Please contact the Plastercenter at 763-444-1897 for class times and dates.

Private Training


Minneapolis Institute of Fine Finishes also offers group and private training. Pricing starts at $65/hr, prices may vary depending on group size & finish being taught. Supplies will be available for sale. Programs can be custom designed to meet your company’s needs. Training is available on this specialties: Stencil work, Furniture and Cabinet Painting, Metallic wall finishes, Mineral and Lime Plasters, Faux Finishes and Glazing.
Contact us for more details!

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required
Please contact the Plastercenter at 763-444-1897 for class times and dates.
plastercenter@comcast.net www.plastercenter.com (763) 444-1987





THE MIX


This 2-day program is designed to introduce students to surface preparation, tools, and techniques for the proper application of today’s in-demand decorative wall finishes. You will produce 10 decorative wall finishes utilizing products manufactured by Texturline, Ontario, Canada and Novacolor, Forli, Italy. This program will focus on troweling techniques and product knowledge.

Featured products include:
• Novacolor Concrete, an anti-algae acrylic siloxane plaster coating for interior or exterior use with a concrete feel. Perfect for walls and countertops.
• Texturline Urban Mud, a PlasterCenter exclusive new to the Colors by Drew™ Collection. Learn how to transform your walls into a soft multi-tonal knock-down finish that is great for problematic wall surfaces!
• Texturline Lime Paint, a natural alternative to traditional latex and acrylic wall and house paint.
• Texturline Texturstone, interior/exterior acrylic stone texture medium.
• Texturline Carolina Sandstone, glazed and sealed. • Novacolor Marmorino KS, a mineral plaster for silky and matte finishes.
• Texturline Moire’ Colors by Drew™. Learn several popular techniques for walls that look and feel like fine silk. Learn the proper trowel and application techniques for Venetian plaster, burnishing/polishing, and waxing.
Course fee of $649 includes instruction, CO.Me trowel, support materials, daily lunches, and refreshments.
Pre-registration required. Offered in Golden Valley only.


Please contact the Plastercenter at 763-444-1897 for class times and dates.
plastercenter@comcast.net www.plastercenter.com (763) 444-1987





METALLIC WALL FINISH WORKSHOP



Today’s decorative wall finishes include a wide range of metallic looks. From soft, polished, matte, textured and Urbanized.
This full day program will introduce you to a wide range of metallic paints, plasters, and specialty products to produce in-demand metallic finishes for residential and commercial spaces. This program will cover types of metallic products, wall preparation, tools and troweling techniques.
Applicators will produce 8 metallic finish techniques with fine paint and plastering products provided by: Novacolor, Forli, Italy; Texturline, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and San Mauro Pascoli, Italy.

The course fee includes: Course workbook with instruction, 210mm stainless steel trowel, 8 take home application boards, lunch and beverages.
Course fee: $399
Please contact the Plastercenter at 763-444-1897 for class times and dates.



Introduction to the Art of Venetian Plaster



Today’s decorative wall finishes include a wide range of metallic looks from matte and soft to polished, textured, and urbanized. This full-day program will introduce you to metallic paints, plasters, and specialty products to produce in-demand metallic finishes for residential and commercial spaces. Applicators will produce 8 metallic finish techniques utilizing products from Novacolor, Forli, Italy and Texturline Decorative products, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This program is designed for new applicators, DIY’s, and hobbyists. Our focus will be on troweling technique and product knowledge.

Featured products include:
• Novacolor Africa surprises with velvet visual sensations and elegant and trend-setting textures. Africa is capable of creating light and reflection games.
• Novacolor Animamundi, a decorative architectural trowel-on coating with gentle gold and silver highlights.
• Novacolor Luce’, a decorative finish for interiors with gentle and soft metallic effects that ensure elegant games of lights and shades.
• Novacaolor Dune, a decorative architectural trowel-on coating with stunning metallic patterns.
• Novacolor Dune Opaco, similar to Dune but with a more matte finish.
• Novacolor Texi, a brilliant iridescent and pearl architectural coating.
• Texturline Moire’, a metallic acrylic plaster that gives walls the look and feel of fine silk.
• Texturline acrylic Venetian plaster with metallic and iridescent waxes.

Course fee of $379 includes instruction, support materials, 210mm stainless steel trowel, lunch, and refreshments.
Pre-registration required. Offered in Golden Valley only.
Please contact the Plastercenter at 763-444-1897 for class times and dates.



Mini Metallic Workshop

Today’s decorative wall finishes include a wide range of metallic looks from matte and soft to polished, textured, and urbanized. This 4-hour program will introduce you to metallic paints, plasters, and specialty products to produce in-demand metallic finishes for residential and commercial spaces. Applicators will produce four metallic finish techniques utilizing products from Novacolor, Forli, Italy and Texturline Decorative products, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This program is designed for new applicators, DIY’s, and hobbyists. Our focus will be on troweling technique and product knowledge.

Featured products include:
• Novacolor Africa surprises with velvet visual sensations and elegant and trend-setting textures. Africa is capable of creating light and reflection games.
• Novacolor Animamundi, a decorative architectural trowel-on coating with gentle gold and silver highlights.
• Novacolor Luce’, a decorative finish for interiors with gentle and soft metallic effects that ensure elegant games of lights and shades.
• Texturline Moire’, a metallic acrylic plaster that gives walls the look and feel of fine silk.

Course fee of $119 includes instruction, support materials, and a 210mm stainless steel trowel.
Pre-registration required. Offered in St. Paul only.
Please contact the Plastercenter at 763-444-1897 for class times and dates.




Lime and Mineral Italian Plaster Workshop

This 3-day program is designed for the professional painting and decorative finishing contractor. Troweling experience is required. This program is an extensive look into the history, manufacturing, and application of specialty mineral- and lime-based plasters. This program features fine imported mineral plasters from Novacolor, Forli, Italy and Intonaco, Venice, Italy. Instruction includes wall preparation, tools, mixing and tinting, application techniques, burnishing/polishing, and soaps, waxes, and sealers. Applicators will create 14 portfolio quality boards.

Featured products and applications include:
• High polished Lucido and Mirror plasters with Cera Wax
• Marmorino Carrara soft gloss and skip towel techniques
• Marmorino Carrara with mother-of-pearl
• Travertino in a classic block and glaze pattern
• Novacolor’s popular Marmorino KS with a variety of top treatments.
• Learn the history and application technique for Tadelakt, a traditional Moroccan wall finish originating in the Marrakesh region. With an olive oil soap sealer, this product is great in wet areas such as shower surrounds
• Marmorino, a natural lime and marble flour blend can be finished to a variety of popular sheen levels and styles. Its natural composition makes it anti-molding and fungi-proof. It is ideally suited to high humidity areas.
• Instruction will also include Fine and Extra Fine Intonachino matte plasters used in basecoat and decorative fashion.

Course fee of $899 includes instruction, support materials, daily lunches and refreshments, and a CO.Me trowel and spatula set.
Pre-registration required. Offered in Golden Valley only.
Please contact the Plastercenter at 763-444-1897 for class times and dates.


GET PLASTERED RESPONSIBLY


CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Pre-registration and
pre-payment is required
Contact the PlasterCenter to register!
plastercenter@
comcast.net

(763) 444-1987
GET PLASTERED RESPONSIBLY
Class Policies:

Registration closes 7-days prior to scheduled date of each class to allow for prep work of materials.
Payment:
Due to the limited amount of space and class preparation time, all classes must be paid in full upon registration of the class.
Contact the PlasterCenter directly to register.
Cancellation:
A 10-day notice is required to receive a full refund. Students giving notification less than 10-days will be given full school credit for the amount of the course usable on future courses. Should MIFF cancel a class due to inclement weather, minimal students, instructor illness or emergency, a full refund will be issued. Students will also have the choice of being placed in the next available course.
Corporate Rates: Ask about our discounts for large groups and corporate outings.
Children: We love them dearly, but due to safety reasons, no children are allowed in the classroom/studio.
Supplies: Unless noted, supplies will be provided, but are not to take home. However, supplies used in the courses are available for purchase.
Other: All course times listed are approximate and can vary due to dry time and climate conditions.
Please Note: Courses are hands-on. Please wear your painting clothes.

VARIOUS PAINT FINISHES AND SOLVENTS ARE USED IN A CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT. PLEASE ASSESS YOUR OWN HEALTH STATUS BEFORE USING THESE PRODUCTS. MIFF ED LLC, HIRSHFIELDS, CLASS TEACHERS, AND AGENTS ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR HEALTH STATUS DURING USE OF OR EXPOSURE TO ANY PAINT-RELATED PRODUCTS.

Private training instructors:
Drew Beninati

Theresa Parnell

Beth Schafer

 


 


Grete Grodahl