In 1997 I began teaching classical decorative painting techniques, furniture finishes, and plaster finishes at local community colleges, in community learning centers, and privately. I loved it!  By 2004 I had opened the only decorative art school in Northern California and created a curriculum of 25 classes featuring classical finishes such as glazing techniques, wall finishes, specialty plasters, furniture and cabinet finishes. I added gilding classes, ornamental plaster, trompe l'oeil, mural painting, and color theory.

Working with many paint company owners enabled me to learn about the finest materials available to the trade. My school became a training center for several lines of specialty products.  Closing the doors in 2010, I continued teaching nationally at art conventions and retreats. I consider it a gift to encourage and motivate others toward creative self expression.

I make myself available to teach by request.

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