Italian Plastering Courses

Italian plastering courses are held at our schools in Italy and Serbia, or on your premises

Venetian plaster course in Italy

Stucco Italiano’s School of Italian Plasters

Stucco Italiano’s school of Italian plasters was founded in the late 90s by Maestro Giovanni Polistena, with the mission of disseminating the authentic Italian plasters application techniques. Our teachers are all Italian master craftsmen with long experience both in applying and training artisans in the art of Venetian plaster and other Italian stuccos. Outside our school of Italian plasters, Stucco Italiano’s master craftsmen have taught at the Scuola di Restauro of Vicenza and had a ten-year contract with the Hamlet School of Hillerød in Denmark. Furthermore, they have given plastering courses in other schools in Denmark (Rann) and in Great Britain (Goldtrowel training Center in England and in Walles).

Italian Plastering Courses

Our Italian plastering courses consist of a 5-days theoretical and practical program that will guide the student through all the stages of the application of Venetian plaster and other lime-based stuccos, such as Travertino, Tadelakt, and Faux Marble. Furthermore, the students will also learn how to apply Venetian plaster for floors (Pastellone), Terrazzo floors, and some modern decorative paints. Thanks to the guidance of our experienced teachers, by the end of the course each student will know how to apply these materials in complete autonomy.

DAY 1
  • Reception
  • Visit to the showroom & workroom
  • Lime: Theoretical introduction
  • Preparation of substrates
  • Venetian Plaster: Application on boards
DAY 2
  • Stucco: Protection treatments & maintenance
  • Other lime-based finishes: introduction
  • Working site & tools preparation
  • Venetian Plaster: Application on walls
  • Other lime-based plasters: Application on boards
DAY 3
  • Coloring: theory & practice
  • Stuccos for floors: Preparation
  • Venetian Plaster: Application on walls
  • Stuccos for floors: Application on boards
  • Other lime-based plasters: Application on boards
DAY 4
  • Application of Venetian plasters: Deeper insights and practice
  • Application of flooring stuccos: Further insights
  • Acrylic paints: Introduction
DAY 5
  • Each student continues practicing on the type of finish he needs to develop more in-depth
  • Dinner

The price of the 5-days Italian plastering courses in our school of Italian plasters is € 500 + VAT 22%. This price includes training costs, working tools and transport from the hotel to the workshop venue and back (if the hotel is situated in the area between Vicenza West-North and the company’s location). Every day we will have lunch at a nearby restaurant. The cost of each meal is €11, this is not included in the workshop price.

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21 September –  25 September 2020 – Vicenza, Italy

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