Rebecca Wilmer from RAW furniture and Patricia Carter from Paint Kitchen will be hosting a new advanced Annie Sloan class at Bee Mill, Ribchester. This 4hr ‘Techniques for Colour and Style’ Workshop is for furniture painters who already know the basics, but would love to learn more advanced techniques and skills in using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint, mediums and waxes. On the 4hr Workshop you will be working of two sample boards, of which they will teach you different techniques including rough lux, gold leaf application, crackle techniques, applying gilding waxes, colour blending, frottage, detailed brush work, craqueleur, stencilling, sgraffito, ombré and image transfers!! You will also learn wet distressing, soft distressing and finish off by using different waxes to enhance colours and textures. If you would like to attend this £75 4hr hands on advanced workshop, please contact us for more information and to book yourself on the course. All materials, tasty treats and refreshments will be provided, you just need to bring yourself! You will also receive a 10% off voucher on all Annie Sloan products, to use at Theofano Interiors in Whalley. (Vouchers must be redeemed within 30 days).

What's included in the price?

All materials, tutor time, use of craft room, refreshments and car parking.


3 hours

Cancellation policy



Paint Kitchen

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Paint Kitchen began in April 2019 when I made the decision to go solo after 30 years combined working as a Course Leader in Interior Design, interspersed with working in the Interior Design Industry. The retail side of Interior Design introduced me to the Annie Sloan brand of chalk paint, and having delivered a few workshops and completed a few upcycling projects of my own, once my finished pieces started to sell, I soon had to hire a workspace and build the service from there. I now sell my finished work through Etsy and Marketplace, I take on commission work and travel to different sites and locations delivering workshops to help people to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of changing an unwanted piece of furniture into something to be proud of. I've also given demonstrations and talks at charity events in local auction houses, and Paint Kitchen opens its Accrington studio doors twice a year as part of our shared studio open event, allowing people to come and view and purchase from local artists, makers and designers. I believe wholeheartedly in furniture art - each piece of furniture that makes its way to the Paint Kitchen workshop is treated like a blank canvas and the design process is a huge part of what I love about the whole transformation. I work in any type of surface treatment available with the materials I have - this could be a gold leaf and floral decoupage or a masking tape geometric abstract design. The form, shape and age of the furniture is always a good starting point, and I take each learner through the processes from start to finish during a workshop, so expect to work with colour, prep, design, planning, painting and sealing to get to your completed masterpiece!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Hen dos
  • Evenings
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Weekends
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Advanced/pro level
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Bee Mill, Preston Road, Ribchester, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XJ