Workshops

Workshops are filling up quickly!
The following openings are as of 9/29/2014

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!

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!

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. 

Now also new workshops with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - learn how to get the chippy, worn look, and more with this wonderful NEW old world paint! We are still perfecting some cool looks with this great old world paint in new world colors!

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! 








Fall Schedule:

We are booked throughout October with the exception of the following dates we just added:

10/8  - in PASO ROBLES - Get Going With                     Chalk Paint® 12-3  This is a Wed class!
10/30 - in Clovis - Cabinet Transformations                     9:30-12:30 - during school hours!!
10/30 - Get Going With Chalk Paint® 2-5 
           

November 

11/1 - Cabinet Transformations 12-3
11/6 - Paint Therapy - Thinking we will be                    bringing back the Christmas typography                    signs!      5:30-8:00
11/7 -  Get Going With Chalk Paint® - two times                to choose from  9:30-12:30 or 2 -5
11/9  -  Get Going Wtih Chalk Paint® in PASO                  ROBLES - 12-3
11/13 - Get Going With Chalk Paint® - 5:30 -                    8:30
11/14 - Cabinet Transformations - 11-2
11/15 - Get Going With Chalk Paint® 10:30 - 1:30
11/19 - Cabinets Transformations 5:30 - 8:30
11/21 - NEW!! Embellish 1 - 10:-12:30
             Embellish 2 - 1:30 - 3:30










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!   We like to be flexible!







WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

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, different distressing techniques, how to achieve a smooth modern ombre look, two colored distressed with different ways of distressing, a rich textured rustic, 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® - Keep Going  NEW!!

This is a hands on technique workshop where students will learn new updated ways of working (playing) with Chalk Paint®.  Techniques covered are out of the Color Recipes for Painted Furniture book by Annie Sloan, and include color washing with wet wax (say that three times fast!), French Frottage, a 3 Oaks exclusive technique - hand scraped, and Annie's crackle.     Lots of great  new techniques!  Chalk Paint® - Get Going is a prerequisite for this class since we will not be going over proper waxing or initial painting techniques.   Everything is provided. 4 hours  $80

EMBELLISH 1 - Students will be using the materials from the Artisan Enhancements line of products as well as Chalk Paint®.  Learn Crackle tex, Pearl Plaster, FineStone,  VP Antico as well as Easy Crackle... elevate your painting style and get rich European looks with these water based, easy to use but gives a big punch to your Chalk Paint® projects!  $80 3 hours

Embellish 2 - learn Wood Icing products to include different ways of using Textura Paste and Fissure Size.  Techniques include plastering through stencils and creating a faux textured wood look as well as crackled plaster  $60 2 hours

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.
 $100   3 hours


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.  This is not so much a workshop where you learn technique but 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, 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 hours  $40 - $50 depending on project



**NEW** BYOP Studio Day –  This is strictly a hands on, work on your own piece kind of workshop.  With help from Vicki and our staff, transform your small project piece into a work of art. All paint, wax and tools are provided.  Each BYOP Workshop Day is a come in as you can type of workshop - hours available for this will vary .  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  If you want to bring something larger, ask.  We may be able to assist you.  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.


GOT MILK?  Paint that is!  - Using the Miss Mustard Seed line of Milk Paint in today's fresh colors, learn how to achieve that time worn chippy look and give a rich old look to new furniture!  We will be mixing paint, and working with hemp oil and wax puck resists.  $60  2 hours 


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.  

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


You can register for workshops by calling the shop at 974-3208 with a credit card handy!  Or 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.  

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