Decorative Painting Skills


The purpose of this programme is to provide the learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to pursue a career in Decorative Painting Skills.


Age Requirement: Statutory School leaving age
Aptitude: Applicants must demonstrate an appreciation of and an aptitude for art and design in conjunction with good visual awareness and a flair for proportion and form. *Good colour vision is essential. Submission of portfolio or samples of work is ess
Education:QQI Level 4 or equivalent.
Previous Experience: Background in the Painting and Decorating trade or art and or design an advantage but not essential.


Module Title Award Title Awarding Body
History And Influence
Tools, Materials And Preparation
Glazes And Broken Colour
Planning And Design
Decorative Floors
Distressing Techniques
Gilding And Glasswork
Trompe L'Oeil

Further Details

Learners will be able to: 1. Induction 2. Briefly outline the history of and influences on decorative and faux painting. 3. Work safely and effectively using tools, equipment and materials. 4. Prepare surfaces and mix glazes for a range of decorative techniques. 5. Design, manufacture, apply and maintain stencils for a range of projects. 6. Design and pinstripe a selection of borders and associated graphic elements. 7. Paint a selection of faux marbles and semi-precious stones as well as designs in Pietre Dura. 8. Paint a selection of faux Wood Graining effects and also design and render a series of projects in Marquetry. 9. Use colour successfully in painting skills. 10. Plan and design a series of Decorative and Faux Painting projects. 11. Execute a series of Trompe l’oeil projects. 12. Execute a series of Decorative floor projects. 13. Apply Distressing and Antiquing effects to previously painted work. 14. Complete projects in Gilding and Glasswork.

Location Details

Cork Training Centre

Cork Training Centre, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown
Admissions : 0214856200 / Email:

Available Facilities

Free Parking
Wheel Chair Access
Full Canteen
Tea/Coffee Making

How To Apply

If you are interested in this course you can apply by submitting the form above and a member of staff will be in contact with you to complete your application and confirm your place.

If you would like further assistance we are only too happy to help.
You can contact Admissions Office on 0214856200 or email and a member of our staff will get in touch with you.

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