The art of hand-painted muslin rugs, or floorcloths, has been around for centuries and are durable enough to take the place of conventional rugs. Create your own floorcloth (up to 3’x5’) with the shape, color and design of your choice to compliment any décor. We’ll cover layout, stencils, trompe l’oeil, taping, layering, glazes and more.
$20 supply fee due to the instructor at the first class.
Nance Derby, Owner and Operator of Artista Bottega Gallery, is sharing her knowledge and expertise teaching in her studio. She started her career teaching in Saint Paul Public Schools for 8 years before starting her own business. Through Acme Scenic Arts, Nance has designed, art directed and created sets props and drops. For 31 years Nance was a lead scenic artist working locally and nationally. Her experience includes TV, film and video productions doing commercials and music videos, feature films and theater. Nance was charge artist for special events at the downtown Minneapolis Daytons/Macys during 17 of those years until their closing. She has a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Minnesota, as well as specialized education in faux finishes, theatrical painting, sculpting, and mural painting.