We are running several 'courses this year with the very able Sonja Tilleard from the lovely 'White and Green' specialist Home decor shop in Cockermouth. Sonja has acquired considerable knowledge and training in a whole variety of painting techniques for both furniture, walls and textiles. Favourite brands such as Annie Sloane Chalk Paints, Farrow and Ball, gilded finishes and waxes are used.
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 practised.
Students can then work on their own small piece of furniture such as a picture frame or a small stool, chair, tiny table etc and renovate it after lunch using the learnt techniques. The brilliant thing about Chalk Paint is you don't need to do much, if any, prep to the surface (no sanding etc) - one can just paint over existing finishes - chalk paint is a great leveller.
Sonja will bring all the materials specialist brushes, paints and waxes required and a materials charge will be made per person.