Dates: July 31 - August 4, 2017
Class Times: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-2:30pm
Instructor: Mary Avery
Open Studio: Mon-Thurs 7-9pm
Theorem is an oil painting as well as watercolor painting on paper or creamy velveteen created by applying paint through the aid of a series of stencils. The concept of Early American Reproduction and history of this technique that was popular in the 1800’s will be included in this class. Students will learn the technique in the theoremetrical manner for preparation of velvet, cut their own stencils, and learn the process of mixing colors, how to shade and fine line work. The student will be able to complete a finished picture suitable for framing or bell pulls, sewing cases, and similar projects. A variety of patterns will be available which consists primarily of flowers or fruit often arranged in a bowl or basket-sometimes bird or butterflies. Framing will be taught as well. This course is available for beginning as well as advanced students.
Material Cost: $15
About the Instructor:
Mary Avery has been a juried member of HSEAD, Inc. since 1996 and a teacher of Early American Decorative Art since 1979 in her private studio. She has exhibited her work at the University of Connecticut Library and Sturbridge Village Museum in Massachusetts where she demonstrated Country Tin Painting as well. She also has done restorative work in country tin, bronze powder stenciling and gold leaf.