Upcoming events

    • 01/18/2019
    • 504 East St. Charles Rd. Carol Stream, IL 60188

    Faux By Kathy - OPEN HOUSE - Jan. 18th 

    $25 CREATIVE PLAY DAY with Mave Alft of Metropolis 

    Spend the day for $25.00 to make unlimited amount of samples.  Each participant will be creating their own sample boards. Casual,inspirational and relaxing. This is not a class.


    We have been busy redecorating CIFF Studio. Come and check-out the new and exciting direction FBK is taking. Guarantteed to knock your socks off.


    Spend the day learning, decorating, and networking with fellow like minded artist in the Midwest and beyond.

    Location: 504 East St. Charles Rd. Carol Stream, IL 60188

    • 01/25/2019
    • (CST)
    • 01/27/2019
    • (CST)
    • 504 East St. Charles Rd. Carol Stream, IL 60188

    Ed Gonet has been in business since 1995 and resides in Springfield, Illinois, a town steeped in history. One of the first to take a one-on-one master’s class with Mike MacNeil, Ed explored the rich history of faux painting where and learned techniques from Thomas Kershaw, a famous marbler and grainer of the mid 1800’s. Ed was given access to Thomas Kershaw’s recipes, which he has been playing with and tweaking in every way an artist does until they become their own. After hours of perfecting the recipes, he developed results he was thrilled with and continues to use successfully to this day.

    Through step-by-step instruction, Ed will teach the formulas he uses to create a foundation of wood graining and marbling that most people will never come across through books. There isn’t anything like the concepts he is doing.

    A total of eight samples will be completed.

    Wood graining:

    • English Walnut
    • Walnut Burrel
    • Quarter Sawn Oak
    • Crotch Mahogany 


    • Carrara
    • Verde Mare
    • Antique Siena
    • Fusion Granite

    January 25th, 26th, 27th 

    9:00am – 3:00pm 

    Cost: $750

    Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes

    504 East St. Charles Rd.
    Carol Stream, IL 60188

    Tools will be supplied for use during class.

     All skill levels welcome

    • 07/17/2019
    • 07/21/2019
    • Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

    Save the date!! 
    Gilding conference 2019
    (possible social events before and/or after)
    Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

    Classes June 17-21

IDAL Contact  info:
415 S. Sharon Amity Rd., Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28211

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