Welcome to Brick Street Gallery and Studio
Welcome to Brick Street Gallery and Studio in Lakeland, FL, where you will find all levels and techniques in Silk Painting, Surface Design and Wet Felting. My art classes and workshops in Lakeland, FL are designed to provide you with a fun experience in a supportive, creative studio environment. I have been teaching Silk Painting for over 30 years, mastering all methods and techniques and passing this knowledge and experience on to my students.
I offer one day art workshops in Lakeland for students who want to try something new as well as ongoing classes for students who want to dive deeper and become more proficient in their creative process. My classes explore basic design concepts, color theory and the complete process to become a successful Silk Painter. No prior experience or formal painting background is required. I offer small group and private classes.
My Felting classes explore Flat Felting, Nuno-Felting, and Sculptural (hollow form) Felting techniques. You will learn about the different types of wools used in felting to gain an understanding of the importance of choosing the right wool for your projects. Different wools have various shrinkage rates, structure and properties. Wool Roving, such as Merino, is used for wearables such as scarves, dresses and tunics, and are softer against the skin. Other wool breeds, such as Corriedale are better for sturdier projects, such as jackets, vests, and sculptural projects. You will learn how to plan your design, calculate the amount of wool needed for completion and how to use a resist template for seamless, hollow form projects.
Felting is a fun and highly creative process requiring no prior art skills, just a desire to use your imagination and creatively explore working with the beautiful, vibrant colors of wool So, if you want to create something artistically functional to wear, carry or display, come try my classes in Felting.
Brick Street Gallery and Studio also offers many more classes to explore in Fiber Arts: Hand Dyeing techniques, including Shibori (resist-shape dyeing); Silk Scarf Painting; Eco-Printing on silk and Creative Book Making for journaling, sketchbooks and decorative display.
Classes are also offered in Watercolor, Oils, Plein Air, and Needlework on handpainted canvas taught by talented local artists in Lakeland Florida across from the Southgate Shopping Center.