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2017 / 2018 Painting Workshops

Join us for a lot fun and learn something too!


What do you want to learn?   A selection of projects are available depending on the skill you want to learn or just come out, have some fun and take home awesome projects.

Click on the title of the workshop below for more information and a link to the schedule and registration information!

Private Bring Your Own Project

  • Bring in your own small project piece (ie chair, small chest, side table, 2 or 3 drawers from a dresser)
  • Covers project preparation, painting techniques, 2 coats of paint, distressing, waxing and lots of tips and tricks to help you with future projects on your own!

Painting 101 -  Robe Hook
Learn the basics of proper prep., paint application, distressing methods and natural wax application.  These workshops will take you from prep to finish so you will be confident to take on your own project at home!

Birch Tree Wall Art

Our most popular workshop!  Using various techniques take home a beautiful birch tree piece of wall art


  • Ombre Mandala Pillow or Wall Art.  Learn proper stenciling techniques on fabric or art canvas
  • Family Est. Sign - Learn proper stenciling and hand transfer/painting techniques as well as various distressing/aging techniques and take home a beautiful 18" x 24" sign.  No stencil making machine, stencils too expensive for your budget?    Learn how to transfer and hand paint your signs!
  • Farmers Market Arrow Sign - Learn proper stenciling techniques as well as methods to distress/age new wood

Just for Fun 01

Advanced Techniques 201   (coming in Feb. 2018)

These workshops are great for those who have mastered painting furniture but want to add something special or create new finishes.   Sometimes these advanced products can be intimidating if you don't know how to use them properly.  Some workshops will take place over 2 evenings/days due to long drying times.

Using practice boards, through hands-on application, learn how to use various advanced products including

  • Finishing Products:  clear coat, antiquing glazes, tough coat, hemp oil
  • Antiquing:  dry brushing, antiquing glaze, coloured waxes, wet and dry distressing, antiquing dust, two colour resist method using wax block, crackle medium
  • Advanced Mediums:  Fresco/Powdered Texture, Crackle, Laser Ink Image Transfer, Rub-on Image Transfer, Decoupage, Embossing Paste, Metallic Paints.   
  • Stain:  Water Base Stain, Oil stain and finish