Upcoming events

    • 06/08/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/09/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mr. Faux Studio

    Gary Lord is one of my Faux Hero’s, I have had his books for decades... We are proud to have him teach at Mr. Faux Studio - 5 minutes away from Dulles International Airport (IAD), 30 Minutes outside Washington DC... Great Destination Class!!

    This class will teach you Gary's Top 10 techniques that are popular in todays design market. No matter what your skill level is this class has something to offer to you. The class will focus on understanding many of the new products in todays decorative painting field like Galaxy Stone, Luna, Nu Villa, Shatter, and specialty tools. It will also focus on perfecting age old troweling techniques, embedded and raised designs, all the while being geared to high quality at a production pace. This class is a great value to help build your design and product knowledge to help enhance your market value. But perhaps the most important aspect is the knowledge that will be shared about Gary's design making process. Gary's award winning designs has helped his decorative painting contracting company win Best Decorative Painting Company in the nation 9 different times. These finishes that I am teaching in my Top 10 selling finishes are designs that I am currently doing right now as a decorative painting contractor. We just completed a large job where some of these designs were used. My company will be entering this project into PDCA Top Job awards again in hopes of winning another national award for our work.

    But perhaps the most important aspect of this class is the knowledge that will be shared about the method behind Gary's design's. 

    Mr. Faux's Studio, 506 Shaw Rd, Ste 309, Sterling, Virginia 20166

    Please come and join me at Chris Burke's studio so we can share our love of art together."

    • 06/11/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/12/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Faux Time Design, 241 HERBERT AVENUE CLOSTER, NJ 07624 PHONE: (201) 657-4951

    Gary Lord’s Award Winning Finishes & Restoration Hardware – TWO DAY CLASS

    JUNE 11 & 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Over the course of two days, you will learn the the secrets behind some of Gary’s most renowned Award Winning Finishes.  These finishes are considered some of the most popular in today’s design market.  


    Please visit www.fauxtimedesign.com for more information.

    • 06/17/2018
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 06/18/2018
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Windy City Studios LLC in Chicago, IL

    Marbling & Woodgraining Foundations 

    Sun-Mon June 17-18th. Price is $495 to learn these beautiful techniques. 

    (Sign up by May 10 for $445, Early Bird Price! A $50 Discount!)

    In this 2 day course, Master Artisan Instructor Patrick Laheyne will teach you how to recreate wood and marble using paint techniques on a smooth surface. You will bring home your completed panels with a newfound love of this ancient art form.

    Special Early Bird Pricing is in affect til May 10th! $50 off Foundations and $100 off Advanced! Only $445 for Marbling & Woodgraining Foundations Class 


    • 06/19/2018
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 06/22/2018
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Windy City Studios LLC @ Chicago, IL

    Advanced Marbling Workshop 

     Tuesday-Friday, June 19-22nd. Price is $1395. 

    (Sign up by May 10th for $100 Early Bird Discount)

    In this 4 day course, students will expand their knowledge of hand painted marble and create an intricate panel using various types of marble species. Guest Instructor Patrick Laheyne will be demonstrating techniques and application methods and providing encouragement and insight for future application possibilities.

    Special Early Bird Pricing is in affect til May 10th, $100 off Advanced Marbling!

    Sign up today!


    • 07/29/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/30/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Faux Time Design, 241 HERBERT AVENUE CLOSTER, NJ 07624 PHONE: (201) 657-4951

    Diane Corso’s Drop Dead Gorgeous MICA Walls & Ceilings – TWO DAY CLASS

    JULY 29 & 30, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM;  $695

    This is a ONE OF A KIND class to learn the art of using MICA in your wall and ceiling designs.  Mica Rock Paper is an exclusive product made solely for Diane Corso’s Mica Revolution.

    Over the course of two days, you will learn how to create dynamic finishes and designs with MICA.  Diane will show you the secrets to installing these amazing finishes on ceilings and accent walls, including adhesion techniques, seaming, corners, estimates and marketing.  These finishes are considered some of the most popular in today’s design market.  

    For more information, visit www.FauxTimeDesign.com

    • 10/01/2018
    • (PDT)
    • 10/06/2018
    • (PDT)
    • Lynne Rutter Studio, San Francisco

    Mural Master Class with Pascal Amblard

    October 1-6, 2018

    instructor:  Pascal Amblard

    Work side by side with renowned French master muralist Pascal Amblard, as he shows you his process for designing and painting murals quickly and beautifully! This intensive 6 day workshop emphasizes design and individual style. As a participating artist you will design and paint your own full-sized mural, and may customize your work, according to your aspirations and level of experience. Class is limited to a small group of 5 to 8 artists. Demonstrations of painting technique and individualized instruction will help you achieve your painting goals. 

    Class is held in a fully-equipped working mural studio.

    Location: Lynne Rutter Studio, San Francisco

    reservations now being accepted here: http://www.lynnerutter.com/classes.php?class=27

    • 10/11/2018
    • 10/22/2018
    • Agriturismo La Campana

    Le Marche/Rome Artisan Tour

     Hosted by Prismatic Painting Studio

    Save $195 if you sign up before May 1st!

    Come join Alison Woolley and Gary Lord on another fun filled art tour in the Le Marche region of Italy. This is perhaps one of the most picturesques regions in all of Italy for the variety of scenery it offers. You will see spectular views of the Adriatic Sea and the majestic Apennine Mountains. AARP considers this region one of the top places in the world to retire. https://www.wanderingitaly.com/maps/marche-guide.html

    We will be based out of the working Agriturismo La Campana 

    http://www.agriturismolacampana.it/en/contatti-en.html. We will tour the Le Marche region from here as well as hold our art workshop classes here. We will take a class on natural dyes made from plants from a leading expert in Italy and Europe and learn the secrets of plant dyeing, their properties and preparation of natural fibers and tissue, and take the first steps in the hand-dyeing. The ancient dyeing art testifies to the vitality of a world of beauty, elegance and craftsmanship that deserves to be known and practiced.

    Alison and Gary will also teach a combination of finishes suitable for application on walls, ceilings, fabrics or furniture that will co-ordinate with the natural use of materials.

    After enjoying the beatiful LeMarche region we will travel into Rome for 3 days to explore this ancient city in all of its glory.
    • 10/16/2018
    • 10/21/2018
    • Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC
    • 338

    Welcome to 2018 IDAL Convention Registration!

    We are delighted to offer Decorative Artisans and Industry Partners this amazing experience at the Grandover Resort & Spa in Greensboro, North Carolina for the 2018 IDAL Convention. 

    How excited are you to visit High Point Market, and be up close and personal with all the New Trends? Are you ready to network with other Decorative Painters from across the country and the globe? Want new finish ideas to reload your inspiration catalogue? How about diving into the industry genius pool and learn some new business concepts? You are in the right place!

    IDAL 2018 Convention Member Registration Fee: $50.00 (USD)
    Early Pricing for Member Registration is $50. After Sept. 1st, price increases to $75.  This Registration type includes Trip from Grandover Resort to High Point Market, Explore the EXPO, Designer Challenge, Cocktail Party, Live Music, and more. First timer? An IDAL Pal will welcome and assist you.

    IDAL 2018 Convention Non-Member Registration Fee: $120.00 (USD)
    Early pricing for Non-Member registration is $120. After Sept. 1st, price increases to $145. This Registration type includes One Year IDAL Membership at Individual level, Trip from Grandover Resort to High Point Market, Explore the EXPO, Designer Challenge, Cocktail Party, Live Music, and more. An IDAL Pal will welcome you and assist you.

    • 10/17/2018
    • 10/21/2018
    • Greensboro, NC

    IDAL 2018 Convention, THINK IDAL for all your Decorative Painting needs!

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