Cheap to Custom - Upscaling Dated Inexpensive Mini Furniture
Instructor: Christine McIntyre-Hannon
Thursday, September 22
1:00 - 5:00pm
Artist Christine McIntyre-Hannon will teach by demonstration the process and materials needed to up-cycle dated and unfinished inexpensive furniture in 1/12th scale. Made in Taiwan 1970’s dollhouse furniture, with its shiny varnish and fruitwood stain, will cheapen any room. Learn how the real-life pros create on-trend furnishings like rustic farmhouse, shabby chic and Swedish painted furniture. This class is tailored for beginning artists and crafters. Skills learned can be applied to wood, plastic and metal furniture. Prep, paint, stain, wax and decorative decoupage will all be covered. Students may bring their own piece of furniture or select one from dozens in class. All supplies will be provided for class use and students will leave with a finished designer piece of furniture.
Since 2003, Christine has been a full-time artist and faux finisher. Her mural business, Hannon Art Works, has completed projects throughout New England, including several Newport mansions, museum exhibits and buildings on the National Historic Register. Happily working “off the ladder” these days, Christine splits her time between designing jigsaw puzzles for several companies and creating miniature fine art.
Tools to Bring: Standard Tool Kit, Xacto Knifes, Files, Jewelers Saw.
Skill Level: All levels
IGMA Members $95.00 / Non-Members $105.00
Max. Students: 10
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