Oct
4
1:00 pm13:00

Aspen Rug- Crocheting with Loopy Mango/ Claudia Knoglinger

Who wants to take it up a knotch with your knitting? A lot of knitters want to give crocheting a try.... Here is your opportunity! Actually you can be an absolute beginner to the world of yarn and still be able to crochet this beautiful rug in the workshop!

Our wonderful knitting instructor Claudia Knoglinger will guide you through the process. The Moonrise Creative team will be on hand to support with any questions that may arise. You are guaranteed to complete 32'' round crochet rug even if they have never crocheted before. Most knitters want to learn how to crochet and this is a great and easy way to get into crocheting and give yourself a sense of accomplishment at the same time – a beautiful rug at the end of a 3 hour workshop

Claudia Knoglinger will be coming in to teach the knitting.  A few years ago Claudia got her hands on this beautiful Peruvian highland wool and a novice knitter was born. She has been making blankets and shawls for a few years and recently started using Loopy Mango's most luxurious Merino Wool and now there is no return. You will be hooked because you can't beat the texture and softness of this product.

Claudia studied Fashion Design and Marketing at the Art Institute of Seattle and opened her first store Rebel Rebel (now Reunion) in 2001, where she sold her eco conscious label La Poeme. A few years later, in 2008, she continued with her passion for beautifully designed clothing and accessories with the designer boutique Bernstein & Gold, where we carry prominent designer label from Europe, Canada and the USA.

LOOPY MANGO www.loopymango.com is a knitwear and DIY brand that was founded in New York City in 2004. The founders of the company are two awesome people that Moonrise just loves!  Waejong Kim was born in Korea.  After graduating from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies she worked as an interpreter and later opened a Korean fusion restaurant in Nagoya, Japan.  She moved to New York after 9/11 and worked for a corporate housing company.  She taught herself how to crochet, took a long vacation and never returned to the corporate world.  Anna Pulvermakher was born in Russia.  She moved to Seattle, WA with her family and after graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Mathematics she worked for Microsoft and Expedia as a Software Test Engineer.  In 2003 she moved to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist.  Waejong and Anna met at FIT and together they founded Loopy Mango in November of 2004.  Waejong has a German shepherd named Loopy and an orange cat named Mango.

Cost: 299 - MATERIALS: Aspen Rug DIY Kit (Big Loop Yarn 40 oz, size U (25 mm) crochet hook, Loopy Mango drawstring bag)

50 instruction

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Sep
30
6:30 pm18:30

Helsinki Hat with Loopy Mango/ Claudia Knoglinger

Learn how to knit a beautiful touque that will not only keep you looking good but keep your ears covered on those walks on Chesterman's beach this fall during storm season!

We are so excited to be teaming up with Loopy Mango, an incredible wool company out of New York. You will be able to choose your Loopy Mango wool and make a hat during this class. Lucky thing, you can be an absolute beginner to do this class! And we mean absolute beginner! You will walk out of the class with your touque on your head! We promise!

You will be using Big Loop wool which is the thickest yarn available on the market today. It is the most beautiful yarn in the world. We produce it at our mill in Key Largo, FL with 100 percent domestic wool. Every ball of wool is handcrafted by Loopy Mango artisans.

In this class you will complete entire hat start to finish. They will learn: making a slip knot, cast on, knit stitch, knitting in the round, decreasing, cast off. Voila. Hello Helsinki!!!

Claudia Knoglinger will be coming in to teach the knitting.  A few years ago Claudia got her hands on this beautiful Peruvian highland wool and a novice knitter was born. She has been making blankets and shawls for a few years and recently started using Loopy Mango's most luxurious Merino Wool and now there is no return. You will be hooked because you can't beat the texture and softness of this product.

Claudia studied Fashion Design and Marketing at the Art Institute of Seattle and opened her first store Rebel Rebel (now Reunion) in 2001, where she sold her eco conscious label La Poeme. A few years later, in 2008, she continued with her passion for beautifully designed clothing and accessories with the designer boutique Bernstein & Gold, where we carry prominent designer label from Europe, Canada and the USA.

LOOPY MANGO www.loopymango.com is a knitwear and DIY brand that was founded in New York City in 2004. The founders of the company are two awesome people that Moonrise just loves!  Waejong Kim was born in Korea.  After graduating from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies she worked as an interpreter and later opened a Korean fusion restaurant in Nagoya, Japan.  She moved to New York after 9/11 and worked for a corporate housing company.  She taught herself how to crochet, took a long vacation and never returned to the corporate world.  Anna Pulvermakher was born in Russia.  She moved to Seattle, WA with her family and after graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Mathematics she worked for Microsoft and Expedia as a Software Test Engineer.  In 2003 she moved to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist.  Waejong and Anna met at FIT and together they founded Loopy Mango in November of 2004.  Waejong has a German shepherd named Loopy and an orange cat named Mango.

Cost: 115 Materials (loopy mango bag, wool for one hat, loopy mango knitting needles)

50 Instruction

Date: September 30 6:30-9:30

165.00
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Sep
24
6:00 pm18:00

Living Wall Planter with Biophilia Design Collective - Leather + Cedar + Plants

A fresh way to display plants in your space!

Come learn the basics of creating a living wall. You will have the opportunity to use several mediums:  cedar, leather, plants to create a piece that is uniquely yours.  We will also have  a small loom available if you want to incorporate a weave into your piece.  

Leather is hand stretched and formed, and attached to reclaimed wood mounts. Choose a leather that matches your style. The pouch is home to an exotic air plant.  Pouches can be mounted vertically or horizontally.  Includes air plant selected to complement the pouch

Cost: 115 includes plant, and all materials to build planter - leather, cedar, wool,

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Biophilia Design Collective is a group of inspired and talented creatives. We are accredited landscape designers and builders, welders and carpenters. Over the past 8 years, we have explored our medium, using metal, wood, glass and native and exotic plant materials to design and build landscapes, living walls, green roofs, furniture, plant art installations and more.

This Moonrise Workshop will be taught by Bianca Bodley,  owner and principal designer for Biophilia. Bianca is a woman after our own hearts here at Moonrise. She is an outdoor enthusiast, surfer, traveler, and a student of art and architecture. Bianca's landscape designs are unique and inspired.  Find out more about Bianca (and the rest of the collective)  at www.biophiliacollective.ca

Aug
15
10:00 am10:00

East Meets West: Saori and the Circle Way

East meets West - Saori and the Circle Way

Join us on August 15th for a unique experience of blending techniques and philosophies of Saori weaving within a framework of circle practice. Creating a nurturing and fun environment to explore and let go of the world. Escape with us for a few hours and come away with a weave that you will cherish.

Brought to you by Moonrise Creative and a collaboration with Marie Suzaki.

Marie was born and raised in Osaka, Japan; moved to Victoria, Canada in 2010. She has loved the creative process since childhood. Hand-woven, Reclaimed, Upcycled art, and women's fashion.. Marie is a featured artist on Pinterest.

Marie and Stephanie Papik, of Moonrise Creative & Knotty by Nature Fibre Arts will host together weaving their knowledge from over 15 years of collective experience. Learn how to apply the philosophies to rigid heddle looms. Stephanie will also offer a mini-tutorial on hand spinning for those who are curious. During the class, you will be provided one on one care and attention from all of the Moonrise Creative collaborators.


Class cost: $125

Aug
14
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Encaustics with Leah MacDonald and Luz Studios

Leah MacDonald describes her work as a 'dialogue between my imagination, my curiosity, my imperfections and my desires". 

This perfectly sums up the beautiful art form of encaustics or wax infused photographs. A blend of photography, painting and sculpture, the encaustics process gives you tremendous freedom to mix medias and create images with a lovely ethereal quality while enjoying the sweet smell of beeswax!

We are excited to be working with Luz Studios  &  Leah MacDonald to bring you an afternoon designed to unblock creative channels and celebrate our artistic achievements in a relaxed and sweet smelling environment. 

The beginning of the workshop will start with a Circle of Encourage lead by Stephanie Panigavluk Papik, of Moonrise Creative. Stephanie will guide us to be supportive in our own creative needs and give us words of encouragement to get into the studio and just create! 

Then spend the afternoon in the studio, with encaustic photographer, bookmaker and painter with light, Leah MacDonald. Leah will be here from Philadelphia to introduce you to the world of encaustics or wax infused photographs. Working from your own images (see notes below), Leah will teach you how to pour wax, and how to paint on delicate rice and mulberry papers provided by Hahnemulhe Papers (making beautiful fine art papers since 1548). There is no previous experience needed, this is an afternoon of play and free flowing wax! 

At the end of the day, you’ll have completed a number of 'wax on paper' pieces and one birch panel artwork ready to hang. Under the fading summer sun, we’ll return to our Circle to celebrate your creative day. Too often we forget to take that moment to relish in the day’s accomplishments. We’ll sip a tea sangria, breathe and enjoy feeling our creative juices flowing in the summer air.  Come join us! 

WORKSHOP DETAILS

When: Friday August 14, 2015 /  1:00pm - 6:00pm 
Where: LUZ Studios (Rock Bay) 
Class size: max. 14 people 
*12 spaces open

Open to all levels and abilities, No previous experience needed. 
Ages 14+

$225, includes all materials & prints  (canadian dollars + 5% gst)

 

 

To secure your space in  workshop we must receive full payment. Click on the link below to  pay online or contact the studio; hello@luzstudios.com / +250 882-4169

http://www.luzstudios.com/summerencausticswithmoonrise

 

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Aug
13
6:00 pm18:00

Eat Together with Moonrise Creative

We are excited to share with you the launch of our  pop up dinner party series - EAT TOGETHER. Eat with us in our custom crafted Moonrise Tiny House located in a beautiful meadow in a glen of coastal Douglas fir  in central Saanich.  We will be gathering to enjoy a  field to table family style feast on private land with good conversation, good food and great community. We are happy to be collaborating with Chef Castro, Gather Victoria and Gabriel Ross Furniture.  

 

A portion of the evenings proceeds will be going to the Rainbow Kitchen in Vic West. www.rainbowkitchen.ca

Jul
29
Aug 5

Ceramics Handbuilding with Rachel Saunders

 

In this 2-part workshop, participants will learn the basics of ceramic handbuilding under Rachel Saunder's loving gaze as they get to explore the endless possibilities and joys of working with clay. Participants will have the option of making the bowl and spoon set, mug, or have the option of creating whatever they wish, receiving guidance and knowledge along the way (max 3-4 things per person). Rachel will bring different examples of handbuilt things for inspiration. In this comfortable and engaging atmosphere, we will have some cool beverages and a carefully curated playlist to groove on while building our ceramics.  Each session will be around 2 hours, so we will have time to settle in, introduce ourselves and create something. The second session will be 1-2 weeks after the first, and that's when we will get to paint the finish products. Rachel will take them all to be fired for a second time, ( to be picked up from Moonrise Studio or Rachel can deliver :))

When: First Part : July 29 from 6-8 pm  (create objects)

             Second Part: August 5 from 6-8 pm  (glaze/ paint)

Where: Moonrise Studio 1284 Gladstone Ave Unit B2 (Back parking lot beside "Neat and Tidy")

Cost: 95

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RACHEL SAUNDERS is a multidisciplinary artist from the West Coast of Canada specializing in functional and purposeful handmade objects. She is a self-taught ceramicist who values the beauty of small but important details and the entire process of the craft . Rachel is currently working on personal and commissioned projects on Vancouver Island. 

 

Jun
24
6:00 pm18:00

Modern Calligraphy with Kate Campbell

At this fun and relaxing workshop, you will get an introduction to Modern Calligraphy, using nib and ink calligraphy pens and copic markers. You will receive all supplies to do calligraphy at home: a calligraphy pen and nib, a jar of indelible calligraphy ink. a felt tipped graphic design lettering pen, instructive lettering sheets, paper, and a reminder guide.

Jun
7
12:00 pm12:00

Macrame Plant Holder with Thorn and Thistle

3.5 fun hours of learning to be a dextrous knotter! Nicole and Alexandra will introduce you to the basic knots of macrame and guide you with your new skills to make your very own modern macrame plant hanger.

A relaxed, fun workshop suitable for complete beginners.
All the materials needed to make your pot hanger will be provided (including a pot and a plant)

Victoria born Alexandra Powell and Nicole Ingram are the brains, beauty and owners of Thorn and thistle flower boutique.

Alexandra grew up learning ikebana and gardening from her mother, and Nicole spent her childhood summers working alongside her grandmother at her flower farm. From an early age both girls formed an appreciation and love for flowers.

It wasn't until 2013 that both dreams of owning their own shop and working with flowers came true.

Both floral designers are inspired by vintage items and love to make creations incorporating old and new. Their shop has an unique selection of gifts, vintage and artisanal goods,books, plants and florals. www.thornandthistle.ca

140.00
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Unlock Your Creativity with Laura Harris and Laura Bradbury
May
30
10:00 am10:00

Unlock Your Creativity with Laura Harris and Laura Bradbury

Sooke Harbour House www.sookeharbourhouse.com

Sooke Harbour House www.sookeharbourhouse.com

Join us in this all-day workshop with the talented creative duo Laura Harris  and Laura Bradbury at the world renown Sooke Harbour House located on the Pacific Ocean.  Imagine a day devoted to unlocking your creativity in the nurturing Potlatch Room.  The Women of the Woods welcoming totem will greet you as you first enter our Potlatch Room.  The Potlatch Room features a beach stone fireplace, cedar walls, and Douglas fir details; a perfect space for inspiring  your creative spirit. The presence of First Nations art in the carvings, glass window etchings, button blankets, and paintings is majestic and takes you back in time.

In this magical setting and under the guidance of painter Laura Harris and writer Laura Bradbury, you will fan your creative spark into a bright flame which will light your path to a more creative life.

Laura Bradbury www.laurabradbury.com

Laura Bradbury www.laurabradbury.com

In a supportive and confidential atmosphere, Laura Bradbury will lead you in some free-writing in your very own journal, yours to take home. This simple and undemanding (absolutely no experience or writing ability required) activity and the ensuing discussion will help identify and unlock blockages that have been preventing you from claiming the most creative life you can imagine. During the course of the morning, Laura B will share how, after years of being blocked by fear and perfectionism, life gave her a dramatic wake-up call to start fulfilling her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer.

As the sun reaches its zenith, a delicious lunch buffet of local organic food prepared by the head chef of Sooke Harbour House will nourish our bodies.

Laura Harris www.lauraharrisartist.com

Laura Harris www.lauraharrisartist.com

Following lunch, Laura Harris will lead a break outside in the glorious surroundings of Sooke Harbour House where she will share how the inspiration and stillness of nature fuel her painting. Back inside the Potlatch room, she will discuss her commitment to a creative life which has inspired so many participants in her painting workshops and, in the case of many, changed the course of their lives. With her trademark free-spirited and joyous approach, she will lead the group on an activity of artistic exploration that will help uncover the artist who lives within us all.  You will create a tangible reminder of the day, that along with you new journal, you will take home.  As Laura Harris says, no experience is required. In fact, no experience is preferred.

Enjoy a day exploring your creativity in an atmosphere where there are no mistakes and no judgement, and watch your spirit soar.

295 CAD INCLUDES

Three course meal prepared by Sooke Harbour House

Journal and Stylus Pen

Paintbrush set and canvas

Teaching by Laura Harris and Laura Bradbury

Unforgettable experience

295.00
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May
24
2:00 pm14:00

Japanese Wooden Spoon Carving with Melanie Abrantes

  • Using traditional japanese tools in this wooden spoon carving class, you will learn how to design, carve and hollow out the bowl of the spoon. As well as sand and finish the piece. It's a fun class and easy for anyone to learn. The best part is you get to leave the class with your very own custom creation. 
  •  This workshop is ideal for adults and also appropriate for kids (10+) 

Melanie Abrantes Designs is a Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted, heirloom objects. Founder Melanie Abrantes believes that in order to create something beautiful, you have to get your hands dirty. She founded her company in 2013 when she realized there was a growing American market for handmade goods. Working with a variety of unique materials, Melanie strives to create products of the highest quality that are equally beautiful and functional. Through the technique of lathing, she turns simple pieces of solid wood and cork into one-of-a-kind bowls, plates, cups and stands. Her passion for woodworking originates from the simple fact that every piece is unique as the material it is made from. Time in the studio is dedicated to researching, testing and adapting the product to its user, resulting in a simple, yet unique object of the highest quality. Moving forward, Melanie plans to broaden her line to include furniture and lighting, maintaining her dedication to handmade.

130.00
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May
9
10:00 am10:00

Calligraphy with Kate Campbell

Join us for a Calligraphy workshop with designer Kate Campbell!

Kate Is a local artist who paints, does calligraphy and illustration, and just this year started making pottery.

Since selling her stationery shop, Getting it Write, Kate has made her living working from home, selling her paintings and stationary; for 16 years Kate has been a vendor to American Greetings and UK Greetings.  Kate is the Designer and Principal or her company, Kate and Campbell.

In this workshop, Kate will teach us Modern Calligraphy, introducing us to nib pens and dip ink.  She will then focus the workshop on Faux Calligraphy , for every day writing on things like envelopes, gift tags, kitchen chalk boards and invitations. Kate will work with us on easy hand lettering techniques, simple flora and fauna decoration for your hand lettered projects, using Copic markers and watercolour paint. 

You will take home a pen and ink set, a black Copic marker for Faux Calligraphy, lettering sheets to practice with and the stationary piece you make during the workshop.

The workshop is on May 9th from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Fernwood Studio.  Cost is $95 and includes all materials.

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May
1
9:00 am09:00

Sandal Making with Rachel Corry

Learn to make leather sandals for your own feet! 

We’ll explore every step of the sandal-making process, starting off by customizing trusted patterns to suit your own feet and design preferences. Then we’ll cut and assemble natural vegetable tanned leather, paying close attention to fit. Next we’ll use shoe cement and brass nails to attach the layers to a foam-rubber sole that will mold beautifully to the curves of your feet over time. You'll leave the final class with your ready-to-wear sandals and they'll develop a darker patina as you wear them!

Simple sandal-making is a great way to get into DIY shoemaking of all kinds. After this workshop, you’ll be able to replicate the process at home, with only a few simple tools.

Rachel Corry has been hand-making leather sandals for her brand Rachel Sees Snail Shoes since 2010. She studied with two English shoemakers, Jeremy Atkinson and Sarah Juniper, and used their old world knowledge as a starting off point to developed her own techniques for sandal-crafting. She’s been teaching small groups to make their own footwear for 4 years now at inspiring spaces including Wildcraft Studio School and Gravel & Gold. Rachel’s sandals are designed to be modern and wearable. She loves to share the craft of simple shoemaking! www.rachelseessnailshoes.com

285.00
1 Day Weaving in the Desert
Mar
23
9:00 am09:00

1 Day Weaving in the Desert

Come join us for a half day of freestyle weaving in Joshua Tree desert.

  • Where: Sweet P Ranch in Joshua Tree California
  • When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10 am
  • Class description: join us for this half day  weaving workshop taught by the amazingly talented Inuit/ Australian designer Stephanie Papik. In this class, students will learn the basics of  freestyle weaving.  You will have at least 1 completed weave at the end of the session and knowledge to do more in your future weaving journey!

This Moonrise Creative Camp includes:

  • Half day of weaving workshops
  • Weaving materials for 3 hours of weaving
  • Light breakfast

This Moonrise Creative Camp is limited to 10 people.

Fee:  $125.00  Canadian Dollars

all sales are final - no returns or exchanges.

Weaving in the High Desert
Mar
20
Mar 22

Weaving in the High Desert

Come join us for two and a half days of freestyle weaving in Joshua Tree desert.

  • Where: Sweet P Ranch in Joshua Tree California - accommodation in main house or choice of airstream trailers
  • When: Friday March 20, 2015 to Sunday March 22,2015 at 4 pm
  • Class description: join us for this 2.5 day  weaving workshop taught by the amazingly talented Inuit/ Australian designer Stephanie Papik. In this class, students will learn the basics of  freestyle weaving.  Stephanie will walk you through the fundamentals of warping your own loom and weaving. You will have at least 3 completed weaves at the end of the weekend and all the knowledge to do more in your future weaving journey!

This Moonrise Creative Camp includes:

  • 2 days of  weaving workshops
  • 1 hour  Inuit Weaving Circle Teaching 
  • 1 hour  Dreamcatcher workshop  
  • Weaving materials for 10 hours of weaving
  • 2 nights accommodation*  (based on shared occupancy)
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • 1 hour " Healing Sound Bath" at the Integratron in Landers California

*Rooms are shared with one other person.  Unfortunately, there is no opportunity for single rooms.

This Moonrise Creative Camp is limited to 10 people.

Fee:  $975.00  Canadian Dollars - Early bird price until February 14, 2015  (airfare/ transportation is not included)

all sales are final - no returns or exchanges.

 Saori Weaving with Terri Bibby
Mar
7
10:00 am10:00

Saori Weaving with Terri Bibby

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We are excited to announce that we are holding a Saori Weaving Workshop on March 7th.  There will be two 3 hour sessions starting at 10 am -1 pm or 1:30-4:30.  The cost is $75 and includes instruction by the wonderful fibre artist Terri Bibby, the use of the loom, and wool.  Terri's background is in traditional weaving, having studied at Grant McEwan and Olds college. In 2005 she discovered the Saori freestyle approach to weaving and has since explored Saori in Canada, the USA and Japan.  Terri is one of 15 instructors in North America and the only certified Saori instructor in Canada- We are so happy to share some new techniques such as w-w-w technique creating open space, cascades and beating by hand.