2022 IDAL Convention: January 24th - 28th

IDAL 2022 Cancellation Policy

Once classes are purchased they are non-refundable other than for unforeseen emergencies reported to the IDAL office. The purchaser is responsible for reselling the class and for the exchange of funds. Places to post the resale of classes could happen in the members only forum on the IDAL website or on the IDAL Facebook page, or privately. Registration fees are non-refundable.  As always, we will follow the guidelines set forth by the city of Scottsdale and the Embassy Suites Hotel regarding Covid restrictions while on property.  Thank you. 

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CLASSIFICATION OF CLASSES

Classes are offered at different levels of difficulty. Choose classes that are in keeping with your skill level. Refer to the following guidelines:

Beginner: Taught at a pace that allows time for teacher assistance.
Intermediate: Taught at a pace that allows for limited teacher assistance. 
Advanced: Taught at a pace with very limited teacher assistance.
Lecture/Demonstrations:  This designation is designed for the discourse of a subject or a showing of a product, technique, or service to an audience or class. 


Items required for all classes:

  • Asst. stencil brushes
  • T-shirt rags
  • Styrofoam plates
  • Water container
  • Apron or paint shirt
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie marker
  • China bristle (or “chip”) brushes
  • Sea sponge(s)
  • Terry towels (not hotel towels)
  • Asst. artist brushes
  • Wax paper
  • Waterless brush cleaner
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Ruler
  • Blue masking tape
  • Pens/pencils
  • Paper towels or shop towels
  • Pants hangers (1 hanger for every 2 class boards you will make)

Suggested Supplies:Vinyl gloves, snacks, water bottle, camera.  Always allow your work to dry before stacking or packing.  Bring large garbage bags to protect your samples for packing and shipping.

Supplies to Bring: Additional supplies required to complete a class will be indicated under "Supplies to Bring" in the class descriptions.  These are specific additional items that you will need for class, without them you may be unable to undertake the project.



Convention Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
5001 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale AZ 85250
480-949-1414

Group Name: International Decorative Artisans League
Arrival Date: 24-Jan-2022
Departure Date: 30-Jan-2022

Tuesday Classes

Chinoiserie In Plaster Relief

PRICE OF CLASS: $395

1.5 Day ClassSkill: Any

Tue, Jan 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed, Jan 26, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Taught by: Ellie Ellis 
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This class is an introduction to interior Bas Relief/High Relief and what it takes to create them on walls and panels.   Attendees will learn:  mold casting techniques and how to apply your cast ornament onto your chinoiserie panel; which plasters to use for creating relief; how to mix the plaster and which additives to use;  how to apply the plaster and some simple carving, sculpting and texturing techniques.  Additionally, we will review the best process on sealing, painting, enhancing and finishing your reliefs for beauty and longevity.  Attendees will take home: 1 sample board of a chinoiserie stucco panel, (the panel measures 2ft x 3ft.); the molds that you have used during the class; detailed class notes; plus, additional pertinent information concerning Bas Relief. 

Tools to Bring

IDAL BASIC STUDENT SUPPLIES plus

  • Clay carving tools *AIP
  • Feather wire texture tool *AIP
  • Japanese trowel 120mm *AIP
  • 2 2” chip brushes *AIP
  • Plastic mud pan *AIP
  • 2” Putty knife *AIP
  • Styrofoam plates
  • Small water container

* Palette knives *A/P *AIP is Amazon Influencer Page. If you go to my website www.EliteArtistryByEllie.com and click the tab Resources and then Tools and Supplies, you will be taken to my Amazon Influencer Page. I have compiled an easy and affordable way for my students to buy all of your tools in one place.

All things BLING!!!
PRICE OF CLASS: $395

1 Day Class
Skill: All

Tue, Jan 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by:
Tobey R Sanders
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GlamRock is a beautiful technique that can be installed almost everywhere. It's not Paint!! It's not Plaster!! It’s Mica!!! In this hands on workshop you will learn how to apply GlamRock to walls, ceilings and create Custom Artwork. I will teach you how to infuse Diamond Glass into a GlamRock finish, as well as Glitter, Metallics, and Foil. You will be creating 5 Metallic GlamRock samples. GlamRock is so stunning, your designers will be sure to select it for their projects, and your clients will be sure to love it in their home. It's the perfect touch of opulence in any space!!

Tools to Bring
(6) 4 inch foam brushes, paper plates, small spray bottle, 5 white terry towels, wall paper sponge, (2) 6 inch foam rollers, 4 inch Acrylic Brayer, trowel, plastic gloves

Desert Mountains, Rocks and Streams:

The Arizona Palette
PRICE OF CLASS: $250

1 Day Class
Skill: Beginners to Intermediate

Tue, Jan 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by:
Vanessa Davisson
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Each participant will sketch the cartoon of the Arizona scene (provided) onto a pre drawn grid (provided) on a 2' x 3' primed un-stretched canvas (provided). Then examine how dabs and applied glazes/textures can be used to create many of the layered planes seen in the red rocks of the American west. The Sedona scene will provide a chance to render water, rocks and unique desert flora. Your finished canvas can be rolled for easy travel home.

Tools to Bring
assorted artist brushes, basic tool kit

Products Used
Acrylic paint and 6 SF of primed canvas 

Cabinet Master Class
PRICE OF CLASS: $295

1 Day Class
Skill: All

Tue, Jan 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by: Henri Menendez
 
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Cabinetry should look and feel like fine furniture. If yours does not, you need the CABINET MASTER CLASS. Everyone has cabinets and everyone will need them refinished at some point. Refinishing cabinetry has been the most profitable sector of the painting industry for years and there's no sign of it slowing down. Learn the A to Z of fine cabinet finishing and refinishing from the most experienced Cabinet instructor in the field. Class will cover all aspects of prep, finishing, products, equipment, spraying, masking, glazing, toning, repairs, maintenance, sales, estimating and more. Hands on samples finished in class as well as plenty of demo and lecture instruction. Take your business to the next level in finishing. 

Grasello Authentic Lime Plaster
PRICE OF CLASS: $275

1 Day Class
Skill: Any

Tue, Jan 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Taught by: Ronald Layman 
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A one day, hands on workshop covering all aspects to achieve a glass appearance using Firmolux Grasello authentic lime plaster from Italy. We will cover the topics of base coating, tinting, tool selection, layers, blended colors, marble effect as well as wax and polish and metallic waxes. Class notes with full color pictures of step by step instruction. 5 samples.

Tools Used
hand trowel for applying plasters

Products Used
Firmolux Plasters

Walls that Wow!

Designer Edition
PRICE OF CLASS: $285

1 Day Class
Skill: Beginner

Tue, Jan 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by: Cindy Howard
 
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We will be using classic and creative tools to imitate marble & stone with ease. Even beginners can achieve versions of these finishes that designers and clients swoon over. Together, we will create Walls that Wow! ALSO...Many of these finishes can be used to create art on panels and canvas that give simple walls and rooms new character. As we open our mind to these new variations of watercolor, marble, metallics and even dramatic styles, we can offer our clients and designers bespoke finishes as solutions for many residential, hospitality and commercial needs. You will be using metallic leaf, glazes, metallic plasters and pastes, acrylic fluids and so much more. Please join me as we trowel and brush our way to creating profitable samples for your portfolio.

Tools to Bring

Assorted trowels, chip brushes and basic toolkit.

Modern Nature
PRICE OF CLASS: $295

1 Day Class
Skill: All

Tue, Jan 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by: Michele Molek
 
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Back by popular demand. The sold out class from 2019 and 2021 returns. Learn how to translate the awesome beauty of agates, geodes and other natural stones into highly sellable dramatic wall finishes. In this one day hands on class, we will use the Faux Effects product line to create five 18"x24" samples that will take your portfolio to the next level.

Tools to Bring
trowel, assorted brushes, basic toolkit

Products Used
Faux Effects products


Alcohol Inks In Art

PRICE OF CLASS: $295

1 Day Class
Skill: Beginner to Advanced

Tue, Jan 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by:
Michelle Simpson
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In this class, we will be creating several works of art including floral, seascapes, landscapes, galaxies, agate and abstracts using the very unique medium of alcohol inks. Alcohol inks are vibrant, user friendly and can be used to create depth and texture not found in other mediums. The art created will demonstrate the many techniques that can be done by beginners to advanced.


Products UsedAlcohol inks


Wood Glazing:

Easy Woodgraining for Production Work

PRICE OF CLASS: $275

1 Day Class
Skill: Beginner - Intermediate

Tue, Jan 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Taught by:
Pierre Finkelstein
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Students will complete quick drills covering glaze, application of glaze, leveling glaze, flogging, spattering, straight graining and moire effect. 3-4 samples of walnut, mahogany, ripple satin wood and burl effect. Class discussions include wood technology, glazing mediums, wood cuts and selecting a basecoat for wood glazing. Wood glazing is applicable to large wood beams, crowns, repetitive doors and large commercial jobs. please note: class focuses on wood glazing production work and not intricate wood graining.

Tools to BringRoll of blue tape, rags, a straight edge in inches, #2 pencils, an eraser, pencil sharpener, pens, a notebook, personal brushes (fitch, pointed, sharp flat brushes) disposable gloves, disposable palettes, cutter or razor blade and sea sponge.

Wednesday Classes

World of Trowels
PRICE OF CLASS: $100

2 to 3 Hour Class

Skill: Beginner to Intermediate

Wed, Jan 26, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Taught by: Chris Burke
 
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If you are new to the trowel industry, you will want to take this class on every trowel Chris uses!!! Comes with magnificent reviews of the valuable information given. Some samples will be made using various trowels.

Decorative and Theatrical Painting

Through The Ages

PRICE OF CLASS: $50

2 Hour Lecture
Skill: All

Wed, Jan 25, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Taught by:
Vanessa Davisson
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A Survey, or overview of outstanding Decorative and Scenic Art in Western culture. Focus will be on materials and practices, from cave painters through fresco and into Modernism.



Transforming Craft Into Art
PRICE OF CLASS: $45

2 to 3 Hour Lecture

Wed, Jan 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Taught by: Patricia Swanson
 
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During the entirety of the years of Patricia’s decorative art career (over 34 years) She’s used a set of simple rules for artistic composition. The artists who follow these concepts are able to structure their compositions in ways that always create organic and believably real decorative finishes, and organic faux finishes. The rules also create a balance within a piece of art so that it never becomes boring or tiresome. They break the human tendency to structure our creations in a geometric or static composition patterns. Patricia says – “I consider these rules to be the single-greatest gift ever given to me as a painter.” When utilized and practiced, a competent crafts-person easily becomes a true artist.


The Role of the Artisan

in Renaissance Court Cities

PRICE OF CLASS: $50

2 Hour Lecture
Skill: All

Wed, Jan 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


Taught by:
Vanessa Davisson
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A close look at Scenic and Performance Art in the Court cities of Renaissance Italy. Focus will be on the materials and techniques used, including the antique fresco process, in the 360 degree murals in Ferrara, Italy, called the “first ever movie theater.”

We will also examine the antique fresco process. LECTURE INCLUDES HARD COPY LECTURE NOTES.

Tools to Bring
pen and paper

Keep Your Schedule Full

PRICE OF CLASS: $155

4 Hour Class
Skill: Any

Wed, Jan 26, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Taught by:
Michelle Bergman
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Painting odds and ends for clients can be an excellent way to supplement your income and keep your schedule full. Light fixtures mirrors, frames and furniture are just a few of the add-ons that you can re-finish for clients. As an added bonus, you can often work on multiple pieces at the same time in the shop to use your time efficiently. Attendees will create samples for trending light fixture finishes and 2 finishes that work well for mirrors, frames and furniture.  A wide variety of Faux Effects products will be used.

Products Used
Faux Effects Products

Sip and Sparkle

PRICE OF CLASS: $99

3 Hour Class
Skill: Beginner

Wed, Jan 26, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Taught by: Cindy Howard
 
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Wood Panel art piece. Assorted wine and beverages will be offered and fun will be had!!! We'll create a wood panel with clear and colored epoxy like products, glass and glitters, Mica, metallic paints, glues and gels will all be options to create a magical piece for yourself or sell to a client. It's time to unleash your inner DIVA or DIVO! Let's dress an 11' x 14" canvas with glitz, glass and so much glam that everyone who sees it will want it for their own!


Products Used

We'll be using glass, mirror, leaf, glitters, metallics, unicorn spit, and many other magnificent materials as we Sip some Sparkling beverages and make magic and memories together.

Thursday Classes

Novacolor Sampler
PRICE OF CLASS: $575

2 Day Class Skill: Advanced

Thu, Jan 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan 28, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Taught by:
Luca Donati & Beth Schaefer

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Novacolor Sampler - mixed mediums including Metallo Fuso, Archi + Pietra Intonaco, Florenzia, Zues, Animamundi, Swahili Matt, Miku Therm and more. Including the beautiful Color Cards 12-14 SAMPLES

Tools to Bring
Please bring professional trowels for both lime and metallics along with IDAL recommended supplies.

Epoxy Resin Workshop

PRICE OF CLASS: $289

2 Day Class
Skill: Beginner & Above

Thu, Jan 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan 28, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by:
Levi Comstock
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In this hands-on workshop, we will demonstrate how to use the variety of our different epoxy products and metallic colors. Students will create their own Countertop Epoxy samples as well as Wall Epoxy samples. Levi will lead the students on our system of creating stone-like samples copper patina, soapstone, and white marble.

Products Used
Epoxy Resin

Bold Trompe L'oeil

for Large Areas

PRICE OF CLASS: $275

1 Day ClassSkill: Beginner - Intermediate

Thu, Jan 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by:
Pierre Finkelstein
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This class covers Trompe L’oeil in large areas such as coffers and large panels using theatrical styles. Study of moldings in Trompe L'oeil includes concepts such as shadows, highlights and half tones. Followed by striping with a straight edge. These will be done by students in short drills and application of samples over a beige textured background. 

  

Tools to Bring
Disposable palettes, cutter or razor blade, & sea sponge, blue tape, rags,  a straight edge in inches, 4H & amp; #2 pencils, an eraser, pencil sharpener, pens, a notebook, personal brushes (fitch, pointed, sharp flat brushes) disposable gloves, 


Glass Works!

PRICE OF CLASS: $290

1 Day Class
Skill: Intermediate

Thu, Jan 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by:
Annie LeMarie
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Learn the basic skills for Verre Eglomise...reverse gilding on glass. Using 23K gold leaf, silver leaf and more, you will cut and apply leaf to glass to produce a reflective, mirror-finish work of art. Then we will enhance that mirror-finish using various materials and techniques to create a dynamic work of art. You will learn to handle the tools used for working with real gold and silver leaf, explore techniques to create shading, shadows and depth in your leaf, and play with myriad materials to bring bling, contrast and pattern to your work of art. Each student will create a unique piece, there will be three designs offered that can be accomplished in class, similar to the photos, but you can bring your own. We will also have subway-tile sized glass to experiment, test techniques and play with. Why would you learn this? Think furniture and cabinet panels, backsplashes, tabletops, trays, insets, room dividers/shower panels and more. Bring a new bling to your portfolio!

Tools to Bring
paper towels, a sharpie marker, tape, an array of artist’s brushes, a simple drawing or stencil if you choose to do your own pattern (feel free to consult with the instructor via email). Student-grade gilding tools are provided, though you can contact instructor to purchase a professional tool kit before the class. All other materials are provided by the instructor.

Fast, Fresh and Fabulous!

PRICE OF CLASS: $285

1 Day Class
Skill: All

Thu, Jan 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by:
Michelle Bergman
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Today's market is all about creating fabulous surfaces that make the statement that designers and homeowners desire, but are fast and profitable for you to execute. Whether you work solo or with a crew, getting around the room and completing a job quickly is the name of the game. We will discuss the unique situations that a finisher faces when working alone and how to plan out the best ways to approach each project. Attendees will create 6 sample boards that use a wide variety of Faux Effects products including the new Wall Silk, plasters, nu Villa. All of the class finishes have proven to be easily and efficiently applied in 2-3 layers while working alone. For many of the finishes, there will be alternate colorways to give you additional options to coordinate with your clients style and needs.

Tools to Bring
Trowels, basic toolkit

Products Used
Faux Effects

Top Selling Fireplace Finishes
PRICE OF CLASS: $300

2 - 1/2 Day ClassesSkill: Beginner & Above

Thu, Jan 27, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Fri, Jan 28, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00noon

Taught by:
Adrienne Wannamaker & Shaun Burke

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Five finishes to WOW your customers -  the most popular finishes we sell. Fireplaces are the #1 home improvement project. The sample boards you create will sell at every presentation. Learn the 5 fabulous finishes to apply to fireplaces using the Italian lime plasters. We will teach you about substrates for the firebox but mainly we will train you how to apply and understand the steps required to have these successful finishes in your tool kit. Additionally we will have sealers of all kinds to apply and demonstrate. Interior/Exterior can work in many other other applications.

Tools to Bring
Plaster trowel, basic tool kit


Plaster & Lime Wash
PRICE OF CLASS: $300

2 - 1/2 Day Classes
Skill: Beginner & Above

Thu, Jan 27, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan 28, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Taught by:
Adrienne Wannamaker & Shaun Burke

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Five finishes to wow your customers. These are the most popular finishes we sell. Accent walls, hoods, and lime washes are the top 3 most requested finishes we sell. Learn the 5 textural finishes to apply using the Italian lime plasters. We will teach you about prep, but mainly we will train you how to apply and understand the steps required to have these successful finishes in your tool kit. Additionally, we will have sealers of all kinds to apply and demonstrate.

Tools to Bring
Plaster trowel, basic toolkit

Products Used
Assorted Plasters


Friday Classes

Marbling
PRICE OF CLASS: $225

1 Day Class
Skill: All

Fri, Jan 28, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by: Ronald Layman 
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This one day, hands on workshop covers surface preparation, base coat selection, glaze and color mixing, and the techniques for English style of imitation painted marbles. We will complete four samples and discuss proper topcoats for interior and exterior surfaces. We will paint Sienna, Vert de' mere, Carrera and Rojo Alacant. Class notes with full color pictures of step by step instruction.

Tools Used
assorted artist brushes

Silvering & Distressing Glass

from Coasters to Backsplashes
PRICE OF CLASS: $290

1 Day Class
Skill: Beginner to Intermediate

Fri, Jan 28, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Taught by: Michele Buchanan
 
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You will learn how to hand silver clear glass and manipulate the finish to create artistic distress and aging. I will teach you to measure and cut glass correctly and safely. Part of the class is hands on. We will be silvering a set of glass coasters you will take home with you. I will also be demonstrating how I measure, cut and install an antique mirror backsplash.

I have lots of tips and tricks to install the finished mirror tiles quickly and evenly in just one day including grout! You will learn how to go around outlets and other obstacles on the wall. I will be demonstrating on a small Masonite board “wall” so you can see the process start to finish. I will be providing each student access to real world videos of an installation job from start to finish on a bathroom wall. This is a high-end finish and goes with every decor style!

Graffiti Inspired Finishes
PRICE OF CLASS: $275

1 Day Class
Skill: Beginner to Intermediate

Fri, Jan 28, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Taught by:
Robin Belisle Diane Williams

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Inspired by High Point Market Trends 2021 and the graffiti art seen around major cities everywhere. This class will use mixed media artist techniques along with mylar stencils, vinyl, tissue paper decoupage, hand lettering, plasters and paint to execute 4 beautiful and trendy samples, all designer requested and 100% sellable!

Tools to Bring
Medium size trowel, chip brushes, 3 sizes stencil brushes, misc. artist brushes, tape, basic tool kit.

Products Used

GOLDEN Venetian plasters and artist colors, Sherwin Williams paints, Faux Effects products, vinyl stencils, mylar stencils, tissue paper decoupage

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