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Venetian Plasters:
-Natural Lime-based Venetian Plasters (TexSton)

Level of Instruction:

Certification Class

A more affordable two-day venetian plaster class offers hands-on training, start to finish, with these exceptional plasters from Texston. Large scale surfaces are used as training to increase confidence and expertise. You will also have a complete sample portfolio of decorative plasters to take away.

Many people are starting to understand that the skilled application of Venetian Plasters is not intuitive and without proper instruction, the true depth and beauty of these plasters will never be realized.

In our exclusive limited enrollment workshops, you will discover the incredible European plastering techniques from a master craftsmen. Veneciano, Marmorino, Antico, Terra and Tuscany plasters

You will learn about the proper use of the ancient Northern Italian plaster art form that effectively transforms any wall - interior or exterior - into a modern work of art with paste compounds of marble, lime, sea sand and cement. Walls can appear rugged and historical or modern and contemporary using the techniques learned in this venetian plaster class. Take advantage of our studio's extensive training, knowledge and skill. In our 2 day hand-on workshop, you will create your very own portfolio of samples.

Certification Course

Includes all materials and we pick up lunch. The Certification course covers decorative artistic and plaster finishes during d2ays of intensive training that also includes lectures, printed hand-outs and hands-on application of all five natural plasters. This is the perfect course for Faux Finishers and Painting Contractors who want to learn the basic applications and professional tips for handling each of these marvelous venetian plasters. A Certification document is issued and mailed upon the successful completion of the venetian plaster course. This class combines lectures, demonstration and hands-on training of each of the five venetian plasters. You will learn basic application techniques as well as decorative finishes using color washes, waxes, etc.

The goal of this venetian plaster class is not to force you into a particular style, but to have you understand the working qualities of each plaster so that you can use these methods and develop your own style.

This is an intensive class in a variety of application techniques for five natural, lime-based plasters (TexSton), where you will learn to render top-selling venetian plaster effects.

Learn the application techniques and many ways to work with these versatile plasters in a three day, intensive venetian plaster class at Dundean Studios

Class Information:


See the new ONE-DAY classes with each of the plasters







Monday & Tuesday
9am to 5pm

Price: $775
($700 if deposit paid before August 29)



Monday & Tuesday
9am to 5pm

Price: $775
($700 if deposit paid before Nov. 28)

Advanced techniques class follows after this class here

Instructor: Dean Sickler Texston Certified Instructor/Master Installer

- all materials and lunch included


Those of you who have been to our studio know that we are neither product-based nor a franchise studio. This class is an exception with the plasters from Texston. Learning the names of all these plasters is daunting enough without switching manufacturers. Beside the fact that nobody else comes close to the variety, quality, choice of beautiful colors or professional support that Texston offers. Dean Sickler, who teaches the class, has the only Master Installer and Instructor Certification from the manufacturer on the East Coast.

This is an intensive class in a variety of application techniques for five natural, lime-based plasters (TexSton), where you will learn to render top-selling venetian plaster effects. These finishes are not intuitive and in order to learn this craft properly you need instruction.




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