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Faux Finishing Schools and Mural Painting Classes Recommended Faux Schools,
Faux Finishing Classes, Faux Finish Workshops and Mural Lessons


Mural Workshops and Lots More Murals!

The Paint Factory Orlando

Faux and Mural painting supplies, brushes and books!
Everything you need for your craft! Be sure to check out upcoming classes and workshops.

Michael Cooper

Since starting Murals & More, Michael has been involved in mural and trompe l'oeil projects ranging from small interior residential rooms to 400' exterior commercial walls. Also an accomplished faux painter, he has transformed many walls into fabulous brick, intricate marble and marvelous textures. Michael is known for his attention to detail, as well as his whimsical application of trompe l'oeil.

Learn the art and business of murals from one of the best. World-renown muralist Michael Cooper, of Murals & More LLC, distills his almost 20 years of experience into an information-rich, week-long mural workshop. And as an added bonus, his partner/wife Mickie discusses the finer points of running a mural business. Two instructors for the price of...well...two instructors. For beginners and professionals alike.

Michael Cooper at Murals & More is highly recommended.
Don't forget to say hello to his wife Mickie, if it weren't for her, he wouldn't be here at all.


Kathy Carroll

Owner of The Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes and Faux by Kathy
a faux finishing school where "Your Imagination is Your Only Limitation".
Through Kathy and other faux painting and product instructors, you can spice up your portfolio with the hottest new trends in decorative finishing.

Faux finishing classes and workshops in decorative finishes are offered in...

Wood finishes
Furniture and Decorative Embellishments
Airbrushed Stenciling
Custom Wallpaper
Old World Glazing, Textures, and Crackles
Marble, Stone, and Metals
Money and to run a sucessful faux finishing buisness
And much more....please visit The Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes
for a complete list of faux finish classes offered.

Kathy has over 16 years experience in the decorative arts and interior design fields, this along with her talents in creating unique faux finishes gives Kathy a background worth sharing with other faux artisans, muralists and decorative painters. Her faux finishing school offers a variety decorative painting and faux finish classes and workshops for both industry professionals and do-it-yourself students.
You can also visit Kathy's online faux finishing supply store,
Not affilaited with any one product line, she offers many quality faux finishing products.
The Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes and Faux by Kathy offers a wide variety of faux painting products and decorative painting supplies.
Kathy can easily be reached by email or post her a message at Talk Faux, A message board dedicated to...
"Bringing Together The World Of Decorative Artists"

The Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes
is highly recommended as a faux finishing school.

Royal Design Studio

A leader in the faux finishing industry, Royal Design Studio offers decorative stencils, stenciling and decorative painting tools.
Melanie Royals founder of Royal Design Studio and The Royal American Academy of Stencil Arts offers a level of class and sophistication that is unmatched in the faux finishing and decorative arts industry.
Modello Designs decorative, single-use masking patterns. This product adds a whole new dimension to the faux finishing and plastering industry. Please check out the faux finish classes and faux finishing workshops offered here...
Modello Workshops

Bella Vernici

This Stuff Works
Developed by a conglomerate of Decorative Artists and Concrete Contractors the Bella Vernici System creates a concrete staining system without limitations. Giving the architectual concrete industry a lift to new hieghts.
You will be guaranteed Decorative Concrete Information
That Will Floor You...
Don't miss this oppurtunity to add to your portfolio of decorative finishes.
Bella Vernici is highly recommended.

The Wood Icing Company

Rose Wilde is the inventor of the Wood Icing technique and manufactures this inovative faux finishing product.
Wood Icing is a simple three-part process that can be applied to wood, metal, and plastic. This technique is a revolutionary way to resurface wood furniture, kitchen and bath cabinets with a durable, yet beautiful custom designed finishes.
In a Wood Icing 3 Day Workshop students will learn the resurfacing design patterns such as...the Natural Cork Design, Reptile Skins, Rose's signature design "Cracklin' Rose", Petite Rose & Lace, Cracked Leather, Tooled or Embossed Leather and many more.
Add to your portfolio of designer finishes with Wood Icing
"Can you tell where the Faux ends and the Real begins?"
step by step on how we painted a broken wall
Learn How to Break a Wall!
Faux Finish Schools, Faux Finishing Classes and Mural Workshops Faux Finish Products

An Artist

" He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands, and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, and his head, and his heart, is An Artist. "

- St. Francis of Assisi

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for the Decorative Artist
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The Faux Finish School

A division of Martin Alan Hirsch...Decorative Finishes Studio "The Internet's first and most attended faux painting programs in the world!" Whether you are an aspiring faux finisher just starting out or a professional in the faux finishing industry wanting to advance your skills to the next level...
The Faux Finish School offers several decorative painting classes and workshops catered to your specific needs.
To Learn The Art And Business of Faux Finishing
The Faux Finish School and Martin Alan Hirsch are recommended.

Portfolio of Decorative Finishes...
Trompe L'Oeil, Murals, Faux Finish Paintings and
Hand Painted Furniture


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