This is an online course in the Art of Patina and we have students from all over the globe. 

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course, Module Colour Wheel. In this module, you will learn the invaluable skill to assess colours and understand how they work when mixed together. You will also learn how to make your own carbon paper, wood stain, casein paint, water colours and sealers. All of which are applied on board to create a colour wheel, based on one from a 300-year-old book and of which the colours have degraded over time. Finally, we will show you how to distress and add extra patina to your colour wheel for it to look authentically old and faded like the original.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Icon.  In this Module you will learn how to make wood stain and oil paints from natural products, using original old recipes. You will also learn to make a basic casein gesso and how to apply and prepare it for the transfer of the image. In the process of trying out these recipes and the techniques featured in our videos, you will incidentally be making an oil on board icon of Archangel Michael in the Byzantine style.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Clock Face.  In this module you will learn how to make wood stain and casein paint from natural products, using original old recipes, and learn how to apply these in order to get the desired end result. You will also learn how to transfer images and patterns onto a casein painted surface and finally, you will learn how to distress and treat this surface for it to look authentically old and chipped.  While you are experimenting with all of this, you will be making a lovely clock face.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Plaque. In this exercise you will learn how to make tempera from natural products, using original old recipes and how to apply it using a grisaille method.  You will also learn how to make a wooden cut-out from our template, using a jigsaw and how to prepare the surface for the tempera and the transferring of the provided image. Our videos and instructions will guide you and we will be there all the way with online support in order for you to finish your exercise while making a beautiful wall plaque.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Display Case.  In this module, you will learn how to up-cycle an old picture frame by applying some basic woodwork skills from our video. These skills will also prove to be valuable in the next exercise. You will also learn how to apply casein paint in order for it to look like tarnished dark grey metal.  The result, a small metal looking display or specimen case.  

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Trumeau Style Mirror.  In this module, you will expand your woodworking skills even further and learn how to produce moulds for reproducing decorative mouldings and how to age mirror glass. You will also learn how to apply and distress casein paint in such a way that it will have a flaky finish.  At the end of this Module, you will be the proud owner of a beautiful over-mantle Trumeau style mirror like the one in this image.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Italian Style Frame with Mirror.  In this module, you will expand your woodworking skills a little further by making your own frame and creating low relief decorations on it. You will also learn how to make, apply and distress Gesso and red and gold tempera to look like antique gilding. There is also the added option of distressing modern mirror glass to resemble old tarnished mirror. The result here is a small Italian Style Frame with beautiful low relief decoration, finished in gold with a rich patina.

When can I start the FARRAGOZ Online Course? There is no specific starting date. You can start whenever you like. You work at your own pace, where and whenever it suits you.

In the FARRAGOZ online course you will learn to make your own environmentally friendly paints, using age old recipes and natural ingredients. 

The cost of the materials you will be using in this course, will calculate to a fraction of what the commercial substitutes would add up to.

The most obvious result of doing this course would be to buy and sell furniture and accessories, either from home or from a homeware or antique shop. The practical knowledge that you acquire from making products will hone your skills 

If you have a mould in which you can reproduce a specific ornament, you can make multiples of that ornament.

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Questions, impressions, comments always welcome.

It is official! We have added another easy-to-make project to the FARRAGOZ Online Course.

Sorry, but no, we do not.
Our courses are digital products that offer tremendous value for money. They were developed with clear goals in mind which you will find in "How the ... Course works" articles. For instance, in the Patina PROJECTS course, you will make 7 items (colour wheel, icon, plaque, etc) and in the Patina FINISHES course, you will make 26 specific finishes sample boards. The course content is focused on producing these items in order for you to know exactly when you are successful and what is expected of you. But most importantly, you will be able to make the commitment before you sign up by declaring to yourself: "I want to learn how to recreate the items in this course". From that point onwards, we make the unwavering commitment to do everything in our power to help you attain that goal.

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