STUDIO CLASS: Intro to Furniture Painting & Tape design - Saturday 29th January
If you want to learn get your first taste of how to paint and design furniture Done up North style then this is the class for you!
It's a fun, informal workshop where I'll I take you right through the process of transforming a piece of your own furniture with a fabulous contemporary, smooth painted finish & giving it a whole new unique and cool design.
We'll work through the essential steps preparing and, if required, repairing your furniture before painting before moving on to learn the way to get the smoothest paint finish possible by hand. Then I'll show you my tricks of the trade to create exciting geometric designs on your piece which will really make it stand out.
You'll get to work with some of the best furniture upcycling products used widely by industry professionals and home DIYers alike - including one of the leading furniture paints - Fusion Mineral Paint.
It is easy to work with, is non-toxic, lead free, virtually odourless, has no volatile organic compounds (VOC) and contains no ammonia or formaldehyde. You'll get a chance to use some of the 50+ different colours as well as metallics in their range.
You'll also get the chance to work with other top brands that I use regularly myself to create my pieces General Finishes, Two Fussy Blokes and Robersons Liquid Metals.
I'll will be on hand to guide you with help and advice throughout as well, lots of insider tips and techniques and am happy to answer any other questions you might have.
Why learn from Done Up North?
I have worked out the best techniques over several years of trial and error myself and so now YOU don’t have to go through the same painful, frustrating process to learn it all by yourself.
The workshops are packed with value as I share all my tips, insider info and personally gained experience of creating and selling furniture to help short cut you to the good stuff and help build your confidence in your work too.
You will create a unique distinctive modern design and can be confident you'll have a brilliant, professional result by the end.
We will arm you with the tried and trusted methods we have developed over the years, and shared with over 200 people, some of whom have moved on to become Professional Furniture Upcyclers themselves.
You'll save time and money knowing the right products and how to use them.
Here is what some of my past lovely workshoppers have had to say:
"Just completed the upcycling workshop with Nicky at Done up North. It was a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of useful tips and help along the way. Nicky makes the day very enjoyable and meeting other like minded 'upcyclers' from those of us who are novices to those already giving it a go. I would highly recommend her workshops. I especially enjoyed giving the geometric designs a go (with Nicky's help) and I am pleased with my finished result."
"Nicky was brilliant!!!! A mine of information on all aspects, learning different techniques, with masking tape blows your mind with the outcome. It was a real fun experience and the time just whizzed by. It was great to see other people’s vision for their pieces and the results. Book on to a workshop you will not be disappointed. A great big thumbs up 👍 from me 😁"
Workshop timings The Class runs 10-5pm
What's included: All paint supplies and tools required for the class Protective equipment such as aprons, gloves and dust masks A handy info pack to take away On the day discounts on our Upcycling products Refreshments, lunch and snacks
Attending the workshop: Bring along a small piece of unpainted vintage furniture small and easy enough to carry by yourself for the workshop.
Side tables are the perfect size project pieces to learn on so that you can experience each stage and go home with a fully finished piece. Wearing clothes suitable for painting is a good idea and also wear close toe shoes.
We have a kitchen area with fridge and microwave you are welcome to use. There is a coffee shop at Springfield Mills but lunch, snacks and fresh tea, coffee and squash will be provided.
There is plenty of parking and the Studio is fully accessible.
The Workshop is for all ages 14 and above. No experience is necessary and all abilities are welcome.