Furniture Painting Workshop in the Cotswolds
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About the Course
Our courses are aimed at those of you who have never painted furniture before, or who have flirted-with but would like to develop their skills. The courses will cover the most basic techniques, along with a generous dose of furniture painting ideas in a relaxed manner. The intention is to cover everything that you need to know to get started in re-styling furniture and the workshop will be very many hands on.
Whether you just want to refurbish an item for your own personal use, or you may be planning a start-up business in retailing painted furniture, the courses will be planned and delivered, so as not to confuse, and provide you with a good grounding to branch out on your own.
We shall be using a range of products specifically chosen to suit the individual's requirements wherever possible
Our Workshops with cover:-
- Waxing furniture
- Dry brushing techniques
- Appliques and stencilling
- Methods for upscaling your project
- The use of different paints for specific projects
Course notes will be provided as will writing material for you to make those detailed notes specific to your own requirements. The workshops will be managed by owners Celia Perrin & Chris Sweet. Their services are rated as 5* star on Houzz Interiors UK
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The course is constructed in such a way that delegates have little or prior knowledge of furniture painting or refurbishing, and hopefully, at the end of the day, you will have enough knowledge to achieve a high level of proficiency to re-style furniture.
The day includes:-
Coffee and pastry treats on arrival
All materials, plus accessories and stencils with which to work
Paint (at least six popular colours) and paint brushes
Luncheon (usually individual quiche and salad, served with an elder-flower presse
Afternoon cream tea with scone, conserve and clotted cream
Course notes and 2 sample pots paint products and other goodies
Kindly bring with you a small piece of furniture that you wish to re-style, and any images on your cell-phone of other items that you may wish to re-style? We would be more than happy to give any advice during the day.
I did this workshop with my husband, and both of us being complete beginners and not very artistically creative we just wanted to have a nice day together and thought we'd try out something new. Amazingly under the guidance of Chris and Celia we each transformed a bedside table and were extremely proud of what we achieved. Maybe we are creative after all! Now that we have some skills, some confidence and a couple of mentors in Celia and Chris, we are planning many more projects. I definitely recommend this course whether you are a total novice or looking to start a furniture business. We had a really enjoyable day and loved getting to know Chris and Celia too. Thanks very much!
Christina - - #13156
I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to furniture painting. Chris and Celia were encouraging, helpful and generous with their knowledge of products to use and practical tips for avoiding common mistakes. A great way to gain confidence to start on those projects you've always wanted to do but didn't know where to start. And I left with three small items well underway to a finished state!
Helen - - #12512
We booked a group of four on the furniture painting workshop. They all found the course extremely well presented and very helpful. Different learning styles and levels of competence were taken account of. They found that the pace of the course kept them interested and the day went very quickly. I know that they appreciated the patience that was shown them. It was a bonus that they came away with a piece of furniture that they had painted themselves. Overall this course has really motivated them to try their new skills and they are looking forwarding to putting their new skills into practice. They also thought the food provided was delicious.
Natasha Hall - - #12481
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Course Start DatesSunday 18th March 2018
Wednesday 28th March 2018
Sunday 8th April 2018
Wednesday 11th April 2018
Sunday 15th April 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
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