Workshops

Do you need a little helping hand achieving the look you want for your furniture painting projects. At our Workshops we help you gain the confidence to give it a go and learn all our tricks of the trade. Our Workshops are held at our dedicated workshop in our Belmont Road store. Classes run in small groups of 6 or 7 so you can be sure you will receive the personal attention you need.

Every class is led by Kathy, the owner of Doris and Jeannie, who combines her wealth of knowledge of interior design and the applications of chalk paint and techniques with 20 years teaching experience. Everything is included in the price including refreshments and a really fun evening. Classes book up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.

You can view the different classes we run below and you can view and book our upcoming classes at the bottom of this page. Our workshops can also be booked privately (for 5-9 people) at a date that suits everyone, perfect for events such as hen/stag parties, which are always fabulous evenings.

If the next workshop dates are unsuitable then simply contact us and we can let you know the next upcoming dates. 

From time to time we also hold various other workshops and we advertise this online and in both shops. Please ask for details. We also welcome ideas for new workshops and our space is available to hire for crafters wanting to hold workshops.


Annie Sloan TM Chalk Paint TM Workshop – Stage 1 - £55

This workshop is ideal for beginners up.
The techniques we cover are:
• Basic painting and waxing
• Cracking
• Ageing and Texturing
• Distressing and Layering the paint
• Decoupage
We also give lots of tips and secrets of how we achieve our look on our furniture.


Annie Sloan TM Chalk Paint TM Workshop – Stage 2 - £55

This is suitable for those of us that have a little experience of using the paint and want to take their techniques a little a bit further.
The techniques covered in this workshop are:
• Decoupage
• Craqueleur
• Stencilling
• Gilding
• Image Transfer
Again these are small groups of 6 or 7 and everything is included.


Decoupage and Image Transfer - £55

Our Decoupage Workshops are the latest to be added and are proving to be very popular. You will be addicted. You do not have to have any prior skills to attend this workshop. The techniques we use are:
• Decoupage
• Craqueleur
• Image Transfer
We also give you lots of help and tips such as where we source all our images to help you get started.

For this Workshop you come out with 3 finished pieces including a piece of wall art, a hanging decoration, a canvas or an A4 picture frame. Everything is included in this price including refreshments and tales of Michael's many DIY disasters.


Upcoming Workshops