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Painted Floorcloth Weekend Workshop

Painted Floorcloth  Weekend Workshop

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Blog, Events, Slider | 0 comments

Learn to paint and complete your own floor cloth! April 20-21 2019 10am-3pm  The Cotton Factory Room 206, 270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton ON L8L 6N4 Floorcloths (also known as oilcloths) date back to the mid 1700s and were popular up to the 1950s.  These were a highly durable and artistic way to protect and decorate wood and stone floors.  Many different types of methods were used in the designs such as glazing, stencilling, print blocking and gilding.  The earliest cloth decorations imitated fined wood, marble, tile and fashionable “Turkish” carpets.  In the 18th century geometrics were both plain and marbled. I have created many heritage floorcloths and my work sits in Dundurn Castle, Battlefield Museum, The Museums of  Mississauga and Spadina House. Students will learn to stretch, prime and prepare their own canvas.  Stencil methods and glazing will be employed with some metallic mediums used.  Methods in protection and hemming cloths will be taught. All supplies and notes included in price. Students to bring their own lunch and wear painting clothes. $425.00 plus hst Space limited.  Register today to secure your spot!...

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Deco-Tourism: Italy

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Blog, Events, Slider | 2 comments

Join me June 8-15 2019 on my 12th deco-tourism trip to the heart of Tuscany.  Stay in a renovated farmhouse on an award winning olive grove and vineyard  (Fattoria di Fubbiano). Paint, hike, swim, tour and relax on this 7 day trip. You will create a small painting learning techniques in gesso preparation, gilding, painted ornament and shading. *$2500 Cdn ($2000 US) includes painting class, private room and comJoin me June 8-15 2019 on my 12th deco-tourism trip to the heart of Tuscany. Stay in a renovated farmhouse on an award winning olive grove and vineyard (Fattoria di Fubbiano). Paint, hike, swim, tour and relax on this 7 day trip. You will create a small painting learning techniques in gesso preparation, gilding, painted ornament and shading. *$2500 Cdn ($2000 US) includes painting class, private room and communal meals . Price excludes airfare, transportation to and from farm and any meals or trips outside of the farmhouse. $500 deposit will secure your space. Only 6 rooms available (If you would like to share your room the price each is $2000 cdn/ $1550 US) Email at lorilemare@bell.netmunal meals . Price excludes airfare, transportation to and from farm and any meals or trips outside of the farmhouse. $500 deposit will secure your space.  Only 6 rooms available (If you would like to share your room the price each is $2000 cdn/ $1550 US) Email at lorilemare@bell.net Come paint in Tuscany and stay in a 15th c. villa....

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