4 Day Workshops

Trompe L’Oeil Stencilling and Block Printing- -(Five-day workshop) With copy right free designs (no drawing stills necessary) learn to create extraordinary effects that make illusions appear as reality with Trompe L’oeil stencilling! You will learn ground preparation, design layout, cutting and painting techniques that make your stencils appear hand painted. The major emphasis will be on illusionistic stencilling, with some time spent on creating your own French Block designs with the use of copy free photocopied designs or your own work. These methods can be used in conjunction with murals as well as Architectural Ornamentation and plasterwork!

WORKSHOP DATES:

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NEW* Skies and Clouds for Ceilings and Walls - (Two-day workshop) Skies and clouds painted on ceilings or walls create the feeling of openness and infinite space in any room. Composition, painting techniques, glazing, and correct colour and value choices are subjects covered to help you make intelligent creative decisions when planning large projects.WORKSHOP DATES:

November 19-20,2011
Creative Mural Techniques-This Five- Day intense course offers valuable information on how to build your mural from the first stroke to the finishing touches. Learn painting techniques to create the major components of a landscape. Learn the colours and textures of sunsets, moonlit skies and clouds, mountains, trees, grassy meadows, water and more. Learn how to paint each component step by step and combine them into a large scale mural.WORKSHOP DATES:

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Summer School - By popular demand, this Six day workshop will be one of the most comprehensive classes that Valerie has ever offered! This special offering is designed for our out of town students, however local students are always welcome of course. This is an exciting opportunity to complete 3 extensive courses in just 6 days! Over these 6 days Wall Glazing I, Wall Marbling and Architectural Gilding will all be covered. Take advantage of this exclusive offer and sign up early to reserve your spot!WORKSHOP DATES:

July 5-10, 2011
“TROMPE L’OEIL ILLUSIONSThis Five-Day workshop has been developed for students wishing to expand their portfolios. Basic perspective for windows, doors, arches, stairs etc. will be covered. Painting techniques will include skies, trees, grass, glass-windows, filmy curtains, water-drops and more. You will learn many “tricks-of -the-trade” and step by step processes. You do not need to be an artist to participate in this class, but your results will be artistic. A variety of painting and glazing techniques will be covered in a concise manner.WORKSHOP DATES:

September 14-18, 2011
Old world finishes- In this Five-Day workshop create the soft worn look of the past with both ancient and modern products. Old world plasters, new world acrylic pastes, dry pigments, chalk, ancient wax recipes for encaustic painted decoration, garlands, limestone, patinas, strippable plasters. These finishes are reminiscent of Venice and Provence.WORKSHOP DATES:

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NEW* Old world finishes- In this Two-Day version of our Five Day Class you will create the soft worn look of the past with both ancient and modern products. Old world plasters, new world acrylic pastes, dry pigments, raised decorations, patinas, these finishes are reminiscent of Venice and ProvenceWORKSHOP DATES:

May 14-15, 2011

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