Intensive weekend courses in Wood Graining and Imitation Marbling

 

Weekend Course Content:

  • Intermediate coverage and discussion on choice faux woods and faux marbles. 

  • Supported / guided practice.

  • Planned and prepped practical application.

  • Demonstrations, application support and correction guidance.

  • Individualised 1:1 support and guidance for hands on practice

  • Curtailed class size allows for individualised learning styles and focused 1:1 training. 

  • 18 hours of studio time

  • Active application and discussion on learned material.

  • Q&A time factored in.

  • Individual support and guidance

 

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Masterclass in Wood Graining and Imitation Marbling - Full week

Dates: On Request

Price: €900

1to1 training fee €1100

 

Full week Masterclass Course Content:

  • In-depth coverage and discussion on choice faux woods and faux marbles. 

  • Supported / guided practice day.

  • Planned and prepped practical application.

  • Demonstrations, application support and correction guidance.

  • Daily, Individualised 1:1 support and guidance for hands on practice

  • Curtailed class size allows for individualised learning styles and focused 1:1 training. 

  • 40 hours of studio time

  • Active application of discussed learned material.

  • Set time on the last day for Q&A

  • Individual and qualitative support and guidance

 

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Programme outline:

  • Study of graining and marbling: types, regions, brief history.

  • Understanding and using graining and marbling, glazes, palettes,

  • Understanding hand movement, pressure and specific brushstrokes.

  • How to properly use tools (brushes, steel combs, burlap, cork etc)

  • Discuss and review the basics of wood / marble structures and compositions. various ways wood / marble is cut.

  • Discuss colour, crystallization and overglaze.

  • Caring for your tools and other materials: proper storage and cleaning.

  • Overview of graining

  • How to prepare and use various kinds of glazes: oil / Water based.

 

Outcomes upon completion:

  • Created and completed your individual samples / Panels of graining / marbling

  • Have achieved a better understanding in wood graining / marbling.

  • Will have increased confidence in your approach.

  • Will receive the studios certificate of Professional Practice.

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Other Information:

Venue: SWR|DECArt Studio - North County Dublin Ireland. EIR Code D17XT81

Accommodation: Regarding accommodation for those that need it. We have an excellent relationship with the owners of the San Juan Guest house. A beautiful guest house that offer both B and B accommodation and self-catering accommodation, both of which are reasonable priced and located close to our studio and local amenities. Previous students, in fact all that have stayed there, have given excellent feedback on this lovely place to stay!  – please contact Cathy at  http://www.sanjuan-guesthouse.com/ Email: atsanjuanguesthouse@gmail.com Tel +353-1-8460424  Mobile : +353-(0)86 4024041

Applications: This course is suitable for beginners and seasoned professionals alike. For those wishing to undertake an in-depth, practical and professional practice orientated course in specialist decorative wood graining and faux marbles.

Instructor: Shane Ralph, Master Decorative Artist – Fellow of the Faculty of Decorative Arts, Member of the Irish Georgian Society, Member of the Scottish Association of Painting and Craft Teachers.

Certification: Students receive the studios certificate of professional practice.

 

Our model of teaching:

We run qualitative courses in specialist decorative arts. We believe that less is more and that quality rules over quantity. We ensure that the class sizes are limited to ensure an appropriate learning environment as we respect that everyone has a different learning style. We appreciate feedback and try to ensure that all have fun and a good learning experience when undertaking any of our courses.

 

Included in the course:

  • Tea coffee and refreshments.

  • WC facilities.

  • Our wit, wisdom and charm 😊

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Equipment needed: you will need to bring with you the following items and tools!

 

  • Clothing: A light jacket/ hoody/ fleece etc. We keep the studio at a light to moderate temp to ensure that the paints do not dry too quickly! So, if you feel the cold bring an extra layer!!

  • Brushes for Marbling

  • Brushes and combes for Wood graining.

Please use the contact us page should you have any other query's!