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Workshop/Course, Fri 21 Aug 2020

Furniture Painting with Chalk Paints

Furniture Painting with Chalk Paints

Upcycling with Sonja Tilleard

Details

We are running several 'courses this year with the very able Sonja Tilleard from the lovely 'White and Green' specialist Home decor shop in Cockermouth. Sonja has acquired considerable knowledge and training in a whole variety of painting techniques for both furniture, walls and textiles. Favourite brands such as Annie Sloane Chalk Paints, Farrow and Ball, gilded finishes and waxes are used.

Working on simple boards you will learn the various techniques of using chalk paints including distressing and waxing techniques that will be explained, shown and practised.

Students can then work on their own small piece of furniture such as a picture frame or a small stool, chair, tiny table etc and renovate it after lunch using the learnt techniques. The brilliant thing about Chalk Paint is you don't need to do much, if any, prep to the surface (no sanding etc) - one can just paint over existing finishes - chalk paint is a great leveller.

Sonja will bring all the materials specialist brushes, paints and waxes required and a materials charge will be made per person.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 21 Aug 2020 09:30 to 16:00
We're sorry, after 14 years of serving cyclists passing on the C2C route, the Greystoke Cycle Cafe has now closed to the public. In the future we may be open as a venue for private bookings or groups. Thank you for your support over the years.

Prices

Adult £75, including a lovely 2 course lunch. Refreshments and home made cakes.

Facilities

  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member

We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.

Address

Greystoke Craft Garden ,
Greystoke, Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Directions

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Map reference: NY 439312  Lat: 54.67273 Long: -2.87142

Greystoke Craft Garden (formerly Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden) is situated just 300yd north of the village green on the edge of the lovely village of Greystoke. The village nestles happily on the fringes of the Lake District National Park, 5 miles west of Penrith and the Eden Valley and 5 miles north of Ullswater. We have only limited parking and ask workshops attendees to enjoy the 300yd flat walking from the free village car park, alongside the racehorses and past the Castle walls. We will send maps etc on booking confirmation. We have 2 parking spaces reserved for those unable to walk this distance, please let us know. Drop off of students or materials is fine.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Penrith station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Food

  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

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