Workshops

Chalk Paint Furniture Bury St Edmunds Ipswich Suffolk Diss

 

Workshops – every Saturday!

Call us to organise the workshop of your choice – see descriptions below…

Since 2008, we have been developing and running our own workshops promoting the use of Annie Sloan’s wonderful Chalk Paint™ and waxes. We feel that we are well-placed to give our customers exactly what they are looking for when they join us in our studio for one of our workshops. Our aim is to give clear instruction, answer questions and install confidence in the use of the products all in the context of having a relaxed and enjoyable time with us. Painted Country workshops offer so much more………
Look! – 10% discount for attendees on any purchases over £10 (on day of the workshop only.) To reserve a place, call us on 01284 769337  Tues-Sat 10am -5pm
NB If you would like to do a particular workshop and our dates don’t suit, why not team up with a friend and set your own date with us!  Call the shop for further information. GIFT VOUCHERS for workshops are also available.

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Workshop 1 – techniques & inspiration
Chalk Paint Furniture Bury St Edmunds Ipswich Suffolk Diss

 

Cost: £65
10am till 1pm
As its title suggests, this workshop will get you in the mood to paint & decorate everything in sight!  We show you all the  techniques you need to get going in a relaxed, fun 3 hour workshop. Ask questions and experience using Annie Sloan products on a sample board which is yours to keep. All materials and refreshments included.

Some of the techniques covered:- 2-colour distressing, textured paint, decoupage & craquelure  – plus how to finish with waxes.

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Workshop 2 – painted furniture

 

Cost: £85
10.00am till 2.30pm
Working on  your own piece of furniture and under our expert guidance, you will learn how to create simple painted finishes in a plain or distressed style. No sample boards – we get stuck into painting your piece straightaway using the extremely versatile Chalk Paint and waxes by Annie Sloan . You should bring with you a small piece such as a bedside cabinet, a side table, a kitchen chair etc which you will complete in the alloted time. Your project should be discussed with us beforehand. All materials, a light lunch and refreshments are included.

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Workshop 3 – advanced techniques

painted mirror, weathered, distressed, waxed
Cost: £75
10am till 1pm approx.

Recommended especially (but not necessarily!) for those who already have some knowledge of the ‘distressed’ finish, this workshop will enable you to further develop your skills in creating aged, patinated surfaces on furniture and walls -the kind of look you will often see in our shop. Working on sample boards,  we will show you how to create a ‘faux’ wallpaper effect, how to use washes of Chalk Paint™ and coloured waxes to ‘knock back’ and alter a painted surface. These are just  some of the techniques you will practise and be able to include in your ‘repertoire’ – all of which you will produce on sample boards to take away and inspire you for future projects. All materials and refreshments included.

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Workshop 4 – paint a side table

Cost: £85
10am till 2pm
Spend a few creative hours, painting and decorating a wooden table which will be yours to take home and use afterwards. Experience and enjoy the ease of using Annie Sloan’s wonderful products, choosing your own colours/finishes under our expert guidance. Table provided as well as, all materials and refreshments.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Once a booking has been made, we are unfortunately unable to cancel or refund the booking. We will try, where possible, to accommodate changes of dates, but cannot guarantee this. Please check you are available on the specific dates of the workshops before booking.