Advanced Surface Design

Intro to the course

This course is aimed at those that have already completed our 4 day intro course, are familiar with Novacolor products and wish to move on to the more advanced application techniques and finishes typical of what Stucco & Stucco create on their installs.

We encourage creativity with the products, explore different ideas, refine our skills with various tools and techniques. The course will include some of the following techniques, blending, layering, stencilling, stippled finishes, antique aged effects, dragged, smooth, matte, polished, oxidation, metallics, waxing and artwork.

The course content will stay current with upcoming market trends, generally we work with Marmorino KS, creating textured, blended, layered finishes making them truly unique and bespoke. We will explore and work with many of the Novacolor products, giving you fresh ideas of how to work and create.

What you will learn

The Theory

  • You will learn the theory behind applying a very specific technique; stencilling, logos, blending and layering etc.
  • You will learn how to create ‘looks’ like aging and patina.
  • You will learn which products match a company’s branding and how that fits into their installations. 

The Practical

  • Applying multiple coatings and colours for say, blending as a an example.
  • Stencilling or similar advanced techniques in situ within a booth.
  • Apply a number of advanced techniques to sample boards.

The Takeaways

  • You can take with you your sample boards to show prospective clients.
  • You will have an artwork piece to take away.
  • We offer ongoing support, as well as specialist products training courses.

Course details

We only have places for 4 people on each course, keeping the group small means more 1-2-1 and focused learning. On the course you will create 12 sample boards to take away and also complete walls and a ceiling in our booths. We supply refreshments during breaks, and have an ethos that ‘no question is a bad question’, so encourage teamwork and discussion.


  • Course timings 4 days – 10am to 4pm.
  • Tea, coffee and lunch is provided.
  • Best Italian materials imported from Venice used for training.
  • We supply all the tools and boards you need for the training course.
  • We offer (at additional cost) all the tools to set up your own polished plaster ‘kit’.

The cost of the ‘Advanced Surface Design Workshop’ workshop and
everything it comes with is just £1000. This represents great value for a course in such a high end product.



Contact us



Unit 6, Flanshaw Business Park, Kelly Way, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 9FR