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Art Fusion Event

Art Fusion Event

Estes Park, Colorado

October 26-29, 2016

Lots of Faux Art classes.

Dean will be teaching a Business Essentials Workshop and a Gilding and Patination with metals class as described below.

Clicking the links will take you to the ArtFusion website


Gilding and Patination Workshop


Business Essential workshop

Clicking on either image will take you to the ArtFusion website where you can see the schedule and other cool workshops that are being offered this year.


Our apologies but no classes are scheduled at this time at our Chatham Studio.


The International Salon of Decorative Painters is coming to New York City next year on April 13-16, 2017!

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Proceed Low Viscosity Glaze

"Using the new Proceed "Low-Viscosity" glaze.


Proceed Low Viscosity Glaze on ceiling



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Go to The Faux Shop dot Com

The Faux Shop dot Com
Online retail store for all your decorative and faux painting supplies. Open 24 hours


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The Power of Illusion

The Power of Illusion by Patrick LaHeyne

Patrick LaHeyne's new book now available!

Detailed instructions on how to do faux marble, wood grains, trompe l'oeil and gilding from an expert teacher.


Hours at the retail store

Open Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday by appointment only




The Keys to color website

The Keys To Color: A Decorators Handbook for Coloring Paints, Plasters and Glazes is available! Click on image to go to the Keys to Color webpage. Also available at





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New LOVO low VOC paint

Introducing the new LOVO low VOC paint from C2. Available in ALL 496 handcrafted colors.

It meets or exceeds all performance tests against the best paints in America.





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Learn from working professional faux finishers the art of wall glazing, faux finish instruction, gilding, stenciling, sign painting, venetian plaster techniques, cabinet and furniture painting, wood graining, faux marble, faux painting, restoration, mural painting and more. Centrally located between New York and Philadelphia in Northern New Jersey, our faux finish school is considered one of the best by leading professionals.


Artisphere Online article about Dean Sickler

Great interview about decorative finishing with Dean Sickler



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conversion chart and ratios for paint and glaze

A very useful chart for mixing ratios of paint to glaze and converting measurements. A must for every faux finisher and faux painter

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Read this article to learn how to work with this marvelous, authentic milk paint. Great 6for painted furniture.

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Learn how to use a single pigment to reduce the brightness of a color without making it darker or changing the color.

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The Faux Shop at Dundean Studios





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Dundean Studios is a premier decorative painting studio, school and showroom in northern New Jersey serving New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Carolinas and NYC market. We have a staff of instructors whose experience is unsurpassed in the decorative arts and faux painting trades. Our major focus is decorative painting instruction although we also have a specialty faux finish supply store so we do dedicate a lot of our resources into product support for the student and other professionals.

Our Faux Design courses at Dundean Studios encompass the complete range of hot finishes in demand today. Metallic paints and patinas, Polished concrete, Dimensional finishes like leather and Tuscan plaster, Italian plaster, single and double layer glazes, color instruction, material handling and most importantly, how to adjust when things go wrong. The classes are set up to teach faux finishes that you can actually sell, not just finishes that look good on a board but are impossible to make money rendering. Other places teach faux finishes that are 6, 7 or even eight layers thick which look great but are impractical to sell. We have a class in the new concrete oxidising or staining technique using Bella Venici products. Another cool product is the SkimStone concrete and counter top solution.

We offer a full day Basic Painting course designed for the self-employed faux painting artisan who needs some guidance in surface preparation, plaster repair, primer selection, what ladders to buy, etc.

Our faux painting school in New Jersey is not product based so we teach with any and all materials that are readily available and best for the job at hand. Dundean Studios is a great place to start for Faux finish and decorative Techniques .

One of our most popular decorative painting classes is Classic Furniture Painting. Learn how to turn today's tired furniture into tomorrow's antiques. Prepping, painting, and finishing kitchen cabinets is also covered.

Unlike most sites which brag about offering free tips and don’t deliver, we actually have many how-to articles designed to help out faux painters and faux finishers with how-to techniques and not just product sales.

Our popular Faux Design classes are offered in a series to offer something for the beginning faux finisher, to those already working with glazes but who want to enhance their skills and portfolios with proven money- making finishes. fa

Our retail store carries the C2 designer paint line, Polyvine products, Old fashioned milk paint, tj ronan, Texston venetian plasters, Modern Masters metallic paints and plasters, Skimstone and other faux painting products. Check out


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