COURSE TIMES: 9AM-4:30PM
PRICE: £400+VAT = £480
Learn Venetian plastering in the following finishes: Venetian polished plaster, Travertine, Marmorino, Banded Finish , Lime plaster with Riverstone, Polished plaster with metallic highlights.
All materials, tools, gloves and refreshments will be supplied. There will be a number of sample boards to take home, perfect for showing to potential clients.
This course is suitable for decorative professionals, professional decorators, plasterers, or those interested in changing their careers. Course location is in Chiswick, west London
PLASTER 1: VENETIAN PLASTERING COURSES – COURSE INFORMATION
I teach two-day Venetian plastering courses at my studio in London: Students will learn about suitable surfaces for Venetian polished plaster course, preparation of the surfaces, priming and will learn the following Venetian plaster finishes:
- VENETIAN POLISHED PLASTER
- MARMORINO (GLOSSY AND NATURAL)
- BANDED FINISH
- LIMEPLASTER WITH RIVERSTONE
- POLISHED PLASTER WITH GOLD, SILVER, OR BRONZED HIGHLIGHTS (metallic)
The system I teach will ensure students will leave the course with a complete understanding of Venetian polished Plaster application methods and enough confidence to tackle either their own or clients projects. All plasters used on the Venetian plastering courses are high-quality Italian plasters, and are also eco friendly, solvent free, hardwearing, durable, virtually odourless, and can be washable and waterproof.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION – VENETIAN PLASTERING
Italian polished plaster is a durable, beautiful finish made mainly out of marble dust and lime which has been used extensively throughout history.
Commonly known as Venetian plaster, Venetian polished plaster, Marmorino, and Stucco lustro Veneziano, it was first used by the ancient Egyptians, the Romans, and especially during the renaissance period where it was often used as a background for frescoes.
The Venetians fully embraced this beautiful finish and used it in abundance, hence the use of the name Venetian polished plaster, which is still in use today.
Currently this finish is extremely fashionable and is much used by top architects and designers, it is very versatile, and can be applied to be smooth, grainy, with a high gloss or matt, left natural or sealed and waxed, it is repairable, environmentally friendly & there are products for interior or exterior usage.
Polished plaster is durable and suitable for every room in the house: kitchens, bathrooms, wetrooms, feature walls, swimming pool walls, hallways, doors, columns, etc. With this Venetian plastering course you have the opportunity of learning how to apply this timeless Venetian finish!
Please see my Venetian polished plaster examples in my gallery
You can learn more about venetian plastering here: The art of Venetian polished plaster
The class is taught by Jo Poulton, a Venetian trained and Oikos certified applicator. Jo has many years experience in Venetian plastering using many different products.