At Venetian Plaster New York Europe Asia we were provided the following client and student testimonials.
"I am very excited to start this project. I must say, that no video, book or information on-line can compare to someone physically teaching you how to apply the products. I thank my lucky stars that I had the sensibility to attend this class."
Whatever I thought was completely different. You were very detailed and gave us all undivided attention. I asked lots of questions and you patiently answered every one of them. Also gave us invaluable tips that you have learned over the years. Coming from an artists eye I was very impressed with your sense of color and your ability to know exactly how the products will look before it is dry.
You can tell that you are very passionate and a perfectionist at your craft. Can't get better than that for an instructor."
Thank you Ilda: Ilda Fishman, NJ. - Jan 21/22, 2006
Before I took this class, the finish was a mysterious art form only to be found in ancient European Cathedrals and homes of the very wealthy.
The instructor's approach through learning by doing, in this hands-on training truly takes the mystery out of this age old process. The product is to traditional wall paint, what marble and granite counter tops are to laminates and Corian. Once you have experienced it, you can't go back. Every application is unique and ageless.
The mastery of the application technique is within the reach of anyone who takes this class and has the motivation to practice. In the end, they will be rewarded with a truly unique craft which is only limited by ones imagination.
Thank you Gerry: Gerry Hudland, CT. - Jan 21/ 22, 2006
Thanks so much for the very informative and enjoyable workshop held recently in Hawthorne, New York. I am glad I flew in from Virginia to attend. I realized that a novice such as I truly needs to witness an expert applying this specialized technique before attempting it solo. I had already completed my kitchen using your Carrara prior to your seminar.
Given the fact that I dabbled in the decorative painting field, I still was not able to get my finish to look like your original sample. Attending your class quickly made me understand the contributing factors (i.e. my errors) involved in the much more rustic look of my kitchen walls. Fortunately, all was not lost however, since I was going for a less polished and less sophisticated look anyway.
Everyone that sees my kitchen loves the finish. I will forward pictures of it to you at a later date. I highly recommend this class to everyone interested in the art of Italian plasters application.
I continue to practice the principles taught to us us in class and my samples are getting better each time. There really is no substitute for experience.
I plan to tackle a guest bath as my next project. I think I will do Classic over Carrara this time.
Maria Mejias, Danville, VA. - March 18/19th 2006
Tom from www.fauxandwood.com wrote:
I just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful classes. It wasn't long after our sessions began that I realized our instructor (you, of course)is a master in his craft. Your obvious knowledge and level of proficiency made me quickly realize I was in the right place to learn what I was seeking to learn.
The money for the was well spent. I felt the classes were well organized so we could all make progress at an equal rate.
Individualized attention to each one of us was a nice advantage, too. It was great to have a personalized environment where we could ask questions whenever we needed to. The "hands-on" lessons are worth their weight in gold...or should I say, plasters! Just kidding!
One final comment: I'd like to make is that I personally appreciated your genuineness of character. You love what you do, you're good at it, and your seminars are geared to teach, not make a fast buck! Thanks again.
PLEASE NOTE - We no longer offer products and classes to the general public. We will continue to supply our existing customers and clients from our New York location, thank you.