At the School of Italian Plasters all classes
will be taught on 6 foot easels. We teach Venetian Plaster
on these easels to give you the feel of a real wall. These
sturdy easels can also take the pressure of troweling on heavy
base plasters that you could not do on a table top easel.
Most Venetian Plaster workshops teach on a flat surface. Which
the design you learn to put into the plaster will not look
the same on a vertical surface.
We teach people from all backgrounds. From traditional
plasterers, housewives, faux finish applicators, people from
the IT field, you name it. With the right training and practice
anyone can learn how to apply true Venetian Plasters.
All the trowels and tools we use are imported
from Italy. You cannot find such tools here in the USA. Even
our brushes are Italian that we use for the primers. At least
half of the people we train have never used a trowel before.
Most of the time this is a good thing because there are no
bad habits to break.
The training you will receive here at the School
of Italian Plasters can not be matched anywhere in the USA.
We take great pride in our ability to teach each person how
to produce awesome looking sample boards, which they will
use later on to start their own portfolio.
In the beginning we toyed with the idea of teaching
a 2 day workshop but decided against this because 2 days is
just not enough time to give sufficient training. That is
why we decided to produce the DVD's. The information that
you will take in in the 5 day class is sometimes overwhelming.
But with the DVD's you can watch the entire class over and
over again while you work side by side the plaster master.
Combine the training with our southern hospitality, and the
opportunity to eat real fried green tomatoes! It is no wonder
you see so many smiles in the pictures below.