Be inspired by Melanie’s fresh, friendly and practical approach to furniture painting .
Develop your own personal style as you gain confidence in choosing the colours to match the finish. Express your own individual tastes whilst achieving a professional quality end result without the fuss.
Melanie will take you step by step through the versatile process and effects that can be achieved using Annie Sloan Paint with the added advantage of little of the arduous groundwork normally required.
The workshop will include preparation, painting, distressing and waxing your own project.
Bring with you that neglected item of furniture and leave carrying a rejuvenated piece to be proud of.
The materials charge includes the cost of materials and paint used on the workshop. You may also wish to purchase an additional quantity of your selected paint colour to take home.
Please note there is a £7 material charge payable on the day.
Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
A small piece of furniture, for example a bedside cabinet, small side table or wall mounted cupboard, in fact anything you feel confident you will be able to finish in a day. For those of you who arrive empty handed there will be a small choice of furniture available on the day of the workshop (at a minimal cost). Please bring with you an apron or an old shirt to wear as things may get a little messy!