Metal Paint, Patinas & Gilding: Decorative Finishes for Woodturning

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Cost: $250.00

Course Description:  (Class size is limited - Reserve your space early )

Explore the world of Decorative finishes and learn the step-by-step process to applying a variety of decorative finishes and textures to your Woodturning work.

Carmen De La Paz started in the construction and design world as a decorative painter and has discovered many of those finishes work wonderfully to add depth and dimension to her woodturning work. Packing a ton of information into this demonstration, Carmen encourages your process and discloses tips & tricks to help you discover the endless possibilities when taking your lathe work to the next level through finishes and textures.

Finishes and Textures covered in this demo include: Metal Paints & Patinas – from Wrought Iron paint to Copper Verde-Gris, Silver & Gold Leaf Gilding, Rub-on metal. Students will apply all the finishes to their actual pieces. 

Student Requirement:

  • Ability to stand for 2 - 3 hours and focus on both lecture and hands-on practice

Weekend Course

Day #1:          Friday Evening: 5 pm – 9 pm

Meet & Greet

  • Carmen De La Paz Demonstration of her favorite finishes and a sneak peak at some of the textures you will learn.

Day #2         Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm

Getting Started in Woodturning:

  • Safety Rules – Safety Equipment, Safety Wear, Safety First!
  • How does the machine work – all moving pieces – to work the machine you must know the machine
  • Mounting a piece of wood on the lathe
  • Our first twirl and wood curls!
  • Spindle work & Introduction to Roughing Gouge, Parting Tool & Spindle Gouge

Day #3         Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm

Hands – on! Woodturning: Make a Project

  • Starting from Scratch – mounting the wood
  • Introduction of a woodturning chuck
  • Creating the foot for your chuck mount
  • Spindle creations 1 & 2

For more information on this course or to register please contact:

Email:          Phone:  818|925.8065