1 Block South on FM 620 @ Volente Road
Austin, TX 78726

Austin School of Faux Finishes

Interior Productions

Italian Venetian Plaster
& other Imported Italian Materials

 Our May class was exceptional.  Two wonderful ladies graduated very tired, but with a new appreciation for decorative wall art, as well as how to best exhibit their tallents.  
  Our next class is scheduled for August 14th, and the last class for 2017 this Fall, probably in mid-October.  
  Of course, I still sell some of the finest Faux Products in all of Texas and so have taken on the Firenze Italian Lime Plasters from Italy via Miami.  I'm always happy to take your call should you have questions.   And always remember that through God, we create the beeautiful art we have only imagined.  
With love,  Lu

Fine European Plasters& Ancient Clays


Exquisite Materials

Imported and shipped from

New York, LA, Seattle, Miami, Albuquerque,
London, Milan,  & Sicily

August class has sold out, but we still have room for two students in the October 16.  This will be the last class for 2017.


  Our 2015 trip to Italy was amazing and inspires me yet.  Our Classes were really fun, and the newly trained Faux Artists are dynamic.  It somehow seems that each class is better than the last.
  Look out for those enthusiasts who no doubt will create some beautiful Faux before long in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and Shreveport.  

It has been an absolutely beautiful and long Spring here in Austin, and the Summer promises warmth and sun as always. All classes are scheduled for 5 days and include only two students. Please look at the Classes page for more information. 

Austin School of Faux has taken on the well tested line of Firenze Lime Plasters, and are currently at work installing Venetian Plaster in  a very large estate here on Lady Bird Lake.

Thank you for your trust and support during our many years of successful instruction with such excellent products and the many beautiful interior productions we've created.  I have always truly enjoyed each of you and your energy to be artistic and make our world more exquisite.  I continue on a jouney that dictates "we are each the ones we've been waiting for".  So "go ahead" and create the good you have "imagined".  I am.

Sincerely,  Lu Goodwin Mark


Now more than ever Decorative Artists who hope to increase their client base, must respect their client's limits.  More importantly, they need a clear understanding of costs, a process flexible enough to adjust as the project evolves, and the creative know-how to do more with less. The question to be asking your client is, "How do we best spend the money you’ve budgeted?"

That being said, we all noticed our lovely city and surrounding areas began to prosper.   So please brag about your adventurous creations that peak the imagination of Austin's Faux Artists and designer expectations alike.  Fun times come upon us again.   Consequently, I'm teaching Metallics and Glazes with some cutting edge surprises.  Come have a look.

Our classes do run full with small classes of no more than two students at a time. Choose a week and find the most exquisite interior wall coating products in the world. 


Classes are now held in our little studio/warehouse in west Austin. Our main class remains focused on the Old World European Finishes of Mediterranean Stucco, Roman Piazzo, French Country, Italian Venetian Plaster, Marmorino, and a Tuscany Glaze with products from Italy, England, and the America's. We feature classes in Metalics, Glazes, and Furniture & Cabinet Finishes.   

All of our classes feature Terms, Tools and Techniques allowing you to create sample boards of the highest quality and continue on to re-create these beautiful finishes for your home or for your client.   We are geared to insure the conveyance of clear information, hands-on expertise and a comfort level required by homeowners and career enthusiasts alike. You will receive the appropriate Austin School of Faux Finishes class book, chocked full of quick reference material and ideas.  Along with beautiful samples you create and a highly respected graduation certificate you are set to go. (See Classes Page)


For the first time in Austin, we have available for your purchase a new line of Firenze Old World Plasters.  We continue to feature Modern Masters pigments and paints, Glazes, Metalics, European Sealants and Tools, Skimstone concrete finishes, Polyvine Acrylic Pigments, Waxes & Glazes, Platinum S.O.B. pigments, as well as excellent Cheesecloth, Beads in adhesive and Baroque Art Metals.  (See Products Page)

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