2013 Faux Retreats

5 day retreat in Spooner, WI
August 19 - 23, 2013
Theme party night - Pirate treasure!

Sheri Zeman
Sheri is back by popular demand and will teaching a whole new set of her fabulous finishes.

Melanie Royals
Elegant Reflections: Patterned Mirror Patinas and Gorgeous Decorative Glass
Learn the hottest, most desirable, marketable, and most creative surface treatments that are popular today as we explore patterned finishes in distressed mirror and gilded glass with Modello® decorative masking patterns and Royal Design Studio stencils.


5 day retreat in Spooner, WI
September 9 - 13, 2013
Theme night party - Baseball

Cindee Lunden
Putting the Art in Carved Concrete
This is a hands on approach to taking your decorative business to new heights! In this class you will learn the basics to advanced art of carving vertical concrete. It is a way to build your portfolio and set yourself above the competition! You will learn the application process on different substrates and learn prepping, texturing, carving, using molds, design transfer, adding unique elements, coloring & staining, and protecting your finished project. Also, this class will cover how to market and sell this art form. Apply what you learn to custom fireplace surrounds, backsplashes, showers, outdoor kitchens, accent panels, interior and exterior walls.

Joyce Nelson
Troweled art and canvas to walls finishes.
Joyce has been a student of art at an early age. Self taught, as well as trained by other professionals, she has mastered numerous 'faux' industry materials and techniques.

Through her Canvas Art Division Joyce will be providing a unique opportunity to explore the creative aspect of going from canvas to walls-walls to canvas.

By using the 'faux' materials and a trowel you will be able to create a 3-dimensional carved piece of art on a canvas! As well as understanding the process needed to transfer the principal application to any wall surface.

Beki VanMeter
Really cool turntables/lazy susans. Great add-on to your business!


Caring with Colors
3 day retreat in Kansas

September 18 - 20+, 2013

Join Deb Drager, Rachel Downs in Kansas for a special retreat. Profits are going to Caring with Colors charity to benefit artists with Cancer.

Deb Drager will be teaching her very widely popular and inspirational 2 day class, the Art of the Canvas along with sharing some of her 30+ years in marketing wisdom.

Rachel Downs will be teaching some amazing faux finishes.

Wednesday and Thursday: Debs "the Art of the Canvas class.
Friday, September 20: True Colors seminar hosted by Pat Peppard, designer and color expert. Rachel Downs class.

If you elect to stay on after the retreat…
Friday evening: 7:30 - 9pm, "SPlaSh Bar" party at the Hotel at WaterWalk.

Sunday, September 22 , 11 - 6pm... Fall ARTfest to benefit "Caring With Colors"...artists selling original art, suppliers with stencils, art products, demos, OPEN to the Public, $5 entrance fee.

A portion of all the beautiful works that emanate from the supportive and inspirational environment of the Faux Retreat, Kansas will go toward the charitable works of Caring With Colors™. Caring with Colors™ proceeds celebrate the survival of cancerous journeys travelled by individuals, families and loved ones. Show us you care...by supporting original art from artists that care!


Included with your retreat stay! (slightly different for Kansas retreat. See website for details.)

Meals, lodging and classes included in price.
Social marketing class
Canvas Fusion (unless canvas part of instructors class)
Product demos
Iron Faux - just like the cooking show!
Free stencils and other goodies
Free blog set up.
Theme party
Massage (extra charge)


All the retreats are as unique as the classes and the people who attend. After your daily classes you will enjoy sumptuous meals, s'mores around the campfire, one morning Zumba or Salsa dancing, massage or sip wine by the fireplace. . If you prefer some alone time you can go fishing or go for a hike around the lake. Canoeing, boating, hot tub, sauna, Wii are also available.


If you are interested in being an instructor at a future retreat you can apply on the website.

The spring Faux Retreat group.


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