A very hands-on course with a comprehensive introduction to chalkpaint, and the practical techniques to paint furniture to a professional standard.



Tutor: Vanessa Sayce of The Marmalade House
Date & Time: Monday 20th June, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Bingham Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: SW23-16
PRICE: £75 (£0.00 VAT)

All abilities welcome

Residential option available. Find out our accommodation, costs and how to book here.



Morning: Introduction to colour, paint, interior design and paint finishes.

You will work through the Annie Sloan colour chart, paint properties and planning colour schemes.

You will learn about paint techniques such as:

1.    painting/distressing/waxing & finishing

2.    crackle-glazing and ageing

3.    paint-layering and distressing

4.    Colour-layering for a Scandinavian effect


Afternoon: You will learn about the finishing colour-laying technique.

You will also learn about more paint techniques like:

1.    Gilding (using gold, silver and/or copper leaf)

2.    Decoupage

3.    Stenciling

You will then have an introduction to blending fabrics.

At the end of the workshop you will have chance to purchase products at special discounted prices.


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