mercoledì 29 agosto 2007

Melanie Royals and Gary Lord

Showroom open house -

In October the new Florence Art showroom will invite guests for a special presentation of various decorative works.
Melanie Royals and Gary Lord will lead a decorative workshop given to train students on a real large scale project:

the result of it will be the total refurbishment of Florence Art studio. Three teams of students will carry out different techniques on the walls; plus a large floor, designed by Melanie Royals, will be decorated with stenciled patterns on a special covering. Part of the decors will be made using special Safra finishes (Venetian Plaster, Cocciopesto and others) with 'Modello' stencils.
You are welcome to visit and see the finished work on October 19th from 6pm to 9pm.
Hope to see you there!

Venetian Plaster workshop

Course on polished plasters -

Venetian Plaster, Marmorino, Grassello and other special finishes from the Italian tradition.
Teacher: Carlo V. Mori.
Sept. 17-21.
5 days workshop (20 hours total) will provide a sufficient training to start making beautiful walls.
During the lesson students will be taught how to handle the tools of this craft (trowels and special 'knife-spatulas'), chromatic variations, wax and emulsion finishes. The gestures of the procedures, called 'calligraphies', are also part of the basic teaching of a creative application of the lime and plaster textures. We will be using Safra products, a high quality brand of lime based materials and other wall paint products.

See the calendar on Florence Art site. You have to scroll down on the new page to see related dates.