Basic Training for Decorative Finishes with Troweling & Tool Techniques

Fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page with any preferred dates.
The Basic Training studio class outline is below.

Basic Training for Decorative Finishes

Fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page with any preferred dates.
The Basic Training studio class outline is below.

1 Day Basic Training: $450 CAD

Our one-day program covers an introduction to the different decorative finishes available and methods of application. Included with the class is an 8-inch CO.ME trowel and a quart can of Acrylic Venetian Plaster and Texturstone both tinted to a medium Grey. To polish and protect your plaster finish, Burnishing Wax and Zero Gloss Varnish are also provided in 8-oz jars.

The studio class is divided into three parts.

Part 1: Tools and their uses. Here we cover the professional Italian tools. application range and costs, plus the bare essentials to create different decorative finishes.

Part 2: Plaster Overview. A look at the available options offered by PROTEK Paint in plasters and decorative paints.

Part 3: Hands on training with acrylic plaster. This basic introduction for using a trowel and other tools to create Venetian plaster polished effects or a cement look using our acrylic texturing system with waxes and varnishes. This work will be applied to MDF boards completing 4 panels.

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Groups Welcome!

    Our Studio is located at 21 Belvia Road in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Our studio classes are run by Barry Affleck, our resident expert on all things to do with decorative plaster in both traditional and modern methods. Barry has 50 Years’ experience and can be a valuable source for your future projects. We call him a true ‘Plaster Master’ who for many years has assisted our clientele with final projects, estimates, specifications and exceptional technical support.
  • All classes will be catered by a local restaurant at our cost. Please indicate any allergies or preferences Vegan or vegetarian. We will have bagels and coffee available for breakfast. We can arrange hotel accommodations at a local establishment at a competitive price where we can pick you up and drop you off from our facility
  • In Ontario ‘masking mandates’ and ‘proof of vaccination’ rules were discontinued as of March 2022. Although this rule has been lifted individuals can self-assess and decide if they wish to protect themselves by wearing one. We have taken certain distancing measures in the studio, also restricting the number of participants to three. We will provide sanitizing cleaner on each table as well.