Upcoming events

    • 07/06/2017
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    • 07/08/2017
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    • Lynne Rutter Studio, San Francisco, CA

    July 6-8, 2017  
    18th Century French Ornament 
    Three-Day Intensive Workshop

    Instructor: Pascal Amblard

    In this exciting new three-day class, renowned French decorative artist Pascal Amblard will teach the methods of painting the graceful Rococo ornament of 18th century France. Ornament is once again on-trend in decorative painting, and Pascal Amblard is one of the living masters of this style. 
    Participating artists will paint an ornamental "Turquerie" panel 35"x 40" featuring hand painted vases and figures and stylized ornament suitable for framing, or for use as wall decor, panel ornament, or cabinet inset. Classwork will include choosing colors and materials, effective brushwork, techniques for creating fine gilt "rehauss√©" highlights. 

    Lynne Rutter Studio, San Francisco, California 

    sign up and more info:   http://www.lynnerutter.com/classes.php?class=35

    • 07/10/2017
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    • 07/17/2017
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    • Lynne Rutter Studio, San Francisco, CA

    Monday, July 10 - Monday July 17, 2017

    Mural Master Class with Pascal Amblard            

    7 Day Intensive Master Class  

    location:  Lynne Rutter Studio, San Francisco, CA

    Easily the most important class you can take as a professional mural artist!  

    This seven-day intensive course is a rare opportunity for those wanting to design and paint on a grand scale. Learn to create from start to finish, large-scale murals with landscape, architecture, and figures.  Work side by side with French master painter Pascal Amblard as he shows you his process for designing and painting in an elegant and efficient manner. As a participating artist you will paint a full wall-size mural of your own design, and may customize your work, according to your aspirations and level of experience. Class is held in a large, fully-equipped professional mural studio, and is limited to a small group of 8 artists. Lectures, demonstrations of painting technique, and individualized instruction will help you achieve your painting goals.

     more info/sign up:  http://www.lynnerutter.com/classes.php?class=27

    • 08/24/2017
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    • 08/26/2017
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    • 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
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    • 08/30/2017
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    • 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
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    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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