Faux (Fake) Painting & Restoring Painted Wood Grain

Date and Time: 
February 15, 2020 - 8:00am - February 16, 2020 - 5:00pm America/Chicago
Location: 
Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation, 521 Bird Street, Hannibal, Missouri 63401

Faux (Fake) Painting & Restoring Painted Wood Grain will be a unique class and the first time we have offered this since opening in 2008.


Before the 1870's it was not very classy to have much real, natural wood. You could really show your affluence if you could afford an artist to grain your plain pine or poplar to look like exotic woods such as mahogany, rosewood or even quarter sawn oak.


This class will be taught by Bob McCarty. Bob is a St. Louis area artist who is renowned throughout the central Midwest as one of the countries best faux (fake) wood grain and faux stone artists. His company, Painted Effects, has done work in many iconic and historic structures in the St. Louis area.


This class will show you how to grain wood from scratch as well as how to repair historic, painted wood grain.


There is a limit of 10 students for this session and the tuition is $495. Pre-registration is required. 


All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Potential students include: contractors; homeowners; building owners; city, county & state HP staff; not-for-profit housing organization staff; architects; preservation commission members and museum house maintenance staff.


Tuition includes: fresh ground morning coffee and snacks; a home cooked lunch daily; a Certificate of Completion and a jump drive with backup materials.


Affordable motels as well as bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. Special rates are also available here at the Belvedere Inn B & B, contact Pat at 217-799-6086 or pbyapp@msn.com. For more workshop information or to pre-register call Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or email him, yapperman@msn.com.


February 15 & 16, 2020

The Belvedere Inn

521 Bird Street

Hannibal, Missouri 63401


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