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Flowering Chinoiserie Murals

Mural Workshop | Instructor: Lynne Rutter

This class was last held in June of 2016, and will be scheduled again soon.
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An enduring and popular decorative style since the 17th century, the flowering Chinoiserie mural is once again on-trend as a versatile component in both traditional and contemporary interior design. It is also one of my favorite styles of mural to paint!

In this mural painting class, learn traditional as well as more innovative ways to paint classic Chinoiserie-style murals, inspired by the hand-painted wallpapers of the 17-19th centuries. Using various transfer methods and hand-finishing techniques, practice painting at full scale chinois flowers and plants such as peonies and plum blossoms, and learn how these techniques may be applied to any subject you wish to design into your murals: birds, lanterns, butterflies, etc. Understand how to use the elegant, confident brushwork that will enable you to create your own unique style of Chinoiserie while taking your painting work to a higher level of finesse.

    Class work includes:

  • Traditional Chinoiserie techniques and materials
  • Brushwork
  • Creating balanced color palettes from rich and ornate to the elegant blanc de chine
  • Transfer methods
  • Contemporary use and media for creating new Chinosierie
  • Design and composition considerations for murals, painted furniture, panels, and entire roomsets
  • Marouflage techniques
  • Practice pieces will be provided, and participants may select their own colors and choose from a variety of flora to personalize their work.
  • Each student will create a full sized mural panel.

Class fee


Includes all materials and tools used in class; a professional quality set of brushes; practice panels; reusable custom stencils and transfer drawings; full size mural panel; detailed class notes.


Lynne Rutter Studio | 2325 3rd St. #207, San Francisco, CA 94107 (MAP)


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Lynne Rutter Studio occasionally hosts decorative painting and mural classes and specialized workshops on the finer points of decorative art, gilding, and finishing, taught hands-on by established, practicing artists in a spacious, working atelier. Classes emphasize traditional techniques and materials and practical methods.

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"What a great, immersive experience, to learn something- really learn something I can use- in such a wonderful space... "

"Thank you Lynne! I loved everything about this class- the work, your generous teaching and humor, the magnificent studio space, and the great food! Please let me know as soon as you schedule another class!"

"I just finished an entire 10 by 12 foot cloud ceiling in a little over one day all by myself. It came out awesome and I have you to thank for teaching me how to paint clouds so easily. I amazed myself and my client."

"This is what I want to do and you have totally encouraged me to do it. I didn't want to leave your studio, I had to much fun..."

"Of course I wear a tiara while I am painting. Doesn't everyone?"

"Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us. I haven't been so inspired in so long! Looking forward to more classes. "