Always a highlight of Veneshe's Venetian Plaster Applicator training program, our 2015 Advanced Plastering Class in Italy offers an amazing immersion experience in the world of Italian plaster. Classes take place over the course of a week, and culminate in the restoration of the walls of a room in a Tuscan villa.
"Our Veneshe 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 while staying at Fagiolari was a delight." --Susan, March 2010
Veneshe owner and master Italian plaster artisan Lori Blomstrom leads the class through starting prep work, to plaster tinting, troweling and burnishing techniques, and waxing. Not only will you gain mastery and the confidence to undertake your own projects back home, but you'll enjoy the camaraderie of working with a team to complete an actual project. Students enjoy half days of hands-on plaster applicator training, gourmet lunches, and late afternoons and evenings free for touring nearby sites in the Chianti region. Class size is limited - you get as much personal attention as you need to plaster like a pro.
Accommodations include comfortably appointed double rooms. Full breakfasts and work day lunches are included in the price. One or two non-class days are set aside for relaxing, shopping or touring Florence and Siena. A cooking class with master chef and cooking teacher Giulietta Giovannoni is optional.
8 Nights accommodations at B&B Fagiolari (October 31-November 7)
Full lunch on workdays
Class instruction, materials and project training
Discount rates are available for couples taking the class together, and for non-student travel companions who room share with a student.
Out of pocket expenses are estimates based on our personal experience traveling in Italy. Your actual out of pocket expenses may vary. We aim to keep out of pocket expenses lower by purchasing fresh food at the local markets, packing lunches, and carpooling on touring days.
Attention Early Birds! Hold your place with a 50% deposit by April 15, 2015 and save $200!
50% Deposit due by August 15 30, 2015; Balance due September 30, 2015
Class size is limited. Register Now!
Questions? Call 610-253-3539 to speak to Lori or Donnamarie about this fabulous adventure!