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Embellishing Your Work – Kelly Parker

February 20 - February 21 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm $155
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Join Kelly Parker for a 2-day zoom class and hands-on adventure as you explore the art and science of embellishing wood.

Surface embellishment is a way to add visual interest and value to your work.  It can be used to differentiate good work from work that is truly remarkable.

Imagine opening a cabinet door and being greeted by a burst of color or delighting in the texture of a carved drawer front.  Consider the visual impact of ebonized legs supporting a tabletop or the discovery of the gilded interior of a box.  These are all examples of ways embellishment can be used to enhance a project.  These techniques can be used on furniture, turned objects, boxes, and more.  They can even be used to transform a cheap, mass-produced item into a lovely, thoughtful gift.

In this action-packed technique class, students will learn a variety of ways to embellish their work.  In between demos, there will be plenty of time for hands-on practice of the techniques.  Students will be encouraged to play and explore as they learn to take their work to a whole new level of WOW!

You will learn about:

  • ebonizing
  • gilding with metal leaf
  • creating textures
  • using milk paint
  • color with texture
  • texture with gilding
  • whichever combo your heart desires!

The end goal of this technique-based class isn’t a finished piece.  Rather we want to explore a new design vocabulary to enhance our future work.

Tools Needed:  CLICK HERE

Materials & Books Needed: A kit is provided with any additional materials and tools not shown on the Tool List.

Class Dates and Times

All times shown are in EST

******Saturday Feb 13th 10am – 11am – This is a prep period****

Saturday Feb 20th 4pm – 6pm

Sunday Feb 21th 4pm – 6pm


Tuition: $110 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: $45
One time registration Fee: $45


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