Paige is now offering Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced workshops in her studio in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Most workshops are over two weekend days. Workshop fees include all prep work, all materials and supplies, Paige’s instruction as well as final varnish work. Once the five coats of varnish are dry and cured (about two weeks), Paige will ship the finished work to you, included in the fee. You will be working in her studio, situated beneath the beautiful Cape Elizabeth lighthouse. Paige will provide coffee/tea/muffins in the morning and a full lunch at midday. If you are traveling from away, Paige can offer suggestions for places to stay. Contact Paige (CONTACT) if you are interested in any of these workshops.
BEGINNER FLOORCLOTH - “PLAYGROUND” - MARCH 9 & 10, 2019
This 2x3’ floorcloth is a great way to jump in and explore different painting techniques. You will be provided with a template of blocks that you will draw out and tape off before painting. You do not have to follow Paige’s block dimensions - create your own! You will be taught different ways to apply the paint - freehand, stenciled, brush strokes and combed glazing - all techniques that Paige uses in her floorcloths. Paige has a good supply of paints and colors but if you have specific ones you want to use, bring them along. More info will come after signup.
Fee: $400 - deposit of $200 due by February
INTERMEDIATE FLOORCLOTH - “COMPASS ROSE” - APRIL 27 & 28, 2019
This 3x3” square floorcloth incorporates the classic compass rose design used for navigation. The project will utilize a lot of taping off (for the star) and some more difficult freehand for the red circles. As always, you may choose your own colors. Other options are, in the border, you could paint stars, the different phases of the moon, and/or the Tolkein quote here from The Lord of the Rings: “Not all those who wander are lost.”. Other options could be replacing the light background with a darker color with stars. See some of these options in Paige’s other Compass Rose designs in her Floorcloths page: Gallery of Floorcloths.
Fee: $400 - deposit due by March 15
ADVANCED TABLE RUNNER - “BIRCHES” - MAY 18 & 19, 2019
This 19X65” table runner makes you feel like you are walking in a forest of birches. The technique is fairly simple, the shading and freehand a bit more sophisticated. It is quite powerful on a table and will go with almost any decor. The dimensions of the runner are just a suggestion - you can tell Paige ahead of time what dimensions you would like. You will see more photos of this in her Floorcloths page: Gallery of Floorcloths.
Fee: $500 - deposit of $250 due by April 6