Furniture Painting Workshops

Upcycling Furniture & Painting Techniques with Sonja Tileard of 'White & Green'

Upcycling Furniture & Painting Techniques with Sonja Tileard of 'White & Green'

9.30am – 4pm
£75 inc a tasty 2 course lunch & home baking
Material Charges : perhaps around £5

 

Learn the various 'no-fuss' Paint effects from Sonja Tileard  (Annie Sloane trained) and transform a favourite item of furniture.

To begin under Sonja's guidance and 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 items, perhaps a stool, a chair or frame, small table. Usually we say something you can carry along the road- if you wish to bring something larger it's fine to drop it off in the driveway on your way to the car park. Do bear in mind that it's possible you may not finish the item in the day. If you use an awful lot of paint, there may be a small charge.  Sonja also brings a variety of stencils etc with her - or bring your own.  The brilliant thing about Chalk Paint is you don't need to do much before painting- no sanding or preparation - all painting, creating and transforming.  

Other dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Wed 14th August 2019

Kindly note there may be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day if you paint a very large item. Please check first regarding space in the studio. Typically this course runs with 7 students. Suitable for beginners.

Please bring:  A shirt or pinny to protect your clothing,  some disposable gloves if you like them well fitting- and your furniture as above.

About the Artist Courses led by expert of 'design and thrift' ..award winning tutor Sonja Tilleard of the amazing gift ware shop 'White and Green' home interiors in Cockermouth.  Sonja has acquired both considerable knowledge and extensive training over the years of running her unique home interiors business, employing favourite brands such as Annie Sloane Chalk Paints, Farrow and Ball along with stencils, rollers, gilded finishes, waxes and offering hints and tips galore , all delivered in an encouraging and relaxed way.  

Workshop Date Book
Wed 22nd August 2018
We are no longer accepting registration for this workshop
Wed 14th August 2019
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria