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....All of our instructors are full-time, practicing finishers in the faux painting field.
This experience in unparalleled in any other faux finishing program.
This practical knowledge is transferred in the classroom in every workshop.
Our staff has collectively over 75 years experience decorative finishing!
to view all of the current classes.
The Polished Portfolio
- Art and Business of Faux Finishing for the 21st CenturyThe Polished Portfolio class
in progress can be visited to get a firsthand look at our
classroom structure and environment. Testimonies
of Faux Finish School students can also be found in this section.
Today’s the time to make a positive commitment and investment in building a lucrative design and faux finishing career.
This is a five day intensive decorative painting workshop teaching not
only faux painting techniques, but also the business aspects of this
lucrative career. This class is designed for those starting this business as well as self-taught and seasoned finishers!
25 of the most incredible finishes you have seen!
This is our most popular workshop giving students the motivation and business tactics to become successful faux painters!
View this faux painting workshop...
advanced workshop class,
Wall Finishes WorkshopTM is designed with the professional faux finisher in mind. We deem a professional faux finisher as one that
is a practicing artisan, established, working in the field, and has a good clientele base. This workshop is not for
the beginner. This is a five-day intensive advanced workshop of multi-layered
designer wall faux finishes. Students will complete 20 - 25 different samples
to add to their portfolio.
Reactive Series...The Next Level
"The Ultimate Portfolio Enhancer™"
Are you ready to take your portfolio to the next level? Ready to "blow away" other decorative artists and designers?
This is the workshop for you!
These finishes are unlike any ever seen in this industry...
The remarkable characteristics of the Faux Effects® RS™ Series of products render them one-of-a-kind. Their performance and quality will surpass all faux and decorative finishing products you have used in the past. Created by Raymond Sandor, President and CEO of Faux Effects International, Inc., as well as a leading artist, inventor and innovator in the field of faux and decorative finishing, these products are the culmination of 35 years experience in the industry. Taught by Master Decorative Artisan, Martin Alan Hirsch..
To view, click: The Ultimate Portfolio Enhancer™
Appetite for Design
"Gourmet Finishes for Walls and More......... "...
Hungry for fresh inspiration?
Eager to tempt clients and designers with a tasty menu of marketable marvelous morsels?
Ready to serve palatable finishes to satisfy finicky palettes and everyone from commoner to connoisseur?
Our instructors' creative juices will really get you cooking, while their product knowledge and active field experience will give you the mad-scientist confidence to mix colors and materials to satisfy every palette.
In this 3 day workshop, students will whip up 12 new delicious dishes ranging from tempting traditions with a twist to seductive sophistications with shimmer and spiceall made with the finest ingredients, including old staples like Aquastone, Palette Deco and Lusterstone, in combination with the latest products from the RS line and Stucco Lux.
You'll leave our kitchen with 12 piping hot treats, a step-by-step cookbook of 24 recipes detailing unique interpretations of each creation, and tips to use up leftovers and improvise to suit every taste and budget.
Our Cabinetry & Furniture
class, "European Designer Cabinetry and Furniture Finishes Workshop" The look of hand painted, custom finished furniture and cabinetry is in high demand! Cabinet refinishing is one of the most requested finishes in today’s market and a lucrative addition to your portfolio.
Students will learn the proper preparation for a variety of surfaces, topcoat/protective options, and be introduced to products and techniques that will accomplish aged, old world and contemporary finishes. Techniques included are multi-layered finishes, chipped paint, crackling, distressing, glazing, creating wood tone finishes on painted surfaces, as well as several paint & stain techniques.
Working on actual cabinet and trim samples, students will learn to create professional-quality finishes suitable for both new and previously finished cabinetry. Learn how to create to a truly professional finish that will satisfy even the most discriminating clients. .
Our RsCrete Countertops and Floors Workshop
RsCrete "Tough Enough" Countertops and Floors Workshop
The unique countertop and floors techniques and layered systems taught at The Faux Finish School using Faux Effects ® RsCrete products will put you in far advance of your competition. At The Faux Finish School, you will learn proven "to the surface" RsCrete finishes.
RsCrete is a patent pending, superior interior/exterior decorative concrete floor-finishing product formulated specifically for creating strong veneered surfaces along with beautiful design elements over: concrete, tile, even wallboard with tough, long lasting durability. Great for producing designer quality pool decks; a business in itself. RsCrete is a translucent, yet tintable and versatile product. This revolutionary product is unlike anything else on the market. Far lighter than concrete products and as easy to apply as LusterStone®, RsCrete will forever change the way you approach concrete finishes!