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The Art of Portoro Marble Painting
Featuring Black & Gold Marbling Technique

12-month subscription


Faux marbling is an ancient technique that will add a touch of class to any project. But the skill to create these amazing effects is gradually being lost to time. With this course I aim to share my knowledge and experience in the hope these crafts will live on.

On this course you will learn how recreate the ancient art of faux marbling and will focus on a black & gold, or Portoro, marble effect. You will have unlimited access to the online material for as long as your account remains active, allowing you to practice & perfect the skills before moving on to larger projects.

The step-by-step, easy to follow tutorials are carefully designed and structured for people of all abilities. You will start by learning how to prepare your sample board and mix the different paints and glazes required for this paint effect. You will then build up the faux marble effect layer by layer before learning how to finish and protect your completed work.

The course material has been divided into a series of 5, easy-to-follow video tutorials, plus bonus material, accompanied by numerous professional tips and tricks and comprehensive information sheets. Each video is between 12-25 minutes, and within 2 hours, you will be equipped with all of the information you need to learn this amazing paint effect.

With practice and imagination, you will soon be transforming the every day into a work of art.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction – base-coating the board & applying the first layer of marbling effect.

  • Lesson 2: Applying the next layer of the marble effect.

  • Lesson 3: Adding the white gold veining layer.

  • Lesson 4: Applying the final layer of veining

  • Lesson 5: The final touches & applying the varnish


For a one-time subscription payment you will have unlimited access to The Art of Portoro Marble Painting online course content & any subsequent updates for a full 12 months

Your course tutor will be available for all your query's and to provide support and backup throughout the 12 month subscription.

Plus, through our members forum, you'll have the opportunity to discuss ideas with fellow students around the world, post course suggestions and submit any questions to Simon, the instructor.

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