Instructor, Owner & Director



Lu Goodwin Mark instructs Plasters, Glazes, Furniture & Cabinet finishes, Metalics, Formerly she taught Tattoo Wall Murals, and American Clay, as well as the Modern Masters Platinum classes for Austin School of Faux Finishes and Decorative Art at our new location at the warehouse locatrion in Austin.  She has now retired from overseeing Interior Productions for Austin School of Faux Finishes and Decorative Art.   Lu brought these Classic European and American Plasters to Austin  in 2001, from Las Vegas.  She enjoyed a very traditional art education, but quickly  developed a great love for Architecture, Interior Design and Decorative Wall Art.  During her long career in Sales and Management, Lu directed numerous large scale National projects for Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Company and later for M & M Mars Candy Co. 

Under her leadership Austin School of Faux Finishes and Decorative Art has grown to include "European Plasters Classes,  and boasts over 300 European Plaster Students with more than 50 Graduate Students.  During the mid-2,000's, Lu focussed on "Green" plasters and paints for our environmentally sensitive Texas population.  

Lu is the accredited instructor for the ever brilliant line of products from Modern Masters, Inc. in Central Texas.  As well as Polyvine products from London, and Skimstone products from the great state of Washington.  In 2017 we took on the beautiful Guerra Natural Pigments out of New York and the Firenze European Plasters from Orlando.  

And of course, Austin is well known as a beautiful  city to visit at the gateway to the Texas Hill Country to  to is

Former Instructor Italian Muralist


Philip Wade was born and grew up in northern New Jersey. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1981, and later recieved a full scholarship in the MFA painting program at U. of Texas, graduating in 1984.

Wade, a full time artist has exhibited and taught in many galleries and is in innumerable private collections around the country.  Mr Wade remains available to work on Murals as requested, and teach specialty classes, like Italian Sienna Pigment Layering.