New Intensive Marbling Course at Hythe Kent

Duration: 1 Day 9.30am - 3.30pm

Price: £105

Run by: Simon Nobs
at South Coast Studio


South Coast Studio
123 Seabrook Rd
CT21 5RB

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About the Course

Learn the essentials of the ancient art of faux marbling paint techniques and understand their application in diverse projects. By the end of the day, you will be comfortable using the paints and glazes required. This course is designed and structured for people of all abilities.

You will be introduced to oil based scumble glazes and oil colourants, traditionally used in conservation and restoration projects. Courses will be run by Simon Nobs, Director of Snobs Interiors Ltd., with over 30 years experience working as a specialist interior decorator and designer.

We will begin with a talk about the day and a brief history of some of the effects, over tea and coffee. Simon will give a detailed explanation of the correct use of primers and basecoats to be applied to a variety of surfaces and we will then move on to prepare and basecoat the sample boards. Whilst the boards are drying, Simon will give a demonstration of some of the techniques that the students will be introduced to. You will then be guided through the different stages used to create a professional looking faux marble effect, and then shown the correct use of varnishes to protect your work.

The atmosphere will be relaxed and informal and there will be plenty a time through the day to ask Simon questions and advice on anything to do with decorating and design. The students can take home any finished sample boards and are encouraged to continue practising what they have learnt. 

Get in touch with any questions or to book your place!

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 and tools will be available to use throughout the day, and sample boards will be provided to all to practice the techniques and to take home if you wish. All students are asked to bring an apron or wear suitable clothing. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available throughout the day. Unfortunately we will not be able to cater for any special dietary requirements or allergies, so you are asked to please bring a packed lunch.

​Maximum number of students per course, 12. Minimum number required to run, 3

Payable by bank transfer or cheque, no later than 2 weeks before the course starts.

Want to review this course?

A fantastic course run excellently by Simon! The course was great fun and was set in a very calm quiet studio. The studio is a short walk away from the sea front, which provided a nice break while waiting for my paint to dry! Simon was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic tutor, who patiently guided me through the wood graining taster course. I was very happy with the paint effect I was able to produce with Simon's guidance and would be confident in performing the technique again. I will definitely be returning to the South Coast Studio to learn more decorative paint techniques!

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 5th May 2018

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