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Ornament for Painted Furniture

Ornament for Painted Furniture:

TBA| Instructor: Lynne Rutter

In this workshop learn methods for adding ornament to furniture and cabinetry, along with techniques for painting and finishing furniture, cabinetry and other woodwork, using natural, traditional paints and materials.
Learn to design and adapt ornament from historic sources as well as a variety of transfer techniques such as pounces, stencils, and transfers applicable to all types of ornamental painting. With these techniques you can create heirloom-quality furniture, art panels, or design entire rooms, using inspiration from European and Scandinavian painted furniture, or your own original modern designs.
Students may bring in their own small projects or work with wooden samples provided.

Classwork includes

  • Adapting ornament from historic sources
  • Appropriate and effective choices of materials for furniture painting, both historic and modern.
  • Developing color palettes for furniture and ornament
  • Designing original ornament to suit furniture or cabinetry
  • Transfer techniques
  • Finishing techniques for painted surfaces.

class fee:

reservation-deposit .
  • includes all materials, sample mouldings, project panels, paints and media used in class, designs, and detailed class notes.


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

Class hours:

10 AM - 5:00 PM.


WELCOME to the workshop page!

COVID-19 NOTICE: Due to the pandemic, all classes are suspended until further notice. Please stay safe!

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... 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. "