Painting and Sculpting with Wool

2-Day Workshop with Mallory Zondag

Saturday – Sunday November 9-10, 2024, 10am-5pm

Learn the art of wet felting and needle felting over this two day course, exploring wool’s versatility as an artistic medium, from creating realistic paintings to being sculpted into three dimensional sculptures. Day one will dive into the basics of wet felting, creating flat fabrics, learning how to create and use pre-felt and mosaic techniques to create the beginning of your felted painting. The afternoon will focus on needle felting and using it as a tool to blend color, create fine lines, define form using color theory and more to bring your painting to life. Day two will focus on felting as a three dimensional medium, learning how to wet felt a hollow vessel and using a variety of techniques to add texture, form, and detail to your sculpture.

Non-members $320 / Members $310

About the instructor:

Mallory Zondag is a Mixed Media Fiber artist and artist educator. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Fashion Design and her work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Ukraine. She has been an artist in residence at The Allentown Art Museum, The Wassaic Project and many schools and community organizations. During many of these residencies she has led community art programs where felted wool living walls are collaboratively created with students of all ages and abilities. She was commissioned to create the sensory space for Artsquest’s Accessible Arts program and was recently commissioned to recreate a component of one of Amalia Mesa-Bains’s installations for her retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum. Mallory currently travels around the Northeast teaching workshops, leading community art programs and installing shows. Her work explores our tenuous relationship with the continuous growth and decay of the natural world and humanity’s place within those cycles using felted wool, wax, fibers, fabrics and objects both found and recycled. Our collective fascination and repulsion towards natural processes, from blooming flowers to blooming molds, pushes her to sculpt moments of grotesque beauty, investigating this duality through the meditative and hands-on practices of wet felting, weaving, sculpting and stitching.


Nov 09 - 10 2024


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee St. Auburn, NY 13021
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