Monday, February 29, 2016

My bags are packed...I'm ready to go!

Don't have the schedule to visit me in Kansas City? Well, maybe one of these locations will work for you! I limit my travel since I have my own studio, family and a house to care for but this year I have 3 locations for out-of-state classes.

First Up.......

April in Washington DC!

SURFACES TOP 10 WALL FINISHES. Hosted by Mr. Faux, Chris Burke. Monday, April 4th-Tuesday, April 5th.  506 Shaw Road #309, Sterling, VA 20170.

This is a Faux Effects Silver Label class. We will supply all the boards and materials. You will bring a few tools. Guidebook with step by step instructions included. Class meets from 9am-5pm.

Class fee for two days is $595. You may register by calling me direct at Surfaces 913-888-9996 Monday- Friday 8am-5pm. Deposit is half and may be paid by credit card or check. I will mail you a confirmation letter and a list of items to bring to the class.  There are several hotels within walking distance of Mr .Faux's studio on Shaw road. The location is also close to Washington Dulles Airport.

PS...Runner Friends arrive a few days early and join me for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler on Sunday, April 3rd. Nothing like seeing the nation's capital and getting fit at the same time.

Second trip...

May in Sarasota, Florida

Surfaces' favorite Cream, Silver, Grey and Metallic Cabinets. Hosted by Donna Phelps at the Sarasota School of Faux & Architectural Finishing, 5376 Catalyst Avenue 34233. Thursday, May 5th-Friday, May, 6th. This is a Gold Label Faux Effects Class. We will work on 14-16 large molding samples in this 2-day class.

For class information and registration please contact SSFAF at (941) 921-6181. Please visit the SSFAF website for final class samples.

And last but not least.... Save the Date!

October in Cincinnati, Ohio

Surfaces Basically Beautiful Painted and Metallic Cabinets. Hosted by Gary Lord at Prismatic Painting Studio, 11126 Deerfield Road, Blue Ash OH 45242. Monday, October 10th - Tuesday, October 11th. This is a Faux Effects Gold Label class.

We will be working on large molding piece during this 2-day classes. More information to follow. You may preview samples at Gary's Open House. Please visit Prismatic Painting Website or call (513)-931-5520 for more information.

PS...Runner Friends. Join me Saturday, October 8th for the Queen Bee Half Marathon. This is a women's only running event. Not half crazy? Try the 4 mile race instead. We will meet up Friday for the great fitness expo and have brunch after the race! And the medal is a compact..

I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! I'm anticipating no travel plans in 2017 so if you were waiting to take a class with me in your backyard...then don't wait.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Many things to Love this February

It's February and we've got lots of classes to get your heart beating faster this month.

We start with Creative Open Studio on Wednesday, February 10th. We will be making the "Heart's Desire" Canvas. Class is 6:45-9:15 pm and fee is $45 per person. This includes are materials and 4"x 12" deep canvas.

Friday, February 12 is our monthly colorways class. This afternoon we are exploring Silver with 3 finishes using a range of products including foil, rust, patina, metallic plaster and beads. Class is $105 and from 1pm-5pm.

For the Professional Finisher, we have 2 new classes this month. The warm and welcoming style of French Country updated to reflect the Modern Rustic trend in American interior design. You will complete 7 samples using a range of low build plasters, waxes and specialty products like crackle, stencils, and rollers.

Fresh French Country Walls is Thursday, February 25th from 8am-5pm. Cost is $250 for all materials and written curriculum.

The next day we work on Fresh French Country Cabinets. Beautiful shades that mimic fine French antiques. You will work on 5 raised panel doors. Class is Friday, February 26 from 8am-5pm. Cost is $300 for 5 wooden doors, all finishing products, and written curriculum.

For our DIY clients, we have Aquastone Walls on Thursday, February 25th from 6:30-9:30 pm.
Cost is $75 for 3 sample boards.

And Intro to DIY Furniture on Saturday February 27th from 9:30 am to 12:00pm.

Stay for the afternoon class, Advanced DIY Furniture from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.

Each class is $75 person. You will work on 4 large molding pieces per class. Fee includes materials, recipe book, and written directions.

To register for class you make go to Click on the Learn Tab to see the calendar. Click on the class and view the description and samples. You may also register here.

Or you may call 913-888-9996 any time Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

Let's get creative this month!