Annie Sloan paint workshops

Discover how to make your own Annie Sloan projects stand out from the crowd by learning different paint techniques. Our workshops are held upstairs here at Dovetails. Classes generally have 7 or 8 people attending, so you can be sure of some personal attention.
There is Pay and display parking available in the town centre.
The Stag Theatre Car Park in South Park TN13 1XR and Suffolk Way Car Park TN13 1LW have 4 hours parking for £4 – best not to use Blighs Car Park which only has 3 hours parking.
Refreshments are provided on the day, so all you have to do is make sure you’re not wearing your Sunday Best!  To register your interest and book a place, please contact dovetails on 01732 453221 with your name, phone number, email address and payment method.





Next available dates are:

*Wednesday 14th June 10am-1.15pm Part One

*Thursday 6th July 10am-1.15pm Part One

*Wednesday 27th September 10am-1.15pm Part One

*Thursday 19th October 10am-1.15pm Part One


*Wednesday 11th October 10am-1.15pm Part Two


*Sometimes courses may over-run a little bit


Workshop Part 1 £65

This is an ideal workshop suitable for beginners and those with a bit more experience. The three main techniques you will learn are Two-colour distressing, using one colour over another. Texturing the Paint, which you will accentuate with Clear and Dark Wax. And Cracking the Paint with the use of Craqueleur.

These are the three techniques which we use most, to produce a complete variety of finishes to our painted pieces of furniture. These techniques will help you go the next level after just painting a piece in a flat colour. We also learn about Annie herself, colour washing, problem solving, using Annie Sloan as a blackboard paint, making tints, wax application and whatever other titbits of advice we can cram into 3 hours.


Workshop Part 2 £75

This workshop is really for people who have a bit of experience with Annie Sloan, and they want to achieve some more advanced style finishes. The sort of thing you’d see on a piece of furniture and think ‘Now how did they do THAT!’ There are three main techniques covered. Gilding using metallic leaf, Decoupage with vintage style images and Stencilling but with a twist. Apart from those we’ll also look at image transfer and do some craqueleur, where to source good images and lots, lots more. And you know what, it’s good fun too!

Remember, we provide everything you need including Annie Sloan aprons to help keep you clean. A choice of refreshments including cake and biscuits and some printed-out course notes so you don’t have to write everything down, although there may be some extra bits you do want to note down! All you need to bring is yourself in suitable clothes and some enthusiasm.


Places can only be confirmed when payment is taken, please can you give us as much notice as possible if you do have to pull out

4 Comments Published

  1. Hello. . Can I be added to the course ,on Wednesday 24th June please …….here is my mobile number 07816079702 …can I pay over the phone for this ?? If so happy for you to call me tomorrow …….can’t wait …lorraine nee

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