Course Provider: Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Contact Name: Annie Swarbrick
Telephone: 01768 483984
Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Course Length: 1 day (9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
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Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.
Furniture Painting techniques
Learn the very 'in-vogue' art of furniture painting, using Annie Sloane chalk paints, Farrow & Ball, learn how to stencil, crackle glaze finish, lapis lazuli and malachite swirls plus 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.
Sonja and Kate Tillieard, from our lovely local home and gift ware shop 'White and Green' ( Cockermouth) have 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 (i.e. a stool, chair, small table etc) and enjoy your 'Hands On' day with Sonja learning how to totally transform and create something quite different and original - all done by you. The very best bit is no sanding!!! The paints used are so thick there is no need, this process is quite addictive when you realise just how quickly items can be transformed!. One can just paint over existing finishes. Chalk paint is a great 'leveller' Annie Sloane and Farrow & Ball are used among others. There may be a charge of around £10 for materials used at the end of the course, depending on what is used.
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).
Our 2017 course dates are now available. If you wish to join our database, please click on the 'stay in touch' button on the top corner of our home page on our WEBSITE - link above. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.
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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