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.



Faux Design Series

These classes have been accredited by the PDPA (Professional Decorative Painters Association) See the credentials here

Faux Design I ($625), Faux Design II ($675) and Faux Essentials ($325):

Total price for all 3 classes is $1,630.00. A great price for a set of comprehensive classes designed to get you started in the business. These classes have been improved over the past 12 years to include many of the skills/knowledge sets you need to get working. We also offer other classes once you get going to keep you current with changing fashions like metallic textures and venetian plasters.

The Faux Design Series classes are set up so you can take as little as two days and as much as five days in a row of classes is the art and business of decorative painting.

Contractors can send their people here for training without concern that pricing and estimating will be discussed because that is only covered in a separate Business Class .

Faux Design I
Professional series - Beginner
- Monday & Tuesday

An intensive class designed for painters, paper-hangers, aspiring faux painters, artists and homeowners with painting knowledge but no or little experiance in wall glazing. You will learn a variety of popular faux wall finishes, achieving professional results using professional acrylic glazes.


Faux Essentials
Basic painting course - Wednesday

This is a course on the basics of professional painting. Everyone knows how to roll on latex paint but do you know the proper primers for all conditions? Faux basics

Topics covered include paint and primer basics, brush and roller selection, plaster and filler how to, dropcloths, ladders, scaffolding, wallpaper removal, etc. Essential knowledge that you won't find at Home Depot.


Faux Design II -
Professional Series - intermediate/advanced
Thursday & Friday

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 painting trade.

This class is suitable for students who have taken Faux Design Level I, or those artisans who have worked with glazes before and just want to enhance their portfolios with more professional finishes. Water-based acrylic glazes are used throughout. Go to Faux Design II page

Scheduled Classes:

February 7 - 11

Total price for all 3 classes is $1,630.00. Still much less than the "discounted" prices of other studios. We still break this week up into 3 sections so that you have the option of taking 1, 2 or all 3 classes.








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We learn on walls and take away 22" x 28" boards, not just tiny things.

Products used:

WetEdge, Glacis, DFV

Golden Artist Colors:
Fluid acrylics, Golden Glaze

Scumble, Varnish

Proceed Decorative Products:
Rough/Irregular Texture


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