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Artworks Workshops - 2015

Whether you're a "creative homeowner" looking for that perfect decorative finish to embellish your home or a "professional decorative artisan" seeking to update your skills, we have a class for you.

 

Spokane's Workshops for 2015

Decorative Paint, Plaster & Concrete Overlay Classes - 2015

 

Whether you are a "creative homeowner" looking for that perfect decorative finish to embellish your home or a "professional decorative artisan" seeking to update your skills, we have a class for you. 

Workshop Calendar

Artisan Cabinet & Furniture Finishes

Chalk Paint® Classes:

    FREE Chalk Paint® Demos: An introduction to Chalk Paint®. Learn Annie Sloan's most popular two color distress technique...

The Basics:

    Classic Annie: You will learn proper surface preparation and four basic painting techniques, soft gilding for a one color distress, a two color distress, dry brush and a rustic multi-color finishes.

    Washes/Glazes/Stains: Create more depth and interest using washes and glazes over Chalk Paint®.

    Finish It!: Explore the many tips and techniques in using Annie Sloan’s soft wax to achieve beautiful one-of-a-kind finishes.

Techqnique Workshops:

    Antiqued Mirrors: Learn how to create elegant antique mirror and etched glass safely and easily without using highly toxic chemicals!

    Cabinet Rehab: Update tired cabinets with Chalk Paint®! Bring a cabinet door (no larger than 18x24) or a drawer front from your own kitchen or bath. You will learn to test the existing finish to determine what surface prep is needed.

    Chalk Paint® Color Recipes: We will create multitudes of color recipes for your own “Color Book” to be used as a designer’s reference.

    Deco Transfers: Add an artistic twist to furniture, home décor, cabinet doors, and even create unique one-of-a-kind wall art using Annie Sloan Decoupage Varnish...

    Fabric Painting & Dying: Become an expert on painting and dying with Chalk Paint®. We will learn the best fabric choice...

    Gilding & Foiling: Create a formal French Look featuring Chalk Paint® combined with composition leaf, designer patterned foils...

    Painted Glass: We will use Chalk Paint®, decoupauge, stencils, metal leaf, and a myriad of products to create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of glass wall art.

    Restoration Hardware Looks: Liming and Cerused finishes are quite popular right now...

    Chalk Paint® in the Garden: Create finishes that look naturally aged from being in the garden - aged concrete, copper, iron, chipped paint, crusty moss and dirt covered paint.

Style & Color Workshops:

    Bohemian/Boho: Bright, bold, modern finishes combined with cultural influences in pattern & texture.

    Coastal/Lakeside/Cottage: Weathered “restoration hardware” looks in furniture finishes are relevant to this aesthetic.

    Florentine Style: We will use layers of stain, paint, glaze, and wax to create an authentic Italian finish.

    French Elegance: From rustic French Country to high end, formal gilding found in French Chateaus.

    Modern Retro: Start with a modern finish and shift toward boho chic as we plan a piece of wall art.

    Classic Style: This style is characterized by formal, symmetrical and stylized motifs inspired by nature.

    Rustic Country Style: Recycled, reclaimed wood and natural elements of iron and metals dominate this design style, perfect for Pacific Northwest mountain living.

    Swedish Style: Washed wood in shades of White, Paris Gray, Primer Red, Scandinavian Pink and Louis Blue predominate.

    Vintage Floral Style: While whites dominate the backgrounds, soft pastels and an English Country Garden theme are prevalent.

    Warehouse/Industrial Style: In this class you will use combinations of metallic paints, pigments, powders, and waxes with Chalk Paint®.

Embellishments & Textures:

     All About Crackles: This hands-on technique workshop will introduce you to a myriad of crackle techniques using Chalk Paint®, crackle mediums and craquelure varnish.

      Artisan Enhancements: Texture mediums, crackle systems, foil adhesive, transfer gel and glaze medium and topcoats can be layered to create one-of-a-kind finishes.

      Funky Chunky: Discover surprising additions to Chalk Paint® using common products found around your home to create interest and texture.

      Wood Icing 101: Learn to transform boring, flat surfaces into beautiful, interesting "one of a kind" works of art...

Project Workshops:

      Bring Your Own Piece (BYOP): This is the perfect workshop for you if you already have a project you would like to paint with guidance from an instructor.

      Project Workshops: Inspired by Pinterest, we have selected a multitude of projects for you to express your own creativity with technique instruction from Artworks Designers.

Immersion Workshop:

      Immersion Workshop: Planned as a three day workshop for those who are anxious to learn a lot quickly or those who need to travel for instruction, a series of workshops is planned to get you immersed and excited about the possibilities and versatility of Chalk Paint®. This series is made up of the following six classes:

      Classic Annie: You will learn proper surface preparation and four basic painting techniques, soft gilding for a one color distress, a two color distress, dry brush and a rustic multi-color finishes.

      European Patinas: Influenced by other European design styles, add more depth and dimension to your finishes.

      Contempo Patinas: Simple, clean, contemporary styles can also be accomplished with Chalk Paint®. No distressing in these finishes!

      Textured Patinas: Explore patinated reactive paints, thick cracked plaster, textured wood graining; and transfer techniques top coated with craqueleur varnish.

      Bring Your Own Piece (BYOP): This is the perfect workshop for you if you already have a project you would like to paint with guidance from an instructor.

      Finish It!: Explore the many tips and techniques in using Annie Sloan’s soft wax to achieve beautiful one-of-a-kind finishes.

(NOTE: The following workshops are scheduled as interest warrants. Please contact the Spokane studio to express your desire.)

Mixed Media

    Fabulous Foils: Combine metallic foils, metallic plasters, textured plasters and stenciling to create contemporary finishes appropriate for walls and furniture applications.

 

Designer Plasters

    Designer Plasters Your Way: We are setting aside specific days to help you create ANY TWO samples from the sample boards in our showroom. Colors can be adjusted to your specific project.

    Create A Forest: Our most popular feature walls at our recent home shows have been walls embellished with embossed pine or aspen trees. You will have your choice of patterns to choose from as you create your "forest."

 

Decorative Concrete Overlays

For beginners:

    SkimStone Basics: An introduction to the SkimStone Decorative Finishing System. Class fees will be credited if you choose to continue training in the SkimStone Decorative Concrete Overlay system.

    Encore Decorative Concrete Countertop Finishing System: Our "SkimStone" decorative concrete overlay system is now available in kit form... enough to cover 50 square feet.

Comprehensive training for professional artisans and do-it-yourselfers:

    SkimStone Pattern & Textures: Enjoy learning more complex techniques and combinations of aggregates mixed with the SkimStone™ products to add to your product knowledge. PRE-REQUISITE: SkimStone Basics

    Milestone NEW: Apply decorative concrete overlays to vertical surfaces....walls, fireplaces, shower stalls as well as the traditional horizontal surfaces.

    Artisan Decorative Concrete Countertop Workshop: Learn cutting edge technology of the Granicrete and AuraStone countertop finishing systems.

    More ARTISAN Countertop Finishes: Take your Granicrete/AuraStone surface finishes to a new level.

    Artisan SuperTops: Phenomenal Mixed Median Decorative Concrete Countertop Phinishes: Focuses on luxurious, artistic finishes that will take your countertops or tabletops to a whole new level for high end residential, commercial and hospitality work.

    Create A Forest: Our most popular feature walls at our recent home shows have been walls embellished with embossed pine or aspen trees. You will have your choice of patterns to choose from as you create your "forest."

 

Private Consultation Workshop: One-on-one technique training specific to your application.

 

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