Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Church-Waddel-Brumby House Workshop

On August 10 and 11, the Church-Waddel-Brumby House (CWB) Restoration Committee will host a faux wood-graining workshop. Visiting artist Derick Tickle will conduct the workshop and teach participants how to grain paint mahogany, walnut and pine heart.

Part 1 of the workshop will take place on August 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. The first hour will be held at the CWB House Museum and will include a box dinner from Marti’s at Midday as well as a tour of Tickle’s grain-painting project. Participants will then move to the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation (ACHF) Firehall for hands-on instruction. The second part of the workshop will be on August 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the ACHF Firehall.

Call the Athens Welcome Center at 706.353.1820 for reservations and more information. Space is limited to 12 participants. The workshop is sponsored in part by ACHF, and the CWB grain-painting project is sponsored by the Junior Board of the Watson-Brown Foundation.

A Colorful Past: Decorative Arts of Georgia,” GMOA’s most recent Green Symposium publication, features an essay by former curator of decorative arts Ashley Callahan and current curator of decorative arts Dale Couch on wood graining, which was often used to make less expensive materials seem more fashionable. Click here to purchase the publication from the museum shop.

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