In addition to a number of "tasked based" classes where you learn to paint specific items (tea tray, farm crate, pallet sign, stepping stool etc) that are perfect for a taster in chalk paint, we ALSO have three different types of classes available specifically for painting furniture:- (1) Introduction to Chalk Paint 101, (2) Revamp a Chair, (3) Furniture Painting Master Class and (4) the Advanced Chalk Paint and Special Effects Workshop and new for 2018 (5) Kitchens and Cabinets Painting Workshop. As there are so many products and techniques to learn, we have split teaching these into the separate classes, which two being dedicated to the slightly more in depth items- chairs and kitchens. There is no requirement to participate in order with the exception of the Advanced Chalk Paint and Special Effects Workshop where you will need to have perfected your paint technique in order to build on that to achieve truly outstanding and unique pieces using advanced decorative products..
In Introduction to Chalk Paint 101 you learn the basics of painting with chalk paint, two toned painting, dry brushing, use of clear wax and dark wax, then practice on your own small item. We focus on your paint technique to achieve smooth paint finish.
In the Furniture Painting Master Class you learn not only the basics but also aging, distressing, some more advanced techniques in use of wax with some coloured waxes, one simple transfer method, crackle and so much more - then practice on your own item - Plus you receive Alicia's own five page document All You Need to Know About Painting with Chalk Paint. In the Master Class you also have access to Alicia's extensive stencil collection. In the Advanced Chalk Paint and Special Effects Workshop, for those who would like to take chalk painting to the next level, amongst more than 11 techniques you learn to paint with Venice (Lime Paint), Versante (Outdoor paint), Craqelure, Advanced Wax Techniques including use of Metallic Wax, Terrapieno (3D embossing paste), Autentico Quick Fix and Autentico Art Medium (transfer medium) and gilding using either Gold. Silver or Copper leaf.. Please see the Store for full description of workshop content and to book.
In Revamp a Chair class, you learn the intricacies of painting chairs to avoid the common pitfalls of drips/runs, missed areas - as well as simple recovering and how to make repairs to loose joints etc. Most people believe it is the dining table that takes the most time or is the more intricate item to paint in a dining set - it's the chairs. We also have, from time to time, extra chairs that can be purchased for this class if you are looking for an occasional, hall or bedroom chair. If it is your own stool, we can also try to accomodate this in the class in place of a chair. Contact us to discuss.
New for 2018 is our Kitchen Cabinet Painting Workshop. During this workshop we discuss the required prep, correct paints or products, techniques and/or repairs required in order to transform and update your kitchen using Autentico paints, primer/undercoat, wax or varnish. You bring along two or three of your kitchen cabinet doors or drawer fronts or other cabinet doors to learn how to paint and achieve the technique you wish on your own piece - preparing you to tackle your own kitchen project at home. Some pre-work is required to this workshop and will be discussed with you upon booking. You can literally save yourself thousands of pounds by painting your own kitchen (built in wardrobes, bathroom vanities and so much more). For this workshop, we can also offer one to one tuition. Please do ring the shop on 02089411944 to discuss.
All classes/workshops are booked via the website. For more information or to book private painting sessions, please ring the shop on 02089411944. We've also added , Really Useful Stool and Terrific Tray classes to this category for quick projects that help you learn very basics of painting with chalk paint and you walk away with a lovely item.
Do note that we can do private sessions on dates that are suitable for you, just bring along a few friends. We can do week day, Sunday or evenings. Contact us to book your own session. Private one to one tailored instruction is also available. Private parties of 3 or more receive a 10% discount for a private class or party of 4 or more.
Our schedule of classes/workshops are updated roughly every three months. If you have a special requests for future dates, please do get in touch.
Introduction to Chalk Paint - Book online in our store at Introduction to Chalk Paint 101 Please use the drop down function to see dates offered
Do note that we can do private sessions, just bring along three friends.
Book online in our store at Introduction to Chalk Paint 101
Chalk Paint Furniture Painting Master Class - Book online in our store at
Furniture Painting Master Class
Please use the drop down function to see dates offered.
Kitchen Cabinet Painting Workshop - book online here . Please note minimum 7 day advanced booking is required for this class, requires your choice or paint/colour and also involves a pre-class consultation to assess repairs or prep required prior to your attending the class.We can also offer one to one tuition as well.
Advanced Chalk Paint and Special Effects Workshop - classes booked in small group, can be one to one on as need basis, Book online in our store at Advanced Chalk Paint and Special Effects Workshop - Day classes or Advanced Chalk Paint and Special Effects Workshop - Evening classes. Please use the drop down function to see dates offered. Should you wish to book a private session, please kindly ring the shop 02089411944 to discuss dates. Please do note that this is the only class that has a pre-requisite. You will need to have taken either the Introduction to Chalk Paint or the Furniture Painting Masterclass first to have perfected your paint technique before moving on to learning more advanced techniques. ****NEW ADDITION Gilding now included in this class - silver leaf or gold leaf.
Revamp a Chair Workshop -Book online in our store at Revamp a Chair Workshop Please use the drop down function to see dates offered. Should you have a number of chairs to do and wish to book a private session, please ring the shop on 02089411944
(NOTE: With this workshop, you provide your own chair or we can source for you - please just ask)
Really Useful Stool Class - offered both in the day and during Ladies Nights. The stool is included in fee
Day time classes Really Useful Stool
If you would like a private session or private painting party, just bring along 3 more friends (maximum up to 10) and we can organise something for you!
Terrific Trays - offered both in the day and during Ladies Night. Tea Tray is included in fee. Use the drop down function at each link to see regularly scheduled dates offered
Day time classes Terrific Tea Tray
This is a great introduction to chalk painting and upcycling. Also a fabulous hen, birthday or mother's day treat. Private sessions easily organised (minimum is 4 and maximum is 10)
Paint a Vintage Window - offered both in the day and during the evening. We have a collection of vintage (ok, I know they can be classified as antique) Victorian and Edwardian windows that are great for upcycling with chalk paint and stenciling on the glass to make unique home decor items. As they are vintage, no two sizes are exactly alike. This is a great class to also learn about to paint with Chalk Paint and stencil. Windows and all materials included in class fee. .
Day time class Paint a Vintage Window
Paint a Vintage Crate - offered both in the day and during the evening. Learn to paint the crate, distress if you wish and wax as well as learn how to stencil. Very easy to learn on these items! We can also do private painting parties for this class as well as paint some for you!
Day time class Paint a Vintage Crate
Image Transfer Shabby Chic Terracotta Pot - Learn how to do image transfers on a terracotta pot - you can easily transfer this skill onto furniture, canvas and so much more.
Day time class Image Transfer
contact Alicia to book or use the Store
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