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First Daisies at a Taster Class

The first "Taster Class" of 2010 was a great success. The girls painted the brand new "Girlie Daisies" project on an MDF plaque.

Being first-time painters, they were quite naturally nervous at first but the good thing about painting in a group is that you get to motivate each other and learn from each other.

Taking basecoating seriously..

Basecoating is always taught at your first class – I know it looks easy but trust me, its easy to forget that its one of the most important steps of decorative painting.

To get a good end result, we have to start right. These ladies soon learnt the trick to get their plaques perfectly smooth, ready for painting. Patience, patience, patience. Absolutely no shortcuts or your project will not look like an heirloom!

Concentrating....and PAINTING!

Confidence is important in decorative painting and at the first class its always necessary to develop confidence by practising brush loading and brush control.

OMG I did it! I painted my first daisy...

Once a reasonable level of confidence is attained, we start painting on the project. Of course, its quite natural to be a bit nervous. Its your first time, right? But when you see that first daisy take shape, believe me, its MAGIC….you are painting!

We painted these!

You might find it hard to believe, but everyone gets to finish their project on Day 2 of a Taster Class…these ladies thoroughly enjoyed it and are so proud of their work.

Big smile for the camera…..and CLICK!

Girlie daisies

I painted this very “girlie” daisies project for a “taster” class in Kuwait which will start this week. Its a very simple project which everyone will be able to finish in two sessions of three hours each.

Daisies Plaque - Taster Class

A “taster” class is exactly that – a class to get a taste of decorative painting! In two sessions I will teach everything you need to know to finish this project – starting with basecoating the woodpiece and preparing it to be painted, applying the pattern, a bit about brushes, brush loading, a bit about colours, basic round brush strokes and varnishing.

At the end of two days, of course, everyone takes home their project and try to convince their husbands and their kids that they ACTUALLY painted it! Yes, that’s always the best part…that’s why I always take photos of students painting – that’s the proof they painted it!!! LOL

If you live in Kuwait and would like to attend this or any other taster class, please add a comment and we’ll take it from there! See you soon..

Class dates are:

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 26th and 27th, 2010 – 10am to 1pm
(one place available)

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 2nd and 3rd, 2010 – 10am to 1pm
(3 places available)

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9th and 10th, 2010 – 10am to 1pm
(4 places available)

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 16th and 17th, 2010 – 10am to 1pm
(4 places available)

“{Tole Painting} Fun to Paint Dots & Daisies: 25 Projects-Flowers, Butterflies, Snowmen & More Created With Fun Sponges & Dotters” (Carol {Designs By} Mays)

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