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Below - Decorative Italian Plaster Designs created for Victoria's Secret Catalog by Academy Graduate - Konstantinos Papalexiou

image.jpeg 'Hi Victoria I'm writing to register for your Marbling in Venetian Plaster class. Did I tell you that I did 3 VP jobs only in May? They went great! The clients LOVED the walls!' 


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The Grad Brag Page is thrilled to introduce graduate Donna Mock's stunning Venetian Plaster design.  Gorgeous! using a wax damask stencil design over plaster, at the Albany, NY Vanguard Decorator Show House, then featured as the COVER PAGE in the Albany Times Union - Life @Home Magazine



Shown Above  Academy Graduate - Donna Mock's - Press Thrilling Stenciling in Venetian Plaster:  Below - Detail from Water Closet

SHOWN ABOVE & BELOW ^ Focal Walls finished by  Academy graduate, Patty Stewart, for US Senator's private residence.  Gorgeous!
Venetian Plaster Stenciling Work by Graduate Melanie Palma.  Stunning !
Residential Art - Parlor in Caribbean Yellow Venetian Plaster by Tom Henman.  Extraordinary.
Venetian Plaster Works (Below) by 2008 Academy Graduate Tom Henman

Iurii Kravchiki  - CANADA<< Shown Left - Green Marble Columns in Venetian Plaster

Dr. Jay Sterling, Virginia Beach VA Shown Left - Calcutta Gold marble Columns in Venetian Plaster
Above ^ Some of Tom Henman's remarkable COLOR works, after his Academy Classes, camouflaging switch plates to disappear into the marble background. 
Victoria, Thank you so much for all your wonderful expertise. You are the only teacher I felt had something to really offer me that I couldn't figure out on my own and it is your innovative spirit, and artistic understanding that has enhanced my knowledge. There are faux finishers and then there are artists. You are an artist in every way! Thank you so much for sharing your art! '  Melanie Palma, Richmond VA
 'These are pictures of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra's Leagues Designer House. I worked with designer David Allen Ballas. He was awarded the master bedroom and it was huge. There was 1000 SF of wall space. It took me 180 hours to complete the finish. Everyone loves it and I have had 3 different people say it looks like a 'Fortuny' fabric. I custom mixed a light gray blue Venetian Plaster with a 7 layer un-burnished base. The color palette was blue, cream and bronze, so I overlaid a wax with some antique bronze mica powder added. In all I achieved the subtle - aged silk damask I was looking for. '  Melanie Palma  11/2010

Below - Show House Designs by Michael Gross, www.MichaelsCreations.com

'My experience with Victoria, Buon Fresco, and the Academy of Wall Artistry has changed my artwork and business forever.  The skills that I learned in Venetian plaster have set my work so far ahead my competition that I haven�t lost a single Venetian plaster bid since I completed the course years ago!  Since then my work has been published and my reputation is spreading throughout the Washington, DC area. Recently my Venetian plaster work was displayed in the Reston Home Show, for which I was presented an award by Reston�s founder,  Robert E. Simpson.  I am excited to see how my Academy training will continue to hone my skills and further distinguish my work.'  Michael Gross

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