Our online courses are designed to be accessible to everyone, from novice to professional. Each course starts with the basics of surface preparation and moves step-by-step through the process of reproducing the desired paint effect.
The courses are designed, curated and led by Simon Nobs, a professional interior decorator and designer with over 30 years experience. The courses are carefully constructed to develop your skills from the ground up. When you subscribe to a course you will have access to the relevant course-specific areas of the members' discussion forum, where you will be able to ask questions and discuss the your ideas with Simon and other course attendees.
Access to each course requires a single payment. Once the course is paid for in full, you will have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the content provided in that course, for 12 months. This allows you to follow the tutorials at your own pace from the convenience and comfort of your home. As well as access to relevant areas of the members' forum you will be notified of any updates to the course, gain automatic access to the online Q&A sessions and receive our monthly email newsletter.
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Not quite sure? Check out our free introductory videos for 7 days
During the 7-day period you will have limited access to the members' forum where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to Simon directly and get answers to any queries you might have. The introductory videos of online courses currently on offer will be available for up to seven days. This will give you plenty of time to evaluate the tutorials and allow you to decide if this is the right course for you.
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Why learn paint effect techniques?
Traditional paint effects techniques have been used by skilled craftsmen and women for thousands of years in order to transform walls, ceilings and ordinary household furniture into works of art. Using modern acrylic paints and varnishes, a selection of carefully selected tools and an insight into some of the skills needed to recreate these techniques, you too will be able to transform the ordinary into the spectacular.
"I wanted to design and develop the type of courses that I would have loved to have been able to access when I was starting out as an interior decorator 35 years ago. I spent many hours visiting libraries and trawling round bookshops, collecting and collating as much information as I could find in order to learn all I could about this fascinating craft. Through these online courses, I will share these skills with you so that you will be able to bring a little of that magic to your home". Simon, course developer.
These courses are suitable for amateurs, professionals and everyone in between. Our step-by-step guides will enable you to take the skills you already have and elevate them to a new level.
What do the online courses include?
The online courses will include:
An introduction and/or history of the use of faux paint effect techniques
Slideshow style videos explaining all the tools, equipment, paints and materials required
Up to 5 lesson tutorials, incorporating detailed videos explaining the full painting processes
Downloadable PDF information sheets, explaining what and where to purchase the tools & equipment necessary to complete the courses
Plenty of professional tips and tricks to elevate your skills to the next level
Exclusive access to the members forum/group, interact with like minded people, exchange ideas and post comments
Our new monthly newsletter, with inspirational content and ideas
Course updates and feedback