201-F Understanding Mediums : School of Applied Arts : Denver, CO
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201-F Understanding Mediums

Next Class: Dec 19th; Mar 20th 2007; June 19th 2007


Class description
201-F Understanding Mediums Knowing what paints and plasters are made of is crucial to the professional decorative painter. In the life of a decorative painter and plasterer most of thetime you are pushing the limits of technology attempting to create the perfect finish for your client. This constant experimentation with paint and plaster leads you to a few questions like: What is paint? What is plaster really? In this one-day class, you will learn paint, glaze, and plaster mediums. You will understand composition, binders, solvents, fillers, and driers. Also, you will learn how to use, make, and customize mediums to achieve certain compositions, drying times, textures, etc. You will have a better understanding of how mediums can be translated into a decorative finish by learning the base compositions of mediums that make up the finish and how to manipulate them.
"After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity and form".
-Albert Einstein
"You have to learn the rules to break them properly"
-Dalai Lama
Subjects to be covered (lecture)
Paint Composition 1 hr

Plaster composition 1 hr

Glaze composition 1 hr

Binders 3 1/2 hrs

Solvents 1 hr

Fillers 1/2 hr

Driers 1/2 hr
Techniques to be covered (hands on)
Paint making 1hr
Glaze making 1 hr
Plaster making 1 hr
Materials and tools required

André Martinez
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