About the Course
ShabbyAnd’s… Beginners furniture painting workshop using Autentico chalk paints
For many years, Ann Cope has been transforming thousands of pieces of furniture to great acclaim for clients and customers all over the Country. Her Colchester based business "ShabbyAnd…" is the leading supplier of Autentico Chalk Paint and Ann's workshops are regularly oversubscribed.
All our courses are run at the “Furniture Painting School” founded by Ann Cope.
If you’ve never experienced using chalk paint or you just want to brush up on your skills then this is the workshop for you……
You’ll be working with Ann our Shabby Queen who runs the workshops in a very informal friendly environment. Ann has a flare for furniture painting, is Autentico trained and has many skills, hints and tips to pass onto you.
All of our workshops are great fun and are great to share with a friend or a family member! Book now.
What’s involved and how does it work:
Workshops run with a small group
A great way to make new friends
Learn something new
Bring life back to old furniture
Bespoke party bookings on request
Throughout the workshop you’ll be learning skills and techniques on a board and then using these on your own piece of furniture to give it a new look and lease of life ready to take home with you.
Watching paint dry…
Autentico chalk paint dries so quickly but while it is Ann will be showing you how to use different paint and finishing techniques and of course you’ll need time for those sticky cakes, biscuits, tea, coffee and a light lunch!
What we will cover:
The origins of Autentico chalk paint
How to prepare your piece of furniture
Why you don’t need to sand your furniture
Equipment you will need
How to use Autentico chalk paints effectively
How to create a two colour layering technique
Various ways to distress your piece of furniture
How to create special effects using Autentico’s various waxes
Tips on how to work with different woods and there finishes
And so much more…
Stuff we have to point out to you….
We have the right to cancel a workshop if we do not have enough participants on the day. We will give you at least 7 days notice if we need to cancel. Should we need to cancel we will offer you an alternative date or a full refund.
You would have had a tremendously enjoyable experience on the way through, Ann is determined that the classes will be lots of fun as well as very fulfilling as you acquire all of the skills, learning and techniques that she has picked up over the years.
The "Furniture Painting School" offers a wide variety of workshops, so please take a look at the other courses available.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials included
Tea, Coffee and Cake
You will need to bring a small piece of furniture to work on.
Highly recommended. Had a fabulous day creating a piece to be proud of. Had some fun, some laughs & a lovely lunch. Thank you ShabbyAnd...
Sally - - #22551
Fantastic day, really enjoyed learning a new skill and techniques, would love to come again. The host/teacher was just brill, funny and very patient. Will be buying paint, wax etc. very soon. Many thanks.
Lynda - - #22550
Came away feeling inspired, learnt lots of new techniques in a friendly and informative atmosphere, would highly recommend.
Helen and Julie - - #22549
Had a really lovely day. Learnt a lot and looking forward to doing another project. Many thanks
Caroline - - #22548
Super day - learnt a lot & lovely to have a creative day.
Ann - - #22547
Very informative, friendly happy day.
Lynda - - #22546
The taster course was perfect! An ideal way to find out about all the very many ways these techniques can be used and a good grounding in the basics. A lovely informal atmosphere, but very productive too. Many thanks.
Gillian - - #22545
What a wonderful day! I learnt so many techniques but particularly for me how to distress furniture to create the 'shabby' look. Ann was a marvellous host & extremely informative.
Jennifer - - #22544
Beginners Workshop - loved - loved - loved all of it!! Hilarious group of people to spend the day with and I've learnt lots too!!! :-)
Rosita - - #22543
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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