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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 2014

Decorative Paint, Plaster & Concrete Overlay Classes - 2014

 

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...

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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...

    Arrange a Private Painting Party: Make creative seasonal decorations or plan a baby shower, bridal party, birthday party, etc.

    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...

    Rustic Luxe: In this class you will use combinations of metallic paints, pigments, powders, and waxes with Chalk Paint®.

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

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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