Decorative Paint Classes

Chalk Paint® 101

This is our most comprehensive decorative paint class.  In this class you will learn why Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is all the rage!  We will teach you at least four amazing paint techniques that you can easily accomplish with Chalk Paint® as well as how to use the both waxes like a pro.  But, we don’t stop there!  We will also do stenciling (so you learn to get a nice, crisp design), use crackle medium, and gilding wax.

You don’t have to bring a thing, but you will leave with lots of knowledge, sample boards, and some fun and functional items as well.   This workshop is four hours of paint fun!!  Make sure to wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a little paint on.  We will have some snacks and beverages, but feel free to bring anything you like (non-alcoholic only beverages for this class).

Pre-registration and payment are required.

Trash to Treasure

Our Trash to Treasure class is your chance to bring in your own piece to paint.  You get a sample pot of Chalk Paint® (any color you want) and three hours of time*.  We supply everything else and help you every step of the way from painting to waxing.  You must be able to carry the piece in by yourself.  In other words, it should be small enough so you can complete it in the allotted time.  Good candidates to bring for this class are jewelry boxes, picture frames, stools, small side tables, etc.  Call us at 256-270-7363 or email us at if you have any questions about what size piece you can achieve during the 3-hour class time.

Pre-registration and payment are required.

*Additional paint and/or time must be purchased.

Here’s Your Sign

In this 2-hour workshop, you will make a custom sign.  You get to choose from two or three different sayings and how you want the sign to look.  If you’re unsure, we have some good ideas.  You can do a distressed look or a clean, modern look using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

We will provide:

  • a custom size board to fit the current sign,
  • custom (one-use) stencil for the wording,
  • a sample pot of paint color of your choice (any leftovers are yours to take home),
  • all other paint products (the cool stuff that makes it look like you want), all paint supplies (brushes, wiping cloths, etc.),
  • and of course, the instruction.

Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration!!

Pre-registration and payment are required.

Very Vintage – Advanced Paint Techniques

This is a really fun workshop that will use the skills you learned in Chalk Paint® 101 and teach you some great new techniques.

If you love the really vintage look – very chippy and cracked – this workshop will show you how to achieve it.

In this class you will learn to use:

  • three different high quality crackle mediums (Crackle Tex and Easy Crackle by Artisan Enhancement and Craqueleur by Annie Sloan) and how to achieve different looks with them.
  • Fine Stone and VP Antico from Artisan Enhancements to create raised designs.
  • foil size and foils by Artisan Enhancements to create an easy metallic leaf effect.
  • gilding wax to add a touch of elegance.
  • various other products.

No need to bring anything for the class as all supplies, snacks, water and coffee are provided.  However, if you want anything else, feel free to bring it.

*Chalk Paint® 101 is a prerequisite for this class.  If you haven’t taken a 101 class, check our schedule.