Kristen Helberg - Paintings, Murals, and Vinegar Grained Boxes

Kristin Helberg

Vinegar Graining Students with Kristin Helberg

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8 students learn vinegar graining

8 students learn vinegar graining

Early American Vinegar graining is a class that I teach at the Chautauqua type event known as Common Ground on the beautiful campus of Mcdaniel College in Westminster, MD.

Every afternoon during the first week of classes at Mcdaniel College,  I worked with eight students, demonstrating the formulas for mixing vinegar paint and the techniques for creating the textures.  By Friday July 1,  each student had completed 15 hours of work on a group of frames and small jewelry boxes.  I had a wonderful group of students this year.

Our final show displayed the gorgeous textures and colors that each student created on their work.    This is a  week long class that I have taught at Common Ground program for the past six summers.

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Examples of vinegar graining