Woodgraining Fundamentals Series with Pierre Finkelstein
Woodgraining Fundamentals Series with Pierre Finkelstein

Woodgraining Fundamentals Series with Pierre Finkelstein

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Join Pierre Finkelstein for his 3-part series each featuring 1 ½ hours of online demonstration of Woodgraining veining fundamentals.   This sketch-based instruction will be useful for all levels of painters. Pierre will breakdo.....
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Join Pierre Finkelstein for his 3-part series each featuring 1 ½ hours of online demonstration of Woodgraining veining fundamentals.   This sketch-based instruction will be useful for all levels of painters. Pierre will breakdown graining into its simplest form by focusing on the basic structure of the heartgrain as well as straightgraining.  

 He will demonstrate how to correctly hold different brushes to create a variety of wood patterns, composition and flow, and wood layout.  You will learn how to design and compose most of the heart wood graining in a realistic manner on this drawing based instruction.  Pierre will simplify teaching the structure of the grain by minimizing color with these medium to small scale drawings to understand graining pattern fundamentals. 

Pierre will also review some technical skills to do burls, moire based woods (such as birds eye, satin wood, etc).  He will also review different species of wood and wood formation based on milling cuts.  


* Materials needed:   paper, pencil, water board & brush and optional kit to practice along BKIT-14

GET THE OPTIONAL BRUSH KIT TO PRACTICE ALONG


 


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Woodgraining Training at Pierre Finkelstein Institute of Decorative Painting, Inc.View and Register for available and upcoming classes  here

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Pierre Finkelstein has been teaching decorative painting techniques since 1987. He is dedicated to teaching faux finish using the latest mediums and technology available for techniques such as faux marble, woodgraining, trompe l'oeil, stenciling, gilding, patina, stonework, plaster and more.

Pierre's classes and teaching procedure

Pierre Finkelstein teaches the techniques that he uses on his own jobs in his NYC business, Grand Illusion Decorative Painting Inc. He shares his experiences with the students in an open forum and bases his information on real job site situations.

Pierre, himself, spends up to 80% of his time "on the ladder". He's happy to teach those with limited experience. His teachings are efficiency-based techniques that will make you money. Classes are usually 3-5 days long.

Marbleing: Don't be afraid of marbleizing! Watch as Pierre simply dissects the most challenging marbles and gets fantastically believable results with fewer steps. Some examples of marbles: Black and Gold, White veined Carrara, Sea Green, Yellow Sienna, Rouge Royal, Napoleon, Yellow Flower, African Breche and Violet Breche. Make money with marble!

Woodgraining: Can you match this wood? The next time a client asks that question, you will have a better answer after completing Pierre's woodgraining demo/interactive class. See the classics: Maple, pine, mahogany, burl, and more. Don't pine over it - sign up!

Trompe l'oeil: Trick the eye even faster with Pierre's efficient striping system for faux molding or other linear projects. With the right tools, striping can be a breeze as well as stunningly believable with instruction and practice. Ornamentation is discussed during longer classes.

Pierre Finkelstein is dedicated to teaching the tradition of fine European decorative painting. His classes are designed to efficiently give a comprehensive explanation of the following elements of decorative painting:

 Standard teaching procedure:

    • Instruction on the correct use of color
    • Correct hand positioning and hand movement with the brushes
    • How to properly hold and use tools
    • An explanation of the characteristics of marble types, wood essence, and all other natural finishes
    • A series of drawings performed as practice exercises
    • Overview of technical information including different types of glazes, (oil vs. water)
    • Preparing your own glaze with any available products, (oil, acrylic, etc.)  

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Woodgraining Fundamentals Class Kit | BKIT-14
Woodgraining Fundamentals Class Kit | BKIT-14

Woodgraining Fundamentals Class Kit | BKIT-14

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This kit is perfect for practicing during our online class Woodgraining Fundamentals Class but can be used whenever you want to practice your sketching in a sustainable way.

This kit contains 4 brushes and Brush Paper

Kit includes:

    • MB-12 Mini Flat Spalter Brush (Bordeaux Nylon) Size 20
    • MB-21 Extra Long Flat Veining Brush (Bristle) Size 1
    • TL-41 Flat Striping Brush (Bristle) Size 12
    • GLZ-38 Tooth Spalter Brush - Long (Bluetop) Size 40
    • 1 sheet of Brush Paper 13" x 18" (Can be mounted on a wooden board with spray adhesive for easy use)



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