Calendar of faux finish training classes at Dundean Studios


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Advanced Venetian Plasters:

This class is an advanced application and decorative technique class for european style and textured decorative venetian plasters.

Using the basic knowledge of four different lime-based and cement plasters; Marmorino, Antico, Veneciano and Tuscany, we will expand our horizons with techniques using synthetic plasters, metallics, wet burnishing, multi-color layering, multi-color blending and others. Techniques for applying venetian plaster on columns, creating stone, three-colored Marmorino, blended color Veneciano, stone on millwork, heavy textured plaster and embossing.

Using both synthetic and natural venetian plasters we will render about eight different boards with different techniques, from slow to fast. Information will be shared about production rates for applying the plasters.

Your portfolio will truly stand out from the others. Previous decorative plaster application experience or Venetian Plaster I from Dundean Studios is required. This includes knowledge of the difference between aggregate, smooth and cementacious plasters....not just the shiny plasters.

Class Information:


Wednesday & Thursday 9am to 5pm


Price: $795.00

($725.00 if deposit before Dec. 21st)


Instructor: Dean Sickler

Three days
- materials and lunch included


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Tuscany is the heaviest textured plaster we use and it can be built up to as much as 3/4" at a time. It is ideal for building up relief for imitation stone and block. This venetian plaster is cementacious so it is perfect for exterior applications. It can be colored with iron oxide pigments so it will be light-fast and since it breathes, there is never a problem with it developing efflorescence if applied correctly.