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Historic Eastfield Village

104 Mud Pond Road

East Nassau, NY 12062

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Discover the age-old skill of faux finishes

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Participants learn the techniques and applications for “faux bois” or woodgraining. There will be a discussion of the historic methods and materials used in this trade, and students will see examples of historic woodgraining and learn how it evolved over time. Students will discuss, observe, and learn how to mix paint colors and use the various tools needed to replicate woods such as oak, pine, mahogany, and black walnut, among others. In addition, basic techniques for marbling and trompe l'oiel ("fool the eye") moldings, often found in historic settings, will also be taught. Students will create samples on mat boards and other small wood pieces that they will take with them. All materials provided, and a water based paint system will be used to ensure samples dry properly for transport.

Mariah Gillis is based out of Baltimore, Md., and has more than 20 years experience in historic restoration and theatrical and decorative painting (mariahgillis.com). In 2019 she was the first woman to receive a Master Craftsman Award from the Baltimore Builders Congress and Exchange for her years of work in historic restoration. Her work can be seen in the U.S. Supreme Court and Capitol building, and most recently she worked on the restoration of Clifton Mansion in Baltimore, the former summer home of Johns Hopkins.

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Historic Eastfield Village

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East Nassau, NY 12062

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