Dundean Studios 1986-2018
Dundean Studios is a specialty decorative arts working studio established
in 1986. This year we are celebrating our 32nd Anniversary. The
school, showroom and studio was at the Chatham in
Northern New Jersey since 1998.
Expert instruction is offered at the beginner, intermediate, advanced
and professional levels in the decorative arts, faux finish and
We have over 28 different workshops in the decorative finishing
field. More than any other school in the country (that we are aware
Below is a list of our highly qualified teaching staff and support personnel. Just click on their name
Our training pre-dates the franchise schools so we have never
been stuck in the mindset that week-long classes with 25 finishes
are the only way to teach decorative finishing workshops.
The scope of our training is international and our main ideal
is education, not selling product.
In our Faux Design
Series, we do not brag about how many boards you will
walk away with, only that you will have a full understanding
of the materials, processes and goals of what decorative finishing
is all about. All of the finishes learned in this series are
repeatable, much in demand and are beyond the capabilities
of the average "faux painter" and homeowner.
After learning the basic finishes with which you can make a career,
expand your portfolio with The new PROCEED Decorative painting system classes by Golden or the Textures
and Metallics I and Textures
and Metallic II. For these
classes, it is assumed that the student is proficient with
glazes and has some experience with textures. Now you are
ready to really run with a large number of finishes that are
high-end and cutting edge. These classes are constantly changing
to meet market needs and we are on top of current design trends
here in the Greater New York Area.
Classes are also offered in a in large variety of disciplines
such as stencilling, trompe l'oeil, mural painting, furniture
painting, etc. See Class Descriptions
for more information.
The studio is also rapidly becoming the premier site for
instruction in application of decorative plasters, both natural
lime-based and synthetic.
This Web site includes an outline of the core courses offered.
Dundean Studios is an ASID Industry Partner
NNJ. Board Member and Past President