Le Mare Master Class Workshop

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Le Mare to Host Master Class for Artists, Designers and Restoration Artists in Parrsboro This Fall

Parrsboro Creative is pleased to announce that renowned international decorative artist Lori Le Mare will be instructing a highly- anticipated Master Class in Parrsboro beginning September 30th. The Master Class is called “Contemporary and Heritage Restoration Techniques in Wood Graining and Marbling.” It begins on September 30th and runs until Sunday, October 4th at a cost of $450, plus $200 for materials and specialty tools.

Le Mare is the first of Parrsboro Creative’s true Master Level instructors to introduce a high level of training and expertise to an Eastern Canadian audience at Parrsboro’s Art Lab Studios and Gallery. Lori Le Mare’s original work and restoration artistry has been featured in programs including Cityline (CityTV), The Painted House (Debbie Travis) and This Small Space as well as Homestyle, Craftscapes, CNN, CBC, House & Home, The Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail and The Financial Post.

Parrsboro Creative Chair Michael Fuller and his partners at Art Lab are expecting a sell-out crowd for the 5 days of Le Mare’s classes. Space is limited to 14 students. “Lori is definitely well-known across Canada and internationally,” says Fuller. “She specializes in restoration painting and artistic rehabilitation of historic sites, including decorative painting restoration, wood graining, marbling, painted ornament, gilding and murals. Preparation and protection of finishes will be taught along with an overview of the history of decorative painting.” “We’re extremely excited to have such a world-class artist offering this rare opportunity in Atlantic Canada,” says Art Lab Collaborator Krista Wells. “This is a great opportunity not only for artists, but for designers and restoration specialists to further develop their skills.“

“I’m happy to be experiencing the Parrsboro creativity vibe,” says Le Mare. “I know that the town has a special draw for creative people and I’m looking forward to helping my students advance their skills. This will be a very interactive series of classes.”

A second Master Class in Theatre and Museum Mould-Making and Set Design is slated for the Fundy Geological Museum in October, but the precise dates are still being finalized.

For more information, please call Alan (AJ) Johnson Director of Marketing & Communications, (902) 956-1795

Lori Le Mare at Work
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