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Flowering Chinoiserie Murals

3-day Mural Workshop | May 2-4, 2019 | Instructor: Lynne Rutter

Reservations now being accepted!

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 17-18th 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 room-sets
  • Marouflage techniques
  • Practice pieces will be provided, and participants may select their own colors, composition, and details to personalize their work.
  • Each student will create a full sized mural panel.

Class fee

reservation-deposit: $450
Includes all materials and tools used in class; practice panels; a large set of reusable custom stencils and transfer drawings; full size mural panel; brushes; detailed class notes.


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


  • To reserve a space in this class,you may mail a check for the reservation-deposit of $450 to Lynne Rutter at the studio address above. Please include your contact information.
  • You may also reserve on-line via PayPal
  • or contact Lynne about using Zelle, Venmo, or other payment options.
  • Confirmation fee of $450 will be due on or before March 15, 2019
  • Class fees will not be refundable after March 15, 2019, unless another artist can take your place.
  • Remaining class fee of $350 will be due on or before the first day of class.
  • Call or email the studio to inquire about this or other workshops.

above: new Chinoiserie murals by Lynne Rutter; a student in a recent class

WELCOME to the workshop page!

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.

Contact the studio with questions, or to be added to the email list.


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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... 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! 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. "