Australian Chippendale Florals - Online Class

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  • Regular price $59.95

 Class Details and Benefits:                                             
  • Filmed in High Definition
  • In-depth Video Instruction - approximately 7 hours total, in 9 parts.
  • On-demand access anytime beginning immediately after your purchase.
  • Downloadable PDF resources including closeup photos, patterns and instructions.

Class Bundle options available to choose from below:

Select which bundle option from the drop down menu.

Options include (1) online class and digital packet OR (2) online class with digital and a color printed packet OR (3) Tilt-top Table bundle includes the online class, digital packet, color printed packet and the aldar table OR Bombay Box Bundle includes the online class, digital packet, color printed packet and a lovely alder bombay deskbox.


 Inspiration for this design and style comes from a beautiful antique tray.  Studying the English garden florals with the Australian sturt desert pea on the far right side - the probable history began to unfold.

  Here then is a study of the beautiful antique tray, on both an alder box and then adapted to an alder tilt top table with additional gold Chinoiserie elements added to complement the design. The birds have a little more anatomically correct head shapes but still have a bird of paradise style tail, and the sturts desert pea is still on the right side. The techniques used are Chippendale style, the mother of pearl is a faux finish technique. 

The bombay style desk box is made from solid alder and measures approximately 15" long x 13" wide and stands 4.5" tall.

The online class includes 9 separate lessons for a total of 7 hours of instruction.  Design packet includes both designs, full color photos and instructions.

Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Retarder Medium
Kleister Medium
Flow Medium (for gold strokework)

Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Gold Oxide
Napthol Red Light
Brown Madder
Purple Madder
India Red Oxide
Yellow Orange
Yellow Deep
Yellow Oxide
Yellow Green
Brilliant Green
Vines or Leaf
Pthalo Green
Pacific Blue
Blue Violet
Brilliant Violet
Diox Purple
Burnt Sienna
Carbon Black
Unbleached Titanium
Titanium White

Faux Mother of Pearl/Abalone:
Pearl White
Pthalo Green
Pthalo Blue
Diox Purple
Red Violet
Carbon Black

Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#2-3 round, #2, 4, 6 flat or filbert - Basic painting
#18/00 liner and a #2 short liner - Fine details
#2 Striper - Bird tails
1/2"-3/4" old brush - Applying Retarder Medium
3/4" - 1" Mop - Blending out Retarder Medium
#0 Liner - Border design
#1 Detailer - Border design