The business and art of concrete and resin

Instructors Igor Turovskiy and Keefe Duhon

Included in your retreat price:

Epoxy resin class with Igor Turovskiy

Concrete countertop and decor class with Keefe Duhon

Lodging, Materials and Meals.

The exception may be one evening when you can enjoy some local dining.

Price: $1499.00 

$500 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Flexible 1 or 2 payments can be made by August 20.

When: September 22 - 25, 2019 (Plan on arriving Saturday after 5pm)

Where: Stronghold Castle and Retreat Center in Oregon, Illinois

You’ll have a solid technical foundation that frees you from worrying about failures and callbacks. The concrete and epoxy training you have been asking for.


Igor turovskiy

Epoxy for Work and Art

In this class Igor will be teaching you some natural granite and marble looks on a real countertop. You will also create art on plexiglass and aluminum and agate using a silicone border.

Igor Turovskiy grew up in Belarus, immersed in natural and architectural beauty. His surrounding influenced his artistic interests at a very young age, and sparked his career as a graphic artist. In 1992, he moved to America and opened his own graphic design studio. Several years later, he has found his niche in the world of abstract art. The pieces are created with mixtures of metallic mica pigments and fluid acrylics. Employing the viscous effects of epoxy resin, the fluid motion of the mixtures is frozen in time. Emotion is conveyed in the pieces through the use of nuanced layers and the organic flow of the resin

Keefe Duhon

Concrete Counter Top Training 

In this training we will work on all the proper steps into forming and pouring a precast concrete counter top. Keefe will teach many different edge details and techniques to get different finishes.

You will use many stain techniques and integral color finishes. you will also learn proper sealing of concrete counter tops.

Additional time will be spent showing you how to pour molds, make bowls and candles with left over concrete.

When this class is over you will be on your way to casting counter tops with confidence.



Bonus September 26 & 27

Faux Retreat is celebrating its 10 year anniversary on September 26 & 27. All Faux Retreat alumni are welcome to attend. There will be several instructors and company reps attending which will be free! Breakfast and lunch are included.

Olivier Garnier

Plasters and lime paint

Olivier started his career at early age in France, and comes from a generations of artisans family who produce, and install decorative finishes in Europe. Olivier, former paint chemist, developed and formulated lime-based paint and plaster finishes for many European and American brands. He started Color Atelier Paint with his wife, Burju Garnier, offering comprehensive line of residential and commercial specialty finishes, paints and products that are natural and artisanal, delivering superior quality. All products bring an unparalleled distinction to surfaces via traditional European techniques designed for today’s modern aesthetics and health criteria. 

Olivier Garnier also owns his San Francisco based decorative finishes studio, provides full commercial and residential services with the capacity to accomplish projects of any scope, large or small.

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