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Sat, Aug 19


South Coast Studio

Marbling and Faux Stone Workshop (Beginner)

From granite to marble, our stone and marble workshop will teach you the basics of these ancient arts. Membership offer: if you have bought the Art of Marbling Online Course within the last year you will get 10% off at checkout.

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Marbling and Faux Stone Workshop (Beginner)
Marbling and Faux Stone Workshop (Beginner)

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM GMT+1

South Coast Studio, 123 Seabrook Rd, Hythe CT21 5RB, UK

About the event

This workshop is designed and structured for people of all abilities to learn a basic understanding of the ancient arts of faux stone and marbling paint techniques and to be comfortable using the paints and glazes used to master them. You will be introduced to acrylic scumble glazes and colourants, used extensively in conservation and restoration projects.

Designed by Simon Nobs, Director of Snobs Interiors Ltd., with over 30 years experience working as a specialist interior decorator and designer this workshop is a great introductory course that will develop your basic skills and familiarity with the tools and techniques, and is a pre-requisite to our advanced courses. The workshop will start with a quick overview and a brief history of these inspiring paint effects over tea and coffee. Simon will then give a detailed explanation of the correct use of primers and basecoats to be applied to a variety of surfaces and you will then prepare and basecoat your board. Whilst the boards are drying, Simon will give a short demonstration of some of the techniques you will be introduced to. Following this, you will then be guided through the different stages to creating professional looking faux stone effects, including granite, sandstone and marble.

After a short break for lunch, Simon will then guide you through the different stages used to create a professional looking faux marble paint effect. You will then be shown the correct use of varnishes and sealers to protect your work.

There will be plenty a time throughout the day to ask Simon questions and seek advice on anything to do with painting, decorating and design projects.


The workshop will start at 10.00am and we aim to finish around 4.00pm. All students are asked to bring an apron or wear suitable clothing. There is a maximum of 5 students and a minimum of 3 students per course.


Sample boards will be available for you to practice on.

You will also be provided with brushes, tools and equipment, and all the paints and finishes you might need throughout the day, along with full instruction on their correct use.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available throughout the day. Unfortunately we will not be able to cater for any special dietary requirements or allergies, so you are asked to please bring a packed lunch.

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