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2024 Teacher Applications

Bryan

King

7036267900

Artifice, Inc.

Taught Before?

No

Mural Painting

PROFILE Owner of Artifice, Inc, a full service decorative arts company executing the finest in handcrafted murals and decorative finishes. Artifice, Inc has serviced the Washington D.C. metropolitan region since 1987 providing a full range of wall treatments including: faux finishes, Italian plasters, custom stenciling, gilding/gold leaf, with an emphasis on mural painting. EXPERIENCE — 1987-2024 President, Artifice, Inc. 1829 N. Quesada St. Arlington, VA — 1987-present -Executed two large focal ceilings for Christ the King Chapel, Christendom College in Front Royal,VA. Ceilings were finished in a deep blue faux fresco background with 214 23K gold leaf stars on the first ceiling at 90’, and a second ceiling at 50’ with 164 23K gold leaf stars. Also completed decorative surface treatments of intricate stencil work and patina for two side chapels. -Executed many large exterior murals in the DC metropolitan area including Georgetown, Clarendon, Arlington Courthouse, K Street, Vienna, Falls Church, Reston, Bailey’s Crossroads, Alexandria, and Silver Spring. -Member of Salon https://www.salonforever.net/, an international gathering of decorative artisans. Members are accepted by Jury only. Salon meets annually to showcase the finest practitioners of the decorative arts from around the world. 2014-present -Selected artisan to execute faux finishes for the U.S. Capital Visitors Center Exhibition Hall. Work included replicating the Red Levanto marble pilasters in the Senate, and the Black Portor marble columns in the House for the Exhibition Hall Theater. -Mural Instructor for Smithsonian Resident Associate Program -Painting Instructor Arlington Artist’s Academy - Completed murals and decorative finishes for many corporate clients including: IBM, Mobil Oil, Saatchi and Saatchi, Goodyear, AARP, Goodyear, Wilderness Society, British Aerospace, and Occidental Petroleum. - Mural work has been featured in the Washington Post, Washingtonian, and Home and Design Magazine EDUCATION Carnegie Mellon University 1975-1979 BFA Drawing /Summa Cum Laude Junior Class Award 1978 Cranbrook Academy of Art 1979-1981 MFA Painting Winner Carl Milles Award /partial tuition scholarship 1980. SKILLS As the owner of a decorative painting company I have acquired a wide variety of skills involving surface/ornamental finishes including gold and metallic leaf, Venetian/decorative plasters, stenciling, faux finishes/marble and wood, trompe-l’oeil, and custom wall treatments. I have also been responsible for all facets of running a business from marketing, writing proposals, bookkeeping, staying current on the latest trends, client relations, time management, and directing artisan employees across a wide variety of corporate and residential projects. I have executed 13 large exterior murals in the DC metropolitan area utilizing a wide variety of techniques. The work has required a knowledge of operating a swing scaffold, boom lift, scissor lift, and erection and breaking down of assorted scaffolding types. I have worked with exterior house paints, mural paints, and Keim mineral paint depending on the requirements of the project over many different substrates. AWARDS - Community Enhancement Beautification Award for the Spokes mural on the exterior facade of Spokes, Etc. bike shop, from the Town of Vienna, VA 2013 - -Winner Washington Building Congress Award for Craftsmanship for decorative faux marble work at Theodore Roosevelt Bank, Washington, DC. 1990.

muralFineArt

8Hours

Min.

6

Max.

15

Cost

300

Materials

I am assuming paint will be supplied by Golden Paint, and that cups for water, and rags can be supplied by IDAL. I will supply canvas and any necessary measuring and drawing materials.

Samples

1

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

Studnt will need to bring a selection of brushes of various sizes to be able to paint in large washes of color as well as fine detail. I will supply a detailed list of suggested brushes in advance. They should also bring a palette for mixing colors.
The course will provide an introduction to the art and technique of mural painting. Students will learn the fundamentals of mural design, composition, and execution. They will work on a mural in class that will explore various tools, methods, and materials used in mural painting, gaining the skills necessary to createe their own large scale artworks.Emphasis will be placed on developing proficiency in mural design principles and techniques, and learning how to plan and execute a mural from concept to completion.

Cathy

Rinn

301-412-5048

KellyBelleStudios

Taught Before?

Yes

Pattern, color, and texture using stencils

Cathy has been a professional artist demonstrating leadership and competence over a twenty-five year creatively focused career. Including 10 years as a skilled art educator honing her experience engaging, motivating, and guiding students with artistic goals. She is a successful artistic business owner committed to continuing training and education to provide students and clientele with high quality aesthetic experiences. Cathy has been a member of IDAL since 2005 and has chaired the Stenciling Certification program since 2012. She knows stenciling and loves to teach it!

graniningStencilGildingMarble

4Hours

Min.

8

Max.

12

Cost

0

Materials

Provided by instructor: stencils, paints, texture products, some tools

Samples

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

Students should bring: mini foam roller on handle, stencil brushes, small plastic putty knife, an old cotton button down shirt - hit the thrift store or raid your closet!
Class participants will make 4 to 5 samples using stencils to create layered “artworks” of color, pattern and texture using stencils

Cindy

Howard

8324531062

CRH Studios

Taught Before?

Yes

Min.

Max.

Cost

Materials

Samples

Ventilation

Student Tools

Dawn

Blackburn

6363464239

The Belladonna Lily

Taught Before?

No

Discover the Vibrant World of Alcohol Ink

I have been a Graphic Artist/Art Director for 40 years, the last 23 as owner of the Design/Marketing Firm, Fat Dog Creative. I have always been creative but most of my life I have found myself being creative for others. In Graphic Design/Marketing, there are rules one must follow, it is very structured. I needed to break away from that structure and find my artistic voice. So, 5 years ago, I decided it was time to be creative for myself. I had always wanted to learn how to watercolor, so every night I painted, and experimented with what the paints could do, and what I could do to make them my own. Along the way I added resin to the mix, then alcohol inks. I love each of these mediums because they allow me to let go and just be in the moment. With the fluid nature of these mediums you never truly know what the outcome will be. After about a year of painting and experimenting, I felt I had found my voice, time to see if anyone else felt the same. So I applied to sell my artwork at the Festival of the Little Hills in 2019. The reception at this Festival was incredible, I sold every painting I had done that year. From that one show, I was asked to be a featured artist at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center and the Hannibal Cultural Arts Center. Since then I have been featured 3 times at St. Peters Cultural Arts Center and told that no other featured artist has ever sold so many pieces of work. At the Hannibal Cultural Arts Center, every piece in the show sold. I continue to sell every year at Festival of the Little Hills and have started showing at Juried Art Festivals in Missouri and Iowa, hoping to add more shows in the future. Every show I have attended I am asked if I teach, this is something I have always wanted to do, but time has not allowed. I would be honored to teach at IDAL, and know that my experience as a business owner and Art Director, and my passion for creating with these mediums will allow me to be a good teacher.

muralFineArt

8Hours

Min.

7

Max.

35

Cost

349

Materials

Paper-various sizes, Ink, Resin, Final Boards, Tape, Butane Torch, X-ACTO knife, glue, Alcohol(sorry not the drinking kind), Tape, Gloves, Air Blower, Brushes, Mixing Cups, Paper Towel, Wax Paper, and Foam Plates. Everything you will need to create 2 finished pieces of work, several learning and experimental pieces.

Samples

2

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

None
Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in the captivating world of alcohol ink fine art with our dynamic and hands-on class. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a curious beginner, our class offers an exciting opportunity to explore the unique techniques and stunning effects of alcohol ink. In this engaging workshop, you'll learn from and experienced artist who will guide you through the fascinating process of working with alcohol inks. From mastering basic techniques to creating a finished work of art, you'll gain the skills and confidence to unleash your artistic potential. Throughout the class, you'll experiment with various tools and, discover how alcohol inks interact and blend to produce vibrant colors and mesmerizing patterns. With the freedom to explore your style and preferences, you'll create one-of-a-kind artwork that reflects your individuality and creativity. All materials will be provided, including alcohol inks, specialized papers, resin, and other essential tools. Technics Learned: Drop and Spread, Blending, Droplet, Lift-off, Heat/Air Application

Donna

Mock

5189440331

Classic Wall Finishes

Taught Before?

Yes

Is it Wallpaper or Faux?

I have been a professional decorative artist for 23 years. I have been a member of IDAL since 2007. We do all types of decorative paint and plaster finishes. We have done thousands of feet in Venetian Plaster and lime plaster. Stenciling in all over patterns is one of my favorite thing to do and have done some amazing projects. I do both residential and commercial work. I count two hotels in my portfolio and numerous restaurants, several office buildings and countless residential work. We love what we do.

graining Stencil Gilding Marble

8 Hours

Min.

8

Max.

15

Cost

350

Materials

We will provide all materials and sample boards for our students and some specialty tools to share with our students. We will provide written instructions for all finishes and small samples of the wallpaper we are replicating.

Samples

7

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

Trowels, artists brushes, stencil brushes, japan scrapers, paper plates for product, rags and container for water.
Our best selling paperless grass cloths, murals, barks, metallics and glass beads. No glue, no seams, no awkward corners. Beautiful alternatives to popular designer, wall coverings to offer your clients and designers. We also install high end wall coverings, when our designers insist, and know their benefits and deficiencies, we will recreate them in fabulous finishes that you and your clients can fully customize. We will show you the wallpaper and our interpretation.

Dora

Kearney

4025412588

Dora Creates

Taught Before?

Yes

Zentangle Walltangle with Dora

Fine Artist and Decorative Painter, Certified Zentangle Teacher and Color Specialist.

other

8Hours

Min.

6

Max.

0

Cost

300

Materials

Base Painted 16x20 paper, 3x3 paper tiles, Zentangle Student Kit, Golden paints and varnish

Samples

8

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

Black Posca Pen, Grey Posca Pen, brushes, pencil/ruler, chalk
Students will learn the Zentangle method, 4-5 basic patterns and shading, how to re-size patterns for large applications and students will create 3 sample boards for wall application.

Jennifer

Ferguson

5592871404

ARTISTIC PAINTING STUDIO

Taught Before?

Yes

Master the Art of Foiling

cabinetFurnitureFinishes

8Hours

Min.

10

Max.

30

Cost

350

Materials

Samples

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

Kathy

Taught Before?

No

Repurposing the Leftovers

I have been creating art since I was a young child. When I grew into adulthood, I became a Commercial Artist...way back in the days when things were still done by hand. I then changed with the times and became a Graphic Designer creating things electronically. During this period of time I began creating very detailed, realistic artwork with colored pencils as well as a few pointalism pieces. I entered several juried exhibits through the years and won multiple awards. In 2002 I started things anew and began my decorative painting business. I have studied with multiple teachers throughout the years. I served on the BOD of IDAL during which time I played an integral part of the change and new branding of SALI to IDAL. I have served in multiple positions, including President, for the regional chapter in Missouri, the Metro Artisans Guild. Pursuing my new career gave me the desire to loosen up in my fine art. I have created many pieces incorporating techniques and products I have learned and used along the way. I had a solo art exhibit displaying my new works that was very successful. I have created many commissioned pieces and have participated in multiple exhibits. My hope is to encourage and inspire students to use trusted materials, multiple substrates and tools in an artful an mentally challenging way.

muralFineArt

8Hours

Min.

5

Max.

15

Cost

325

Materials

All substrates will be provided. All canvas and styrene boards will be provided.

Samples

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

Favorite decorative rollers, trowels, chip brushes, Japan scraper, Ponca Markers and or Stabilo Woody 3 in One's (optional), a favorite poem or saying, wallpaper brush or stiff bristled brush.
Instead of leaving hundreds of dollars on a shelf because you've completed a job, MAKE ART! This class will focus on creating contemporary artwork utilizing Faux Effects products, glass beads, mica and other substrates to create a one-of-a-kind piece. I will bring a few of my pieces to discuss my thought process behind them. • We'll talk about how to make a unique piece of art as a special gift for that wonderful client. •We'll learn how picking a subject matter can spark your creativity. • We'll learn about color and how you can utilize it to evoke emotion. • We'll see how incorporating textures by using tools of the trade, produce depth and movement. I will be demonstrating and creating to help give you direction and inspiration for your pieces. You will leave with one 16" × 20" canvas creation and up to 6 more frameable boards. Since these are art pieces - which potentially could be translated to a focal wall - you will need to take your own notes. These will be YOUR creation. If time allows we will have a show and tell to inspire and encourage each other.

Kathy

Ohlsen

13147754200

Artfaux Creations

Taught Before?

No

I have been creating art since I was a young child. When I grew into adulthood, after college, I became a Commercial Artist...way back in the days when things were still done by hand. I then changed with the times and became a Graphic Designer creating things electronically. During this period of time I began creating artwork with colored pencils. I entered several juried exhibits through the years and won multiple awards, among them a Best of Show. In 2002 I started things anew and began my decorative painting business.

muralFineArt

8Hours

Min.

5

Max.

15

Cost

325

Materials

Samples

Ventilation

Student Tools

Michael

Cooper

6153007276

Murals & More

Taught Before?

Yes

Q&A - also demo tools and brushes

Michael Cooper is well into his third decade of painting large-scale custom wall murals. He also provides decorative finishes, Venetian Plasters, Trompe L’oeil, and hand-painted large-scale graphics and signage. Mike started Murals & More LLC in 1990 with his wife and business partner, Mickie, and since then he has designed and painted everything from small interior residential projects to enormous hotel interiors, massive exterior highway painting projects and fabulous Public Art installations. Also an accomplished decorative painter, Mike has transformed many surfaces into amazing faux brick, intricate marble and classic Italian Plaster. He is internationally renowned for his attention to detail and his ability to create realistic and whimsical trompe l’oeil murals. People have simply been amazed at discovering what they thought was a series of wrought iron balconies or a clumsily placed ladder was actually a flat painted surface. With the encouragement of his wife, Cooper founded Murals & More LLC after painting murals as a hobby for nearly his entire life. His first association with a mural was actually in his hometown of Memphis, in the first grade, (too many years ago!) where his winning drawings were incorporated into a large tile mural, which still exists today. Even though his specialty is custom, large-scale wall murals and decorative finishes, Michael has also provided his clients with painted furniture, ceiling murals, floor cloths, backdrops, canvas murals and many other specialty items. His most recent commercial projects include a 30’ x 120’ trompe l’oeil floral wall for a newly-built residential subdivision, a 35’ x 140’ tribute to the history of Pontotoc, Mississippi; a 200’ wall for an invitation-only mural festival in Illinois, and a 60’ Welcome Postcard in beautiful Franklin, TN., his home for the last 3 decades. He and his mural artist crew just completed a 10’ x 22’ Trompe L’oeil mural for a Spring Hill bank, featuring photo-realistic “Polaroids” of over a dozen of the bank’s locations; a 30’ x 60’ hometown tribute to Charlie Daniels, in Mt. Juliet, TN.; a massive 200’ graphic for Guy Fieri in Pigeon Forge, TN.; and “ghost wall” murals on two dilapidated barns in College Grove, TN. (And that’s not even mentioning his residential projects!) In order to share his over 30 years of experience as a professional mural artist, Michael (and Mickie!) has also been teaching classes in the art and business of mural painting in their large Franklin studio, as well as mural painting seminars throughout the country. He has authored an instructional DVD on “How to Paint Murals”, and he has his own line of custom mural brushes (the Michael Cooper Signature Series) - check out the link on his website! He is a member of the Community Relations Board for the Frist Art Museum, a member of the Franklin Public Arts Commission, a member of the Engagement Committee for the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, an avid racquetball player, a beginning Pickleball enthusiast, and, in his spare time (really?!), Mike plays a decent 12 string guitar and a mean djembe. All with a new knee! …AND MOST IMPORTANTLY… …if it weren’t for his amazing wife, Mickie, he wouldn’t be here at all!

muralFineArt

4Hours

Min.

12

Max.

24

Cost

0

Materials

N/A

Samples

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

N/A
My proposal is this: I have over 30 years experience painting interior and exterior murals. I want to have a Q&A class where people can ask any question they have, including (but not limited to): how to paint on difficult surfaces, what type of paint is best for what situations, best types of brushes, how to paint straight lines, best types of projectors, negotiating with clients, how to get new business, tax questions, copyright info, trompe l’oeil procedures, perspective, light and shadow, how to price a project, how to use aerial lifts, best type of scaffolding, etc. I can’t think of any question that would be off-limits. OK, rather than personal. 😎

Michelle

Bergman

8592502530

Michelle Bergman Studio

Taught Before?

Yes

Land, Sky and Sea - Works of Nature in Plaster

Michelle is a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky and has a teaching and working studio - Michelle Bergman Studio in Independence, Ky. Every step of Michelle’s journey has included creativity in some fashion. Give her anything to use with her hands - paper, paint, pencils, fabric - and she is a happy girl. She’s a lover of all things creative, and feels that it is just part of her DNA. Ever since Sister Mary Helen pointed out in fifth grade art class that trees don’t look like lollipops, Michelle learned to be an observer of nature, textures, and the complexity of colors. She studied fine art all through high school and college with a prominent local artist and majored in graphic design in college. During that time, she began her business, Design Works and took on any commissions she could including sign painting and lettering on drag race cars to get a wide range of experience. After 14 years in the graphic design world, Michelle changed her focus to get back to a hands-on career in the arts that worked better with a family of four children and a hardworking husband. Experimenting with finishes in her own home, and a desire to help others make their homes beautiful and comfortable, she began doing decorative finishing in homes and businesses. More than 25 years into it, Michelle has painted everything from walls to cabinets and furniture to murals and designs on canvas and glass. Her work has been featured in home shows including Homearama, Citirama and Best of the West, as well as Venue magazine. Behind the scenes, Michelle has devoted a substantial amount of time traveling around the country to teach new finishes to other professionals and studying with accomplished artisans to keep up with the latest trends, expanding her practice of art and feeding her creative soul. She has recently opened an online teaching platform to reach artists all over the country.

plaster

8Hours

Min.

6

Max.

20

Cost

295

Materials

All substrates for samples, all plasters, paints and supplies, miscellaneous tools for mark making and textures

Samples

5

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

Stainless trowel, Japan scrapers, chip brushes, catalyst tool, artist brushes
Nature provides the perfect subject to create stunning finishes for custom mural style walls or art. In this class we will use a selection of plasters to create minimalist landscape and seascape scenes. -Use unconventional tools to create textures and pattern -Learn to create the suggestion of movement and depth -Learn simple tips to “paint” details that add a touch of realism -Discuss alternate colorways for each design to create additional samples on your own -Learn to translate the samples into pieces of art to add to your portfolio

Michelle

Bergman

8592502530

Michelle Bergman Studio

Taught Before?

Yes

Wet Paint - Watercolor Looks for Walls and Art

Michelle is a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky and has a teaching and working studio - Michelle Bergman Studio in Independence, Ky. Every step of Michelle’s journey has included creativity in some fashion. Give her anything to use with her hands - paper, paint, pencils, fabric - and she is a happy girl. She’s a lover of all things creative, and feels that it is just part of her DNA. Ever since Sister Mary Helen pointed out in fifth grade art class that trees don’t look like lollipops, Michelle learned to be an observer of nature, textures, and the complexity of colors. She studied fine art all through high school and college with a prominent local artist and majored in graphic design in college. During that time, she began her business, Design Works and took on any commissions she could including sign painting and lettering on drag race cars to get a wide range of experience. After 14 years in the graphic design world, Michelle changed her focus to get back to a hands-on career in the arts that worked better with a family of four children and a hardworking husband. Experimenting with finishes in her own home, and a desire to help others make their homes beautiful and comfortable, she began doing decorative finishing in homes and businesses. More than 25 years into it, Michelle has painted everything from walls to cabinets and furniture to murals and designs on canvas and glass. Her work has been featured in home shows including Homearama, Citirama and Best of the West, as well as Venue magazine. Behind the scenes, Michelle has devoted a substantial amount of time traveling around the country to teach new finishes to other professionals and studying with accomplished artisans to keep up with the latest trends, expanding her practice of art and feeding her creative soul. She has recently opened an online teaching platform to reach artists all over the country.

muralFineArt

8Hours

Min.

20

Max.

6

Cost

295

Materials

Art cambric canvas to make samples on, all paints and supplies and extra tools for mark making will be provided.

Samples

5

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

Watercolor artist brushes, catalyst tool, water spray bottle
Learn to create big, bold watercolor style designs using conventional faux finishing products in unconventional ways. Serene vibes, eye-catching botanicals and a fresh take on beachy washes can be created on walls or canvas giving you a broad range of options for your clients and designers. If you are contemplating a transition from working on walls or want to add new artistic outlets to your portfolio, these finishes are designed to be used on multiple substrates. In class we’ll complete 5 samples and I’ll share alternate colorways for the finishes that you can create at home.

 -Learn to manipulate well-known decorative finishing products to create bold watercolor looks.
 -Add samples to your portfolio that will appeal to clients and designers looking for a custom handpainted botanical inspired wallpaper style
 -Receive recipes, tips and alternate colorways for the designs that you can complete at home. 
 -Take advantage of my product knowledge and “outside the box” direction to set you up for success.

Rachel

Knigge

281-839-9451

FLOORmaps Incorporated

Taught Before?

No

Vinyl Destinations

Rachel Knigge is a highly influential figure in the concrete industry and the esteemed owner/creative director of Floormaps, Inc. Her passion for the art of stenciling has not only fostered creativity but also served as a profound source of inspiration for countless individuals. With an impressive 18-year tenure in the industry, she has had the incredible opportunity to showcase her exceptional work on renowned projects for Target, Google, Microsoft, Marvel Comics, and many others.

other

8Hours

Min.

6

Max.

8

Cost

400

Materials

Masking Tape, Masking paper, envelope cutters, squeegees, water bottle w/ water, *Prevals with Glass Jars or chargeable air-sprayer, eraser, marking pencil, sharp picking tools, precision blade pens, color product, additional color products for variety still TBD.

Samples

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

FLOORmaps will provide all tools for the class
Embark on a journey of cultural enrichment as FLOORmaps intertwines diverse artistic expressions sourced from around the globe. Each year, we spotlight an artist hailing from a distinct locale, inviting you to partake in the creation of your very own masterpiece. Embrace the intricacies of our multi-layer stencil techniques, complemented by the nuanced application of water-based colors through precision air-sprayer applicators. Join us in a captivating journey where creativity knows no bounds and cultural exploration knows no limits.

Renee

Smith

4796445989

Rainy Day Vintage, LLC

Taught Before?

No

Abstract Landscape Canvas Art

Renee Smith is an accomplished artist and the visionary behind Rainy Day Vintage, where she serves as both the artist and owner. With a multifaceted talent, she extends her creative influence as a writer, educator, and as a curator of timeless creativity for The Turquoise Iris Journal. Renowned for her distinctive use of moody colors and an intuitive style, Renee's artistic journey began on furniture and has since expanded to encompass canvas, mixed media journals, and wood art. Her intuitive florals and landscapes bear her signature textured depth, making her work easily recognizable and deeply resonant. As the founder of RDV Prints, a faith-based printing company, Renee caters to artists seeking to explore new avenues of revenue through art prints. She is dedicated to fostering artistic growth. Through her engaging Real Talk Mondays, Self-Talk Tuesdays, workshops, and commission work, as well as her insightful writing, she empowers others to embark on and expand their artistic journeys. Renee's intuitive approach not only nurtures creativity but also instills confidence, helping individuals trust their instincts and discover their unique artistic voice and style. Her passion for infusing light and joy into the world through art shines through every aspect of her work, inspiring others to embrace the transformative power of creativity.

muralFineArt

4Hours

Min.

15

Max.

30

Cost

250

Materials

Each attendee will be provided with a 16 x 20 stretched canvas, paints, brushes, pallet knives, towel and paper pallet on which to mix their colors mix colors. No easels are needed as this style art is done on flat surface.

Samples

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

Students will need to bring a mister bottle of water and an apron to protect clothing from paints.
This art class is an exploration of texture use to craft stunning landscapes on canvas. We'll dive into the world of acrylics and palette knives, embracing a minimal use of brushes to unlock the full potential of texture in your artwork. Say goodbye to rigid expectations of perfection, and hello to the beauty found in imperfections, as we discover how they can add depth and movement to your creations. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just beginning your artistic adventure, this class promises to inspire and delight. Together, we'll experiment, explore, and unleash our creativity to produce beautiful and truly unique works of art.

Robin

Belisle

7346587811

FAUX COUTURE

Taught Before?

Yes

Robin Belisle is a self taught artist that began her decorative painting career in 1998 after an extraordinary encounter with a faux finishing class. From there, she made a pointed decision to become the best decorative painter she could be and searched out award winning designers and builders to work with. She has travelled to Italy, Paris, many times to Morocco and all over the world leaving her mark on homes and hotels in need of artistic interpretation. This in turn has helped her hone her craft and create many signature finishes based on her travels. and she has been featured in magazine articles, at trade show and the local news as trends to watch. She began teaching in her own studio and then taught many classes across the US. She joined the Board of Directors for the International Decorative Artisans league (IDAL) as education chair. As that chapter drew to a close, she knew she would eventually be teaching more. She has since joined other instructors on THE PAINT HIVE teaching online decorative painting classes.

wallFinishes

Min.

Max.

Cost

Materials

Samples

Ventilation

Student Tools

TobeyRenee

Sanders

4044012313

TheFauxPro Design Studio

Taught Before?

Yes

Luxe & Glam Designer Finishes

Personal Bio Tobey Renee Sanders Tobey R. Sanders has more than 20 years’ experience in Decorative Arts, and is widely recognized for her faux finish techniques and stunning line of contemporary art. In 2007, Tobey launched FauxDecor Design Studio – a creative Interior Design/Decorative Arts studio based in Atlanta, GA that specializes in creating Unique Design Solutions (UDS) and custom designer wall techniques for residential & commercial spaces. Complementary to our staff is our network of industry practitioners, supporters, and businesses that we leverage to create a sustainable ecosystem for a continuum of development beyond our initial contact with our design scholars. Tobey specializes in Plasters, such as Glassello, Lusterstone and Marmorino. She’s widely known for her popular GlamRock Mica Finishes and Diamond Glass technique. In 2015 Tobey created “Faux With The Pro”, a series of hands-on decorative painting workshops that empowers men and women with the knowledge and skill set to open their own decorative painting companies. Her experiential learning lab was created for the purpose of adding another dimension to this nontraditional career path. This hands-on training center was designed to empower individuals to pursue a career in Faux Finishing and the Arts eliminating fears of the difficulty to develop the skills and the notion that it isn’t a family-sustaining career. Building on this premise; in 2019 she launched her online Business Training for Decorative Painters called “TheFauxPro Studio. The online Decorative Painting training was created to reach a wider audience providing a more cost-effective way for individuals to learn a new skill set in a short amount of time. Tobey has inspired so many individuals with the passion for art and design, to follow their dreams and make their passion a paycheck. Since conception, her client list has included design firms and developers in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC, as well as celebrities, entertainers, and athletes across the nation. She has also been featured on HGTV’s Smart Home, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Vh1’s K Michelle’s: My Life. Her faux finished rooms have been showcased in numerous publications such as, Black Enterprise The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Washington Spaces Magazine, Season Magazine, and Living Spaces Magazine. Tobey strives to give each client a truly unique finish that matches their vision. She believes in maintaining the highest levels of commitment and quality of work for each client. Whatever your faux finishing needs may be, you’ll always experience faux finishing at its best with FauxDécor.

wallFinishes

8Hours

Min.

8

Max.

30

Cost

395

Materials

Mica Glazes Plasters Scissors Roller cover/handle Tape Glue Chip Brushes Sample boards Metallic Paint

Samples

6

Ventilation

No

Student Tools

Skill Level: Any Tools To Bring: Trowel, Acrylic Brayer, 4 inch foam brushes (6) Products Used: Various mediums, including Sandstone, Palette Deco and LusterStone
Class Outline: If you’re interested in offering high end finishes to your Posh clientele, then this is the workshop for you. This workshop will introduce NEVER BEFORE SEEN Mica colors. Mica is a beautiful technique that can be installed almost everywhere. It's not Paint!! It's not Plaster!! Mica is actual thinly shaved pieces of rock. In this workshop you will learn how to apply Mica to walls, ceilings and canvas. Students will learn how to infuse Diamond Glass into mica finishes, as well as, fine crystals, plasters and metallic glazes. Students will be given a How-To guide, with specific installation instructions, including proper topcoats and protective coatings. Students will be creating gorgeous portfolio samples. This portfolio can be used to sell Mica to designers and clients. Mica is so stunning, your designers will be sure to select it for their projects, and your posh clients will be sure to love it in their home. It's the perfect touch of opulence in any space!! This training class will cover: 1. This training class will focus specifically on the installation of Mica on ceilings and walls. 2. You will learn how to qualify your clients over the phone, to make sure that Mica is the appropriate technique for their home, office, or commercial space. 3. You'll learn how to properly prep and cover surfaces for your projects. 4. You'll create Mica samples to enhance your portfolio. 5. You will learn how to combine different mediums to custom tint Mica. 6. You will learn how to protect Mica, using various topcoats.