Wood graining level 1

May 6-7, 2017

Graining, painted wood, and faux bois are all names for imitation or simulation of natural wood in any artistic medium.

These techniques have been used for centuries by the Chinese, Egyptians  and  Romans. To day we use these techniques to transform surfaces from plain to exotic wood surfaces.

The techniques in the workshop can be used on fiberglass and builder grade doors, cabinetry, furniture, columns molding and much more.

Techniques covered
flogging, spattering, whisking and  dragging

Wood grain samples covered

American Oak

Topics covered
Straight grain, ring cut, heat grain, knots, burl and heart grain patterns.

Tools, materials and mediums used
acrylic scumble glaze (interior/ exterior) product
universal colorants to tint the glaze
acrylic polyurethane

Tools that you may use during the workshop – Tools are available to use free of cost during the workshop
3 inch silver tip badger softener
brass mottler
pipe over grainer
4 inch flogger
duplex graining comb
3-sided graining comb
check roller

You may pre-purchase all of the tool listed above

This is a 400.00 investment.

lunch is provided

study panels are 16×24 and yours to keep

A workbook with step by step instructions (with photos)

Call to register 301-668-5110




Wood graining level 1 with Layman in Frederick, Maryland

May 6-7, 2017 • 9:00 am - 5:00pm • Open Seats:
Tuition: 400.00

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The Faux School

501 n. Market St
Frederick, Maryland 21701

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Studio Hours

Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Saturday by appointment

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