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Meet, train, and learn with Pierre Finkelstein
See him at these events, classes and shows

Salon 2014

Where: Seattle, WA
When: May 1-4
What: International painting event

The annual international decorative painting event is being held in the Emerald city -- Seattle, WA. Cathy Conner is delighted for the opportunity to host this year's event. The theme is "Classic meets Contemporary" Each attending participant will create a panel to display at the show. Salon is a wonderful event that attracts some of the best artisans from the world.
To become an participant of Salon, you must apply for acceptance. You may attend the event without becoming a participant, if you would rather just enjoy the paint demonstrations and evening events. For all matters, email Cathy Conner @ cathy@cathyconner.com.

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Woodgraining Class in Pierre's studio

Where: New York City
When: May 29 - 31, 2014
What: 3-day woodgraining class


Sorry, SOLD OUT!! Contact info@pfinkelstein.com to put your name on the waiting list.
Because of high demand from our fellow decorative painters, we are offering a woodgraining class in our studio in New York City. The class has a very limited size so be sure to sign up soon. Students will learn wood glazing techniques, along with creating samples of walnut, mahogany, satin wood (tiger maple), and burl. The class tuition is $875 and includes paint and samples.

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10 day Workshop and Tour

Where: Rome, ITALY
When:September 13-22, 2014
What: International painting event

Join Pierre Finkelstein and Carolina d'Ayala Valva in this truly spectacular affair. This workshop consists of 8 days of instruction and 2 tour days. Students will spend 4 days with each instructor, which students will complete a collaborative panel that includes an architectural trompe-l'oeil with faux marble elements, and a Grottesca portion painted with egg tempera. The class will take place in a private studio space that is within walking distance to Vatican City. Hotel accommodations, restaurants, and café’s are nearby. Classes will be taught in English and Italian.
The optional tour days will be at the Vatican Museum and the Villa Farnesina. Both tours will be guided by the instructors.
The tuition is 1300 € ($1,785 currently) *additional transaction fees may apply.
Included in that price are: instruction, basic materials for class, welcome breakfast, closing dinner, coffee and tea during class, and completed panel by student.
Not included: Lunches and other meals, brushes (can be purchased during class), airfare, accommodation, admission fees to museums, transportation on tour days.
This is an exciting class that will surely be a thrill for all levels of decorative painters. Please click on the link below and register for this fantastic, international event.

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Trompe l'oeil and ornamentation

Where: Ellicott City, Maryland
When: October 23-25, 2014
What: 3-day intensive training

Join Pierre Finkelstein as he teaches this limited size class at the studio of Dee Cunningham of Deelite Designs, LLC. Decorate the fifth wall and make a room come alive. In this class students will create a beautiful design on canvas. The design will be pounced to the surface then base coated. Students will then place the shadow layers and highlights to make the design come to life.  The ornamentation will be enhanced by trompe l’oeil profiles and striping. Students will learn to create faux molding, coffers, and profiles by placing correct highlight and shadows by using a striping edge

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Versailles 2015

Where: Versailles, FRANCE
When: 2015 - TBA
What: 8 day workshop and tour
Unfortunately, the 2014 Versailles class has been postponed to 2015. Please stay tuned for adjusted dates.

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