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Venetian plaster courses

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  • Target Audience: Specifically designed for plasterers, decorators, and designers experienced in using trowels and blades, possessing an artistic flair and a deep sense of colour. This course is ideal for those looking to apply these exquisite materials using advanced techniques to achieve stunning finishes and expand their professional skill set.

  • Personal and Career Development: The course is also perfect for individuals aiming to learn these techniques for beautiful personal projects or as a gateway to starting a new career.

  • Small Class Sizes: We ensure a personalised and focused teaching environment by limiting our classes to a maximum of four participants. This setting guarantees individual attention and optimal learning support.

  • Unique Learning Experience: This is the only course in the UK where you can learn how polished plaster is made from limestone. Participants get the chance to work with authentic and 100% natural polished plaster provided exclusively by us for training purposes.

  • Expert Instruction: Led by Dimitri Koubi, who has over 25 years of experience in Venetian polished plastering, our course offers professional insights and practical skills in our dedicated studio.

Course details :

  • Material Knowledge: Deep dive into the properties and uses of various polished plasters.

  • Tool Techniques: Learn the correct usage of tools to achieve the finest finishes.

  • Primer Application: Guidance on choosing the right primers for different substrates.

  • Hands-On Practice:

    • Experiment with Grassello Lustro, Marmorino fine, and Marmorino coarse.

    • * Create custom finishes such as pitted, dragged, travertine and more ( *for the 5 day course).

  • Extensive Practice Opportunities: Work on numerous MDF boards, wall panels, and tackle both internal and external corners.

  • Protection Methods: Discover how to protect your work in various environments and learn the proper application of waxes.

  • Buffing Techniques: Get hands-on experience with buffering tools to perfect your finishes


  • 3-Day Intensive Course: £750 + VAT

  • 5-Day Intensive Course: £1200 + VAT

*The course starts at 9:30 am until 4:30 pm with1 hour lunch break.   

  • All-Inclusive Fee: The cost of the training course covers all materials and tools provided during your class.

  • Refreshments Provided: Enjoy refreshments, tea, coffee, and lunch each day of the course.

  • Takeaway Portfolio: Depart with a portfolio of sample boards you have created, perfect for starting or expanding your business.

  • Exclusive Trade Prices: After the course, you will have the opportunity to purchase our materials and tools at trade prices for your future projects.

For further information or to book a training course please contact us here

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