Florida Schedule

Important: Please note that workshops are limited to 10 students and only registered students may attend. Sorry, but we can’t accept any walk-ins or accommodate additional family members or friends who aren’t registered prior to the workshop date. This ensures our sessions will provide the individual attention and personalized instruction that is the foundation of The Faux School’s success.

What’s Included in the Fee?
When registering, you will be charged a 50% deposit, and the balance is due upon arrival the first day of your workshop. Workshop fees do not include meals, travel or lodging. The cost of the workshop covers the use of all tools and materials, and you will keep the samples you create during the class. Samples are 16” X 24” and made of a synthetic flexible board that is light weight and fits in a carry-on bag for those traveling by air.

Click on the workshop title for full description, images and to register.

Due to Mr. Layman’s busy commission and speaking schedule, classes are offered on a limited schedule. We suggest registering as soon as a class is posted since they sell out quickly.

Sophisticated Walls
Canvas and Corks
Venetian Plaster 101



101 – Sophisticated Walls 101

Professional faux finishing classes and business workshop for all skill levels. (5 days)

We now offer 0% financing (more information) Our foundation class to get you started in your own faux painting business. You’ll learn painting techniques and professional installation, as well as how to set up and run a profitable decorative finishing company. Attendees will create and keep 20 portfolio ready pieces that are 16 x 24 […]

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102 – Wall Finishes

6 Techniques (2 Days)

This faux painting class will teach you 10 great finishes for any surface. Perfect for those starting out or just looking to learn some creative finishes for around the home. No experience required Tools and materials provided to use during workshop hands on, you will keep the sample you create Techniques taught Tuscany gold, old […]

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104 – Venetian Plaster 101

1 day hands on workshop

This workshop will introduce you to Toscano plaster and our most in-demand finishes. Learn to create highly polished plaster walls in 3 simple steps. Venetian plaster is one of the oldest techniques/ materials and the most beautiful and versatile.  This one-day workshop will introduce you to a traditional venetian plaster known own as Toscano traditional […]

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105 – Old World Textures

3 Techniques (1 day)

Our old world textures workshop will introduce you to a revolutionary, easy-to-use material that creates amazing textured finishes. This one-day hand on workshop teach you how to create soft, relaxing textures that you normally find in the hillsides of Tuscany or in an English country side castle or in an Irish castle. This workshop will […]

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106 – Venetian Plaster Intensive Certification

12 Techniques (3 days)

This workshop introduces the most popular types of lime-based Venetian plaster that may be used for interior and exterior surfaces — Grasello, Marmorino, lime paint, Travertino and waxes. All of the materials used in the hands on work shop are made and imported from Salice Salentino, Italy. Materials covered and used Marmorino – a course […]

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The Faux School

4989 Winchester Blvd, Suite 1
Frederick, MD 21703

301-668-5110 | Email

Studio Hours

Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Saturday by appointment

Traditional Polished Venetian Plaster Instructions DVD


Traditional Polished Venetian Plaster Instructional DVD


Materials & tools, Acrylic Venetian plaster, Polishing wax, Trowel