Layers of Color is one of the few exclusive Modern Masters Platinum Training Centers throughout the US and abroad that have adopted the Kelly S. King Academy Curriculums, a division of Modern Masters Inc. The Platinum Series products focus on environmentally friendly finishes using products and textures in which several have low or no VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds).
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Want to help transform the oak cabinets of the world into something beautiful? We start with one finish at a time. In this class you will learn several different finishes that will not only hide the oak cabinetry, but also offer beautiful and durable finishes that will coordinate with any design style. We will layer paints and glazes, wood grain and metallic finishes for cabinetry. Each student will take home four gorgeous finished samples. All materials are water based and eco-friendly.
If you have taken Introduction to Cabinet Finishes or are familiar with the Modern Masters noVOC paint and glaze systems, this is the class for you. We will be combining and expanding these materials with an amazing cabinet finish system with distressing, crackle finishes, metallic glazes and more. This will allow more detail, expression and depth to all your cabinet and furniture finishes. Each student goes home with one cabinet door and 3 molding samples. We are taking cabinet and furniture to the next level of beauty!
In this advanced level of instruction we will be learning to add dimension and design to your cabinet finishes. Plaster type products such as Wood Icing, Metallic Plasters and Texture Effects will be used along with propriortary glaze recipes and metallic paints for beautiful and unique effects. This process works well on furniture too! Each student goes home with 3 custom cabinet doors and one molding sample.
This training will provide a complete overview and hands on approach to a variety of concrete countertop overlays, staining techniques and sealers.
Each student will complete:
3 small concrete and stain samples with sealers
1 Countertop (how to build, overlay different substrates, and introduction to acid, water based and mineral staining techiques)
3 large Countertop Samples with epoxy (learn a variety of staining & decorative techniques)
This is a step by step training from building countertop substrates to applying the countertop overlay products and learning multiple stain and decorative techniques. Each student will learn how to bid, market and sell their products, adding a competitive edge and value to their professional portfolios.
Decorative Foils are a great medium to create sparkle and shine on any wall, cabinet or furniture surface. They are extremely versatile with other mediums such as plasters and glazes allowing so many unique looks. Foils come in awesome colors like gold, silver, red, variegated and even holographic! We will create 4 boards using combinations of the above mediums that will wow you and your clients!
If you have tired older or unfinished furniture that needs an updated look, this workshop is for you. Learn how to apply several layers of paint materials to create beautiful and unique furniture finishes. We’ll work with paints, glazes and metallic finishes that enhance any design style from traditional to contemporary. All materials included no experience necessary. Dress for mess, bring a sack lunch. Materials: $20 at class.
Create your own three hour acrylic Tuscan landscape! Join us at the studio for some wine, hors d'voures and paint as Kristina Letson walks us through the Italian countryside on canvas! No previous painting experience necessary! Each student goes home with a completed canvas.
Learn the tricks of the trade to change your steel garage door into a beautiful piece of art in this fun, one day class. You will also be learning other garage door treatments which include stains and glazes that can be used on wood projects.
Learn how to take your old tile and formica countertops and transform them into a beautiful work of art with decorative concrete! In this 2 day class you will learn how to prepare an existing surface, and how to overlay the surface with this revolutionary new product. We will also spend time working with water based stains, acid stains and stencils so that you can create the beautiful looks of stone that are so popular in today's growing concrete market. This class is a must for anyone looking to take their business or art to the next level. Bring home 2 completed samples.
Learn 8 high production, simple, money-making, beautiful new finishes with Modern Masters Metallic Plasters. You will learn how to easily and quickly create incredible finishes for your clients. In this class, Metallic Plaster will be used to produce a wide variety of both matte and high sheen dimensional finishes as well as stunning combinations of highs and lows. This diversified portfolio is designed to give you a wide arrangement of colors and finishes that will favorably catch the eyes of designers and customers looking for modern vogue finishes. This class will give you the skill and knowledge that you will use to instantly make more money for your business in only one day!
Looking for a way to create soft, beautiful glazes and textures on your walls? The Modern Masters Platinum Series noVOC paint and Glazing Cream Colors offer endless possibilities of creating just that. Learn about the tools and techniques that can turn any white walls into colorful art.
Come experiment with paints, glazes, metallics and stencils to create finishes from your own imagination. This is a hands on class that allows you to “play” with different materials, tools and techniques with no formal instruction. I will be there to assist or guide you in your vision for your samples. Three sample boards included in class. Additional sample boards or molding samples at extra cost.
You know stencils, but what do you do with a SayWhat? SayWhat? vinyl stencils are custom made lettering and designs, by The Mad Stencilist, that take the art of stenciling to the next level and allow very detailed work to be done easily. They are a "one time" use stencil with both positive and negative features to create unique designs. You will apply glazes, metallics and plaster products to both types of stencils for the most versatility in stencil work.
tattoowallTM is the direct transfer of color pigments onto both interior and exterior surfaces. A traditional antique fresco look is achieved in less time with the same high quality. Invented to create murals, tattoowallTM has been used on a variety of surfaces, including: wood, drywall, untreated cement, stucco and bricks, with no size limitations. It's the new Fresco! Come joing this FREE seminar to learn about this new, incredible product, what makes it so unique, and how you can do it too!
Learn to build texture and body on your fine art pieces like you have never seen before! Easy to sculpt, trowel, scrape and paint. Create with Modern Masters Platinum Series plasters, metallics, and JWR artist acrylics.
Even the best wines and martinis will taste better in a hand painted glass created by you! They are colorful and full of sparkle and bling! Maybe a fruit or compote bowl needs some color and style instead? Those would work great too!
Two wine, martini or fruit compote bowls will be provided for you to paint in class and take home. Each pair of additional glass painted, add $20.00 (sets of 4 matching glasses will be available).