About the Course
Come along to one of our (one day) fun and friendly workshops at Cuerdon View Cafe, Cuerden Valley Park, Preston. Learn a variety of furniture / craft painting techniques and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home.
The workshops are from 10am to 3pm (5 hours). A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one to one instruction for much of the time.
On the Level 1 Beginners course, the first section of the workshop will be a step by step instruction on a variety of techniques incl. prep, painting, crackling, dry brushing, distressing, two colour, stencilling and finishing/protecting the paint when you will be able to experiment with colours, brushes and techniques and ask as many questions as you would like.
Bring a small piece of furniture which you'd like to freshen up and transform into a beautiful, elegant piece to match your home decor, and try out your newly learned skills during the second part of the day. I will be there all the way to provide advice and ideas for a creative result. Full workshop notes provided.
The level 2 Intermediate / Advanced workshop is ideal for people who have a basic knowledge of furniture painting, or those who have attended Level 1. You will learn a variety of techniques including glazing, raised stencilling, transfer/decoupage, blending and foiling, creating your own board and small pieces (all provided in the price) which you would be able to take home with you on the day. You wouldn't need to bring any furniture with you for this workshop. Full workshop notes also provided.
For more information or to book a place please contact Joanne via the contact "button" link above.
I look forward to meeting you and to spending an enjoyable and creative day with you!
Future dates to be arranged. Please contact to show your interest.
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 tools, materials and painting boards are included. You would just need to bring a small piece of furniture with you for the level 1 workshop.
The price includes lovely afternoon tea/lunch in the beautiful Cuerdon Valley Cafe and biscuits and tea/coffee will be available throughout the day.
Parking is available just outside the cafe.
Please come in comfortable clothing which you don't mind getting marked or please bring an apron. Also please wear comfortable shoes.
Please contact me via the green 'contact' button at the top of this page. I look forward to meeting you and sharing a lovely day with you.
Joanne (The Boho Shed)
On Friday 10 May, my neighbour Lesley and myself were lucky enough to attend Furniture Painting Level 1 Beginners at Cuerden Valley Cafe, we had a lovely day, met some wonderful and helpful ladies, had a fabulous Afternoon Tea in Cuerden Cafe and most of all learnt so much from our lovely teacher Jo, thank you for your patience!
Jan - - #21913
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you so very much for your kind words Jan. It was such a great day with you all and I picked up a few lovely creative ideas myself from you all.
Jo is knowledgable, friendly & encouraging - I would highly recommend this course - I learnt so much.
Karen Crean - - #21909
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you so much Karen. It was fantastic for me to teach such a lovely group. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day.
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