Country Owl Studio Art & Craft School
Dolores Furnari, owner of the Country Owl Studio, welcomes you to the 20th season of classes being held at 2391 McConnell Rd., just a couple of miles from downtown Brandon, Vermont. Come visit this charming Vermont town set at the foothills of the Green Mountains and have some fun in one or more of our classes while learning a new craft. Dolores Furnari has been a member of Historical Society of Early American Decoration, Inc. (HSEAD) since 1974. Please see below for a complete description classes and click here for a registration form.
1. & 2. EAD: BRONZE POWDER STENCILING, COUNTRY PAINTING, & REVERSE GLASS PAINTING
1. Aug. 12 – 17 (6 days); Mon. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:30; Sat. 9:00 – 3:00
2. Aug. 19 – 23 (5 days); Mon.-Thur. 9:00 – 4:30; Fri. 9:00-3:00
We will cover all techniques of bronze powder stenciling on tin and wood, application of gold/metal leaf using early American designs authentic to the period, as well as freehand bronzing techniques and country painting and techniques in reverse glass painting which will also cover stenciling on glass. Beginners will learn stencil cutting, preparation of tin and wooden items, the execution of designs, and finishing techniques. Students should bring several projects to work on such as trays, chairs, boxes, and glass cut to size for mirror frames, clocks, or frames of your choice. Class demonstrations and individual instruction will be given. In depth instruction will be available to interested applicants of The Historical Society of Early American Decoration. Instructor is planning a class project, related costs and a supply list will be available at time of registration.
3. EAD: THEOREM PAINTING
July 8 – 12 (5 days); Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 – 4:30; Fri. 9:00 – 3:00
Tuition: $190.00; Est. Mat. fee: $35.00
Enjoying a revival along with other early folk art and early New England school girl art forms (those taught in young girl academies in the early 1800s) is Theorem Painting. Theorem Painting involves a process of using oil and watercolor tube paints and a set of stencils to create a picture. The complete series of skills and techniques required to become a theorem artisan will be taught: cutting stencils, mounting velvet, applying color, plus instruction in proper framing. Included in this class is the special interests in watercolor theorems. Special pre-cut stencils will be available and one set is included in the materials fee; also, the special paper and the use of paints. Special stencil brushes are needed for this class and are available at a discount at the studio. Class size is limited so register early. A supply list of other needed items will be sent upon registration. If you have any questions, call the instructor toll-free at 888-247-3847.
4. PRIMITIVE PORTRAIT PAINTING
July 22 – 26 (5 days); Mon. – Thurs. 9:00-4:30; Fri. 9:00-3:00
Tuition: $190.00; Material fee: $20.00
Don’t be intimidated if you have never painted a portrait before. With precise instruction, you can do it. This year, students will be able to choose their selection from a selective library of designs. Most will be 16×20 or 18×24 in size. You may choose a boy, girl, woman or man portrait. The estimated materials fee includes the canvas of choice, photo of your design, blueprint, and painting instructions. To accomplish this project in 5 days, the portrait will be done in a combination of acrylic and oil paints. A list of needed supplies will be sent upon registration. Most supplies needed are available for sale at the studio. Any questions relative to this class, please call the Studio.
5. DRAWING & PAINTING and PERSPECTIVE
F. Tor Gudmundsen
July 15 – 19 (5 days); Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 – 4:30; Fri. 9:00 – 3:00
Adv. Beginner / Adv.
Drawing and Painting What You Like
This five day course will revolve around giving you the knowledge and skills to paint what you want to paint… landscape, still-life, portraits, whatever you can imagine. We will do this through demonstrations and examples as well as a lot of individual attention. Each person will bring their own resource materials to paint from in oils, acrylic or watercolor. I have taught drawing and painting for many years and can probably help you to enhance your abilities as an artist. A supply list will be sent upon registration.
6. CLOTH DOLLS
Kate Greenaway Style Cloth Dolls: These are 14″ tall painted cloth dolls which were based on the illustrations and paintings of Kate Greenaway who wrote and illustrated books published in the 1800s. The pattern is a Gail Wilson design. You can make both dolls in the week long class. Experience in sewing and painting is required. You will receive the patterns before class to prepare the templates for sewing. Any questions please free to call the instructor at 802-446-2500. Instructor to send supply list needed for this class.
PO Box 339, Brandon, VT 05733
IN-STATE: 802-247-3695 or out-of-state toll-free: 888-247-3847