Workshops

We are known for our informative and fun workshops crammed full of information, tips and hints.    Last year we had over 650 satisfied workshop attendees!
Workshops tend to fill quickly and some times they will fill before they get posted.  In that case we will strive to put another date on the calendar so check back with the stores often.


We now have workshops available at all three locations.  Please call each shop to check on dates and availability

Fresno - 559-765-6050
Clovis - 559-974-3208
Paso Robles - 805-239-2343


We have AGAIN added, changed, and tweaked some of our workshops.  You asked and we listened!  Please scroll all the way down to read descriptions! They are filling up sometimes faster than can be posted, so if you see something you like, please call the shop to secure your seat!
Coming soon this summer, new workshops using some cool new materials...shhhh...it's a secret!!

WE ARE ALSO OFFERING UP OUR STUDIO FOR PRIVATE PARTY WORKSHOPS!  ASK US ABOUT THIS!  GREAT FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES, BRIDAL SHOWERS, OR JUST A GET TOGETHER 
 EVENING DATES AVAILALBE! 




 3 Oaks Studio workshops and get togethers are a great way to learn all about the wonderful ways you can transform your home, while having fun at the same time.

Vicki has been painting professionally for clients for over 20 years, both in the faux industry and as a licensed painting/decorating contractor and has been trained by the best, to include Annie Sloan personally.  She loves to share her passion for reloving old pieces and changing out those boring kitchen cabinets.    You will leave inspired and with knowledge to transform your homes to reflect your own personal style!

The 3 Oaks Studio crew are also Annie Sloan enthusiasts who spend a lot of their spare time painting.  Ask anybody a question and you will get a knowledgeable answer!

Our workshops are hands on, user friendly, full of ideas, and non intimidating.  We have workshops for the beginning painter to the more advanced painter, using CHALK PAINT® decorative paint , Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and other embellishments to include various decorative plasters, gilding materials and stencils. 


Please read each workshop description as they vary in what to bring, what is provided and what is taught. And since we suffer from "Creative ADD" around here,  they may change a bit so do read the descriptions!

Seats are limited, and tend to fill up quickly so hurry to reserve your space! 



Summer 2015 Schedule

The 3 Oaks summer schedule is:

Clovis
6/11      Paint Therapy  6-8:30
6/12      Get Going With Chalk Paint® 5:30-8:30
7/9        Paint Therapy 6-8:30
7/10      Quick Start 5:30-7
7/11      Get Going 12-3
8/6        Paint Therapy 6-8:30
8/22      Get Going With Chalk Paint®

Fresno
6/13      Get Going 12-3
6/18      Paint Therapy 6-8:30
6/28-6/29 Private Workshop
7/23      Get Going With Chalk Paint® 12-3
7/24      Quick Start 11:30-1
7/30      Keep Going 10:30-3:00
8/20      Paint Therapy 6-8:30
8/29      Get Going With Chalk Paint® 12-3

Don't see a date that works for you?  Or don't see the workshop you want?  Let us know.  We could possibly add that to the schedule or even make one up for you with what you want to learn!   We like to be flexible!




WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS - Please read carefully - we like to change things up now and then, like we just did!

CHALK PAINT®- Get Going

This workshop is for the beginner painter as well as those seasoned painters but are just new to Chalk Paint®.  This is a hands on TECHNIQUES workshop, where students will work on sample boards provided, learning various ways of working with the paint, blending to create wonderful variations, two colored distressed with different ways of distressing, a rich textured rustic, blending to easily achieve a new color or ombre look, and all about waxing as well as lessons learned from Vicki’s 25+ years of painting furniture.  This is 3 hours long - $80



CHALK PAINT® CABINET TRANSFORMATIONS - This is a cabinet  specific workshop for those getting ready to tackle their kitchen or bathrooms but may need a boost to get going.  We will go over prep, paint setup, some common techniques that work well on large cabinet surfaces, different ways of waxing, and other ways of  sealing your project from our "arsenal" of  materials. Then work on your own door that you have brought with you to achieve exactly the look you want!   This class is limited to 4 students to ensure individual attention.    Class fee includes your first can of paint that you will be working with. Cabinet door size is limited to fit within  2 x 3 space.  PLEASE NOTE THIS CABINET CLASS IS SPECIFICALLY FOR CABINETS.  It is highly suggested you come to class knowing what you want to achieve on your cabinets, but come early if you need to look around for colors.  If in doubt, we may be able to help, but the final decision is yours.  And if you don't know what you want the end result to look like, we can't help you get there!
 $100   3 hours

NEW! QUICK START WITH CHALK PAINT® Don't have 3 hours to spare?  No problem!  We are adding a Quick Start With Chalk Paint® class for you!  In this 1 1/2 hour class you will do a two colored distress with different ways of distressing, and learn clear and dark wax application.  $50


KEEP GOING WITH CHALK PAINT® - This is for those who have taken the Get Going class and just want to learn additional ways of using Chalk Paint®.     We have changed this to an almost all day workshop with a lunch break to allow for drying and clearing out your  brain!  Techniques learned are layering paint to achieve rustic looks, Craqueleur, Washes, Dry Brushing, Colored Wax, Annie's Crackle,  Gilding Wax, Stenciling, Frottage..... Who knows what else we may throw in!  $100  6 hours with one hour in the middle to have lunch at one of our nearby restaurants.

Embellishment Products - We are revamping our Embellishment classes to make it easier. There are plasters, and crackle mediums and gilding and glazing.... Too much information at once and everyone walked out with glazed eyes!    We are incorporating some embellishment products into our Paint Therapy classes also! Also we will be bringing on new embellishment products summer of 2015.  Cant wait to show you these!


PAINT THERAPY – A little bit of “me” time and quite popular! Bring your beverage of choice and enjoy some creative time with new and old friends working on the project of the month selected by the studio staff.  Work with different paint and products each month. You are learning about new materials, working with things in new ways and going home with a completed project in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Past projects include wood trays, painted mason jars, stenciled wooden letters, embellished luggage, gilded eggs, typography signs, and planter boxes.     A great evening that many repeat every month!  We continue to add extra evenings each month to accomodate the demand  2 1/2hours  - $50



**NEW** BYOP Studio Day, available weekly every Wednesday at our Fresno location –  This is strictly a hands on, work on your own piece kind of day.  With help from our 3 Oaks trained staff, transform your small wooden furniture project piece into a work of art. All paint, wax and tools are provided.  BYOP Studio Day is a come in as you can type of workshop - between 11-4.  Project piece should fit on the table in front of you or on floor, and should be able to be carried in by you alone with no assistance  $75.  Smaller pieces inlude our paint, wax and tools.  
  If you want to bring something larger, let us know ahead of time.  You will then purchase your paint and wax, and we will help you get started.  Since it is larger, you will finish at your home.






All workshop fees are due upon registering, which will secure your seat.  Cancellations within 48 hours of workshop date will result in forfeiture of workshop fee.   We can postpone your workshop if notified prior to two days ahead of the  day of workshop.  We know all too well that life happens when you are making other plans and we will attempt to accomodate you.  

Workshop fees are one seat per paid person.  Sorry, gramma can't come and learn too unless she pays for her seat!

****Workshops are subject to change and new ones sometimes added so check back often!


You can register for workshops by calling the Clovis shop at 974-3208, the Fresno store at 559-765-6050  or the Paso Robles store at 805-239-2343 with a credit card handy!  Or even better,  stop on by!

All workshop reservations require 100% payment upon reservation.  Class fees are non-refundable, but may be used toward in-store purchases or to reschedule for a future class within 2 months of date of class.

Come and relax in our inspiring environment and discover why we are all about Creative Possibilities!  See you soon!