The Alpha Workshops
The Alpha Workshops is a distinguished producer of high-end wallpaper, fine finishes, and the only professional school for decorative painting in the entire country. In 2013 I was hired as the Introduction to Decorative Painting teacher, taking new students through a 10-week process of learning everything from Surface Preparation through a wide variety of Glazing Techniques, gilding, Venetian Plaster, etc. Throughout my 7 years at Alpha, I took the students on informative field trips, hung student exhibitions, spear-headed and taught a Su Casa senior citizen curriculum, managed teaching learning-challenged youth at The Academy for Social Change, assisted with preparing and hanging student work for the annual fund-raisers, guided students through their portfolio presentations and graduations. There is no doubt that The Alpha Workshops delivers on its tagline: “Creating Beauty; Changing Lives”.