Italian Plastering Courses

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 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).

The classes we offer:

BASIC LEVEL

  • WALL decorative finishes, 5 days
  • FLOOR seamless coatings, 2 days
  • BUNDLE Wall + Floor, 7 days

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

  • Programs and costs of the intermediate levels vary class to class – please contact us for more information

WALL Decorative Finishes - Basic Level

The WALL decorative finishes course consists of a 5-days theoretical and practical program that will guide the student through all the stages of the application of Marmorino Venetian plaster and other lime-based stuccos, such as Travertino, Tadelakt, and Beton Stucco. Furthermore, the students will also learn how to apply 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.

Instructor: Master craftsman Željko Babić (Instagram page)

Max. num. of participants: 12

DAY 1
  • Reception
  • Visit to the showroom & workroom
  • Preparation of substrates
  • Lime: Theoretical introduction
  • Venetian Plaster: Application on panels
DAY 2
  • Stucco: Protection treatments & maintenance
  • Venetian Plaster: application on walls
  • Other lime-based plasters: Intro
  • Other lime-based plasters: Application on panels
DAY 3
  • Coloring: theory & practice
  • Venetian Plaster: Application on walls
  • Other lime-based plasters: Application on panels
DAY 4
  • Lime Plasters: Deeper insights and practice.
  • Worksite tips: dealing with common mistakes, different substrates
  • Acrylic Decorative Paints: Intro and Practice
DAY 5
  • Each student continues practicing individually on the type of finish she/he wishes to develop more in-depth
  • Dinner

The price of the 5-days Italian plastering courses in our school of Italian plasters is € 700 + VAT 22%. This price includes training costs, use of the laboratory, and working tools. If you stay at one of the recommended hotels, we will provide also free daily transport to the company’s location and back.  Participants will be given a set of tools to use during the practice and to bring at home after the training. EXTRA COSTS: Every day we will have lunch at a nearby restaurant. The cost of each meal is €11.

FLOOR Seamless Coatings - Basic Level

Our FLOOR seamless coatings training consist of a 2-days theoretical and practical program that will guide the student through all the stages of the application of Pastellone (plain and with aggregates), Reinforced Microcement (previous Epofloor), and Magnesite Terrazzo. 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.

Max. num. of participants: 12

DAY 1
  • Reception
  • Visit to the Showroom & Workroom + Distribution of Tool Kits to Participants
  • Preparation of Tools for Pastellone, Reinforced Microcement (former Epofloor) and Magnesite & Preparation of Substrates: Primers and GLP (Gap Levelling Plasters)
  • Lime, Cement, Epoxy, Magnesite: Theoretical Introduction
  • Pastellone: 1st Coat, Application on Panels
  • Reinforced Microcement: Mixing the Components + First Coat
  • Magnesite Terrazzo: Mixing the materials + Application on Panels
DAY 2
  • Pastellone: Colouring the Material + Second Coat
  • Reinforced Microcement: Colouring the Material + Second Coat
  • Pastellone: Third Coat
  • Reinforced Microcement: Sanding & Protection treatments
  • Magnesite: Grouting and Polishing & Protection treatments

The price of the 2-days Floor plastering courses in our school of Italian plasters is € 300 + VAT 22%. This price includes training costs, use of the laboratory, and working tools. If you stay at one of the recommended hotels, we will provide also free daily transport to the company’s location and back. EXTRA COSTS: Every day we will have lunch at a nearby restaurant. The cost of each meal is €11.

WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
  • Teaching and the full use of the workshop and its materials.
    A set of prime quality tools that will be yours to keep.
WHAT’S THE TEACHING LANGUAGE?
  • ENGLISH
WHAT SHALL I BRING?
  • Just some working clothes or something you don’t mind staining.
HOW CAN I PAY?
  • Credit Card / Debit Card with POS
  • Cash
  • Full payment will be required on the first day of the course, at Stucco Italiano’s premises.
HOW CAN I REACH THE COURSE’S VENUE?
  • Our address is Via Rovereto 20, 36030 Costabissara, Italy, 10 minutes by car/taxi from Vicenza city center.
  • The nearest International Airport is Venice Marco Polo Airport. From there, you can take a bus to Venezia Mestre Train Station (you can get the bus ticket at the airport); and then a train to Vicenza. To book train tickets: https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
WHERE CAN I STAY?

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Next courses:

  • BASIC | WALL Decorative Finishes | 4th –  8th April 2022 – Vicenza, Italy – Cost € 700 + VAT | Max 12 participants
  • BASIC | FLOOR Seamless Coatings | 9th –  10th April 2022 – Vicenza, Italy – Cost € 300 + VAT | Max 12 participants
  • Participation in both courses is € 800 + VAT

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