Embellishing Your Work – Kelly Parker
EMBELLISHING YOUR WORK
GOLD LEAF – MILK PAINT – EBONIZING
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:
- 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
- February 20 @ 10:00 am
- February 21 @ 4:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- 2 Day, 2021 Classes, All, Decorative Arts & Inlay, Furniture Making, Level I, Speciality Classes, Virtual Classes
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