Faux Painting Group Classes

WHAT WILL I LEARN

1 - Day Introductory Faux Finishing Course

In this faux painting course students will learn how to hands on use all the tools prep samples, prime the samples like they were walls, apply finishes over textures and apply glaze and metallic paints.

I will talk about my experiences over the years to present working as a professional licensed painting contractor and also educate you about learning from mistakes the hard way and how I became a confident professional artesian.

Watching and learning is one thing asking questions will only help you in the long run and I welcome any questions you may have for me. You will learn 5 or more different finishes; the samples you created are yours to take home. At the end of the day, my goal is to build your confident level up and be ready for the next time to excel into our 2-days advance faux painting class. I am receiving calls from future students if they can take the 1-day introductory class as well as the 2-days advance class; the answer is yes!

If you work hard learning these finishes and technics in the classroom, you will save a fortune up scaling your own personal home. With practice, you will be on your way to working as a Faux Painter or even start looking into the process of how to open up your own business.

The owner, Bill O’Malia, of Picasso School of Faux Painting & Venetian Plastering teaches this course and has over 25 years of experience.

2 - Day Faux Painting Advance Course

In this Faux painting course we are taking the finishes to a different level. We will be working with various hand tools, hawks and trowels to achieve unique and elegant finishes. For those who have no experience with hawks and trowels, do not worry, I will show you how to apply these finishes with similar tools. I will take the time to make you feel comfortable using alternate tools. We will be applying custom hand finish textures in Old World, Tuscan, Spanish and Mediterranean. We will be applying multi-color metallic paints over the finishes. Than we get very artistic working with cheesecloth and heat guns creating very unique finishes.

Some of the technics are similar to the Venetian Plaster advance class; instead we are working with drywall mud, paint and glaze. You will make 12 or more samples over the 2-days course in a variety of finishes that you can take home with you.

Most of the finishes we are creating has a slow process time drying in-between coats, we will always have something to do to keep busy. I will go over the way I apply my finishes into lids and angles that works best for me in what direction I work my walls and ceilings.

I will at some point during the training go over a slide show of some of my work of before and after photos of projects I was on, so it will be easier to understand the process.

Everyone will eventually find their own comfort zone that works the best for him or her. As you get more comfortable and familiar with the products, Faux finishing on the other hand can be tricky at times and in one wrong step you can literally destroy a wall or ceiling. I will also go over that during the class and show you what not to do. In the field, we call it a burn and a lot of the times it is hard to correct. It leaves a darker spot on the wall from everything else you did that was consistent. If you try wiping it off, it does not always work it just creates more of a problem. I will demonstrate how to correct the problem the best that I can, without having to do a wall or ceiling over.

The owner, Bill O’Malia, of Picasso School of Faux Painting & Venetian Plastering teaches this course and has over 25 years of experience.

3 - Day Faux Painting Advanced Course

Group Classes will have a minimum of 5 students to be held and a maximum of 10 students per class. 50% payment will be due up front to lock in your place for the course.

The balance will be due one week before the class date.
If for any reason you need to cancel, your payment will be applied to another scheduled class that may work for you. There will be no refunds for class cancelations.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at CA (949) 276-1567 or Houston (832) 374-2313.