Furniture Painting Workshops using chalk paint

Duration: 3 hours 15 mins

Price: £65

Run by: Nyree Forster
at The Painted Desk at Packhouse, Surrey

07906 755277

Summerhouse at Packhouse
Hewett's Kilns
Tongham Road, Runfold
GU10 1PJ

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About the Course


Come along and learn how to use this incredible paint, then go away inspired to tackle your projects at home.

This is a friendly and relaxed furniture painting workshop set in the gorgeous Summerhouse at Packhouse. During this 3 hour course step by step instruction will be given along with an instruction sheet and the chance to ask any questions. You will have a chance to experiment with a range of brushes and paint colours from both the Vintage Paint range and Annie Sloan range. No experience is necessary, anyone can achieve wonderful results with chalk paint.

What you will learn:
Two colour effects
Ageing with dark wax
Sanding for a distressed look

Individual piece, you will work on a small item to take home. This is your chance to get creative, plenty of help will be given if you need it.

Nyree Forster has been teaching for three years. She specializes in hand-painted mirrors which she sells at Packhouse. Nyree loves the versatility of Chalk Paint and the fact it is so easy to use and great fun to teach with. She hopes you will find a new hobby or grow and existing one.

Workshop Details
Based in the Summerhouse at Packhouse
Time: 10am – 1.15pm or 1-4.15pm
Maximum of 6 guests
We welcome group bookings

How can I contact the course tutor?
Please feel free to contact Nyree Forster with any questions you have using the form or phone number above.

What is the Packhouse?
Set within the Surrey hills between Guildford and Farnham, our 400-year-old Grade II-listed building sells a huge variety of vintage, antique and one-off buys from furniture and interior finishing touches to gifts and fashion accessories. You won’t find a more diverse mix anywhere else. We hope you will allow a bit of time to enjoy some browsing after the course.

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?

All materials are included in the course fee. You will take home a set of sample boards as a reminder of what you learnt.

Hot drinks and cake and or biscuits will be served during a short break. Aprons will be provided but please do dress for a bit of mess.
Parking is free. All guests will get a 25% discount voucher from Packhouse to buy Vintage Paint and supplies, please note this must be used on the day of the course.

There is a restaurant called Bears at Packhouse which is very popular, if you would like a table for lunch after the course, we recommend booking.

Want to review this course?

Chrissy and I had a great morning learning paint techniques from Nyree who is an excellent and inspirational teacher. It was good fun meeting and working alongside the other ladies in the group too and I can't believe we learned so much in such a short time. I feel confident enough to have a go at some tired bits of furniture at home and see what happens! Do let us know if you ever want to do a follow-up tutorial, Nyree.

- - #12631

Many Thanks for an excellent course. It certainly did what it said on the tin! I feel really motivated to improve my furniture. I am impressed that my one unanswered question was followed up - its not often that happens. I would recommend this course and hope to hear about an advanced module.

- - #11048

I wanted to say a big Thank You to you for a very enjoyable day. I know my wife enjoyed it too and it was relaxing, informative, fun and educational and has inspired both of us to just "have a go".
As you know, she is the "crafty" one in our home and it was just great for me to join her for an event, something to do as a couple and definitely something we will both do in the future. We got some paint etc from the Packhouse so we're all set.

Thanks for making me so welcome and I'm so glad I came along.

- - #9898

Fantastic course, just what I was looking for. Nyree gives the right amount of information and help to give you the confidence to take on furniture painting projects. Lots of tips and enough techniques to give you a good feel for the possibilities. Well done Nyree and thank you.

- - #9859

I thoroughly enjoyed this course, it was a great introduction to using chalk paints.
The group size is perfect and Nyree has lots of tips and information to share. It was great fun trying all the different techniques and it gave me the confidence to start on my own project, which was a huge success, thanks to Nyree.

- - #9603

I loved this course, I've been wanting to do one for a while and this one was perfect. The combination of Nyree's tuition and the hands on painting really enabled you to see what can be done. I would definitely recommend Nyree and this course to anyone interested in furniture painting. I'd like to do more please.

- - #9392

I absolutely loved this workshop. Nyree was an excellent tutor, ensuring we had a complete understanding of chalk paint and the paint techniques and taught us using quality products. The workshop far exceeded my expectations, I couldn't wait to get started on my many projects! Money well worth spending. Would happily do it all over again for the social side and idea exchange!

- - #8860

I'd been wanting to paint some dark old pieces of furniture and this course gave me the confidence to tackle them. We were told the best paint to use and the different techniques that would give you a classy, 'distressed' finish.

The course was very hands on and we got to try each technique. It was friendly and we all swapped ideas and discussed what we were planning to do.

Nyree was a great teacher and clearly enjoys her craft. She showed us pictures of some of the wonderful pieces she has created. I'd recommend it to anyone.

- - #8556

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 22nd March 2018
Friday 20th April 2018
Saturday 28th April 2018
Thursday 24th May 2018
Thursday 7th June 2018
Friday 22nd June 2018

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