Basic Techniques for Furniture Painting
Prerequisite: Open to all
Thursdays, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Begins April 4, 8 sessions
Required for all students, this is the foundational training for all subsequent courses at the Isabel O'Neil Studio. Students learn techniques including surface preparation, paint application, antiquing, waxing, and varnishing on practice boards and execute them on a small piece of furniture, commonly a chair or table.
By the end of the course the apprentice has rendered an expertly-painted piece of furniture, its best features carefully accented, and its surface enhanced with the patina of gentle aging. Most importantly, an awareness of the discipline of craftsmanship and a keen appreciation for detail has been fostered.