A few weeks ago we sponsored our first ever Folk Painting and Graining Workshop. We had so much fun!
We met at the Roger S. Wright Furniture Store in Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania. Heide Drewes, an accomplished artist, was our teacher. We were delighted that she brought her daughter and a friend, both of whom are accomplished painters in their own right. So we ended up with three artists to guide participants and answer their questions.
(Photo: Heide Drewes teaching)
We wanted to give our workshop attendees something really special, so we had a local Amish craftsman make beautiful raised wooden panels for each person. We used these as the “canvas” for our projects. Old Village Paints in creams, greens, purples, oranges, yellows, deep reds and creamy blues went on smoothly. (Heide has been using our paints for years and absolutely loves them!) People chose from different designs and painted flowers, birds and Christmas scenes onto their panels. Heide shared lots of techniques and tips that she has developed in her thirty year career as a folk painter. To finish off our panels Heide led the class in graining the outside boarders to create a frame effect. Beautiful!
The class was such a success, we’re planning another one for late Spring. If you’d like to get a postcard when we decide on times and location, give us a call at 1- 800-498-7687 — so we can put you on the list.