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Today’s the time to make a positive commitment and investment in building a lucrative design and faux finishing career. This workshop is designed for those starting out in this business, self-taught artists, and seasoned professionals looking for fresh inspiration and experience using both new and classic products from the extensive Faux Effects® product line.

Spend five days at The Faux Finish School....

Day one - faux painting techniques      Day two - faux painting techniques      Day three - faux painting techniques       Day four - faux painting techniques      Day five - faux painting techniques

Polished Portfolio Workshop Completion Day

Under the direction and guidance of nationally recognized decorative artist, Martin Alan Hirsch.
Exclusive to The Faux Finish School.....

The Polished Portfolio: "The Art and Business of Faux Finishing" is a five day decorative painting workshop teaching not only faux painting techniques, but also the important business side of this lucrative career.

At Decorative Finishes Studio's Faux Finish School, you will spend five days learning these exclusive finishes from decorative artists and teachers, Karen Kratzmiller and Liz Hermann assisted by job site preparation man Vincent Douglas, whom all three will ensure that you receive a thorough understanding of this wonderful field; as well as develop the skills necessary to create these unique finishes.

Tuition of $1895 includes:

  • Use of all necessary tools and materials to complete 25 design samples.

  • Comprehensive, illustrated workbook with detailed recipes and product sheets.

  • Instruction by two experienced artists/teachers to provide individual support for varied student skill levels, and encouragement to explore additional surface treatment and design options inspired by the Faux Effects® product line.

  • Assistance in preparation and clean-up by studio staff.
  • Complementary Continental breakfast and catered lunch, daily.

  • Wednesday evening "Cocktail Party" complimentary of Martin Alan Hirsch and Faux Effects® International

  • Thursday morning Business Breakfast conducted by Martin Alan Hirsch covering practices of the trade, followed by question and answer session.

  • Thursday evening in-studio pizza “wrap party” to review design recipes and assist with technical questions and a week summation; facilitated by instructors Karen Kratz-Miller and Liz Herrmann.
    This is the most comprehensive and intensive faux painting workshop in the world!

    Below you will find 20 of 25 of the 22 x 28 size samples that will be completed during the week...
    The additional five samples will be a "Series" using Lusterstone, a staple of the faux finisher....

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