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The Art & Craft of Wood Graining

Duration: 6 hours 9.30am - 3.30pm

Price: £105

Run by: Simon Nobs
at South Coast Studio

123 Seabrook Road
CT21 5RB

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About the Course

This course is designed and structured for people of all abilities to learn a basic understanding of the craft of faux wood graining paint techniques and to be comfortable using the paints and glazes used to master them. 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 start at 9.30am and aim to finish around 3.30pm. We will begin with a talk about the day and a brief history of some of the graining 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 wood graining effects, 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 throughout the day to ask Simon questions and advice on anything to do with decorating and design.

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.

Want to review this course?

Absolutely brilliant day, learned so much from Simon, different wood grains using different mediums. A lovely crowd of fellow 'students' laughed and had fun helped down with copious cups of coffee and delicious cake made by Simon's wife. Can't wait to do the marbling course. Highly recommended.

- - #20525

Response from South Coast Studio:

Many thanks for the kind words Fanny, it was lovely to meet you on Saturday, I'm glad that you had a good day and picked up some new skills along the way. Everyone on the course did exceptionally well and the finished results looked very professional. Looking forward to seeing you on the One Day Marbling course coming up soon.
Best Wishes Simon

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 18th May 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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