Workshops

Workshops are filling up quickly!
The following openings are as of 4/5/14

We have added, changed, and tweaked some of our workshops.  Please scroll all the way down to read descriptions! They are filling up sometimes faste 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, has been trained by the best, to include Annie Sloan personally and loves to share her passion for reloving old pieces.  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 and other embellishments to go along with this easy to use, ZERO VOC water based paint.

Also coming soon - adding 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.

Seats are limited, so hurry to reserve your space! 







April

4/3 - Paint Therapy - Easter project 5:30-7:30 
4/5-6 - we are open all weekend for Big Hat days, demoing paint all day long!  This is a great question/answer time
4/10 - Getting Started with CHALK PAINT® - no BYOP  in KINGSBURG 5:30 - 8:30 and 1-4 - both full now
4/12 - Getting Started with CHALK PAINT® - with BYOP option - 11-2 (optional BYOP time 2-4) 1 seat available now due to postponment.
4/22 - Getting Started with CHALK PAINT® in Paso Robles - 12-3 - full
4/23 - Keep Going with CHALK PAINT® 12-3 - 3 seats available - 3 seats available
4/26 - Getting Started with CHALK PAINT® - no BYOP option due to Rodeo Parade 1-4 - full
4/30 - Terrific Cabinets Transformations - 12-4 - full


May

5/8 - Paint Therapy 5:30-7:30 - full - working with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint 
5/9 - Farmers Market starts and we are open later
5/10- Getting Started with CHALK PAINT® with optional BYOP 11-2 (BYOP time - 2-4) - full
5/18 - Getting Started with CHALK PAINT® in Paso Robles - 12-3 - 4 seats availalbe
5/22 - Paint Therapy - 8 seats available - summer planter box, working with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint


Other dates may be added by demand - in Clovis, Kingsburg and Paso Robles.  
Have something special in mind?  Let us know.  We could possibly add that to the schedule!




WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:

CHALK PAINT®- Getting Started

This workshop is for the beginner painter as well as those who have painted but are just new to Chalk Paint®.  This is a hands on workshop, where the first half students will work on sample boards provided, learning how to work with the paint, different distressing techniques, how to achieve a smooth modern look, two colored distressed and 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 - $75
Available now as an option for some Getting Started workshops at the Clovis location only is an add on of BYOP - Bring your own project - after the hands on training, you can opt to paint on your own small project piece you have brought with you $40

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, crackle and chip, country style, French frottage and wax resist, French country style as well as two techniques exclusively from 3 Oaks Studio.   Lots of great  new techniques!  Chalk Paint® - Get Going is a prerequisite for this class.  No bring you own project…everything is provided. 4 hours  $100

CHALK PAINT® - Elevating your style - These are new and can be tweaked to your desire.  These workshops involve the use of embellishment products that can include Crackle mediums, Pearl Plaster, Fine Stone, stencilling with plaster, Wood Icing.  We can make this workshop what you want it to be...priced accordingly
Wood Icing Texture Paste - 2 hours - $40
Crackle mediums - 2 hours - $40
Pearl Plaster and Fine Stone - 2 hours $40

TERRIFIC 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 (hands on on small sample cabinet door pieces ), 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 in your color choice, time permitting. 
 $100   4 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.   A great evening that many repeat every month! And we have had to add extra evenings each month   2 hours  $40+ depending on project



STUDIO TIME –  This is a time when we open the studio for you to bring in your larger project piece to work on during the day with a little guidance if needed by Vicki.  You purchase your own paint and wax, and use our  brushes, our towels and let us clean up the mess.    $25 per hour  Can be scheduled  at your convenience

All workshop fees are due upon registering, which will secure your seat.  Cancellations on day of or no shows will result in forfeiture of workshop fee.   We can postpone your workshop if notified prior to day of workshop.  We know all too well that life happens when you are making other plans.

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 learn why we are all about Creative Possibilities!  See you soon!