Does anybody know of any schools that teach advanced woodfinishing and
wood refinishing techniques? I'm looking for a college level coarse
that really gets into the chemistry as wall as the decorative aspects
of multi-step finishes.
The only college level accredited school for wood finishing in
Minnesota is near Minneapolis. It's a 25 year old, 36 credit program
that takes 9 months. I went through the program and can assure you
that it is extremely challenging and leaves no stone unturned in the
area of wood finishing.
It is probably the best school in the world for wood finishing,
refinishing, spot repair, intense study of the chemistry of all
finishing products, wood science, coloring, color theory, dyes,
mordants, antique finishing techniques, multi-step finishes, faux
techniques such as marbling, crackle lacquer, and wood graining. The
program is also endorsed by the Smithsonian Institute and the
instruction is world renown in the finishing industry.
It is offered by a state community college so the tuition is the same
at the tuition for any other Minnesota state college course.
Antique restoration (these folks work on Smithsonian and MOMA pieces):
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program
The famous North Bennett Street School:
This program includes finishing as part of full curriculum:
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