IDAL 2013 Convention

We had a great time at the this years IDAL 2013 Convention!  The annual event was held in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 8-12, 2013.  International Decorative Artisans League had its 29th anniversary.  The non-profit organization has been serving the decorative painting industry by offering classes to members in regional chapters along with this annual event.  Vendors, services, and schools gather at the expo to educate the attendees of the latest trends.

IDAL 2013-Booth

Here is Pierre Finkelstein’s booth.  Packed with brushes, books, and Pierre’s demonstrations.

IDAL 2013- Class Room

The ornamentation class was a huge success.  The students created a beautiful panel for one days work!  Check out our next ornamentation class in NYC and Versailles, France.

IDAL 2013- Ornament Class

IDAL 2013- Ornament Class 02

IDAL 2013- Tromp l'oeil Demo

The second day, students created trompe l’oeil molding using a striping edge.

IDAL 2013- Tromp l'oeil Demo 2

IDAL 2013- Tromp l'oeil Class

The striping edge takes practice, but performs magically with the right brush!

IDAL 2013- Students

Giddy students at the end of the day.

IDAL 2013- Marquetry Class

On the last day, students created a detailed panel using Marquetry techniques.

IDAL 2013- Marquetry Class 2

IDAL 2013- Marquetry Sample

Finished panel

IDAL 2013- Friends

It’s always great to hang out with friends of the industry.

For more photos visit our IDAL 2013 facebook album.


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