Venetian plaster Training program by Stucco Italiano

The course is held at our studio and lasts five days, Monday through Friday.

The cost is $777.00 and includes: All material used, Full use of the workshop and Transportation from the hotel to the workshop (if your lodging is close to our workshop) and back again.

Upon completion, you will receive a “Stucco Italiano Certificate of Attendance.”
Tools will be provided. It is recommended that you bring your own work clothes.
We will be running our course with a minimum class size of 3 and a maximum of 10 people.

  • The Basics Open or Close


    • A brief introduction about binders used in construction, in particular lime and cement.
    • A look at the main problems likely to be encountered at the worksite when applying our materials.
    • A discussion about the tools of the trade.


    • Application of all materials with particular attention to Stucco Italiano Venetian Plaster.
    • Application of special additives like: Sand for Salt and Pepper, Terracotta powder, glitter or Mother of pearl.
    • How to paint 'fresco' on Marmorino ( false Marble); and if needed, how to make marmorino with 2 or more colors, how to waterproof with natural soap, how to use a variety of waxes to improve results, how to mix colors, how to make good corners, and how to work on large surfaces.
  • For Experts Open or Close

    Courses for Experts, that is, artisans with more than one year of experience with Stucco Italiano products.forexperts

    You will practice applying faux marble and special decorative finishes as well as do advanced applications with flooring materials.




  • Organized on Request Open or Close

    Single-themed courses are organized for those who want an in-depth course on one or more topics / finishes - for a minimum of 3 participants.

    Tourism courses are possible. Provides 5 days of school in our laboratory and 5 days of travel to important tourist destinations in northern Italy.

Plaster Theory & Technical Information

The theory aims to explain the behavior of the lime when mixed in different formulation, how to make any color starting from 5 basic dyes, how to modify your materials to get the better result.

The use of primers and how to protect and maintain the plasters

The practical training will be done applying on boards put on walls and on special book-rests, but also on real walls and floors.

We see how to perform perfect corners, how get shine or dull, but it is also possible to learn how to make false marble or wood effect and how to get shining marmorino using the "hot iron". On request, we can see about old techniques of working plaster like Sgraffito

2017 Calendar: next class


October 16th -  20th

Applications for this course should be submitted by 1st of September with a deposit $200 paid in advance. The U.S.A. office will coordinate all the logistics of this course for you:

To Make Reservations Email Us