Workshops

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An introduction to the Annie Sloan Method (Techniques 1) 10am - 1pm - £65

Dates: 25th May  –  6th July –  3rd August 21st September   –               2nd November  –  7th December   (Click date to book)

An ideal workshop for beginners whether you are completely new to craft & painting or simply to Annie Sloan Paint.

This workshop will equip you with the basic skills needed to get started with your first up-cycling project and to learn about Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, sample the paint, brushes & waxes.

The main techniques covered are:

Colour mixing

  • Two colour distressing
  • Texturing Chalk Paint ™ to achieve a vintage look
  • Cracking Chalk Paint ™
  • Flat finish
  • Colour wash
  • Wax application

NOTE: 

  • You can combine this workshop with our Paint Your Piece workshop too, so you will immediately be able to get started on your project in a supervised setting.  
  • There is a 45 minute break between the two workshops, so you could enjoy lunch in the Assington Country Kitchen, browse our shop or take a stroll in the Suffolk countryside.

  • There will also be a 10% discount on Annie Sloan purchases made on the day
  • All workshops and courses must be booked and paid for in advance, please call in or ring 01787 210951 to reserve your place now.

 

Techniques for Colour & Style (Techniques 2) 10am - 2pm- £75 

Dates: 2nd June  –  17th August  –  19th October   –  8th December  (Click date to book)

This is our advanced workshop for anyone who has some experience of using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and would like to learn some fantastic new techniques and gain confidence in using these products and develop your create style.

The main techniques covered are:

  • Flat finish
  • Ombre
  • Stencilling
  • Image Transfer
  • Gilding
  • Craqueler
  • Frottage

Paint Your Piece - 2 & 1/4 hours - £25

This is an open, supervised workshop. Ideal if you have a piece you are yet to get started & need encouragement, help or inspiration or you don’t have space at home to work on your project.

If you can carry it in to our workshop, you’ll be welcome to work on it in our workshop.

You will have access to all materials, brushes, waxes and basic tools you need. Our Annie Sloan trained expert will be on hand to help you along the way too.

Note: We highly recommend that you have previously attended one of our Annie Sloan techniques courses.

Finishing Touches Part 1 - 10.30am - 12.30pm- £45

Dates:  6th June   –  5th September   (Click date to book)

Come along and master new techniques of dry & wet distressing, as well as dry brushing, along with some other tips to help you create new styles & finishing touches to your painted pieces.

Ideal that you have completed the Annie Sloan Techniques 1 course – but not essential, especially if you have used chalk paint previously or confident painter.

Finishing Touches Part 2 - 10.30am - 12.30pm- £45

Dates:  29th June   –  14th November   (Click date to book)

Come & master new techniques using coloured wax, gilding wax & leaf foiling for those refined, ultra stylish finishing touches to your painted pieces.

Ideal that you have completed the Annie Sloan Techniques 1 course – but not essential, especially if you have used chalk paint previously or confident painter.

Chair Makeover - 10am - 4.30pm- £145

Dates:  20th July  –  26th September   (Click date to book)

This is a full days course where you will learn how to reupholster a drop-in seat style chair (provided) using a beautiful fabric from our selection, as well as giving it your own style of chalk paint finish. All materials, including the chair are provided. At the end of this full day you will have some invaluable skills and a brand new chair.  The cost of this full day workshop is £145 per person and includes all the materials you will need including the chair and fabric as well as refreshments & simple lunch.  If you have a chair or fabric that you would prefer to use please contact us and we can adjust the price accordingly. 

Stool Makeover - 10.30am - 4pm- £125

Dates:   8th August     (Click date to book)

This is a full days course where you will learn how to reupholster a footstool (provided) using a beautiful fabric from our selection, as well as giving it your own style of chalk paint finish. All materials, including the stool are provided. At the end of this full day you will have some invaluable skills and a brand new stool.  The cost of this full day workshop is £125 per person and includes all the materials you will need including the chair and fabric as well as refreshments & simple lunch.  If you have a chair or fabric that you would prefer to use please contact us and we can adjust the price accordingly. 

 

Frame Makeover - 10.30am - 1.30pm- £75

Dates:  4th July   (Click date to book)

During this fun workshop you’ll get creative and upcycle or makeover mirror or picture frames. All materials, are included. We will be painting, gluing and sticking! The workshop is £75 per person and includes all the materials you will need including at least two different frames. If you would like to bring a frame or two of your own with you, please just ensure you can easily carry & transport them and they will fit onto our workshop table top.

Stencilling & Block Printing - 10.30am - 1.30pm- £75

Dates:  24th October  (Click date to book)

During this fun workshop you’ll get creative utilising stencils & blocks to print on a variety of diffeent medium. All materials, are included. The workshop is £75 per person and includes all the materials you will need including at least two peices you will be able to take home. If you would like to bring an item or two of your own with you, please just ensure you can easily carry & transport them and they will fit onto our workshop table top. 

Cancellations/Amendments – No refund will be offered should you wish to cancel your course within 14 days. Date amendments may be accommodated more than 30 days in advance.

Amendments within 14 days of the course, will only be considered an amendment if we can fill your place, otherwise it will be considered a cancellation and no refund will be possible. If we have to cancel the course for any unforeseen reason an alternative date will be offered or a full refund will be given.