Monday, December 14, 2009

Gift Ideas for the Professional Finisher...

Some of our launch sponsors have deals for you:

Method Finishing is offering you the chance to lock in the $105 quarterly rate of the Professional Subscription Package for LIFE!!!! Quarterly subscription gives the subscriber unlimited access to the 12 most current "Methods".  Each week a new "Method" will be released and the oldest of the subscriber's 12 will fall off.  In addition to the "Methods" received, the subscriber will gain access to the complete Method Resource Library.  It includes free manufacturer produced video content as well as an extensive database categorizing and defining products from all the major manufacturers, an ever growing inspiration and design library and a discount of 30% on archive "Methods."

Art in the Heart of Italy Trip and Tour 
Melanie Royals, Gary Lord, and Alison Wooley invite you to participate in their upcoming Art in the Heart of Italy trip and tour. This is the third trip in a series of tours to Italy that includes decorative finishing classes, on-site painting of a historical site, fabulous food, sights, and unforgettable experiences. Download a pdf about the trip.

Modello Virtual Workshop Gift Certificates
New Workshops in the works for 2010 in addition to Foilin Around and Stencil Impressions include:
Patterned Mirror and Glass, Marquetry Effects for Wood, Walls, and More, and SkimStone Surfaces (concrete resurfacer). Save the time and expense of traveling to San Diego while still enjoying the expertise, personality, and innovative finishes that Melanie brings to her popular classes. These exclusive workshops allow you to participate through your computer web browser and are designed to parallel an actual classroom experience as much as possible. They include:
  •  Recorded Video Lessons that you are free to view or review at any time, according to your own schedule.
  •  A one-time, live on-line meeting with Melanie Royals and your fellow "classmates" where each technique and finish is reviewed in detail, followed by a Q&A session. This meeting is also recorded for later viewing.
  • Detailed, illustrated step-by-step instructions for each finish.
  • A private Message Board site for follow up questions and discussion.
  • Special pricing on all patterns and products used in the workshop (up to 50% off) so you can replicate the finishes on your own time. 

Pierre Finkelstein and Carolina d'Ayala Valva
Woodgraining and Grotesca Workshop
March 11th-17th, 2010
Location: Durham, CT
For more info:
or call (860)334-5504

SPECIAL! $1,400 until December 20, 2009
$1,560 for 6 days (regular price)
FREE! $215 of brushes with 6-day commitment

We invite you to a ground-breaking event at the Creative Evolution studio in Durham, CT. Join Pierre Finkelstein and Italian author, Carolina d'Ayala Valva for a week long event in decorative painting. Students will immerse themselves into two fabulous, 3-day classes geared to take your portfolio to the next level. As Pierre says, "It's the decorative specialist who stays busy in rough times." Students will create panels that sell themselves along with the skill to back it up. Carolina d'Ayala Valva will take today's decorative painter back in time with her individual Grotesca style. Pierre Finkelstein will condense his decades of woodgraining experience to help you sell his most popular and profitable decorative finish. Beyond the two, 3- day classes with Pierre and Carolina, we've scheduled 3 BONUS "cocktail hour" evenings with business lectures, slide shows, and open talk.

*price is $850 for each individual class.. Brush offer only applies to 6-day commitment.


Marti Mathes said...

Sounds like a great class!

Cynthia said...

Santa can put any of these gifts in my stocking!!!

Marti Mathes said...

Method method method!

Marti Mathes said...

Love it!

Bob said...

Everything here is something anyone would love from Santa!

Magic Brush said...

This whole thing rocks!