Duration: 1 day (9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden (formerly Cycle Cafe)
About the Course
Furniture painting techniques
Learn all about furniture painting. You will use Annie Sloane chalk paints, Farrow & Ball, learn how to stencil, crackle glaze finish and much more!
You will begin by working on simple boards. You will learn the various techniques of using chalk paints including distressing and waxing techniques that will be explained, shown and practiced and then move on to transforming your own piece(s) that you have brought.
Sonja Tilleard owns the wonderful home and gift ware shop 'White and Green' (in Cockermouth). She has completed several painting effects/techniques courses including the most well known run by Annie Sloane. On this course at Greystoke you can bring along your own piece of furniture; choose something small that you can carry easily like a stool or chair- if you bring something larger be prepared perhaps not to finish it in the day
You will learn how to totally transform your piece and create something different and unique. The very best bit is that no sanding is required. The paints used are so thick there is no need and you will soon learn how easy and quick it is to transform various pieces. One can just paint over existing finishes. Chalk paint is a great 'leveller'. There may be a charge of around £5 for materials if you come with an extra large piece - more often than not the paint is included though.
Check out White & Green's other courses including Patterned Roller Printing and Lampshade making! (You can follow the link at the top left of this page 'Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe' where you will find our entire range of courses and workshops).
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What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks: fresh coffee & home made biscuits. We will be using both the Aga and conventional fan oven. Your day will include a lovely 2 course lunch, with hand made bread and all refreshments.
Our courses are considered real treats - many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
Sonja will bring all the materials specialist brushes, paints and waxes required and a materials charge will be made per person - probably around £10 payable directly to the tutor depending on the size of each piece brought by students.
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