Workshop dates and events

Our workshops now take place at either RAW Furniture studio at Bee Mill, Ribchester, or Vintage Home, Birkdale, Southport. See the details and links below for all the relevant information we have on new and upcoming events.

If you require a workshop at your home or workplace we can come to you – just use the contact form to get in touch with us and we will get straight back to you.

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Our next workshops

Friday 6th March 2020, ‘Paint-a-Piece’ at Bee Mill, Ribchester.

‘Raw Furniture’ and I will be hosting a class called ‘Paint a Piece’ at the RAW furniture workshop in Ribchester, Ribble Valley. This popular class is a fun hands on 4hr day, where Rebecca Wilmer from ‘RAW’ and I, will help guide your creativity into painting your own piece of furniture in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colours and style of your choosing.

The benefits with painting furniture is to reduce, reuse and recycle as-well as creating a unique, beautiful one off piece of furniture for you home. Whether you have been handed down a piece of furniture from your family or even purchased a piece from a charity shop, you are consciously making an effort in participating to a more environmental and sustainable world.

By the end of the 4hr workshop, you will go away with your very own finished hand painted piece, to show off to your family and friends!

All materials and refreshments are provided, just bring yourself and a small furniture item!
If you would like to participate in this 4hr £75pp 10-2pm workshop on Friday 6th March, please contact either Rebecca or Patricia for more information.

Facebook event link here.

Sunday 8th March 2020, Annie Sloan chalk paint basics workshop at Bee Mill, Ribchester.

I will be teaming up with ‘Raw Furniture’ for an ‘Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Class’ at Rebecca’s workshop ‘Raw Furniture’ in Ribchester, Ribble Valley. The class is ideal for anyone who would like to know basic and intermediate techniques and skills in using Annie’s Chalk Paint and Waxes.

On the 3 hour course, we will firstly talk to you about the environmental benefits to painting furniture and then discuss how preparation and inspiration is key to creating the perfect finished painted piece. Next we will experiment on sample boards with paint layering, brush techniques, colour combinations, white washing, stencilling and frottage. We will then complete the boards by distressing with different grade sandpapers and then seal the paint with Clear Wax and use Dark Brown, Black and White Waxes, to create lovely aged patinas and to enhance textures. By the end of the class, you will go away with the knowledge and confidence to start your own painted piece at home, as-well as understanding how up-cycling is great for a more sustainable world.

If you would like to attend this 3hr workshop, please contact either Rebecca or Patricia to book yourself on the course. The price is £65pp, which includes all materials and light refreshments will also be provided.

Facebook event link here.

Friday 20th March 2020, Annie Sloan Advanced chalk painting techniques at Bee Mill, Ribchester.

The Paint Kitchen and RAW furniture will be hosting two Advanced Annie Sloan Chalk Paint workshops at ‘Raw Furniture’ in Ribchester, Ribble Valley. On this workshop you will learn all there is to know in using Annie Sloan’s products, mediums and waxes. This class will enable you to develop your acquired basic and intermediate knowledge into more advanced skills and techniques.

On the 4hr workshop you will be working on two sample boards, on which we will teach you different techniques including rough lux, gold leaf application, crackle techniques, applying gilding waxes, colour blending, frottage, detailed brush work, craqueleur, stencilling, sgraffito, ombré and image transfers!! You will also learn wet distressing, soft distressing and finish off by using different waxes to enhance colours and textures.

If you would like to attend either of the £75 4hr advanced workshops on Friday 20th March or Sunday 26th April, please contact Patricia for more information and to book yourself on the course. All materials, tasty treats and refreshments will be provided, you just need to bring yourself! You will also receive a 10% off voucher on all Annie Sloan products, to use at Theofano Interiors in Whalley. (Vouchers must be redeemed within 30 days).

Facebook event link here.

Paint Your Own Furniture at Vintage Home, Southport.

You are invited to bring along a small piece of furniture ( typically the size of a bedside cupboard) to paint during this 4 hour workshop.

You will be given the basics of using Annie Sloan chalk paint before getting started on your own piece with 2 coats of paint and a finishing wax.

A litre tin of paint and a pure bristle paintbrush is included so you are able to take home what you don’t use during the class.
We also provide a lunch and refreshments.

Cost is £95 pp

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Facebook event link here.