Paint Courses

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Have you been curious about how to use the GraceMary chalk and milk paints? Have a piece of furniture you want to give a make-over? Sign up for one of our courses, and personalise your furniture and transform your home!

As we add dates and courses, we will update this page. But if you want to hear first, sign up for our specialised Paint Course mailing list.

Consider having a painting hen party or a small creative gathering for old friends! We can help you plan a private course for small groups at your convenience and a variety of locations. Contact us for more information.

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Upcoming courses

We keep our workshops to a small group so you are guarenteed to learn and have fun!

Everything you need for the workshops (except furniture at the BYOF workshops) will be provided - that's all the paint, brushes, wax and finishes you'll need on the day!

Enjoy a tea, coffe & pastry break. Save 10% on any purchases from our beautiful range of GraceMary paints & products on the day of the workshop.

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We'll be scheduling 2017 classes soon. If you are interested in booking, please get in touch!

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Morning sessions: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Intro to Chalk Paints, £45

Gain the confidence to use chalk paints, and learn a variety of techniques to use at home! In this course, you will practise how to:

  • Create textures with chalk paint
  • Distress with two colours
  • Apply both light and dark wax
  • Create a wash finish

We will share our own experiences and tips with you, as well as information on other options such as mixing different finishes and using milk paint.

Afternoon sessions: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

BYOF - Bring Your Own Furniture, £55

to get started on your own small piece of furniture!

In this workshop, you bring your own small piece of furniture to work on, using texture, distressing, and finishing techniques such as wash mixes or waxing. Decide and discuss options for your piece, and go home with a transformed piece of your very own. Depending on time and size of your piece, we will also teach you about other techniques and options for other furniture you want to work on at home.

Please note: we do not have the capacity to help you unload your furniture, so make sure you can comfortably manoeuvre it from the car park to the studio - please contact us if you have specific questions.

SPECIAL OFFER- Take both sessions of our workshop on the same day and save! 

Full day: 9:30 - 5:00

Intro to chalk paints plus BYOF, £90

Enjoy a full day of learning, with introductory techniques in the morning and then work on your own piece in the afternoon, as per the details of both workshops above.


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How to Book

To book on any of our paint courses, email info@elizabeth-james.co.uk, ring the shop during opening hours on 0116 270 4111 or come visit the shop. If you email, include your phone number and a convenient time we can ring you back to take payment by credit card.

 

Venue

Some of our workshops will take place in a studio at the University of Leicester Botanic Gardens in Oadby Leicester. Others take place in a small studio in a Leicestershire village. Details will be provided when you book, but parking at either location is easy and you can bring your furniture right to the studio with no stairs to navigate.