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Furniture painting workshop with Annie Sloan chalk paint

Learn how to upcycle furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint with The Dulwich Trader

About the Course

As featured in Ideal Home and Mollie Makes Magazine!

One day Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ Beginners Workshops. Learn Chalk Paint™ decorative paint basic techniques from paint distressing to gilding and everything in between in small groups in an informal and relaxed environment under the supervision of an instructor trained by Annie Sloan herself.

Our Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop (Techniques 1) will equip the beginner with the basic skills required to get started on their first upcycling project - paint distressing, gilding and crackling, whilst it also gives those with a little more experience the opportunity to develop and perfect these techniques.

To find out more, to enquire about availability, or book a place, please visit our website (click on button at top of the page) or call us.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop includes all materials and equipment, coffee & pastry. Step by step guidance is given throughout, and you can take your paint boards home for future reference.

To help you on your way we will give you a voucher for 10% off any Annie Sloan product bought either on the day or in store at a later date.

To find out more, to enquire about availability or book a place, please visit our website (click on button at top of the page) or call us.


Dan Rigby at The Dulwich Trader
Parkhall Business Centre
40 Martell Road
Dulwich, London
Greater London
SE21 8EN
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Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mothers Day
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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4 hours 10am-2pm

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- - #14609

Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Gives a really good insight into Annie's favourite techniques as well as tips and insight into the types of paint - specifically the famous multi-purpose chalk paint and how to apply wax properly. Anyone who enjoys DIY will enjoy an afternoon here and will definitely leave inspired and confident to experiment and restore old pieces of furniture on their own, or give one of their beloved pieces at home a colour makeover.

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- - #7180

Really enjoyed the workshops (beginners & advanced). Lucy is a great tutor and explains the painting techniques really well. Have subsequently painted a number of pieces of furniture with pleasing results. Would highly recommend.

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- - #7171

What a lovely, social, tasty, educational and interesting course !

I think I had an outdated view on painted furniture, and thought I knew how to do it, but after this course I felt so inspired that I made a pinterest board on it, and had dreams of setting up a painted furniture business.
Didn't realise Annie Sloan paint was so applicable to so many different surfaces, that got the creative juices flowing - a sofa maybe !
The group was a perfect size and feel, small enough to feel you can ask questions and go over something again.
And Lucy was mega friendly, helpful and insightful. So lovely.

Would recommend the course for sure.

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- - #7170

Fantastic workshop
Lucy is a great tutor and explained all the techniques very well
Well recommended course
Really enjoyed the class5

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- - #6679

This course was great - Lucy being the perfect tutor. I learnt so much - and more in the bargain.

Thank you Lucy. Can you do any more??

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- - #6673

A great workshop - we learnt loads, Lucy was lovely and knew everything there was to know about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

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- - #6283

A fantastic workshop, lots of fun and learnt loads. The discount on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint was a real bonus - looking forward to getting started on my first upcycling project.

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- - #6236

Brilliant morning, loads of great information shared, lovely to have hands on experience with an engaging and charming teacher
We are looking forward to the advanced course once we have practised our new skills

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- - #5960

Good tutor and plenty of help. A good range of techniques covered.
Would have liked more help/ practice at basic plain painting.

Only snag was- We only had one pot and brush for the group when doing most of the techniques which meant there was a lot of time waiting to take a turn.

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- - #5788

Wanted to do this course as had heard great things about the paint and wanted to do a sideboard. The course was really good fun and lucy was lovely. A morning away from the kids having a giggle and coffee and cake was enough but learnt how to use the paint and wax properly and get the professional look I was after. I painted a bedside cabinet ages ago and was disappointed with the result but now realise was doing it wrong. They give you a discount off the paint at the dulwich trader, Tomlinsons or ed and the shops are lovely.
Done my sideboard now and it looks fab :) Definitely recommend!

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- - #5754

I really enjoyed the lesson with Lucy. She is fabulously clear and I am really grateful that she repeated all the steps slowly after demonstrating them, so we could take good notes, as I might well have forgotten them otherwise. She is patient and really encouraging.

I most definitely will have a go at home now!

Thank you so much, Lucy!

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- - #5522

Very interesting course. Lucy explained everything very clearly and I'm looking forward to putting into practice the techniques I learned. All the equipment and paints were readily available .

Lucy did apologise for the lack of space in the room, with 8 people and larger tables than there had been previously, apparently. However, when a ninth person arrived, she made her very welcome and accommodated her with the minimum of fuss. The room was really too small for people to move around easily.

Coffee provided was ok, but the Volcano coffee shop coffee and food was very over-priced in my opinion. Lovely environment for a meeting or course, such as this one.

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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- - #5514

I had a wonderful time.
Was very useful as i learned a few techniques and i would like to do another course to learn more, as i enjoy painting and i love Annie Sloan chalk paint.

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- - #5499

Lucy was a great tutor, and explained all the techniques clearly. She was very knowledgeable about the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint products and had a wealth of hints and tips on painting and restoring furniture. She was very patient, more happy to let us try a technique again and always willing to answer questions. The workshop has given me the confidence to begin my furniture restoration project.
The coffee and cakes were delicious!

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