of Decorative Artistry:
Learn History & Paint Old
of Decorative Artistry" class is a multi-media presentation and faux
finishing class where you learn about the origins of faux painting
techniques and actually get to try them out yourself!
Class begins with a projected
multi-media presentation, starting with the oldest decorative painting:
prehistoric. Did you know that the first decorative painting, stenciling,
and spray techniques started on the cave walls of France over 65 thousand
We will go through the ages of all
major decorative painting periods and cultures, periodically stopping
to paint an actual technique from that time period!
Among the time tested techniques
you will paint are: Prehistoric Cave Painting, Roman Wall Panels, Byzantine
Tiling, Renaissance Marble, Baroque Gilding, Colonial Woodgraining, Art
Nouveau "Tiffany" Faux Washes, and Arts & Crafts (Mission) Stenciling.
note from instructor Brian Bullard: "thousands of students have awed over
my classroom display of samples from Europe and asked how they were created.
This class gives you the complete understanding of the origins, uses, materials,
and faux techniques which were commonly used in decorative artistry of
many cultures throughout the world!
Uses: Decorative artistry
history knowledge. Identifying period styling and integrating it into faux
design and planning. Understanding how to use old techniques with old or
modern materials for walls, ceilings, mantles, furniture, doors, columns,
/ Skill Level: None. Every learning level, from
homeowners, hobbyists, college students, painting contractors, to future
decorative artists and existing faux businesses.
8, with several techniques
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Next History of Decorative
to "Faux Finishing Design Class" of June 3-4 Thu-Fri)
||for history class schedule
for a class
Learn about the world's best
decorative artistry in full screen, high resolution!
Pompeii, Italy: 2000 year old
roman 3rd order fresco on a flat wall. Brian has traveled the world since
1986 and his knowledge of the old faux painting secrets are revealed in
Vatican Museums: you will be
faux painting a sample of this 16th century Renaissance faux painted marble.
Michaelangelo was working right down the hall when this was created!
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican
City: Faux marble? No, this is the real thing. Did you know that much of
the marble here was "recycled" after being "harvested" from roman buildings?