Dean Sickler

Historic Restoration

This seminar will use a narrative lecture and photos to explore the methodology used in capturing the hand (duplicating the skill) of 18th - 19th Century artisans. Using a system to duplicate a color or texture to complete any repair. Three case studies will be used to demonstrate infill decorative techniques without causing permanent change. Resources and reference materials will be shared.

Dean has been teaching workshops on color, design and decorative finishing across the country and internationally since 1994. He is also an active contractor who has worked from Los Angeles to New York and around the country. Restoration and teaching are his two favorite activities and he is thrilled to be invited back to Artfusion to share these two passions.