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



Tutor: Vanessa Sayce of The Marmalade House
Date & Time: Tues 13th to Wed 14th September, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: Bingham Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: AW03-16
PRICE: £150 (£0.00 VAT)

Suitable for all abilities.

What you will need:
All tools and materials will be provided. On the second day you will need to bring in your own piece of furniture to paint.

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


Day 1

In the morning you will work through the Annie Sloan colour chart, paint properties and planning colour schemes.

You will learn about paint techniques such as painting/distressing/waxing & finishing, crackle-glazing and ageing,  paint-layering and distressing, and colour-layering for a Scandinavian effect

In the afternoon you will learn about the finishing colour-laying technique.

You will also learn about more paint techniques like gilding (using gold, silver and/or copper leaf), decoupage and stenciling. You will then have an introduction to blending fabrics.

Day 2

Consolidate your learning from the first day by bringing in a piece of your own furniture (or two smaller pieces) to paint under supervision. 

After planning and sketching out your chosen colour-scheme, you will put you knowledge and skill into practise under the watchful eye of the tutor to go home with a finished piece of furniture painted to professional standards.

There will also be a chance to try your hand at mixing bespoke colours from the Chalkpaint palette and the course includes you very own copy of Annie Sloan’s Chalkpaint Workbook - a useful project book that will help you to plan your piece and record your ideas.

After two days of tuition and practical experience, you will have the skills you need to start painting furniture to a very high standard.


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