What we’ll cover This hands-on introductory course will walk you through all the basic skills you need for upcycling. By the end of the workshop, you will be ready to take an unloved piece of furniture, prepare, paint and restore it, ready for everyday use again. First, you will learn basic steps, tips and techniques to prepare your project for upcycling. We will then demonstrate how to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a variety of ways and teach several decorative paint styles and techniques. You can then choose your favourite Annie Sloan shade to apply to your own project piece. Finally, we will explore options for finishing and protecting your project. Need to know This is a hands-on session, and everyone is encouraged to bring their own small piece of furniture to work on during the day such as a small bookcase, cabinet, table. Make sure it’s not something with sentimental value. If you need a piece to work on during the course, this can be arranged at a small additional cost. All other tools, paint and materials will be available and provided as part of the course. If you need additional hardware such as knobs or fixings you can either provide your own or we can provide these from our range at a small additional cost. Please get in touch with us before the workshop to arrange. When and where The workshop will run from 10.30am to 3.30pm at the Little Gems Creative Centre at Bakers Hall, Mount Bures, CO8 5DJ It’s easy to access from Suffolk and Essex and just a 20-minute drive from both Sudbury and Colchester. How much does it cost? The cost of this workshop is £95 per person and includes all the materials you will need throughout the day as well as refreshments. You are encouraged to bring your own small piece of furniture to work on during the day.

What's included in the price?

What’s Included The workshop which runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm Refreshments throughout the day - we suggest you bring a packed lunch Apron and protective ware as needed Tools, paint and other basic hardware accessories (specific requirements should be discussed prior to the course and we may be able to provide at small additional cost) Free parking 10% off Annie Sloan & Redesign with Prima creative products purchased on the day.


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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Little Gems Creative Centre, Bakers Hall, Colne Road, Bures, Suffolk, CO8 5DJ