Venetian Plaster Masterclass Overview
The Venetian plastering masterclass was developed for those who are familiar with the basic techniques of marble plastering and would like to improve their skills and take their business a step further. You will learn a variety of high-end finishes that imitate prestigious materials or are specified for more high-end, skill-intensive projects and need a greater degree of control and tacit knowledge than most finishes currently on the market.
This Venetian plaster Masterclass is led by our Master applicator trained in Italy, with many years and thousands of square meters of experience, who will not only answer all your questions but also make sure you will leave with the skills to create stunning feature walls and ceilings!
ALL of our courses cover traditional and modern Italian and British marble plaster application methods and effects but concentrate on certain aspects – making sure that the finishes are not only beautiful but can meet the current market demand.
All Venetian plastering courses come complete with complimentary lunch each day at a local Italian restaurant that serves homemade English and Italian dishes.
If you book this course, you’re also eligible for a 15% discount on our Venetian plaster starter pack (lots of plasters and tools included) on the course days, when bought in person.
Who Should Attend This Advanced Venetian Plaster Course
We can highly recommend this Venetian Plastering masterclass to those who are familiar with the basic techniques and have been trained with Marmorino, Stucco (stucco lucido, stucco lustro, stucco veneziano, polished plaster) and travertino and would like to gain skills and control to apply and develop even more complex, bespoke finishes.
What should you bring?
Please ensure you bring along clothing you can spare and gloves (if you need them or use them for plastering) as this is a hands-on course.
*Prior knowledge of Venetian plastering is needed to start this course.
On completion of the course, you will receive the following
- Impera Italia Course Certificate
- Marketing material for your future clients
- Most popular Venetian Plaster finishes sample boards, size 600x400mm
- Sample of various types of Venetian plaster, metallic paints, waxes
- Venetian Plastering trowel (200×80mm)
- Impera Italia trainee discount code
- Access to Impera Italia Cooperation Gate for future projects (Impera Showroom use)
- Access to Impera Italia technical support
- Invaluable know how, tips, skills, and confidence
The course starts at 9 am and finishes around 3 pm in our London showroom.
The following 5 key areas will be covered:
|Multi-layered||Polished plaster on top or Marmorino and rustic Travertino|
|Luciano||Multi-coloured broken marble effect|
|Venetian||Compressed in Marmorino Fino achieving cloudy effect|
|Colourwash||Weathered concrete effect|
|Metallic||Metallic Marmorino stone look|
|Textured Metallic||Textured metallic Travertine look|
B. Other products
|Primer||smooth and textured|
|Protectors||sealers and sealants|
C. Repairs, Surface Preparation and After-care
How to handle and repair accidental damage
How to properly assess, prepare any substrate for Venetian plastering
How to calculate Venetian Plaster material
How to re-seal or re-protect a surface
How to change the effect/look
How to deal with small or large projects
How to deal with wet room applications
How to deal with fundamental or superficial cracks
How to deal with preparation work, Anti-crack and corners
How to modify the effect/look on site
How to wet room applications (bathrooms, shower cubicles, etc.)
How to maintain and clean Venetian Plaster
‘What can go wrong’
Selection and maintenance of the appropriate tools.
E. Working with Colours and Colouring
We will explain and show the differences between manual and industrial colouring, colour resistance and colour ability of various Venetian plasters.
A: Impera Italia is offering Venetian polished plaster courses and training since 2010 and with this course has just launched the first advanced training in the UK. We teach and approve only the highest quality and best- selling Venetian plaster finishes and we make sure that by taking this course you will meet most project requirements.
Our method was developed by understanding of the past and future of this applied art, from the specifier’s (clients’) side. We make sure that you will offer something unique, high-end, that will differentiate you from other skilled and trained artists.
Finally, are course is lead by applicators who are arguably the best in the UK and Europe.
Q: Do you teach on walls?
A: Yes, this course is run on walls and boards, to help familiarise yourself with many aspects of the application process.
Q: Why don’t you cover more finishes?
A: The techniques that you will learn will take you to the next level, but we can not cover all possibilities as they’re literally endless.
Q: I’ve seen an interesting finish on your site. Would it be possible to add it to the list of finishes that I would learn?
A: No, not with this course. Please contact our team if you’re interested in specific finishes.
Q: Do you offer on-site training?
A: Not on this level. Please visit us for all Level 2 and 3 courses.
Q: Is there parking available onsite?
A: Yes, there is local free parking in the area.