Calendar of faux finish training classes at Dundean Studios


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Textures & Metallics:

- Part 3 of the Modern Masters™ Certification Program

This class has no pre-requisites. The Modern Master classes can be taken in any order but faux painting experience is STRONGLY suggested for this class.


Learn advanced techniques of color blending and layering with ShimmerStone; the satin, metallic plaster.

Using Modern Masters' deep tint base Venetian plaster, students learn correct application and material control techniques to acheive beautiful decorative plaster finishes in soft to deep hues.

Using Texture Effects, an acrylic, plaster-like material that is very user-friendly, we will imitate"Old World" effects, free-hand ornamental plastering and aging of walls. . Wonderful for creating an ambiance in any room or kitchen.

We will also;

Apply and Blend ShimmerStone colors for wonderful effects.

learn how to color-wash with low VOC Theme Paints to create environmentally-friendly and fade-less finishes.

In this class, we will learn how to blend, intermix and layer all of these materials for an unlimited array of finishes and decoration.

This class is for working professionals and there are no pre-requisites as most of the materials are not used in other classes. These are high-end finishes and faux finishes that can be tweaked many ways for custom work.

Synthetic plasters make dimensional techniques like ornamental plastering, embedded leaves, ancient retro walls, venetian plaster cascade are also incorporated into this class. You will be given the keys to color and techniques that will save you months of experimentation. Faux painting is good but expand your expertise and go beyond faux to include high-end decorative finishing as well.

Professional - Intermediate/Advanced Level

Class Information:

November 9-11, 2009

Wed., Thurs. & Friday

9am to 5pm

Qty: Price: $995.00 CLOSED
Instructor: Dean Sickler
  Dundean Studios is a Modern Masters Certified Training Facility


Price for class includes all material and lunch







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new faux finishes
Click on pictures below to see samples of the finishes that will be learned in class. There are 6 pages of pictures.

Modern Masters II class pictures