We offer a wide educational experience in both technique and artistic approach that is suitable for people of all levels of experience through our Venetian Plaster Academy.
Our courses will be held for 2 days at our main showroom and distribution centre in Christchurch and will be headed by Mario Speziari. Mario hails from northern Italy and is leader of Giorgio Graesan & Friends, Australia, he is also founder of Advanced Spirito Libero. Mario has over 30 years experience in the field and has trained hundreds of people throughout Europe and Australia in the art of venetian plaster:
TWO DAY COURSE
Theory and technical product information
Explanation of surface preparation
Application of the first coat of any product.
Application of final coats
Burnishing, polishing and waxing techniques and practice
Introduction to advanced artistic painting over completed finishes
Finish techniques covered during the course:
Venetian Plaster- highly polished
Istinto- spilt stone, polished stone, bamboo, concrete
Each person will produce 4 sample boards to take home as demonstrations:
Textured finishes including Natural Cement, Bamboo, Zen Stone, Aged Stone, Muro Naturale
Istinto:Textured Concrete finish
We'll also introduce and demonstrate how to make: Travertine finish, Bamboo finish, Aged Stone Finish, as well as how to use some of the decorative special paints.
The cost of the program is $1,600 (gst included) and includes:
Two days tuition
$500 worth of product (Tool kit)
Giorgio Graesan product brochures
Certificate of completion
Ongoing phone support
Lunches and drinks
4 Sample boards
Next training will be on November 29th & 30th 2019.