Plaster basics

Barry Affleck



Plastering class for furniture using acrylic Venetian plaster and metallic paints and glazes. This class will show uses of plasters to produce dimensional finishes that can be incorporated into furniture refinishing projects.
You will need spatulas, brushes and sponges, spatulas available for sale at $16.50 the other tools will be made available N/C.
The cost of the class is $80.00 at the door, $60.00 pre-booked.

May 26
9am-12pm
Classroom 01


leather
copper patina
snakeskin

exotic finishes

Barry Affleck

Some easy to do finishes for snakeskin, leather and patina copper. All non-toxic, no acid washes - just paint and glaze. All water-based products straight out of our line. I will be giving you ideas you can develop into a broad range of textures in the urban vein.


May 27
1pm - 4pm
Classroom 01


colour Theory and the Perfect Wash 

Julie McDowell

Join Julie McDowell of Dandelions & Poppies as she outlines mixing colour fundamentals and guides attendees through her signature Colour Wash technique. Participants will get hands-on training creating their own custom Colour Wash samples.  Materials included.


May 27
1pm - 2pm
Stage



Raised and Negative Stenciling

Julie McDowell

Explore a modern take on an ancient style as Julie McDowell of Dandelions & Poppies introduces her stylish approach to raised stenciling. Julie will also demonstrate a unique negative stenciling technique. Materials included.


May 26
9am - 10:30 am OR 10:30am - 12pm
Classroom 02

9am-10:30am
10:30am-12pm


Glazes and metallic waxes

Brenda Murphy

Learn to give your piece more depth and interest using glazes and metallic waxes. Brenda will share with you all her tips that come with years of experience creating these wonderful finishes. Bring a painted door panel or two and Brenda will show you how. She will also have a couple ready to go if you don't have one.

May 26
1pm - 4pm
Classroom 01



Rustic sign Class

Brenda Murphy

Learn how to create any of these rustic wooden signs using a multi-coloured blending technique and stencils. 6 different stencil signs to choose from.
May 26
4pm - 5pm
Stage

OR

May 27
3pm - 4pm
Stage

May 26: 4pm - 5pm

May 27: 3pm - 4pm


Cottage Paint Basics

Linda Lock

See how easy it is to transform your old furniture pieces into something new and chic. We will walk you through the whole process from prep to distressing and finally, finishing. Bring a very small piece of your own to work on like a chair, small table, tray, picture frame or...

May 27
9am - 12pm
Classroom 02


Trendy specialty finishes: aged brick

Wendy Brotherston

Wendy will walk you through the steps to create an authentic brick wall and then how to create a 'ghost sign' that will add rustic beauty to any decor. Materials included.

May 26 OR May 27
1pm - 4pm
Classroom 02

Friday, May 26

Saturday, May 27


Image transfer

Linda Lock

This technique is almost 'magic'. How to get great results every time using the Orange Oil method. For the Friday, May 26 class, bring one or two old hard cover books. Transfers and oil are included. For the Saturday, May 27 class, All materials will be included.

May 26 : 10am - 12pm on the Stage
May 27: 2pm - 3pm on the Stage

Friday 2 hour class, May 26
Saturday 1 hour class, May 27


Crackle Finishes

Linda Lock

Learn four ways to do this unique finish. Contrasting colours or tone-on-tone. Plus one using Gum Arabic and Gold leaf sizing: a very fine and realistic looking crackle. Materials included.

May 26
4pm - 5pm
Classroom 02


Line Your Drawers

Irene Laycock

Learn how to professionally line your drawers with wall paper for the totally finished look. Bring your own drawer and wallpaper and let Irene show you how to do it.

May 26
3pm - 4pm
STAGE


Concrete

Barry Affleck

Many variations of concrete applications are possible using trowels and other tools. Suitable for decoration of both modern and historic accents on walls and furniture tops . It has good reflective qualities with natural shade variations while being smooth and cold to the touch. The finish becomes stronger with age, making a permanent seamless finish. We can seal with various sealers that are food safe and durable. This class is a 4-hour session working on plywood or MDF boards using Acrylic mediums.
Tools will be required and can be purchased at promotional rates 50% less than retail set of spatulas normally $33.00 at $16.50 trowels normally $55.00 at $26.50
Class $100.00 at the door or $80.00 pre-booked
May 27
9am - 1pm
Classroom 01


Barnwood

Gail Rogers

Do you love the look of old barn wood? Learn how to transform new lumber into this beautiful rustic finish. Materials included.

May 27
10am - 12pm
Stage


Glass Etching

Linda Lock

Make a real statement on your next piece with glass cabinet doors but adding some really cool glass etching! You'll be surprised how easy this is! Materials included.

May 26
3pm - 4pm
Stage


Trendy Specialty Finish: Saltwash

Linda Lock

Turn our regular Cottage Paint into Saltwash Paint with this easy method. Great for creating aged paint looks. Materials included.

May 27
4pm - 5pm
Stage


Lime Wax

Angela Kent

This is one of my favourite finishes! Beeswax mixed with Titanium White oils makes a very durable finish that will soften any colour and add a soft white-wash look with a beautiful lustre. Materials included.

May 26 or May 27
1pm - 2pm
Stage

Friday, May 26
Saturday, May 27