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Patricia Michaels - Hand Painted Parasol/Umbrella Workshop

True West Gallery presents Haute Couture fashion designer Patricia Michaels’ two day parasol/umbrella workshop. Work side by side with Patricia learning her special techniques and design and paint your own parasol/umbrella! Only 8 places available so sign up now! Contact us at 505-982-0055 or e-mail to

The purpose of the classes is to enhance your knowledge of textiles and the many uses that are possible;

whether it be utilitarian, fashionable or art. I want to be bring out the unexpected so that your freedom

of expression will be touched trough the very fibers you are working with. Imagine and Release.....

July 7 & 8 2018

Umbrella Hand Painting Class.

8 places available

TOTAL $700.00 + Tax =

1/2 deposit is required


Bring 2 to 5 drawings that you would like to paint onto your silk umbrella.

Wear comfortable clothes & shoes that you don't mind staining.

Bring an assortment of paintbrushes, 4 absorbent rags, and containers to put your paints and chemicals in.

i.e. cream cheese plastic containers, yogurt, cottage cheese any plastic containers with lids.

All paints & chemicals, umbrella and daily boxed lunch will be supplied .

Pay 1/2 to secure your place in class and the balance upon arriving for the first day of class.


July 7 -2018

9:00 am to 11:00 am

I'll have a brief demo of design concepts and then we will discuss your designs.

11:00 am to 12:00 noon we will distribute supplies of paints, chemicals and Umbrellas.

12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Break for lunch; you are welcome to come back early and organize your space at 12:30 or work on drawings.

1:00 pm to 2:00pm

I will work with preparation of painting on your umbrella so you can get started painting.

You will have the rest of the afternoon to paint and I will be there to assist you with any of your questions.

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Talk about where you are with your piece to evaluate what you need to do tomorrow.

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Clean up and get ready to stop for the day.

July 8

9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Paint and finish your umbrellas.

12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Break for lunch; you are welcome to come back early to finish and work on your umbrella.

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Carefully line up your umbrellas for a critique and presentation of your umbrellas, while they dry.

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Watch a demo of how to heat set your umbrella at home.

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Invite your friends and family to see your work and sell it through the gallery if you want to.

5:30 pm to 6:00pm

Take your pieces home if they didn't sell or if they were just for display?

Photos are allowed during the critique and mini show if everyone is agreeable.

I don't want photos taking up time of doing your art.

Please no extraneous photos or texting during class.

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