I am thrilled that I have have been invited to teach two workshop classes to members of IDAL at their Convention in Fort Worth, Texas this year. I will tell more about IDAL later but here is a link to their web site. These classes are totally new so I will be running two rehearsal classes in the UK before I leave in September. One class concerns stencilling furniture and small scale projects and the other teaches various techniques which will combine to create an artwork inspired by Japan. The stencils for each class are supplied and are yours to keep. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Both rehearsal classes are hosted at my home at The Stencil Library, Stocksfield, Northumberland.
In this post I will tell you about the first of the classes then publish the second subject later this week.
So, the first event is Stencilling Fabulous Finishes for Furniture. Sunday August 31st 2014. 11am-4pm. This is a useful class whether you paint furniture for fun, profit or host workshops on the subject.
What is a rehearsal class? Well, they are the debut class of any new subject that we introduce; Because they are untested timings and results may go askew. Therefore a rehearsal class is offered at a lower than usual price.
What can we expect from the class? To gain the skills and confidence to allow you to customise pieces or furniture and other small scale projects. You can expect a small group; a maximum of six students.
What will we do at the class? Using paint, metal leaf and acrylic glaze we will experiment with a collection of corner, border, repeat and spot motif stencils to create panels, circlets and overall pattern. Special attention is given to corners, symmetry and contrast panels. Simple fantasy finishes and decoupage will be demonstrated. The skills learned will apply to larger projects too. A minimum of two samples will be created after experimentation on paper.
Do we get anything to take home? Yes, you will take home more than £50.00 worth of stencils; two, possibly three completed samples of your work along with knowledge, confidence and notes to accompany the class.
Who is the class suitable for? Total beginners and those with previous stencilling experience should benefit from this class. It may be useful for those that are already teaching paint related workshops and want to add some extra skills to their repetoire. We will start with the basic stencil skills then build. Once the techiques have been demonstrated the students will work and experiment to their own level
Is there accomodation nearby? Yes, We are a short train ride from the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the historic market towns of Hexham and Corbridge. You will find accomodation to suit various budgets and public transport. There is B&B accomodation in Stocksfield village too, but you will need to walk or drive from them.
Do we need to bring supplies to class? Bring a note book, tape measure and an overall/apron.
The class is held in my home, there are uneven floors and stairs. Lunch and refreshments are served during the day. The house can be cold, even in summer...wear layers.
How do I book? Leave a message on this blog, or on our Twitter or Facebook page. Phone, postal and email details for The Stencil Library can be found here. The cost of the class is £65.00 and must be booked in advance
C'mon it could be fun...Helen.