Learn how to Faux-Paint with Teresa Vitale
Master of Fine Finishes
I am a self taught artist who has been custom faux and decorative painting in commercial and residential projects for over thirty years. It has been a wonderful journey, learning the many possible ways decorative painting can be used creatively in a home on so many different surfaces. Once you understand the science of the techniques that I have learned, and experience the creation on various surfaces, you will want to run home and apply these finishes on your walls, fireplace surrounds, architectural moldings, pillars, counter tops, furniture, switch-plates, & more.
At the completion of each class, you will leave with sample boards of the techniques you have learned in that session, the tools and the knowledge/confidence to begin your own journey with faux and decorative painting.
It is a seven day course, at a fee of $200.00 per session. A list of supplies will be provided upon registering for each class. All supplies are available to purchase at "The Art Store" on Erie Blvd. In Syracuse, NY. The classes must be taken in the order listed below. Each class enables you to build the knowledge and understanding of all the different techniques and how they are related to each other. With so many products on the market, I have tried them all. I will share with you all the right, healthy and simple tools and materials to achieve beautiful looking finishes and applications.
You must pay in full for all the classes you are registering for. Space is limited. I am now teaching in my Studio at
38 S Main St
Jordan, NY 13080
10 AM to 5:00 PM with a 1/2 hour lunch ("bring your lunch & we can talk some more during lunch")
To register for the classes, please call Teresa at 315-689-5037.
or email me at:
visit my web site; www.tav-designs.com
If you would like to See, Touch & Feel the samples which will be taught, you can visit my showroom
at Skaneateles Artisans.
Gallery Under The Stone
3 Fennell St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Program will include:
1st Class - Faux Washes & Faux-Stone Finishes
click on the pictures above to see samples of the Faux-Washes & Faux-Stone finishes
2nd Class - Textured Plaster & Faux-Stripe Finishes
click on the pictures above to see samples of the Plaster & Faux- Stripe finishes
3rd Class - Faux-Leather Finishes
click on the picture above to see samples of the Faux-Leather finishes
4th Class - Faux Marble Finishes
click on the picture above to see samples of the Faux-Marble finishes
5th Class - Faux-Tortoiseshell Finishes
click on the picture above to see samples of the Faux-Tortoiseshell finish
6th Class - Design and Cut Stencils
click on the picture above to see samples of Stenciling
7th Class- Dry Brush Decorative painting
click on the picture above to see samples of Dry Brush Decorative Painting
Dry-Brush Decorative Painting is taught using oil paints. Simple brushstrokes
can give you the freedomto paint any subject matter.