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Scope:  Re.Vive by ArtFusion provides onsite, hands-on and educational training for individuals and businesses in the Decorative Finishing industry.

Length:  Each project/phase will be 5 - 7 days.


  • Day 1 Students attend class on estimating, business, etc.  Mock scenarios.

  • Day 2 Instructors teaches finishes that will be used on location.  They will also complete samples of the finishes that they may use in their own portfolio.  To include resin floor, decorative wall, furniture, countertop, doors.

  • Day 2 - 5  The work begins start to finish.  



When: February 18 - 22, 2019

Where: Stronghold Castle in Oregon, Illinois 66 miles west of Chicago Airport

What: You will complete sample boards to take home for 4 wall finishes, including an exclusive Sheri Zeman finish. Two of the finishes will be allied to the walls. You will also complete samples and hands-on applications of the following..

  • Trim finishes

  • 1 epoxy countertop

  • 1 concrete countertop

  • cabinet finish

  • Epoxy floor finish. With the exception of 2 wall finishes, all of the above finishes will be done on the actual surfaces at Stronghold.

Instructors and products: Instructors will be Sheri Zeman, Jamie Seamans, Beki VanMeter, Charlee King and Kathy Boyd. Products used will include Faux Effects, San Marco, Color Atelier, Novacolor, and more to be announced.

The room chosen for the remodel is used as both a conference room and for weddings and was also chosen because this is where the 32 Stronghold Castle board members meet once a month. We are wanting to wow the board and show the possibilities to be achieved and acquire funding for the Stronghold director for much needed future renovations in all the buildings on the property.

Photos of the actual finishes coming soon.

The debut of Re.Vive is only open to alumni Faux Retreat attendees until November 30. If you would like to be notified of opening after this date, please use the contact form and let us know.

The following video shows the first room that will be completed.


The debut Re.Vive price to Faux Retreat alumni is $599 which includes lodging, breakfast and lunch. After November 30, the price is $799 and will be open to anyone.



If you know of a non-profit facility that needs some renovations, let us know! These can include charity organizations, historic hotels, theaters, depots, churches, schools. Before contacting us you should already have contacted the facility to find out if they may be interested.



Interested in teaching? As an instructor for Re.Vive, you will be responsible for leading your crew from start to finish of scope of work including…

  • Mock job consultation

  • Mock job proposal (written)

  • Sample making

  • Hands on prep and implementation of work

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