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


   The prosperity of 2019 brings good fortune
to our wonderful Faux Finishers here in the greater Austin area.  The  weather is a little intense here in Austin this Summer, as I prepare for the 2019  Fall classes.  Kansas City Jazz still inspires bright colors for our graduates.   This  beautiful city certainly raises to the eclectic vib of our growing downtown Condo market.  
     Our amazing Hill Country views continue to attract both visitors and retiree's from all over the world.  I so look forward to another exciting Fall season of creating beautiful Wall Art.   I also want to thank you for your loyalty and patronage through these many years.
And always remember that through God, we create the beautiful Art we have only imagined.

I love you guys,  Lu

Fine European Plasters& Ancient Clays


Exquisite Materials

Imported and shipped from

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

Our 2019
Class Schedule
is posted on the Classes page.
call us
to Reserve your


  Our trip to Italy a few years ago was amazing and will always inspire me.  But more recently I've been drawn to Kansas City where my cousin, Vanessa Lacy has her gallery.   The Historic Stockyards building is the perfect setting for her Gallery and her bright contemporary creations.  It's the very best setting for great steak and a little amazing Jazz.   So, Jazzy bright Metallics are the theme for our new year against that strong concrete base, classes for 2019 should certainly have a "highrise" cutting edge to them.  
  Look out for those Faux Art enthusiasts who no doubt will create some vibrant Faux here in the lower mid-west.

2019 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 is enjoying the well tested Italian line of Firenze Lime Plasters, and has chosen the Internationally respected Guerra line of Pigments out of New York.  They are exquisite.

Thank you for your trust and support during our many years of successful instruction with amazing 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 prospering wildly.   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 also 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 out of Orlando and the exquisite line of Guerra Natural Pigments.  We continue to feature Modern Master paints, Glazes, Metalics, European Sealants and Tools, Polyvine Acrylic Pigments, Waxes & Glazes, as well as excellent Cheesecloth, Beads in adhesive and Baroque Art Metals.  (See Products Page)

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