Faux Finishing Courses: Decorative Metal Finishing & Faux Paint Finishes @ School of Applied Arts
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Class title

202-F Deciphering Finishes

Next Class: Fall 2008


Class description
202-F Deciphering Finishes Have you ever wondered, "How did they do that?" In spite of the way it feels, every decorative painter and plasterer can solve that mystery. The overall objective of this one-day course is to enable you to decipher and identify mediums, techniques, and tools used in decorative finishes. This will give you the skills to mimic not only finishes but replicate things found in the environment, i.e. wood, marble, stone, aged walls, etc… You will be able to translate these techniques and apply them to wall surfaces. Plenty of hands-on exercises help you refine your deciphering skills. Using a unique worksheet developed by Andre' Martinez you will open the door to the ability to copy anything.
Subjects to be covered (lecture)
Layering Theory/ Finish structure 1hr
Extracting color ½ hr
Identifying mediums 1 hr
Deciphering finishes (group discussion) 2 hrs
Translating to walls 1
Techniques to be covered (hands on)
Extracting color ½ hr
Layering 1 ½ hr
Hiding your method of application ½ hr
Materials and tools required

André Martinez
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