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Sat, Nov 12


South Coast Studio, Hythe, Kent

The Art & Craft of Faux Marbling (Advanced)

Our advanced faux marble workshop will elevate your skills and help you reproduce realistic finishes. 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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The Art & Craft of Faux Marbling (Advanced)
The Art & Craft of Faux Marbling (Advanced)

Time & Location

Nov 12, 2022, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM GMT

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

About the event

This workshop is designed and structured for people with some experience in the use of tools and materials used in creating decorative paint techniques, to gain a greater understanding of the ancient art of faux marbling. During the course of the day, you will become proficient and comfortable using the paints and glazes used to master these much sort after and prized skills. You will be introduced to oil and acrylic scumble glazes and colourants, used extensively in conservation and restoration projects around the world. This workshop is run by Simon Nobs, Director of Snobs Interiors Ltd., with over 30 years experience working as a specialist interior decorator and designer. This advanced course requires students to have completed the beginner faux stone and marble workshop, any student who has not completed the beginner course but feels their previous experience could be sufficient to qualify them for the advanced workshop are encouraged to contact us before registering to discuss further with Simon.

The workshop will start with a quick overview and a brief history of the paint effect over tea and coffee. Before starting on the practice boards Simon will 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 demonstration of some of the techniques you will be introduced to. You will then be guided through the different stages used to create a professional looking faux marble decorative paint effect, and then shown the correct use of varnishes and sealers used to protect and enhance 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 9.30am and we aim to finish around 3.30pm. All students are asked to bring an apron or wear suitable clothing. There is a maximum of 5 students and a minimum of 3 student per course.


Sample boards, along with other small pieces of furniture 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 and maintenance.

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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