Chalk Paint Techniques 1&2

Shade & Base Lamp Courses 

All workshops take place at my studio near Pershore in Worcestershire. There is plenty of free parking available. Telephone 01386 861139 to book or email

Chalk Paint Techniques & Furniture Painting Workshops

Chalk Paint Techniques 1

During my time as an Annie Sloan stockist I had the opportunity to teach Annie’s workshops to many, many students.

annie sloan paint course worcestershire

Based on my experiences, I have developed my own furniture painting classes to venture beyond the standard ‘Techniques 1 and 2’, to incorporate a project piece. In addition to the basic techniques of layering, using coloured waxes, crackling paint, gilding, decoupage and stencilling, you will be working on a project of your own. Apart from plentiful general tips on furniture painting, a great deal of consideration will be given to the question of how to respond to certain grains of wood and styles of furniture, often leading to further techniques like colourwashing and dry-brushing. In a small group of just 3 or 4 students you are guaranteed to learn a lot and have a wonderful time. Of course, we’ll be using Annie’s marvellous chalk paint.

lottie's new workshop raised stencil

Chalk Paint Techniques 2

Here’s my new course! It’s designed to suit both those who have already done a paint course with me – it features new techniques and avoids repetition – as well as those who haven’t. The course focuses on image transfer, raised stencilling and two colour crackling. All of these techniques take several hours, allowing students to bring a project of their own and explore many more possibilities, while the paint dries….. This is a full day’s workshop running from 10am to 4pm.

The furniture painting classes run from 10am to 4pm with all materials. lunch and refreshments included in the cost of £95

“Many thanks for a truly wonderful day, I really, really enjoyed every aspect of it.  You have a beautiful home in a wonderful setting. My boards look great and the effects I achieved far exceeded my expectations!!

I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know who would love a relaxing, creative day.
It was a very encouraging experience and I can’t wait to get going.
L x”

“Just a wee thank you for a brilliant day on Tuesday. The course was amazing and I learned such a lot. You are an excellent teacher!  Also thank you for the coffees, cakes and delicious lunch. All in all a day to remember. Love W x”

Lottie's new workshop crackleThe next course dates are:

Techniques 1, Thursday 13th July 2017

by arrangement. Please contact 01386 861139

Revamp your Lamp Course

make your own lampshade

For the Lamp Course, we’ll be making a drum or coolie shade from scratch in a fabric of your choice and painting up a lamp base to match. Please, do bring a lamp base in need of TLC and a piece of fabric as a starting point – these things can be very personal! Alternatively,  I do have fabric and brand new bases available at additional cost. You’ll have a very enjoyable morning at Lottie’s studio and leave with a fabulous lamp of your own design! The cost is £45 to include a shade kit and refreshment.

By arrangement. Please telephone 01386 861139