For many years, Ann Cope has been transforming thousands of pieces of furniture to great acclaim for clients and customers all over the Country. Her Colchester based business “ShabbyAnd…” is the leading supplier of Autentico Chalk Paint and Ann’s workshops are regularly oversubscribed.
All our courses are run at the “ Furniture Painting School” founded by Ann Cope. They are run in a fun relaxed but informative atmosphere where you are bound to make friends.
If you’ve never experienced using chalk paint or you just want to brush up on your skills then this is the workshop for you……
You’ll be working with Ann who runs the workshops in a very informal friendly environment. Ann has a flare for furniture painting, is Autentico trained and has many skills, hints and tips to pass onto you.
All of our workshops are great fun and are great to share with a friend or a family member!
Our workshops don’t end once you leave………
By the end of a workshop you’ll leave feeling confident to paint your own furniture with the knowledge that Ann and her team are always on hand to offer help and advice.
What’s involved and how does it work:
You’ll need to bring a small piece of furniture. We recommend no larger than 50cm x 50cm x 50 cm, don’t worry if you haven’t got anything suitable as we have pieces available from £5.00. Wear some old clothes and it may be useful to bring a notepad and pen. We’ll supply aprons.
Party bookings can also be taken but the format may change a bit.
Throughout the workshop you’ll be learning skills and techniques on a board and then using these on your own piece of furniture to give it a new look and lease of life ready to take home with you.
Watching paint dry…
Autentico chalk paint dries so quickly but while it is Ann will be showing you how to use different paint and finishing techniques and of coarse you’ll need time for those sticky cakes, biscuits, tea, coffee and a light lunch!
What we will cover:
• The origins of Autentico chalk paint
• How to prepare your piece of furniture
• Why you don’t need to sand your furniture
• Equipment you will need
• How to use Autentico chalk paints effectively
• How to create a two colour layering technique
• Various ways to distress your piece of furniture
• How to create special effects using Autentico’s various waxes
• Tips on how to work with different woods and there finishes
• And so much more…
You would have had a tremendously enjoyable experience on the way through, Ann is determined that the classes will be lots of fun as well as very fulfilling as you acquire all of the skills, learning and techniques that she has picked up over the years. The “Furniture Painting School” offers a wide variety of workshops, so please take a look at the other courses available.
Stuff we have to point out to you….
We have the right to cancel a workshop if we do not have enough participants. We will give you at least 3 days notice if we need to cancel. Should we need to cancel we will offer you an alternative date or a full refund.
All fees have to be paid at the time of booking. If you need to cancel your place for any reason please give us 3 days notice to rebook or for a refund. After this time we will not be able to refund your money unless we can rebook your place.