Painting - Decorative Painting, Faux Finishes

By: Instudio  06-Dec-2011

      Saturday morning Classes: Decorative Painting

     "This course run in tandem with the antique restoration course"  

     Start Date: Saturday 14 May , finish Saturday 2 July   2011.

     One morning per week 9.30am and finish at 12.30 midday.
     Location: InStudio, 7 Tanekaha rd. Titirangi. Cost for this eight week block $360.00

     Topics we will cover include:

  • Types of decorative finishes
  • How to use decorative painting
  • Principles of painting and tools of the trade
  • Paint ingredients
  • Colour and colour mixing
  • Marbling, glazing
  • Gold leaf, gesso  and waxing
  • Complete your own small object

       Bring your own brushes and a small object , such as a tray, a lamp base or a frame, but  nothing  larger than a bed side   cabinet.
The class size will be small, max. 7 students.
To guarantee a place in the course,  send payment to:

      InStudio, 7 Tanekaha Rd  Titirangi. 0604 Waitakere
Or via internetbanking.
Account Information; InStudio Ltd.: 060185 0413572 00

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Other products and services from Instudio


Decorative Objects

Change of color, design and seize is possible, we have a large range of design details, ornaments in stock. The mirrors and lamp bases are individually handcrafted and can be personalised to your specifications. A choice of alternatives for the standard mirror glass is available; add the extra cost to the price. The frames include a 3 mm standard mirror glass. The Provence is a larger mirror.



InStudio’s Decorative Art & Design courses aim to develop the student’s creativity and artistic capabilitiesin an informal and safe environment.The classes are designed for all levels of competency with or without any previous experience.InStudio offers the following three courses. The Interior design summer school will be held at Lopdell House Titirangi.


Introduction to Interior Design

This is a wonderful opportunity to be tutored by international designer Leonie Mae Tucker and Johan van Westen from InStudio. Leonie Mae Tucker and I have worked together for more than 5 years at Unitec and on a number of local design projects. Lopdell house has excellent parking and is right in the heart of lovely Titirangi village with its shops and cafes.


Restoration - Furniture Restoration

This course will introduce the student to the following aspects of antique furniture restoration. To guarantee a place in the course, send payment to: InStudio, 7 Tanekaha Rd Titirangi. 0604 Waitakere Or via internetbanking. Structural and non structural repairs.


Restoration and Conservation

Johan has worked and studied this art for more than 30 years both in NZ and the Netherlands.Most of the qualified antique restorers in NZ spend their time rectifying mistakes and damage. Recently Johan restored part of the interior of a historic church in Parnell Auckland. Our workshop offers an excellent antique restoration and conservation service. Reduce cost by using our our on-site restoration and conservation service.


Interior Finishes

Almost all surfaces and objects are suitable for a decorative finish, plasterboard, concrete, timber, glass, etc, although some finishes are more appropriate than others for particular surfaces. Examples of InStudio’s decorative finishes can be viewed at Dunedin’s Southern Cross Casino, Queenstown’s Millennium Hotel, and in Auckland’s Metropolis Hotel, Sky City Casino and Vero Building.