Color Your World at the Concrete Decor Show

Register For Staining & Coloring Courses

Training & Seminars: February 20-24, 2012

Exhibits: February 22-24, 2012

Each year artisans and manufacturers find new ways to use color to create award-winning projects using stains, dyes, iron oxides, color hardeners, integral colors and new products. From advanced stenciling materials to fascinating metallics, there is always something to learn about.


Courses at the Concrete Decor Show in San Antonio include hands-on workshops that help artisans master new techniques and produce portfolio samples, inspiring seminars on color theory and faux finishing techniques, methods to improve durability and panel discussions led by industry experts. Leading artisans, colorists and manufacturers at the Concrete Decor Show will provide insights on special techniques top professionals use to produce work that stands out from the competition.

Work done by Rachel Bruce

The New Era of Decorative Concrete Stenciling – Rachel Bruce of FLOORmap Designs and Chris Swanson of Colour will lead an intensive, hands-on workshop on covering the entire process of multilayer, registration-aligned vinyl stencil use for adding outstanding graphic art to concrete surfaces. Participants will learn insider tips and tricks for adding dimension and subtle realism to their work. Space is limited.


Advanced Artistic Techniques for Concrete Staining – A workshop by Shellie Rigsby of Acanthus Inc and Randall Klassen of Klassen Concrete will teach participants how to produce fantastic faux finishing techniques using specialized products to achieve texture, sheen, refraction, iridescence, pictorial details and special effects – with and without stencils. Each student will be provided with sample boards for practice. Space is limited.

Work done by Steven Ochs
and Gerald Taylor


Understanding Color – A seminar by art professor Steven Ochs will present a program on the theories behind color, color blending and color matching. A well-known community muralist, Ochs will present concepts that can be applied to all types of paint, stain and dye use. He has used the concepts in concrete applications to produce work that wows.


Creative Opportunities for Designing With Color Panel – Join a group of industry experts as they explore and discuss the wide variety of sustainable and visually exciting ways that designers, architects and contractors can use color to create award-winning projects. 

Water-feature concept drawing by David Montoya


GFRC Water-Feature Design & Build Workshop: Featuring Advanced Colorization Techniques – The workshop led by David Montoya of Stonemakers Inc. will feature hands-on demonstrations of advanced colorization techniques on water features, focusing on realism and capturing the true essence of natural stone. Topics covered will also include mixing, blending and shadowing, highlights and lowlights, as well as color application tips and techniques.





The Concrete Decor Show offers a comprehensive schedule of workshops and seminars

that contractors and artisans need to expand their business opportunities.


Register before January 18, 2012 using the promotional code EDU2012 and save 10%

on registration for all seminars, panels and hands-on workshops. 


Get the edge you need to succeed in San Antonio, Feb. 20 – 24, 2012.  


Questions? Give us a call at (877) 935-8906. 


Contractors providing staining and stenciling may also be interested in courses listed in the Concrete Coatings category.  Check out the Schedule Details to see more.



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