Workshops

Workshops are filling up quickly!
The following openings are as of 7/15/2014

We have added, changed, and tweaked some of our workshops.  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! 





Late Summer Studio Schedule




July


7/18- 7/20 - We are exhibiting BIG at the Fresno Home and Decorating Show with deminars each day and Play With Paint Bar (huge) all day every 
7/28 - 7/31 Private Annie Sloan Retailer Training at the Vineyard Studio
8/2  - Getting Started with Chalk Paint® - 12-3 - 3 seats left
8/6 - Cabinets 12-4
8/7 - Paint Therapy 5:30-8:00 - 6 seats left....back to school project - painted, stenciled and leafed books!
8/8 - Cabinets - FULL
8/9 - Getting Started with Chalk Paint® - Paso Robles location 12-3
8/13 - Private Paint Therapy! 6-8:30
8/14 - Keep Going With Chalk Paint® - 12-4
8/15 - BYOP studio day! 12-5 
8/16 - 8/25 - Vicki is out doing Camp Gramma!!
8/27 - Cabinets! 12-4
8/30- Get Going with Chalk Paint® - 12-3
9/10 - PPSCTSW - Pre Painted Suit Case To Stencil With - Paint Therapy!  LOL  This was the idea of one of our paint therapy regulars.  Your cost of $45 includes one sample pot of paint that you pre paint your suitcase with and bring your painted case in to embellish...decoupage, stenciling, whatever you like!
9/20-21- at the Visalia Home Show!

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®- Getting Started

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 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.  This option is being limited to four students per class and the project should be something that can easily be carried in by you with one arm and fit on the table in front of 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 since we will not be going over proper waxing or initial painting techniques.    No bring your own project…everything is provided. 4 hours  $100

GET PLASTERED - Work with Chalk Paint® and embellishment products,  to include Fine Stone, Pearl Plaster, and VP Antico from Artisan Enhancements - elevate your painting style and take it to the next level!  $80 

YOU CRACK ME UP - Work with Chalk Paint® and embellishment products to include Crackle Tex, Easy Crackle, Annie Sloan Craqueleur, and Annie's Famous Crackle Paint look $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! 
 $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, 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 Workshop 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 but right now from about 1 -6 on most Fridays.  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  

ICING ON THE CAKE - Work with Chalk Paint® and Wood Icing products,  to include Texture Paste and Glazes...tons of fun $75  2 - 3 hours

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