Floorcloth Workshop - Learn How to Make a Floorcloth
Kathy Cooper floorcloth workshops are designed to explore basic construction and simple decorative techniques (some that require minimal painting skill) featured in her books and video. Kathy has perfected many techniques to shorten the process, making it possible to create a floorcloth in a short period of time. Students have the opportunity to create a small floorcloth and decorate it (depending on the complexity of the design) during the workshop.
Private & Small Group Workshops in Kathy's Studio
Would you like more personalized, one-on-one instruction? Arrange a private workshop in Kathy Cooper's painting studio. Available for maximum of 2 students. Perfect for school educators. Classes run from 9:30am - 4:30pm each day. Kathy's Studio is located just up the hill from Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Enjoy a lovely stay in Winston Salem while you learn how to make a painted rug from an expert.
Two Day Workshop
Students will design and construct a floorcloth on pre-primed canvas, prime canvas for a second floorcloth and begin work on that one. Discussions and demonstrations will cover techniques including: preparation, hemming (multiple styles), painting methods, design planning, finishing tips, technical tips for trouble shooting. Most materials included but students are required to bring their own brushes, design tools of choice and paint colors as desired. (Some paints will be available but students are encouraged to bring their own for color matching). $500 per student. Maximum 2. Fee includes materials, box lunch each day and video.
Students should request two dates of choosing. Upon verification of a date, a 50% deposit is required of each student to hold date. Deposit is due within 10 days of notification of verification. Balance paid on the first day of the workshop. Scheduled dates will be held or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather or personal emergencies. Deposit is non-refundable.
Old clothes or paint apron, note pad or sketch book, pencil, good eraser, scissors, right angle, ruler, portable hair dryer, brushes, design tools and paints in desired colors. All materials for floorcloth construction will be on site: canvas, gesso, hemming tools, clear acrylic sealant, rubber backing, paste wax etc.
Planning Your Stay
Kathy's Studio is located just up the hill from Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Enjoy a lovely stay in Winston Salem while you enjoy learning about floorcloths. Here are some helpful links.