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Vaillancourt Folk Art Weekend … the Results!

Joan, my mentor painter at Vaillancourt Folk Art, has put the finishing touches on the chalkware Santa that I created at Collector’s Weekend earlier this month.  And, it’s on its way to my door.  I can’t wait to see the finished figure.

I’ll be featuring the Vaillancourt Studio in the Christmas issue.  They are one of the few artisan workshops still making things the “old-fashioned” way in the USA!

Vaillancourt Collector’s Weekend 2011

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Celebrate365’s Connie Porcher kicked off the Saturday lecture series …

Decorating the Tree … An Evolution

April 30, 2011

Vaillancourt Collector’s Weekend

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Sunday – Painting a chalkware Santa

Joan assists us with colors and plenty of instructions. She has been a Vaillancourt painter for 27 years!

VALFA-Porcher-Santa Each novice painter received a fully-painted sample as a guide. Our Santa’s coat was pre-painted to insure we could work with a dry form.
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My Santa version is on the left, the artist’s model is on the right. You will see that I took some "liberties" in order to finish within the required time.

Yes, I would have loved holly on Santa’s hood … but I think that I would still be painting!

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