Faux (Fake) Painting & Restoration of Historic Faux Painting.
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. Stone was also faux painted in many high end, historic houses.
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 country’s 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 and stone from scratch as well as how to repair historic, painted wood grain.
There is a limit of 8 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.
Now for the COVID part of this workshop. It is nearly impossible to keep 6 feet separation during class. We can keep separation at lunch and on the huge porch in the evenings. As such, I am requiring every student to provide proof of vaccination in advance of the class. I know it’s a pain, but there is no reason for us to put each other at risk. Sort of the new reality in the world. We were spotless before, but now we have serious COVID cleaning protocols for the Inn and the School, also for your safety. And of course, if you’re not feeling well, please do not come.
Tuition includes: fresh ground morning coffee and snacks; a home cooked lunch daily; a Certificate of Completion and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more workshop information call Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or email him, email@example.com.