Intro to Faux Finishes Painting Techniques


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Instructor, Robin Lolya
Monday, October 21
10 am - 12 noon

Faux finishing and decorative painting has been around for thousands of years; from early cave paintings, the tombs of ancient Egypt, the plaster finishes of Mesopotamia and the ornate surfaces of the Roman Empire and the European Renaissance. It has made a resurgence in modern day design and only continues to evolve and grow in popularity. Please join us for a fun and informative demonstration on decorative painting and faux finishing by artist Robin Lolya, founder of Go With The Faux, a decorative painting and faux finishing company. In this demonstration you will learn how to do several finishes using a translucent mixture of latex paint and acrylic glaze manipulated with simple inexpensive tools such as chip brushes, sponges, rags and paper and plastic bags to create a variety of visual textures. Single process techniques that may be covered are strie, ragging, frottage and color washing. Surface preparation and application of finishes to larger areas, such as walls, will be demonstrated as well as smaller surfaces, such as furniture and accessories. Students will practice and create their own sample boards of several techniques to bring home. Robin Lolya is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design in fine arts and has been a painter and artist her entire life growing up and living in Westchester NY. Her faux finishing company has painted throughout Westchester, Fairfield County, New York City, New Jersey and surrounding areas for almost twenty years. Her work has been mentioned in Westchester Home and Garden magazine as well as other publications. Some of her customers over the years included some well known television personalities! She has recently become a resident of Southbury and has come down off of her ladder to share her tips and knowledge of decorative painting and faux finishing at Arts Escape. The fee for this hands-on demonstration is $15 supply fee. Seating is limited to 15.

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