Course Start Dates
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Wednesday 15th November 2017
Wednesday 29th November 2017
The workshops are taken with Pete Davies, Director of Renaissance Originals (Autentico Star Stockists) who has been working with specialist paint products since the 1970s. They take place on specified dates on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. Course participants are shown how to revamp using shabby chic and basic furniture painting techniques with Autentico Vintage chalk paints and waxes. Stencilling techniques are also taught to those wanting to try these skills. Participants are asked to bring their own small piece of wooden furniture such as a mirror, small cabinet, wooden box etc.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are included - paint, brushes, waxes etc. tea and biscuits included.
Really enjoyed this basic chalk paint course . Good to learn the basics first and lots of useful tips from Pete. Small studio so painting larger items could be difficult but perfectly fine for the beginners class . Pete is clearly a very talented guy and explained things well.
My sister and I had an enjoyable experience. We learnt tips and tricks that has made using chalk paint easy, helping us to produce some great results. The workshop was easygoing and fun. Pete is a fountain of knowledge and has a relaxed way of teaching that make the workshops accessible to anyone with an interest in learning a new skill.
Had a good morning learning paint techniques I painted a chair and I thoroughly enjoyed it looking forward to painting my mirror and Pete has a lot of patience and I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn thanks to Pete and Stella
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on this course and would actively recommend this to anybody interested in crafts/painting/art. Pete and Stella made me feel so welcome and relaxed throughout my time on the course and I will definitely be going back!
My husband and I had a wonderful time on this course. Pete was very helpful and informative. The workshop is lovely and the amount of things you can do with the paints is staggering. We managed to cover a lot in the 3 hour session. Would recommend to others.
A truly enjoyable and inspirational evening. A tired, boring pine bedside cabinet transformed. I have the confidence and the materials to give the wardrobe a makeover now. Pete was really informative and patient. Would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn to chalk paint. Will definitely want to attend a more advanced class.
Did a basic chalk paint workshop at Renaissance Originals, had a great evening with Artist/ shop owner Pete, there was three other ladies and we all took along a piece of furniture to paint it was such fun, Pete was brilliant he talked us through the different techniques and patiently watched each of us transform our pieces of old furniture into masterpieces was a fantastic workshop I thoroughly enjoyed it and came away with a stunning chair. I would recommend this workshop to anyone interested in learning such a rewarding craft......
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was fun and informative. If you are thinking of reinventing a piece of tired old furniture it is well worth learning how to do it properly. Can't wait to get painting the big stuff now!
Had a fantastic course with Pete.....he is amazing, very informative and patient!! It has now given me the confidence to paint furniture I have at home but was peviously scared of "ruining". I recommend booking on to one of Pete's courses....you will not be disappointed!!
I loved gleaning some of Pete's wealth of knowledge about shabby chic painting methods in a great relaxed informative way! The variety of chalk paints on offer were amazing, and I managed to turn a plain wooden box into a lovely French themed piece of furniture, complete with Parisian stencil - Merci Pete!
Good opportunity to rejuvenate a piece of furniture of your own choice, a great amount of learning time and good, clear teaching from an experienced tutor. Thank you Pete for the opportunity and I have gained a new interest too. Looking forward to learning more and trying bigger pieces in the future.
Really enjoyed this course it was fun and informative and came away with a transformed old pine box. I learnt that there is more to it than just buying a tin of paint and brush and slapping on, the technique and finish makes all the difference, and have had the confidence to attempt a bigger piece of furniture with very pleasing results. The "post-course" advice is also invaluable. Thank you Pete.
Loved the course, very relaxed atmosphere. Pete was very patient and very informative. I now know what to use and in what order, still learning as I go. I am now totally addicted and painting everything that does not move!!! If you ever wondered what chalk paint is about, go to the course Pete runs, you will not regret it.