Faux finish classes at Dundean Studios
Calendar of faux finish training classes at Dundean Studios


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The Faux Design classes are laid out as part of a week-long seminar on decorative painting where you can take the classes all at once, or in segments. See the calendar.


See Faux Design I
on Monday & Tuesday

See the Business class on the following Mon/Tues.


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Faux Design - Level II:
- professional series - intermediate/adv.

A compacted workshop designed for working professionals wishing to add top selling decorative and faux finishes to their repertoire. Learn more about specialty tools of the trade and tricks of the decorative and faux painting trade.

This class is suitable for students who have taken Faux Design Level I, or both Levels I and II of Faux on Walls, or those artisans who have worked with glazes before and just want to enhance their portfolios with professional finishes. Water-based acrylic glazes are used throughout for our faux painting techniques.

Instruction includes:

Wall Glazing: On the largest area of any room-the walls-students are taught how to control texture, scale, movement and color to create the ambience a client wants. Multi-color designer wall glazing , leather and parchment texture finishes , Faux Silk Striae, Tuscan plaster technique and other top selling professional faux finish and decorative painting techniques. A excellent starting portfolio ready for presentation.

Textures: Using PROCEED textures, acrylic, plaster-like material that is very user-friendly, we will imitate"Old World" effects, free-hand ornamental plastering and aging of walls. . Wonderful for creating an ambiance in any room or kitchen. We will also learn the best methods to apply new satin metallic textures for a shimmering but not gaudy metallic finish.

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Faux Marble : Enhance any commission by having the ability to add embellishments to a room - turn a dull, painted fireplace into one carved out of Carrera marble or columns into polished Vert de Mer.; or crown and baseboards marbled in a cream white with salmon hues. Students render two realistic faux marbles, using both positive and negative techniques. This is a real faux finish.

Wood Graining: Basic to intermediate wood graining techniques are a must for any aspiring faux finisher. Mahogany is in increasingly short supply and the faux finisher can render this noble wood for doors, panels, trim, etc. Learn how to use the tools and techniques necessary in creating faux mahogany at our faux finish school. Heart, straight and crotch grain are covered.

This course is accredited by the PDPA and a course outline is available upon request.

Attention: We will close the class if there are not enough sign-ups two weeks prior to start.

Class Information:

Dec. 10, 11 & 12, 2014 Wednesday-Friday. 9am to 5pm FD2-1210-14

Price: $925.00

Instructor: Dean Sickler

- All materials and lunch included

Catered from The Chatham Sandwich Shop


Our faux finish school is considered one of the premier decorative finishing schools in the country because of the unparalled experience of our instructors who can teach by drawing on their combined practical industry experience and professional qualifications.

A faux finish or faux painting is a painted imitation of something that occurs naturally. This is not sponging, ragging, smooshing, bagging or any other so-called faux painting technique where the tool mark is left undisguised on a surface. Broken color wall glazing is texturing a transluscent, colored wall glaze with a tool. We make a distinction between the two in our classes. The intermediate classes are where you start to learn the art of real faux finishing. This generally requires developing a skill rather than just a technique and requires practise.


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Products used:

Modern Masters:
Metallic Paints, Extender, Varnishes

Golden Artist Colors:
Fluid acrylics, Golden Glaze,

PROCEED Decorative Painting System Products-Low Viscosity Glaze, Metallic Texture

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See Faux Design I
on Monday & Tuesday

See the Business class on Wednesday



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