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The Artisan Academy is a comprehensive workshop with one of the nation’s leading experts in the field. This exclusive opportunity offers an immersive learning experience where you’ll delve deep into the intricate world of the coatings business. Discover the secrets of success from seasoned professionals as we share our wealth of knowledge and expertise. From mastering the art of craftsmanship to understanding the latest industry trends and techniques and materials, these classes provide a comprehensive education tailored to aspiring artisans like yourself. Embrace this chance to refine your skills, expand your network, and elevate your craft to new heights. Join Artisan Design Concepts and embark on a journey of creativity, innovation, and unparalleled excellence in the coatings business!


The Artisan Academy is for DIYers wanting to learn how to create their own resin masterpieces, for people wanting to start their own coatings business, or for professionals already in the resin coatings industry wanting to level up and learn some new techniques and products from industry leaders! No previous experience required!


We believe in learning by doing, that’s why our classes use hands-on training to teach you the most sought-after techniques.  Not only will we teach you how to fabricate countertops and how to pour multiple designs, but we will go one step further. We will teach you how to develop effective bidding strategies, discuss contract questions, effective marketing strategies, and much more. Staci contributes invaluable expertise in the field of business and marketing backed by over 25 years in business development, sales and marketing that has had a direct impact on the success of Artisan Design Concepts.  Travis has honed his fabrication skills and is a mentor to many other builders in the industry, sharing the knowledge he has learned along the way. Together, Staci and Travis make a fantastic team and will pour into your future with excitement and enthusiasm!


Once you finish the class you will have continued support from both Travis and Staci to answer any questions you may have.  Students will also receive an alumni discount on Savage Patriot products.


To make our classes applicable to what YOU are looking for, we have created a-la-carte options that allow you to pick and choose which days you’d like to attend, or enroll in all 4 days for a package savings.

Day 1: Fabrication/Installation

  • We will discuss safety protocols and all the needed tools, equipment, and materials you’ll need for your project.
  • You will get to template and build YOUR OWN countertop which will include all aspects of fabrication (cutting, seaming pieces together, smooth drop edge and rock edge options, routering, and how to cut an undermount sink). You won’t just watch us build it, YOU will build your own so you can feel confident doing your projects when you return home.
  • Instruction on how to install (including on-site seam) and discuss best practices.
Fabrication Photo
Pouring Photo

Day 2 & 3: Pouring with PolyKote Hybrid Countertop Coating

  • You will get hands on experience to teach you how to properly mix and what colorants work best, along with how to prep your surface before and between each coat.
  • We will demonstrate how to create multiple designs using various techniques that are easily recreated!
  • You will have the opportunity to pour multiple sample boards of your own each day, along with 2 large group projects.
  • We will finish off our 2nd  day of pouring using the SP Elite Topcoat on the cured pieces from the day before, both matte and glossy, so you can get comfortable with the application.

Day 4: Business Fundamentals 

  • We will go over business fundamentals such as business names, licensing, insurance, employees and other essentials.
  • We will discuss how to estimate time and materials for projects using our own estimate template that we use in our business (you will get an excel copy of this via email to customize yourself)
  • We will go over best practices in effective marketing techniques.
  • You will learn about important legal aspects of this industry and receive a detailed contract drafted by our attorney and used in our business (Word Document file sent via email) $2,550 value.
  • Questions & Answers / Open Forum Discussion
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Pricing Table

Subject Duration Price
Day 1: Fabrication 1 day $250
Day 2-3: Pouring 2 days $875
Day 4: Business Fundamentals 1 day $250*
Package Pricing (4 Days) $1200 ($175 savings)**

* Business Fundamentals can only be taken in conjunction with other days, either fabrication or pouring.

** Bring One companion to share your experience (no hands-on experience) for $600 for the 2-Day Classes and $900 for the 4-Day Classes.

*** All supplies, lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided.


***NOTE: All classes are NON REFUNDABLE and classes CAN ONLY be rescheduled 14 days prior to class to any future class where space is available.***



Sept 30th – Oct 3rd

November 4th –7th


February 10th – 13th

April 7th – 10th

September 8th – 11th

Sign Up Link will be available October 2024

November 3rd – 6th

Sign Up Link will be available October 2024

Contact us if you have any further questions

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