Tuesday, 30 October 2018

FARRAGOZ Patina DECOR Course

Do you want to learn how to design rooms in the patina style? Now we have the perfect online interior design course for you.




As you probably know, FARRAGOZ  is all about authentic looking patina and how to recreate it. Up to now, we have offered patina furniture painting courses, but we have decided to take it to the next level by creating the Patina DECOR Course.





This course consists of 48 "jobs". Every week you will receive access to a new job. Some jobs take 2 weeks. But you don't have to do all the jobs - just the ones you have time for. You can always come back to them later. And there are also interesting exercises to help you learn about colour, light, tone, history and writing.

You can work at your own pace at home and take as long as you like because you get lifetime access and support. 




Each job will take you from the brief, to site plans to layouts to style choices to perspective drawings to a presentation with samples just like you would for a real client. You even have job cards for each job for quotes from real companies. The jobs are varied. You can pretend to be a jet-setting designer doing exciting jobs for interesting clients all over the world. One week you will design a dressing room for a chateau, the next a trade show exhibition stand for an art dealer. Then a window display for a shoe shop.  Head over to this page to see all the different jobs.




You do not need any experience at all. You do not need to know how to draw. You can be 10 years old or 100 years old. We have designed a course that is super easy to follow with lots of training wheels.




We also do not want you to be alone. Therefore, you will be added to a private group on our site where you can chat with other students and upload your progress. It helps to connect with others to stay motivated. The main thing is to do a tiny bit regularly and keep it fun. 






To make it affordable for most people, we offer a 10-month payment plan. So rather than paying $150 up front, you have 10 months to pay it off at $15 each month.






Do you have any questions regarding this course or any of our other courses? We would love to chat with you on our LiveChat in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

Tania
xxx
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Friday, 9 March 2018

FARRAGOZ has a fun Patina PLATES Course

We recently added a new, short, hobby course to our existing FARRAGOZ Patina Online Courses. It is called the FARRAGOZ Patina PLATES Course and is somewhat different to our other courses. 

Here are the answers to some of the questions people have asked about this new course.




What is different about this course? 

Well, it is not a furniture paint course like our other online courses. This is a less serious course and is designed for people who like to have fun with crafts and want to create decor items that have an old-world look, on a shoestring budget.






What will I make in this course?

You will upcycle those ugly cracked plates in the back of your crockery cupboard to create 9 different decorative plates. They look fabulous when hung together as a collection or make wonderful gifts.





Do I need any experience? 

No, not at all! You just need to follow the easy step-by-step instructions and videos on how to decoupage a plate by making your own glue and paint using traditional recipes.






Do I need any specific branded products?

Again, no! My guess is you already have most of the inexpensive materials in your kitchen or workroom.


Do you supply the images to be decoupaged?

Yes, we supply the 9 images for the fronts, the image for the backing plus a label for you to download and print.





Because this is an online course, will I need to sign in at a specific time to get the lessons?

No. You can access the coursework whenever you feel creative and you can work at your own pace.






So, does this mean I'm going to be working in isolation?

Oh, not at all! You will be added to a support group where you will be able to chat with the other students in the group, exchanging ideas and tips.




Would I be able to make multiples to sell in my booth or Etsy shop?

Yes, of course! We would love to see you make an extra income from these. Make and sell as many as you like!






Where do I enrol?

Just go to this link to sign up. 



We look forward to seeing you on the group support page soon!


Tania

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Sunday, 31 December 2017

FARRAGOZ Student of 2017

We have never chosen a student of the year before. I do not like the idea of saying one person's work is better than that of another. We do not have classes and exams like in normal schools. Learning anything online is very difficult. You need an extraordinary amount of motivation just to keep going.




Our mission is to do everything we can to make sure every student gets enough from our courses to change their lives. But often what we do is not enough.

A few days ago I read through the British New Year Honours list for 2018. In case you do not know, the British parliament recognises successful people in different fields for their contribution and the Queen bestows titles on them. In short, it is the making of knights and dames.  I read that in a lot of cases, they were not only honoured for their achievements, but for their efforts to change the lives of others such as through charity work and educational programs. One such person is the first Briton in space, Helen Sharman, who joins the Order of St Michael and St George, for her long-standing commitment to educational outreach in science and technology.

So I thought to myself, which FARRAGOZ student in 2017 stands out as doing not only exceptional work but also gave back to others.



Our student of the year is without hesitation Moacyr Santizo. Moacyr enrolled in the Patina FINISHES Course only 4 months ago and is a very talented painter. He works hard and produces a lot of his own work. He never hesitates to try new techniques and recipes. But that is only half the story because a lot of students do that. We see the work they produce in their shops.



What makes Moacyr different is his dedication to help others in his group. When he paints samples or furniture, he shares in his group, an extremely detailed analysis of the techniques including what he found difficult, his workaround, whether he was satisfied with the result or not and what he would do differently in the future.



He is always first to welcome new members to the group and always gives excellent feedback on their questions. This takes time and effort from him and we appreciate it.

So, Moacyr, congratulations on being our student of the year!

To all our other students producing beautiful patina throughout this year, well done, thank you for sharing your magnificent work with us and keep it up.

To those students who had life happening to them in 2017 and could not produce those patinas they dreamed of, drop me a line and let's give it another go in 2018.

To everybody, thanks for your loyal support throughout the year. We would like to wish you all a healthy, happy and successful 2018!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tania
&
The FARRAGOZ Team
xxx

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Friday, 22 December 2017

Beach Themed Christmas

Living with your toes in the ocean makes a beach themed Christmas the obvious choice.


The wreath on the front door was actually the Christmas table centrepiece two years ago. I am surprised it lasted this long!





I suspended several decorations in this colour scheme from the chandelier in our stairwell using vintage velvet and silk ribbons.





This is a very common dune plant that is green in winter and dries out in summer. The birds feed on their seeds for months.









The paper nautilus, periwinkle and tiny abalone shells are from the beach.













I love these old star decorations my aunt bought in France many years ago.





The pewter tureen is a Paris flea market find.









We bought the gold trimmed white crockery over twenty years ago when I decorated my aunt's flat in Paris. The two of us had such great fun running around the city and dragging almost everything two flights up the narrow staircase. When she recently gave up the flat, she shipped the crockery to me knowing how much I loved it and what sweet memories it would hold.









The vintage glass baubles are all flea market and charity shop finds. The sea star, which I found at a shell shop is one of the very few nature items I have ever bought. Somehow finding objects in nature for your collections is much more satisfying than buying them from a shop.





The white shells, arranged back-to-back, were quite worn so I could easily string the vintage ribbon through them to make this wreath. 






From all of us at FARRAGOZ, we would just like to thank you for all your support and friendship and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Tania
&
The FARRAGOZ Team
xxx
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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Download your free artwork of Passage Jouffroy in Paris


The third FREE ARTWORK DOWNLOAD is now available. It is a charcoal pencil on paper sketch of shop windows, signs and a clock inside the Passage Jouffroy. This passage dates back to 1846 and at the time, one of about 150 in Paris. These covered walkways were the shopping malls of the era. Passage Jouffroy is home to Hotel Chopin and Musée Grévin. The clock in the artwork sits above the hotel entrance.





The artwork was exclusively created for FARRAGOZ and is now available for you to DOWNLOAD, PRINT and FRAME. 

If you have already subscribed, your link to the download should already be in your email inbox. If you don't see it there, please check the spam/junk folders too. If you have not yet subscribed to our FREE ARTWORK DOWNLOADS, please do so now at https://goo.gl/hYXFdb


With all our love to you ~ Enjoy!

Tania
&
The FARRAGOZ Team
xxx

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Download your free artwork of Abbaye de Chanteuges


We had such a wonderful response to the launch of the first FREE download. The last 10 days the FARRAGOZ team has spent a lot of time fixing little snags in order to present you with this second FREE download. It is a watercolour of the Abbaye de Chanteuges in the Haute-Loire, France.





If you have not subscribed yet, you can do so now at https://goo.gl/ytuHQw

If you have already subscribed, please check your email inbox for your second download. Remember there is always a possibility it ended up in your inbox spam/junk folder.



DOWNLOAD... PRINT... FRAME

With all our love to you ~ Enjoy!

Tania
&
The FARRAGOZ Team
xxx



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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Art download created especially for you


I love receiving gifts! I think we all do. So many treasured items in our home were gifts. Each one, no doubt, carefully selected for us, keeping in mind our love for nature, art and patina.





But, as much as I love receiving gifts, I love selecting that perfect gift for someone else. The excitement of hunting for it, wrapping it in gift paper that not only compliments the contents but reflects the person's taste and finally, topping it off with layers of sumptuous ribbons, is a whole ritual for me. But the best part of all is handing it over to the recipient.





So the question arose: What do you give your friends, scattered all over the world, that they would love, and how do you get it to them?

Our answer after lengthy deliberations: You generate downloads of original artworks that were specially created for this purpose, and give your friends access to them - a new image every week. They can then print these in the size of their choice and frame them, building a collection.





And that is exactly what we've done!

You can now download the artwork in the image above for FREE. The Seashell Artwork was exclusively created for FARRAGOZ and can be printed in any size up to 35 inches (90 cm) wide.





To download this Seashell Artwork and receive a WEEKLY FREE ARTWORK to add to your collection, click this link to subscribe: https://goo.gl/ytuHQw



With all our love to you ~ Enjoy!

Happy Birthday!
Happy New Year!
Happy Christmas!
Happy Holidays!
Happy Everyday ~ whatever you are celebrating!

Tania
&
The FARRAGOZ Team
xxx



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