Workshop Descriptions

The following is a complete list of all Faux School courses with descriptions. Please note that availability varies by location. Please refer to the Workshop Schedules for Maryland and Florida for dates of upcoming workshops.

101 – Sophisticated Walls 101

March 2-7, 2017 Frederick, MD

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

April 22-23, 2017

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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103 – Decorative Furniture & Accessories Finishing

June 24-25, 2017 Maryland

  Tips and techniques to decorate and refinish furniture, cabinets and unique accessories. Learn to apply finishes over all kinds of surfaces. Learn to create exquisite hand painted, custom furniture and cabinetry finishes that  your customers fall in love with or enhance your home. Are you looking to bring new life to your old, out […]

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104 – Venetian Plaster 101

May 13, 2017

Venetian plaster techniques classes 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 […]

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105 – Old World Textures

feb 1-19, 2017 Maryland

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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107 – Intro to Marble

March 5, 2016 MD

Learn to create beautifully painted marble finishes using easy-to-use water-based materials. The finishes in this class are perfect for columns, mantels and much more. Marble exercies to create veined marble Carrera Marble, veined and drifted Tuscan marble All water based materials Tools and materials avaiable for use during workshop

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108 – Traditional Italian/ European lime plaster

February 20-22, 2017MD

We now offer interest free financing (details) This workshop introduces the most popular types of lime-based Venetian plaster that may be used for interior and exterior surfaces — Grasello, Marmorino and Travertino. Also covered are coloring and waxing. Toscano traditional lime based Italian plasters are not a “faux finish” they are the traditional materials used […]

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109 – Advanced Workshop

16 Techniques (5 Days)

This class will teach you new techniques that will pump your portfolio up to new and exciting levels. The best part about this class? No special or hard to find products are needed! All of the products used in this class can be found at your local paint or home improvement store.

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110 – Artistic Concrete Staining

(3 days)

This hands-on class will cover the most commonly asked questions about concrete staining. Perfect for the beginner and experienced applicator looking to work with different materials and techniques. I would like to begin by staining the even though the stains used are commonly referred to as “acid stain” they do not contain, any acid. This […]

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112 – Canvas & Corks 2 hour evening painting workshop

Canvas and corks, painitng with wine, BYOB paint night

ivoslider id=”1430″]Looking for a Fun Night Out? confusion to our main studio location, other websites have the wrong address. We are located at 4989 Winchester Blvd Frederick, Looking for Things to do other than a  packed movie theater listening to people chomp on popcorn ? Looking for a Creative Team Building Activity? Looking for a  Private Party? […]

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Traditional Italian polished lime plaster ( Grassello)

January 28, 2016

A one day hands on intense workshop focusing on traditional filtered italic lime plaster. The product is Grassello, a very creamy, smooth plaster that is a traditional lime plaster imported from Italy. This is a one day workshop, we will focus on the traditional/ polished plaster technique. We will create at least 4 samples that you […]

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Wood graining level 1

May 6-7, 2017

Graining, painted wood, and faux bois are all names for imitation or simulation of natural wood in any artistic medium. These techniques have been used for centuries by the Chinese, Egyptians  and  Romans. To day we use these techniques to transform surfaces from plain to exotic wood surfaces. The techniques in the workshop can be […]

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The Faux School

501 n. Market St
Frederick, Maryland 21701

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