Wood Graining Workshop

Learn the craft of faux wood graining from one of the most renowned artists in the southeast. Grace Abernethy is a restoration artist specializing in historic faux graining and marbleizing. With a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Clemson University and College of Charleston and over ten years of experience, she has studied and recreated finishes in historic buildings from New Hampshire, to South Carolina, to Middle Tennessee. Abernethy was a recipient of the South Carolina Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation Award in 2014 and won 2nd place in the 2011 Charles E. Peterson Prize for the Historic American Buildings Survey.

For this workshop you will get to choose whether you use a box or a tray to perfect your skill and take home. Please choose your ticket based on whether you would like to create faux wood graining on a tray or box at the end of this workshop.

The workshop will be 3.5 hours long and include a brief introduction to faux graining, instruction on several different types of graining, practice and time and instruction while painting your take home item. We encourage you to bring a snack or lunch if needed as the workshop will not end until 1:30 p.m.

Capacity is limited to allow for hands-on instruction from Grace Abernethy for all attendees.

Cost is $45 per person and includes all instruction and supplies for the workshop.

If you have additional questions, contact Andy Blair, 615-832-8197x15 or andy@historictravellersrest.org

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