Veneshe Master Venetian Plastering Now Offers Italian Plaster Training in Italy

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Learn how to Venetian plaster while on vacation in Italy this October. Registration is open for Veneshe's fall Italian plaster training class, October 2-9, 2010 in Mondaino, a small mountain town not far from the seaside resort of Rimini. Participants stay in a rustic farmhouse located outside of town, and travel to the nearby village of Saludecio to work on an Italian plaster restoration project.

The Most Authentic Way to Learn How to Venetian Plaster - Take a quintessentially Italian decorative plaster art form - Venetian Plastering , a group of international students and professionals eager to master its techniques on a restoration project in Italy, and ample opportunities for sight-seeing, wine-tasting, and experiencing life in the Italian countryside, and you have one of the most unique, travel and learning vacations available today. Decorative painters, Italian plaster artisans, architects and builders, interior designers and creative-minded homeowners can experience the camaraderie and satisfaction of working together to transform a simple room into a stunning example of Venetian plaster artistry, building friendships, skills and prestigious portfolio-building credentials that will last a lifetime.

Veneshe's Venetian plaster training-vacation-experiences cater to curious, adventurous, lifelong learners. The learning is real world and practical. The Venetian plaster training venues are homes and small businesses with appreciative owners. The decorative plaster work being done becomes the talk of the town. The camaraderie and teamwork that unites the class becomes an integral part of the experience. Class size is intimate; the authentic Italian lime plastering techniques taught become natural and ingrained. Students learn to trowel Italian plaster with the special fluidity and timing of the accomplished artisan, appreciating the natural rhythm of application as creamy, natural Italian plasters flow from trowel to surface, creating micro-thin layers of movement and color that magically emerge in a final burnishing. The products used -- all natural FirmoLux Italian lime plasters produced by one of the oldest and most well respected manufacturing facilities in Italy, are available to trained decorative plaster applicators in the United States, so Venetian plaster wall finishes mastered in Italy can be re-created upon return.

Veneshe provides all the essentials: multiple Italian plastering demonstrations and one-on-one oversight, the ability to practice Venetian plastering on a sample board prior to going "on the wall," all necessary materials, tools, and the essentials - cappuccino, brioche, home cooked lunches and locally produced red wine. As a student in the March 2010 Venetian plaster class in Tuscany writes: "Our class provided a unique and exciting way to both build my confidence in learning Venetian plastering techniques, and to be introduced to the storybook area of Tuscany. The countryside itself is inspiring, and the opportunity to be further immersed in the culture by completing a project was a delight. It was rewarding to add to the beauty of this area via our finished room, and enjoy the wealth of historical, artistic, and cultural treasures of Italy in our free time."

The advanced plaster training class and restoration project can accommodate up to 6 students. The $2400 student fee includes 6 days instruction, materials, 7 nights lodging, and daily breakfast and lunch. Air/ground transportation and dinners are not included. Reduced rates are available for traveling companions. Student couples discounts are offered as well. Please contact Veneshe for more information about family rates.

To reserve a place, a 50% deposit is required, with the balance due one month before departure. Payment may be made by check or online. Visit for more information and booking details.

About Veneshe
Veneshe Venetian Plastering, which trains students using FirmoLux Venetian Plasters imported from Italy, offers training opportunities that range from one-day beginner Venetian plaster classes for homeowners interested in learning basic plastering techniques, to intensive 2-4 day courses for applicators trained in other Italian plaster systems to learn the FirmoLux plasters and methods. To view Veneshe's online portfolio of Venetian and Italian plaster finishes and projects, or to learn more about how Veneshe can transform your home of business, please visit or call 610-253-3539.

About FirmoLux Italian Lime Plasters
FirmoLux produces Authentic Italian plaster made from lime and marble. These prestigious lime-based Italian plasters -- Marmorino, Grassello and Intonaco -- are absolutely some of the finest authentic green building products used in the luxury Venetian plaster industry today. FirmoLux manufactures and imports plaster products for trained applicators and Italian plaster artisans. For more information, please visit

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