Our Virtual Workshops are designed to provide you with a creative and comprehensive training experience. You will learn professional-quality decorative painting techniques from Melanie Royals-a renowned industry professional with a reputation for innovation, quality teaching, and the highest standards of craftsmanship.

But you don’t have to take OUR word for it! You can preview the quality and depth of our training by watching the FREE Intro Videos we have created for each of our Virtual Workshops. Each course’s FREE video provides you with a solid foundation of knowledge in a specific area of decorative finishing: decorative concrete with stencils, antiquing mirror, stenciling with metallics and stenciled plaster finishes.

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Designed for professional decorative paint artisans and — and those who want to DIY professionally — our Virtual Workshops bring high quality studio training to the convenience of your computer screen. NOW! Learn exciting decorative finishes and stencil techniques from an experienced professional without the hassle and expense of traveling for training. Our current workshops teach you how to antique mirror, use stencils with decorative concrete, reverse gilding on glass, stenciling with metallic foils, and more!

Renowned decorative artist Melanie Royals has been offering inspiring, innovative decorative finishing techniques, coupled with quality educational experiences, to professional decorative artisans since 1994. In that time, she has introduced a broad range of new stencil concepts, innovative decorative finishing techniques, and novel new surface treatments with mylar stencils and Modello® Masking Stencils that have since become mainstream industry “standards”.

You now have the opportunity to save the time and expense of traveling to San Diego while still enjoying the expertise, personality, and original finishes that Melanie has always brought to her hands-on classes with our exclusive Virtual Workshops educational experience.

Virtual Workshops allow you to learn in the comfort of your own home or studio through a variety of educational media. They are designed to parallel-and in some ways exceed- the learning experiences from an actual hands-on studio workshop.

Virtual Workshop Members Receive:

  • Extensive and thoughtfully presented pre-recorded Video Lessons. View and review at any time–24/7/365.
  • Supporting printed material for download that further details information from  your video lessons. Includes illustrated step-by-step instructions for each technique or finish.
  • Special, limited-time discounts on all stencil patterns used in the workshop lessons, and special purchases on sample-size products so you can economically replicate the finishes.
  • A private Facebook Group for each individual Virtual Workshop title for ongoing support and sharing.
  • *SOME workshops also include a one-time, live on-line group webinar meeting with Melanie Royals for review and Q&A-also recorded for later viewing.