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NEW: Check out the LATEST workshop and class offerings for the upcoming busy season in the

Cottage Paint

Cottage Paint Workshop



This FUN seven-hour program will take you from start to finish using simple steps for a successful repurposing or refinishing of a piece of your own furniture, cabinet, or chair.
Bring a piece of your own worn-out or dated furniture, cabinet, or chair (under 40 pounds and able to be carried by yourself) and transform it into a showpiece with a velvety, updated, and durable finish.
You will learn how to give your furniture that aged distressed look without sanding or harsh chemicals. We start by showing you the proper tools and cleaners to use to insure a successful transformation, including color selection to help you customize your piece.
You will be introduced to aging glazes, metallic waxes, and tips & techniques for selecting the proper topcoat to protect your creation. This is a hands-on training program, so wear painting clothes. By the end of this session, you will gain complete confidence to tackle more refinishing projects.

Course fee: $129.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Fee includes workbook, Cottage Paint products for project, and lunch.
Contact The PlasterCenter to register: (612)374-0221, plastercenter@comcast.net, or www.plastercenter.com
Location: The Plaster Center
725 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Date & Time:
Instructors: Drew Beninati and Theresa Parnell

Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Reinvent, Rebuild, Refinish, Rediscover!




Private Training


We now offer private training, either one-on-one or in small groups. Pricing starts at $65/hr, prices may vary depending on group size & finish being taught. Supplies will be available for sale. We can do training on Cottage Paint, Venetian Plaster, Metallic Plasters, Faux Finishing,  Furniture Finishing, Wood Graining, Wood Staining, and Glazing. Contact us for more details!

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required
Contact the PlasterCenter to register!
plastercenter@comcast.net www.plastercenter.com (612) 374-0221


GET PLASTERED RESPONSIBLY



METALLIC WALL FINISH WORKSHOP



• Moire – Soft metallic finish that gives the illusion of reflective texture. Comes in hundreds of colors, multiple applications, a versatile product that can go in
   many different rooms.
• Dune – A velvety metallic finish with a glowing warmth. Soft, reflective, simple to apply. Add a touch of elegance to any room.
• Africa – Sophisticated marbleized metallic look, circular figure 8 plaster technique.
• Swahili – Texture and movement can be achieved with this using a large round brush.
• Urban Suede – A fine texture, sparkly metallic plaster with a hint of glitter embedded. Great for accent walls and multiple applications.
• Senso – A product perfect for creating new urban spaces. Subtle metallic that can create high end visual effects.
• Animamundi – Soft, matte metallic that can achieve direction. Allows for refined architectural finishes.



VENETIAN PLASTER WORKSHOP



• Venezia S – Simple to polish, new market entry, acrylic Venetian plaster.
• Texturbase – Multi-effects acrylic synthetic Venetian plaster. You’ll learn three different techniques for this product.
• Canova – Two tone finish. Soft, matte, leather-like plaster.
• Explore the world of iridescent and metallic coatings!

Both of these workshops are specifically for the talented D.I.Y.er and painting contractors wishing to expand their services. These are classes for beginners, no trowel experience necessary. They will prepare you to complete and add these accents to your décor. Eliminate intimidation with specialty finishes, learn the options that are available, and learn the tools and techniques to achieve a spectacular finish in your own home!

LIMIT OF 12 STUDENTS PER CLASS – SMALL CLASS WITH HANDS ON TRAINING

Instructions include:
• Wall preparation
• Calculating material and square footage
• Tools & techniques
• Color options & styles
• Latest trends & wall fashions

Price includes:
• Tools (Venetian Plaster Workshop)
• Boards
• Lunch

Both classes will be hosted in our studio, located in the Hirshfield’s Corporate offices. 725 2nd Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required
Contact the PlasterCenter to register!
plastercenter@comcast.net www.plastercenter.com (612) 374-0221
CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Pre-registration and
pre-payment is required
Contact the PlasterCenter to register!
plastercenter@
comcast.net

(612) 374-0221
GET PLASTERED RESPONSIBLY
Class Policies:

Registration closes 7-days prior to scheduled date of each class to allow for prep work of materials.
Payment:
Due to the limited amount of space and class preparation time, all classes must be paid in full upon registration of the class.
Contact the PlasterCenter directly to register.
Cancellation:
A 10-day notice is required to receive a full refund. Students giving notification less than 10-days will be given full school credit for the amount of the course usable on future courses. Should MIFF cancel a class due to inclement weather, minimal students, instructor illness or emergency, a full refund will be issued. Students will also have the choice of being placed in the next available course.
Corporate Rates: Ask about our discounts for large groups and corporate outings.
Children: We love them dearly, but due to safety reasons, no children are allowed in the classroom/studio.
Supplies: Unless noted, supplies will be provided, but are not to take home. However, supplies used in the courses are available for purchase.
Other: All course times listed are approximate and can vary due to dry time and climate conditions.
Please Note: Courses are hands-on. Please wear your painting clothes.

VARIOUS PAINT FINISHES AND SOLVENTS ARE USED IN A CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT. PLEASE ASSESS YOUR OWN HEALTH STATUS BEFORE USING THESE PRODUCTS. MIFF ED LLC, HIRSHFIELDS, CLASS TEACHERS, AND AGENTS ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR HEALTH STATUS DURING USE OF OR EXPOSURE TO ANY PAINT-RELATED PRODUCTS.

Private training instructors:
Drew Beninati

Theresa Parnell

Beth Schafer

 


 

TECHNICAL SERVICES:
Tricia Swope OlsoN

Grete Grodahl