Come to Our Grand Re-Opening! Take a Workshop!

It’s been a long spring, summer and fall, but the construction on our new studio and Gallery  is nearing completion. To celebrate, we are having a series of events on November 16 through 18. We welcome floorcloth, folk art and mural aficianados to join us at Canvasworks at 326 Henry Gould Rd. in Weathersfield, Vermont.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, November 16

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm  Grand Re-Opening Reception- Meet Lisa Curry Mair, tour the 200-year old farmhouse, studios, gallery and workshop , browse designs, see works in progress and enter to win a Canvasworks Floorcloth. Please email the studio (lisa(at)canvasworksfloorcloths.com) with your name  and phone number if you plan to attend  on Friday night.

Saturday, November 17

10:00 am Studio Doors Open. Meet Lisa Curry Mair, tour the 200-year old farmhouse, studios, gallery and workshop , browse designs, see works in progress and enter to win a Canvasworks Floorcloth.

11:00 am Demonstration “How to Stencil on Canvas”

11:30 am Workshop “Learn How to Cut Your Own Stencils”

Workshop 1: How to Cut Your Own Stencil

In this workshop you will learn how to manipulate a design and make it your own, and make it exactly the size you need. Then you will cut your own stencil which you can use to make your own floorcloth, placemats or canvas table runner at home. This is a great skill to have. Stop spending so much money on stencils that aren’t quite the right size!

Please sign up now so we will have enough materials on hand for you.

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1:00 pm  Meet Lisa Curry Mair, tour the 200-year old farmhouse, studios, gallery and workshop , browse designs, see works in progress and enter to win a Canvasworks Floorcloth.

2:00 pm Demonstration “How to Stamp a Design on Canvas”

2:30 pm Workshop 2 “Learn to Create Your Own Stamps”

Workshop 2: How to Make a Stamp

In this workshop you will learn how to create a foam stamp using your own design. Then you will cut and glue a stamp which you can use to make your own floorcloth, placemats or canvas table runner at home. Stamping is fun, simple and a rewardingly fast way to create a pattern. This is a great kid’s project!

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3:30 Meet Lisa Curry Mair, tour the 200-year old farmhouse, studios, gallery and workshop , browse designs, see works in progress and enter to win a Canvasworks Floorcloth.

5:00 pm Studio Doors Close

Sunday, November 18

10:00 am Studio Doors Open. Meet Lisa Curry Mair, tour the 200-year old farmhouse, studios, gallery and workshop , browse designs, see works in progress and enter to win a Canvasworks Floorcloth.

11:00 am Demonstration: “John Carwitham Designs- Geometric Patterns from 1739 ”

11:30 Workshop 3 ” Learn to Marbleize Paint on Canvas”

Workshop 3: How to Create a Marble Texture on Canvas

In this workshop you’ll get down and dirty and learn how to wash, swirl and stipple to make realistic-looking marble using paint, brushes, rags and other fun tools on canvas samples. With this knowledge in hand, you’ll be able to create your own Carwitham floorcloth masterpieces!

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1:00 pm  Meet Lisa Curry Mair, tour the 200-year old farmhouse, studios, gallery and workshop , browse designs, see works in progress and enter to win a Canvasworks Floorcloth.

2:00 pm Demonstration “My Cousin, Rufus Porter!”

2:30 pm Workshop 4 “Learn to Paint a Tree Using a Brush and Sponge ”

Workshop 4: How to Paint a Folk Art Tree

In this workshop, you’ll learn an effective way to paint a beautiful, realistic tree on canvas. This is a fun, easy way to achieve great results when painting landscapes on floorcloths or murals.

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3:30 Meet Lisa Curry Mair, tour the 200-year old farmhouse, studios, gallery and workshop , browse designs, see works in progress and enter to win a Canvasworks Floorcloth.

5:00 pm Studio Doors Close

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One Comment → “Come to Our Grand Re-Opening! Take a Workshop!”


  1. Tammy Nelson
    2 years ago

    I can’t wait to see your new studio Lisa! (and learn to paint a tree!)

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