I recently attended Bill’s Venetian plaster classes and he is an excellent teacher. I am a veteran plaster and stucco contractor with over 30 years of experience in the trade. Bill has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he is willing to share with his students. This is truly a great learning experience for anyone at any level of experience from novice to expert and everyone in between. Anyone looking to learn about this phenomenal product should attend a class and take advantage of Bill’s vast knowledge and skills. Aaron Shields owner of Artisan stucco, stone & Plaster Inc.
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value
I have a vacation home in Naples Florida and desired Faux Painting & Venetian Plaster finishes throughout my home. I couldn't be more happier with the outcome of Bill's work. He helped me coordinate colors and designs as he has an exceptional eye for detail. He is extremely professional and his work is a true craft. I would highly recommend him; he kept my home immaculate while the work was being completed. Thank you Bill, my home looks gorgeous.
I attended a 4 day training seminar at the Picasso School, in Naples, Florida. Owner Bill O’Malia instructed me in the application of a variety of Venetian Plaster and Wall finishes and styles. I learned the importance of trowel technique when working with different materials and how dry times effect the finish product and look.
The introduction to all types of plasters available was very helpful, as well as incorporating finish waxes and Faux painting effects that add dimension and art to this beautiful craft.
How do I achieve traditional wall applications such as Old World and Spanish Texture were covered along with those finishes which are original to Bill and have found success and sales in his national business.
Along with hands on training and producing nearly 15 samples for my portfolio, Bill provided me with contact information on access to materials. and some marketing practice that he uses. He has offered his continued availability to me regarding questions on anything related to my success as a faux artist.
With his friendly and helpful way , Bill reveals to you his professionalism and the knowledge of Venetian Plastering and Faux Finishing that he has used in some of the finest homes and venues to be found. My experience at the school inspired possibilities and added value to my faux painting business.
Sincerely, John Combs, Ohio
I recently attended a 5 day one on one class with Bill at his studio in Naples, FL. I had been looking forward to the experience for weeks. I had reached out to other companies as well to inquire about class availability, however Bill's communication was outstanding by far throughout the entire process! It was an easy decision to take a class with Bill. Everyday of the class was exciting and I was already looking forward to the next day. Bill's experience and knowledge in this field is immense. I recently purchased an older outdated home and I'm in the process of remodeling and wanted to use the techniques I learned in class for my own home. My only regret is that my time only allowed me to take a 5 day class!
Starting off the review 100/100 I’m giving my grade then the reason why.
Bill wears his heart on my sleeve and while in his class passes his heart along to you by putting non-stop effort, critiquing, technique, and strategy in helping someone create a everlasting trade.
This man went above and beyond the times of 9 AM - 4 PM. After class and before class was always available on his phone and was quick to answer a text message of any questions I had.
Bill made the training feel more sincere and one on one then anyone class I’ve been apart of. If you’re looking for The best bang for buck Bill‘s class supersedes it at the price and knowledge he passes along truly is priceless. I wish Bill nothing but the best in his upcoming classes.
Thank you Bill, my family thanks you !