Welcome to The Faux Finish School...
"The Internet's first and most attended faux painting programs in the world! "
Celebrating our 24th year!
The Faux Finish School® was the first faux painting business program in the country that taught not only faux painting, but also the "business" side of this lucrative career. In 1995, The Faux Finish School's website was created and became the first faux painting studio and faux finishing school on the Internet. Today,..The Faux Finish School® and its website have become the "model" for the faux painting industry.For 24 years, The Faux Finish School's ultimate goals have been to provide students with the tools and knowledge necessary for success....
We are quite proud of their achievements....
We are consistently rewarded with feedback of thanks as well as beautiful pictures of our students' creations....
The Faux Finish School and its staff are thrilled to have played a part in their accomplishments.
Several graduates of our programs have even become instructors in their own studios! Your instructors are not just teachers....they are working finishers....
This is vital to your education because you will not just learn sample boards,
you will learn real world scenarios and finishes that truly sell....,
from instructors whom have vast experience "on the wall".... Come home to the programs that established the original comprehensive faux finishing curriculums....Workshops at The Faux Finish School.
Our site is divided into five sections to help make your visit an enjoyable experience. Feel free to click on any of the sections above to be taken directly to your chosen destination. Or continue to read the outline below which includes descriptions of each section you will be visiting .........
The Faux Finish
School offers several decorative painting classes and workshops
catered to your specific needs. Below you will find a few of the
faux painting, mural, stenciling classes and workshops currently
scheduled. For a complete listing of our workshops....
2012 Faux Painting Workshops
The Art of Designer Cabinetry and Furniture Finishing
"A Faux Finish School EXCLUSIVE 5 Day Workshop!"
Cabinet refinishing is one of the most requested finishes in today’s market and a very lucrative addition to your portfolio.
Create incredible hand-painted, custom finished furniture and cabinetry finishes that will delight your customers.
Take your clients old and boring cabinets and transform them into masterpieces enhancing their home and the value of their property.
Join The Faux Finish School's instructor Jennifer Ferguson for a fresh five-day workshop utilizing the Faux Effects® Gold Label & Silver Label products:
This workshop will provide you with the skills and knowledge to refinish any wood surface, whether old or new, cabinetry or furniture.
The decorative painting techniques instructed will enhance your portfolio and make you $1000’s refinishing cabinetry and furniture. Take your clients old and boring cabinets and transform them into masterpieces enhancing their home and the value of their property.Kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, laundry rooms, hallway cabinets and not to mention all the furniture that you can update and give new life to!
View this faux painting workshop...
"Refined Designs for Walls and More".......
Ready to add more POP to your portfolio?
Willing to offer unique specialty finishes to your discerning clientele?
Eager to enhance your profitability and profile?
With widespread appeal to clients and designers of varied tastes and budgets.
Others are hot off the easel!
All have been tried and proven on actual jobs.
Many samples are simply stunning and complete in 1, 2 or 3 steps:
Easy to sell, easy to execute, easy to live with.
View this faux painting workshop...
Exquisite Venetian Plaster & Beyond"
Stucolux..The next level...
"A Faux Finish School EXCLUSIVE 3 Day Workshop!"
Venetian plasters are an important component in any great decorative artist’s portfolio of finishes. One of the most versatile and exquisite Venetian plasters is Faux Effects® StucoLux. This mineral-based plaster can be used on walls, ceilings, columns, cabinetry, furniture and as a fine art medium. Imagine a material that glides across virtually any substrate with dramatic high gloss effects! StucoLux, a light weight, buttery smooth, fast-drying, high sheen, mineral-based plaster. StucoLux is a "thing of beauty" when used properly and can be combined with other Faux Effects® products when you want to create that unique, one-of-a-kind project.
Martin Alan Hirsch continues his quest to contract with the best instructors to guest teach at The Faux Finish School. He is excited to have Rik Lazenby join the list of such talents. Martin is thrilled to bring Rik Lazenby to The Faux Finish School to teach this "exclusive" workshop!
View this faux painting workshop...
Fauxnominal Canvas Creations
"A Faux Finish School Exclusive Workshop".......
Faux finished canvas....For the artistic finisher who wants to broaden their abilities and tap into something inviting and profitable.... Five days of technique, application, theory, rendering and study...In this workshop, we will push to expand your passion for creation and design by working on one-of-a-kind contemporary art pieces and embellishments with unique finishes and applications... 20 pieces....in five days... You will learn to achieve the exact looks and properties needed to complement any interior. These canvases encompass the absolute beauty of the materials and they can be tweeked to exactly what many new construction, residential as well as commercial designers clients can't pass up for that room that didn't get a finish. .
View this canvas workshop...
|Works of Martin Alan Hirsch are divided into two areas, Residential Faux Finish Commissions as well as his Commercial Faux Finish Commissions. Both areas have wonderful examples of faux painted walls. ceilings and floors to inspire.......The Martin Alan Hirsch Decorative Finishes Studio located in Louisville, Kentucky has been open since 1987. Martin travels extensively throughout the world artistically painting both residential and commercial projects. He stands at the top of his field and is one of the most sought after decorative artists today. His selected residential faux painting works have now been published in the new book "Sophisticated Surfaces".|
This biographical section discusses the director of Decorative Finishes Studio and The Faux Finish School, Martin Alan Hirsch.....his background, training and published works. Find out why you should study with Martin Alan Hirsch at Decorative Finishes Studio's Faux Finish School.
The Faux and Murals Works Gallery
features beautiful works in all categories of decorative painting...including faux painting, murals, trompe l'oeil,stenciling, furniture and more! This gallery was created to inspire you with accomplishments of professional artisans as well as those just beginning their careers.. View hundreds of faux painting, murals, furniture, stenciling, floorcloths and more!
communication section to assist aspiring as well as professional
faux finishing artisans and former students with dialog
areas concerning all aspects of faux finishing. In our
Faux Finishing Public
Message Forum, you may leave questions and answers
concerning the art and business of faux finishing. Our
Chatroom is open 24 hours a day, and is a free service
of The Faux Finish School. The Faux Painting Message Forum and Faux
Finishing Chatroom are both public, and frequented
by artisans from all over the world! There are thousands of questions and answers within this forum.
Our Private Student Message Forum is a message board that The Faux Finish School provides to thousands of former students in the business of faux finishing to contact each other concerning faux painting tricks of the trade, working on projects with each other, chatroom topic scheduling, as well as just staying in touch with each other! The Student Message Forum has over 10,000 messages from student to student concerning faux painting.. it is accessed by password only.
area tours both the exterior as well as interior of the
studio. Decorative Finishes Studio boasts a new two-story
fashioned after the great villas in Tuscany, Italy.......complete
with faux finished old stone Corinthian columns, Italian
plaster archways, engraved stone work, open flame lighting,
rusted balcony railings and a walkout veranda! Michelangelo
faux renderings have been created in a fresco style on
the front of the villa, along with imitations of old,
worn wood window frames.
Decorative Finishes Studio and The Faux Finish School hope that you enjoy your tour of our "Faux Finished World"......if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact our studio.
1997 - 2012 The Faux Finish School
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