Ireland Weekend Venetian plastering course overview
Impera Italia is pleased to offer a 2 day Venetian plastering course on a Saturday and Sunday organised in Ireland, featuring a variety of Italian plasters and paints on walls, corners and large sample boards.
You will leave with
- the necessary knowledge to create wide range of contemporary and traditional Italian finishes, from high-gloss to textured stone, utilising a variety of Italian plasters.
- the application of various base coats, protectors and colour washes
- a number of demonstrations, technical advice and future
- samples, raw materials from 5 different Italian manufacturers, catalogues and your very own PAVAN stainless steel Venetian plastering trowel
How much can you charge after you complete the course
Generally a 10 msq feature wall starts from 300 euros or pounds up to 1200. Larger areas are charged between 65 and 120 per metre square (9 square feet) in local currency.
Where is the Venetian plastering course held
The course will take place at 20 Station Road, Castlewellan, BT31 9NF at a 150 square metre, purpose built industrial unit, only 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Dublin, 40 minutes from Belfast. A number of local hotels and B&Bs are also available if you’d like to stay for Saturday night.
Who should attend our course
The 2 days Weekend Venetian plastering course is ideal for painters or plasterers who would like to familiarise themselves with the special Italian techniques that were used in the past 2000 years to create high-end decor. This course will be taught by applicators trained in Italy, with may years of on-site experience.
There are no requirements, but due to the shorter length of the course some prior knowledge of trowelled finishes or plastering is beneficial.
On completion of the course you will receive the following
- Impera Italia Course Certificate
- Four sample boards of size 600x400mm
- Goodie bag (more than half a dozen wet samples, depliants, etc)
You will also be eligible for a trained applicator’s discount.
Venetian plastering course synopsis
The course starts at 8am and finishes around 5pm.
Please make sure that the only thing you need to bring are gloves.
You will be able to apply the finishes on boards and large walls.
|Marmorino||Smooth ‘classico’ effect|
|Spatolata||Polished Venetian plaster|
B. Other products
|Primer||smooth and textured|
|Protectors||sealers and sealants|
You will also learn how to apply colour washes, metallic washes and other special decorative coatings.
C. Repairs, Surface Preparation and After-care
Proper substrate prep
Re-sealing or re-protecting of the surface
Changing the effect/look in situ
Selection and maintenance
E. Working with Colours and Colouring
Manual and industrial colouring, colour resistance and colourability of various plasters
A: Impera Italia, in the past 7 years developed an effective and uique method to teach traditional and contemporary effects. We teach and approve only the highest quality hand-made Venetian plaster finishes and we offer the first course system focusing solely on how to achieve consistent and high-quality effects with Italian decorative products.
Our method is based on the analysis of more than 50.000 msq of Venetian plaster feature walls and over a hundred thousand working hours and experience, but to ensure that we constantly keep up-to-date with the market trends, we also consulted a number of architects and designers all over the world to have a thorough understanding of the past and future of this applied art, from the specifier’s side.
Finally, the instructors of Impera Italia are all well-known and experienced applicators who applied thousands of square metres and are familiar with all basic and advanced techniques. We believe that only applicators who are committed to constant development and continue to meet clients’ requirements can teach the next generation of artists.
Q: Do you teach on walls?
A: Yes, we do! You will be able to practice on walls and corners.
Q: How can I become an approved applicator?
A: To be an approved applicator, you will need to take the exam for the level 1, 2 or 3 mastery.
The exam dates will be announce when the course is completed and once you have created your first feature walls you can sign up!
Q: Why don’t you cover more finishes? I’ve seen others teaching a dozen or more!
A: We choose to teach these key finishes as these are the most important ones and they are needed to combine other effects. Our aim is to train applicators who fundamentally understand the methods and will be able to create walls once they finish the course. Also, we created the course to make sure the plasterers can absorb all the information provided during the course! Our firm belief is that courses should not incorporate dozens of finishes because of commercial considerations.
Q: I’ve seen some interesting finishes online. Would it be possible to add it to the list of finishes that we learn?
A: Currently -due to the length of the course- we won’t be able to do that, but will explain and show how many of the ‘bespoke’ finishes on the market are created.
Q: Do you offer on-site training?
A: Yes, for trade clients who would like to teach their team at their premises we have a special training package. Please contact our sales team for further details!