- INTENSIVE COURSE - 2 Days
$490 - Materials $55
Get the Painting, Decorative Finishing and Venetian Plaster jobs
you are losing for lack of COLOR Skills!
The COLOR Intensive is the most important class we
teach. Our grads go home 'whistling all the
way' as one homeowner from Potomac MD, reported to us after graduating
COLOR. Or they swear that 'They can DO this!," as a house
Everyone tells us that they will "never look at color or
design the same way again".
Our COLOR graduates affirm that this class ENABLES them to see, interpret, apply and
mix color as never before in their professional lives. It gives them
confidence to go toe to toe with any homeowner, designer, architect or
decorative professional that they may have the chance to work with.
COLOR is the ESSENTIAL start of all decorative labors as music lessons are to the musician. Learn how to play
COLOR as a concert pianist plays music.
VENETIAN PLASTER - I INTENSIVE
Day Course Tuition $550 -
(Includes 20 ml MIXOL Set of 25 colors) (VPI is
prerequisite to the advanced VP Courses )
The VPI Class is the Academy's
most popular and successful course. We base that claim on the
number of graduates who go home to successful and profitable careers
after this one class alone. This is also the class which proves
the beauty and profitability of the Synthetic Italian Plaster 'Decor'
Synthetic'. Over a foundation of this finish, a wide variety
of finishes is possible. It is just the beginning of good things.
The VPI Class teaches "How to apply Italian Plasters"
with NO Blade Marks
with NO Sanding
with Natural looking undulation
with a surface from wall to wall, ceiling
to floor - as smooth as glass
with a groundwork that is perfect for
marbling, stenciling, tiling - or any other such design in plaster
that you choose.
Combine this with COLOR and some
advanced VP classes and you are
bound to succeed!
VP II STENCILING
- INTENSIVE COURSE -
Tuition $495 -
Materials $100 - (Includes $90 Acanthus Leaf Stencil - Shown
This course features the techniques which have landed this studio in
more magazine editorials than any other finish we do!
this course have gone home and sold jobs right off of the sample boards
they created in class right down to the colors in the Stencil design.
A Grad of this course went home and won a contract doing walls for Victoria's Secret
Catalogs! Graduates of this course have gone home to win contracts
doing State buildings, have won newspaper editorials and prizes in their
respective towns. What can you win?
You have everything to win and nothing to lose, as your first job can be
worth 1000% or more than the cost of this extraordinary class.
Tuition $400 -
Don't lose a sale, or a profit again. Learn the basics for setting
up your decorative art business and executing it profitably. Learn
how to use documents such as proposals, progressive work invoices,
addendi and change orders to protect your business from loss.
One student, Oscar, opined that had he taken this class BEFORE he took
on a contract, he'd have saved himself THOUSANDS of dollars in contract
error losses. But that's just the Business half of the class.
The MARKETING Half is designed to EARN you thousands of dollars in
COLUMNS & WALLS
Tuition $1,090 -
(Includes Chiqueteur Marbling Brush worth $145)
< Portoro in VP
Roman Sicilia in VP>
Learn how to finish
Italian Plaster to look like most any authentic Marble type, on both
Walls and Columns! The class features 4 - 5 Marble styles which
cover the techniques necessary to duplicate most any Marble.
Here's just 2 of the success stories reported to the Academy by our
Victor & Ronald returned to NYC after
taking VPIII and won a contract doing EIGHT THOUSAND Square feet of
Marble for a NYC Synagague. $$$
Chery went home to Plano TX and won a
$25,000 contract finishing Marble Columns for a commercial site
What will your success story be?
- ADVANCED MARBLING
Tuition $550 -
Advanced Marbling in Venetian Plaster.. There's nothing quite like it..
besides real marble. :>)
The Venetian Plaster IV
Advanced Class on Marbling in Venetian Plaster has been
called 'The Rolls Royce
of Faux Marble. The techniques effect a Marble so realistic that it amazes the
people in every sphere of design.
Buon Fresco has received as much as $75 Per
Square Foot for this amazing finish.
GOLD LEAFING INTENSIVE
(Oil Gilding Course)
Learn The following Gilding Styles:
Tuition $550 -
Mat - $210
(Includes Genuine 22 Karat Gold & 5 Sample Pieces)
You will learn:
1. Flat Gilding; For Walls, Ceilings, Furniture, Paintings
2. Ribbon Gilding; Crown Molding, Art Frames, Furniture,
Millwork & Trim
3. Ornate Gilding; Frames, Cornices, Swags, Capitols and
other Ornate elements
4. Tip Gilding; Detail enhancement in Frames, Millwork and
5. Flash Gilding; Budget Gilding for any and all of the
In a word, you will learn the Gamut of Decorative Gilding for
Walls, Trim, Mirrors, Frames, Architectural Elements & Furniture.
There is nothing in design like real gold.
a whole new elegant element to your portfolio of
offerings to architects, designers and custom home
builders, effortlessly. You'll not only be adding an
entire new portfolio item, you're adding a new
member to your professional team. Now in
addition to architects, designers, custom home
builders, you can form an alliance with Kitchen
Designer Stores. This finish is an ideal compliment
to any new kitchen, especially when the client is
not prepared for the higher prices of marble and
ceramic backsplashes, in that it offers a waterproof
and very real looking tile imitation.
Tuition $650 -
(Includes 20 ml MIXOL Set of 25 colors)
"I'm going home
and throwing away all 12 boards from the classes I took in
England. From now on I'm only going to show the ACADEMY samples to my
Lazarus Xavier C. London, UK
This, Faux Leather, is the finish that won the regard of
a Buon Fresco client who had 'seen it all', owning a 4,000 SF
Washington DC apartment, a 500 Acre Middleburg Farm, a Castle in
Turkey and a home in San Tropez, France. They had 'never
seen a painted finish as extraordinary' and commissioned it for
VI LIMESTONE & CONCRETE Class
1 -Day Tuition - $495 Materials fee
This unusual Finish was applied to a boring dark Red Brick Lobby
(over skim coated walls) in Fairfax Virginia. The commercial tenants
were stunned! We transformed the place into a museum quality Limestone
Block edifice using this Limestone & Concrete Class techniques. See
Cashmere Texture - A
FINISH TO LOVE!
Texture is a Beautiful & Simple 3 Step Venetian Plaster Finish - There are NO
prerequisites for this class.
The technique is much simpler than
any Venetian Plaster/ Marmorino that you have ever done! You can
do this right out of the Gate, and amaze your clients! It's
beautiful, easy to do, profitable!
1 -Day Tuition - $495 Materials fee
Finally, after you
Graduate, Additional FINISHES can come to you!!
FINISH LINE for
information about INSTRUCTIONS that Grads
can order to
study at home. For more info or to order call: 888 637-3726
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