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Furniture Chalk Painting Workshops in Rainford, St Helens - by The Boho Shed

Duration: One day (10am to 3pm)

Price: £69

Run by: Joanne Hughes
at The Boho Shed

Rainford Village Hall
Church Road
St Helens
WA11 8HB

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About the Course

Come along to one of our (one day 10am to 3pm) fun and friendly workshops at Rainford Village Hall, St Helens. Learn a variety of furniture / craft painting techniques, transform your own piece, make some new like minded friends 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 different paints, colours, brushes and techniques on a techniques board (provided and which you will be able to take home). I will guide you through each stage and discuss in detail how and when to use each technique. During this time we will start to discuss your piece of furniture and which look(s)/colour(s) you prefer in preparation for the second part of the day when you will transform your piece. You will be able to ask as many questions as you wish and much of the time will be one to one.

You will 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 every step of the way to guide you and to provide advice and ideas for a creative result. Again, with such a small group, there is plenty of time for one to one discussion. Full workshop notes on techniques, paints, products and where to buy will be 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 more advanced techniques including glazing, raised stencilling, image transfer, decoupage, blending and metallic/leaf foiling, creating your own board and small pieces (all provided in the price) which you will 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.

Please see what previous attendees have said about these workshops in all of our reviews (not just this venue) as we hold these courses at a variety of venues.

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, paint and painting boards.

Cakes / biscuits and tea / coffee will be provided throughout the day. Please bring some lunch with you.

Free parking is available across the road from the village hall.

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).

Want to review this course?

Had a really enjoyable day with Joanne from The Boho Shed learnt techniques that were really effective to give any piece a facelift. Joanne had loads of ideas and her passion shone through. Would definitely recommend her courses.

- - #20221

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thanks for the lovely review Julie. I really enjoyed working with you on your piece and had a great day too.

When to a Furniture Workshop on the 19 January wonderful day, “Extremely enjoyable and informative. Joanne was very knowledgeable and helpful!'”
Would recommend her courses if you have ever considered learning how chalk paint to give your furniture a new lease of life.


- - #19624

Response from The Boho Shed:

Many thanks for the lovely review Anne. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day.

Had a great day today at the Furniture Paint Workshop :). Jo is really friendly and knowledgeable, I feel like a learnt a lot :). Thank you!

- - #19111

Response from The Boho Shed:

Thank you Rachel, you produced a wonderfully creative piece of furniture. I'm delighted you enjoyed the day.

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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 11th June 2019
Saturday 13th July 2019
Tuesday 6th August 2019
Saturday 7th September 2019
Tuesday 15th October 2019
Saturday 16th November 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Child friendly
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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