Leatherstocking Decorative Artists

What is Decorative Painting?
   Decorative painting is a diverse art form utilizing a variety of techniques and media
  (types of paint) to decorate functional and non-functional surfaces. Because of
 certain teaching methods used in learning how to paint -- decorative painting is a 
   really easy art form to learn. The use o patterns  created by other artists and 
   freehand designs allow a high degree of success without long years of academic
       training or inherent drawing ability.  

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Upcoming Travel Teacher Seminars
LDA Seminar List 2017

Roxanne Puchalski   September  16 & 17,  2017

(See more information below.)

Roxanne Puchalski Seminar Information

Date:    Saturday, September 16th  - Permaquid project

            & Sunday 17th - Autumn Leaves Plate project

Time:    Doors open at 8:30am, class begins promptly at 9am,  done for the day by 5pm

Where:  Oneida County Farm & Home Center (Cornell Cooperative Extension

                    121 Second St., Oriskany, NY

Cost:     $35/day for LDA members or $45/day for non-members

                      Non-members are welcome to join LDA and receive the lower cost/day.  Contact                               Barb at 315-363-4816  or email at [email protected] for more info on that.

Lunch:   Bring your own lunch.  You can bring something to share if you'd like too. :)

Surface: You are welcome to paint the projects on any surface of your choosing.  Contact the 

                       seminar chairperson (Barb) to find out measurements.


Sept. 16th Class

Permaquid Lighthouse


Sept.  17th Class

Autumn Leaves Plate

* You can put this on any surface you wish, plate or lazy Susan, round tray... it's up to you. 

Seminar General Information

What: Our Chapter holds two "Travel Teacher" seminars per year. One in the spring and one in the fall.  We bring in nationally and internationally known decorative artists to conduct 2 day painting seminars for our members.   Both members and non-LDA members are welcome to attend.  This is a really great service that the chapter offers to painters for a really inexpensive cost!

Surfaces:  All surfaces that you paint on for the seminar are your responsibility to find and pay for.  Usually the teachers don't have particular items that you have to paint on so any surface that fits the pattern will work.  If there is a specific piece that must be ordered the chapter may take the lead and order surfaces for prepaid orders.

 Cost:  The price of attending one of our seminars is a reasonable $35 per day that you attend.  Non-LDA members must pay an additional $10/day fee ($45 total).  This fee covers your instruction from the teacher and the pattern packet.   All fees must be paid in advance with your registration to the seminar. Occasionally the fee might be slightly more depending on specifics of the seminar.  

Time:  All seminars are held on Saturdays & Sundays  from 9am - 5pm.

Lunch:  Attendees bring their own lunch.  People often bring "goodies" to share too.

 Questions?   If you have any questions on upcoming seminars please contact our Seminar Chair, Barb  at [email protected]

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct 28 at 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 18 at 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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