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French Polishing and Traditional Wax Finishes with Nicolas Pinon - Special SUMMER Course 2020 (5 days)


Full Price - £395.00 per person
ICON Member - £370.00 per person
Student - £325.00 per person
Deposit - £100.00 per person

We will accept a deposit to hold the spot the full fee must be paid at the start of the class.


  This very popular course is returning to The Wooburn Craft School. Taught by a leading Conservator - Restorer and teacher in France, Nicolas Pinon, who will instruct students on the fine art of finishing decorative objects. Particular attention will be spent on French Polishing and the use of wax finishes. As a leading expert in the field of restoration and conservation, Nicolas will be able to share with the students many techniques and insights that would be difficult to get elsewhere. In this course, he will discuss the basics (the ‘mouse’, the different types of shellacs, the different types of waxes), he will present different recipes for using shellac for varnishing, and for filling, different wax recipes, the use of resin based shellac for filling. This will be a very hands on course as Nicolas, will show students how to apply the shellac and wax, how to apply black shellac and shellac for brasses. If times allows, Nicolas will also demonstrate the use of painting techniques in restoration. This class offers discounted rates for students and ICON members.   Class Dates (Monday to Friday): Jul. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Class Times: All classes start at 9.30 a.m. and end at 4.30 p.m..

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