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 knowledge of five lime-based plasters learned in the first class, we will expand our horizons with synthetic plasters, metallics, wet burnishing, multi-color layering, multi-color weaving and others. Techniques for applying venetian plaster on columns, creating stone, three-colored Marmarino, blended color Veneciano, stone on millwork, heavy textured plaster and embossing.

Using both synthetic and natural venetian plasters we will render about twelve 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:

April 28,29 & 30, 2011

Thurs., Fri. & Sat- 9am to 5pm


Price: $1250.00

($1,125 if deposit paid at least 2 weeks prior to class start)

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.