Faux Painting School

Mirage Studios is faux painting and venetian plaster school and your one stop resource for all of your decorative painting and plastering needs. We now offer classes in the fabricating of concrete countertops... We are located in Astoria NY minutes from midtown Manhattan and serving the New York Tri state area.
Many of today’s designers are specifying beautiful painted finishes on walls, furniture, and decorative pieces. You will easily create these finishes after attending our workshops. Our facility provides students with ample wall space to truly get the experience of faux finishing a room.

...Most people still think of faux finishing as sponging or ragging, that’s true but over the past ten years the public wants a higher quality of finishing... Here at Mirage Studios we can teach you those basics and so much more. Our workshops cover Venetian Plaster, Decorative Painting, Custom Imprints, Faux Painting, Color Blending, Caenstone, Lusterstone and textured finishes, Scagliola, Gilding, Aging and Distressing furniture and moldings, Marbling and Graining, we also cover cost estimating and the basics of running a successful faux painting business...

Mirage Studios has been in business for over 4 years, our instructors have been faux painting and faux finishing for over 25 years. We have a relaxed hands-on environment that allows the instructor and students to have some fun while learning these FAUX PAINTING techniques...


What is Venetian Plaster?

Venetian plaster is quite simply the layering of different colored plasters applied so that a basecoat of several different opaque colors are left to bleed into each other. These different colors are then allowed to show through a highly polished translucent finished coat of plaster. The result is a finish which at first glance looks slightly rough and mottled, however when touched the surface is actually smooth and reflective as glass...



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Faux Finishing, Venetian Plaster
Mirage Studios is a faux finishing school and your one stop resource for all of your decorative painting and plastering needs. We are located in Astoria NY minutes from midtown Manhattan and serving the New York Tri state area.

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Faux Finishing, Venetian Plaster
 
Class Schedule

Textural Finishes featuring Lusterstone

 
Schedule:
Oct.24th & 25th

Price: $595

 
Lusterstone is a decorative architectural coating which produces beautiful natural reflective stone patterns. It come...

Classic Venetian Plaster and Caenstone

 
Schedule:
Sept.19th & 20th

Price: $395

 
Venetian Plaster is quite simply the layering of different colored plasters applied so that a basecoat of several diff...

Dimensional Finishes

 
Schedule:
August 22nd &23rd

Price: $595

 
The dimensional finishes class covers an array of techniques. There is a demand for high quality finishes and the poss...

Aging and Distressing for Furniture and Moldings

 
Schedule:
August28th & 29th

Price: $595

 
In this class we teach you how to create finishes on furniture, moldings, walls, and architectural elements that will ...

Comprehensive Marble and Graining

 
Schedule:
Nov.13th & 14th & 20th

Price: $895

 

Trompe L'oeil

 
Schedule:
Sept.26th 27th 28th

Price: $900

 
In this three day course students will learn fundamental skills required in rendering three-dimensional space on a two...
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