Venetian Plaster Group Classes

Venetian Plastering 1-Day Introductory Course

We take your training very seriously, offering first class training and hands on experience working with authentic lime- based, Natural Finishes, Including True Venetian Style Plaster. The course was designed for our students to learn the basic Venetian Plaster Finishes. Anyone that has the passion that would like to learn how to apply Elegant finishes is more than welcome to sign up for the class, you do not have to be in the trade to enjoy your self learning how to do beautiful high end finishes.

You will work with all the hand tools including Hawks and Trowels. I will spend the time with you and you will not feel rushed. I will have the proper tools for you to create the finishes if you are uncomfortable in anyway using the Hawk and Trowel. No Worries!

We will go over work on:

  • Surface preparation
  • Site preparation.
  • Priming the substrate
  • Polished plaster applications
  • Sealing.
  • Burnishing
  • Waxing
  • Buffing

You will complete 5 samples over the course of the day and they are yours to take home. By the end of the day your confident level will be so high. You will be so excited from what you accomplished, you will be on your way to attend our 2-day Venetian Plaster Advance Course in the future. I receive calls from future students if they can take the 2-Day Advance Course as well as the 1-Day Course and the answer is yes! Actually it would be the perfect time because you have already learned the basics and everything is fresh to start the new Course the following day. If you attend both courses you will receive $100.00 off the total price.

My goal is to go beyond your expectation what you will learn in class and achieve.

The Owner, Bill O’Malia, of Picasso School of Faux Painting & Venetian Plastering is a professional Licensed Contractor that has over 25 years’ experience will be teaching the class.

Class hours are from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

View Venetian Plaster Class Samples

Enroll in our Venetian plaster course now by calling CA (949) 276-1567 or Houston (832) 374-2313 or for more information complete and submit this Contact Us form.

Venetian Plastering 2-day Advance course

The course is designed for our students that have the basic knowledge working with authentic lime-based Venetian Plaster that would like to take their skill to another level. Regardless if you are already a professional Venetian Plasterer or an experienced artisan. If you do not have the experience and you want to learn more than the 1 day Introductory class you are still more than welcome to take the advanced Venetian plaster class.

You will learn the most unique high-end finishes techniques that most Schools will not offer in there class and complete over 10 finishes during the 2 day course that are yours to take home. I will also demonstrate what not to do that you can very easily cause damage to your work and show you how to avoid these future problems.

During the class I will also discuss the way I prepare my walls and ceilings on my own projects and what works best for me when applying the Venetian plaster finishes that will be helpful when you are working on your own projects. As I guide you with the techniques you will find in time what makes you feel more comfortable when applying your own finishes with the assorted hand tools, buffers, hawks, trowels and knives.

Venetian Plastering Advanced 3 Day Course

If you are looking for a career change, owning your own company or a home owner that has experience in the decorative field or even just have the desire of learning a new skill; what you will learn in our class you can offer your clients more variety of elegant finishes or upscale your home with some amazing finishes that will truly be rewarding. You will enjoy making money and showing off your work that is deserved to be seen.

  1. We will work with heat guns creating crackle finishes of tree bark and Spanish hand finish textures.
  2. Old world finishes with multi layered San Marco Plasters.
  3. Creating marble flagstone working with Marmo Antico slake aged lime.
  4. Italian Classic Effects working with Grassello Facile, a high polish layered finish.
  5. Creating Tuscan stone finishes working with Marmorino Classico.
  6. High polished, raised Banded finish.
  7. Raised plaster working with stencils.
  8. Textured polished plaster with the look of natural Travertine.
  9. We will be working with a variety of colored waxes and metallics.
  10. Creating abstract finishes using cheese cloth.

The advance Venetian Plaster course will be personally taught by the owner of Picasso School of Faux Painting & Venetian Plastering.

The Venetian Plaster classes that will be held in Houston the students will have the information where you can purchase material and tools from the Valentino line that we will be working with and can be delivered to your place of business or home.

I want to let all of my students know that training and support does not stop after you complete the classes.

Everyone is more than welcome to contact me with any questions they may have if you are working on your job or residents.

I have enjoyed over the years creating beautiful finishes for home owners and place of businesses making people happy.

One of my goals is after the course is over that everyone is extremely happy what they have learned and is ready for their next chapter in their lives creating some of the Elegant finishes that you worked on in class.

Class hours are from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

My goal is to go beyond your expectation what you will learn in class and achieve.

Enroll in our Venetian plaster courses now by calling CA (949) 276-1567 or Houston (832) 374-2313 or for more information complete and submit this Contact Us form.

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 Houston (832) 374-2313 or CA (949) 276-1567.