Saturday, May 12, 2012

October Cruise workshop: Luce

Please join me for a jaunt in the West Indies and Caribbean aboard the MiniCruise '12 in October. I have been invited to teach the comprehensive workshop on the ten-day voyage, sailing from Miami on October 14, 2012, and I'd love to see you there.

The two-day (16 hour) workshop we will build is called Luce/Ombre and is a nice plaza/stairway scene that reflects light and shadows and evokes imagery of central squares or off-the-beaten-path plazas in, perhaps, an Italian, French or Spanish village. The possibilities for design and finishing are endless and I think you will find Luce very appealing, as do I!

You will use stucco, Paperclay, and subtle paint washes to create the look of aged stone and brick. You will create and paint the faded wooden doors, install the stairway railing, and rig the unique lighting that brings this piece to life with subtle hues of warmth.

Luce measures appr. 10” wide, 11” high, and 11” deep. All necessary parts to build the kit are supplied, including electrical. Tools will be provided as necessary but a toolkit is recommended. It will be necessary for you to bring a box to pack the piece off the ship and back home. 

We will not finish the exterior of the box in class, allowing you to create a painted, stained, or covered effect at home. The cost of this project is $165, and includes pre-shipping to you, and all materials to finish, light, and power the unit. I will mail you the essential pieces before October for you to do a small amount of prework at home so you are ready to do the main work on the ship. Full instructions are included, but as you know if you’ve taken one of my workshops, there is plenty of opportunity for spontaneous creation. 

Look forward to seeing you in the Caribbean in October! Please note that early reservation is recommended to ensure availability and for the best pricing on the cruise.


  1. Hello Eric,
    I can't wait to see your roombox, the inspiration is gorgeous.
    Have a great week,

  2. Thank you for sharing this post with us and spend some valuable time with us. Nice photograph.