Learn Faux Bois - Faux Wood Graining @ School of Applied Arts: Denver, CO
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Faux Bois Course Details

Class title

216-C Wood Graining I

Next Class: Fall 2008


Class description
216-C Wood Graining I Learning the art of faux painting wood is both challenging and rewarding. Understanding the principle of this art is an essential step to becoming a true faux painter. In this two-day class you will explore the fundamentals of layering to achieve wood finishes. You will learn basic wood graining techniques and principles. The student will learn flogging, graining, extracting color, movement, and fractals. By the end of the class, you will understand how to employ wood graining tools and mediums, and you create two wood graining finishes. You will be taught how to recognize geometrical characteristics of wood and deliberately recreate those markings on your own. We will also practice matching color.
Subjects to be covered (lecture)
Flogging principles hr
Graining Principles 1 hr
Extracting color 1 hr
Movement hr
Fractals hr
Mediums 1 hr
Tools hr
History of Hand Painted Marble hr
Wood structure hr
Sealing and Protecting hr
Techniques to be covered (hands on)
Flogging 3 hr
Graining 3 hr
Glazing 3 hr
Top Coats hr
Materials and tools required


Waterborne Painting and Glazing tools

Oil Painting and Glazing tools

Water and Oil Artist Brushes
The Art of Faux by Pierre Finkelstein
André Martinez
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