Workshops

Workshops


All of our workshops are under the guidance of an expert instructor who is not only skilled and trained but also a gifted teacher. Her enthusiasm and relaxed teaching style, combined with her passion for painting and willingness to share information, extensive on-the-job experience, and product knowledge, will draw you into a world of creative possibilities you didn’t even know existed. Each workshop remains small enough to allow for one-on-one instruction and assistance. You will be taught techniques, provided feedback and encouraged while networking among everyone in the workshop to spark excitement, creative ideas, and camaraderie.

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Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Workshops

Paint with Me

Do you want to breathe new life into old, worn out furniture? Bring a piece you can carry by yourself (due to time and space limitations), then paint and wax alongside a trained instructor. Paint your own item with Chalk Paint® from start to finish! We suggest a large picture frame, bench, stool, mirror, chair, small table or nightstand. Class includes instruction, guidance and all supplies. Space is limited, taken on a first come, first paid basis. Come and experience the joy of painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - 4 hrs. Mini Workshop

This workshop is perfect for those painters wanting a quick lesson using Chalk Paint® decorative paint and waxing. Students will learn Annie’s most commonly used techniques—2 color distressed and smooth/modern. In addition, we will teach proper use of Clear and Dark Soft waxes, as well as preparation and use of a Dark Wax blend. All supplies are included and light refreshments are provided. Two hour workshop $50.00

Take the wonder out of wax

The clinic will be a casual event including a round table discussion about wax. We will do demos and you will get the opportunity to do some hands on waxing with our trained Annie Sloan specialist helping you using Annie Sloan’s Soft Waxes. Bring your questions, your troubles, your concerns….and we will take care of you! Open to all levels of users…newbies to experienced! Plan on having fun while learning more about Clear Wax & Dark Wax, White Wax, Black Wax, Making a wax glaze and tinting and coloring wax. 1 1/2 hour workshop

Stenciling on Fabric with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

In this mini clinic we will demonstrate how to stencil on fabric using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice and will also stencil a canvas tote bag that they can take home. Canvas bag and all supplies included in 1 1/2 hour workshop

Chalk Paint®101

Ready to jump in to new projects and update your old furniture or flea market finds? Learn these six easy and beautiful paint finishes created by color expert and author Annie Sloan. Get all of your questions answered and meet new painting enthusiasts in the class.

MODERN simple, sleek and perfect for a more contemporary look

RUSTIC get the feel of texture without going overboard

TWO-COLOR DISTRESSED create a worn, aged patina

CRACKLE crack paint without an extra product

DRY BRUSH another aged finish without sanding

COLOR WASH gives a “lime” washed look and a soft effect

A fabulous furniture paint finish requires a protective sealer. We will also teach you the simple methods for applying Annie's Clear and Dark Waxes that add a wonderful patina as well as surface protection. We accomplish all of the above in a fun-filled and exciting 3 hours that are sure to send you home ready to tackle every project! Wear your favorite paint clothes. 3 hour workshop

Cabinetry Workshop

Join us for a step-by-step workshop on how to paint your cabinets with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. During this three hour workshop, our professionals will walk you through your kitchen transformation and help guide you in determining colors and techniques for your cabinet doors. We will discuss proper cabinet prep, cabinetry painting techniques and tips, and the simple methods for applying Annie's Clear and Dark Waxes that add a wonderful patina as well as surface protection. Each student will paint a cabinet door that is provided. If you prefer you may bring in a cabinet door from your kitchen (no larger than about 15" by 18"), and let us help you get started on this amazing transformation!

INCLUDED WITH INSTRUCTION IS AN ANNIE SLOAN SYNTHETIC PAINT BRUSH DESIGNED FOR CABINETRY PAINTING AND A FLEXIBLE SANDING PAD. ITEMS VALUED OVER $25.00, 3 hour workshop

Private, customized painting session

We will happily put time aside to meet with customers on a one-to-one basis, if this is what you prefer. This may include creating a number of sample boards using various techniques, experimenting with different color combinations on a couple of your kitchen cabinets or a one-on-one Paint with Me workshop where our full attention is devoted to you and your specific project. $45 per person per hour includes all instruction, supplies and light refreshments. Min 1 hour session for smaller items. Minimum 2.5 hr session for cabinetry instruction

Private Parties

What a wonderfully unique idea for a Girls Night Out! (Guys, too!) Why not tap into your creative spirit with your closest friends? We will host a private painting party for your group in the newly designed and expanded paint shop at Invio. . Hosts will be responsible for providing all invites, food and refreshments. We will provide all the supplies needed plus our enthusiastic, creative, lively selves! Hosts may decide on a workshop or a "Bring Your Own Piece Party." 4 guest minimum, please. Pricing will depend upon type of party and number of guests. Call to visit with our trained Ann Sloan specialist about scheduling your event.