Image of The Four Pillars of Decorative Art
  • Image of The Four Pillars of Decorative Art
  • Image of The Four Pillars of Decorative Art
  • Image of The Four Pillars of Decorative Art
  • Image of The Four Pillars of Decorative Art

The Four Pillars of Decorative Art

$340.00 / Coming Soon


Instructor: Edward McKeever
Date: TBA
Lecture Fee: $340 (includes $ material fee)
Class Size: 8 people
Time: 9am - 4 pm (or until class completion)
Location: LDBA future home. 663 Driggs Street, Brooklyn, 11211
About the Class: 
This 6 hour workshop teaches students four pillars of decorative art, including:
1. Decorative Painting & "The Grammar of Ornament"
2. Traditional Italian Plaster
3. Gilding (gold and silver leaf) and traditional Sign Painting
4. Wallpaper Hanging- Farrow and Ball paper provided
Students begin at 9am-11am with a lecture on decorative painting and plaster (1 hour each, books, samples, tools to touch, stories, science and history). We will break for lunch from 12pm-1pm
The afternoon session is from 1pm-4pm. We will hear a lecture on gilding/ and traditional sign painting and finish with wallpaper hanging (this 3 hour session includes a hands on
work session including gilding, sign painting and wallpaper hanging- we will be practicing on the actual space).
All materials provided: includes Italian gold and silver leaf, hand printed wallpaper, plaster, paint and tools.
Takeaways: Skills,techniques and resources to continue these traditional decorative arts on your own!

About the teacher: Edward McKeever is the founder of Strong River: a highly skilled team of painters, plasterers and decorative artists working in Vancouver, New York City and the Gulf Islands.
Using age old decorative techniques with environmentally
friendly paints and materials, the Strong River vision is to build a guild of traditionally taught decorators and craftspeople who use safe and responsible products to make beautiful spaces.
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