Upcoming events

    • 08/24/2017
    • (PDT)
    • 08/26/2017
    • (PDT)
    • Lynne Rutter Studio, San Francisco, CA

    Florentine Gilding Techniques
    3 Day gilding and painting workshop 
    with Special Guest Instructor: Alison Woolley of Florence, Italy

    This three-day workshop focuses on decorating wooden panels and mouldings using time-honored Italian gilding techniques. Learn to gild wooden furniture and frames, as well as architectural elements for interiors; create lovely rich works of art and accessories using gold and silver leaf, paint, and Florentine methods such as water gilding, punch-work, incising, and sgraffito as well as mordant (oil) gilding, painting and finishing techniques. 

    Open to all levels: participants may choose their projects according to their level of experience. 

    More info/sign up: 


    • 08/28/2017
    • (PDT)
    • 08/30/2017
    • (PDT)
    • Lynne Rutter Studio, San Francisco, CA

    Renaissance Finishes + Contemporary Design
    3 Day Workshop | Instructor: Alison Woolley 

    We are thrilled to welcome Alison Woolley of Florence, Italy to teach this new workshop using early Renaissance techniques of gesso grounds, rich pigment colours, gilded surfaces, polish and patina, to create finishes that are both timeless and contemporary. 
    Learn to use traditional Florentine materials such as gilders gesso, earth pigments and oxides, natural paint mediums, waxes and polishes to create the beautiful rich patterns and finishes seen in early Renaissance art. The beauty of these materials has never been surpassed for creating outstanding furniture finishes,  frames, cabinetry, and decorative panels that will attract attention in the most refined contemporary interiors.

    more info/sign up: 


    • 10/17/2017
    • 10/22/2017
    • Greensboro, NC
    • 204

    October 17 - 22, 2017 
    IDAL Conference & High Point Market
    Grandover Resort & Spa in Greensboro, NC

    This is it! Our most important event of the year and we have the opportunity to reach approx. 75,000 Designers and Industry Partners. Also, we'll have exposure to leaders in the Furniture Industry.

    Join us for Workshops & Business Classes
    taught by experts in our field.

    You won't want to miss this! Any creative business that wants to be successful needs to keep their eyes open for new trends. What better way for IDAL members to get a leg up in our Industry than be in the Heart of the Decorative World?! 
    Walls, Fabrics, Art, Furniture, Furnishings....Be in the know when we visit High Point Market in October. Know what your designers & builders want.
    With new & exciting ideas in mind, we'll then have workshops to create our fresh concepts. We're also raising the bar with exciting business sessions.

    Registration is Open!  #IamIDAL

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504 E. St. Charles Rd
Carol Stream, IL 60188 
(630) 776-0040

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