpted directly of porcelain, but also in air dry clay. Sculpting and painting are Marlaine’s favorite aspects of the process of creating a doll. Her dolls are human with a fantasy touch. “Less is more” is her maxim for the final result. Textiles are her other love. She works as a guide and teacher in a Museum of Textiles in her home town. Marlaine is a proud NIADA artist member since 1999 and has a lot of experience in teaching, online and in person. She is looking forward to meeting you!