We are known for our informative and fun workshops crammed full of information, tips and hints. Last year we had over 700 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 both locations. Please call each shop to check on their availability.
Fresno – 559-765-6050
Clovis – 559-974-3208
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!
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 and if they don’t know it, they will find out for you and get back with you!
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
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
Join in our most popular workshop each month! One evening each month in each store, mostly on first Thursday in Clovis and second Thursday in Fresno. Held monthly, PAINT THERAPY™ was started by Vicki when 3 Oaks Studio began, after hearing customers exclaim that painting with our products was such therapy! She developed a workshop where even someone who has never picked up a brush before can have fun, learn about new materials, socialize and leave with a finished project they can give as a gift or proudly display in their home.
PAINT THERAPY™ is 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 accommodate the demand 2 1/2hours – $ Depends on project
CHALK PAINT® THE BASICS
This workshop is for the beginner painter as well as those seasoned painters but are just new to Chalk Paint®. In this workshop you will learn the basics of working with Annie’s paint and why it breaks rules. Learn the popular two colored distress, achieving and embracing texture, distressing different ways, how easy it is to blend color, all about waxing and ways to achieve very smooth finishes, as well as tips and hints to fix and refresh finishes….this class is about fundamentals to get you going with your projects with confidence and excitement! And get you going quickly!! Come and learn, go home ready to tackle your projects with knowledge and enthusiasm! 2 1/2 hours $50
MILK PAINT AND MORE!
Learn how to get that chippy goodness that milk paint is known for. You will be learning a two colored chippy distress finish on a small door that you will finish up with your newly rusted hook that you rusted using our reactive metallic rust paint. $60
The following EMBELLISHMENT workshops are additional ways of using Chalk Paint® to make your home uniquely yours on your furniture, cabinets, craft projects, etc. it is recommended that you have good working experience painting with Chalk Paint® prior to these classes as we will not be going over basic painting and waxing, but getting right to the fun part of enhancing our projects and taking them to a new level!
Weathered Wood (a 3 Oaks Studio exclusive technique), Faux galvanized metal and faux woodgrain! Love Fixer Upper and want to know how to achieve a faux galvanized metal look that you can apply to furniture, lamps, pots, etc? Learn this plus our popular Weathered Wood look in your choice of a beachy lighter look or deeper wood tones, plus faux woodgrain, when you want that stained look but cannot achieve it over the previous finish. $65
FRESNO TUESDAY LUNCH BUNCH – Stay tuned! WE are developing our Tuesday lunch bunch workshops – each one technique, one hour – bring your lunch and get to work! Learn something new each week to include stenciling, plasters, gilding, foiling, crackles, etc. When you have completed the series you will have a patchwork quilt of samples that can be hung on your wall and enjoyed for years! Plus have learned great finishes for your furniture! $25 each
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. You will 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 20″ x 24″ space. (This is a MUST so that we can utilize our EZ Bake Oven to speed dry time for class purposes) 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! $125 3 hours
Cabinet door size is limited to 20″ wide by 24″ deep to ensure adequate drying time for class, and the use of our drying oven for cabinet doors. Doors larger than this may not be able to be accommodated.
- Please note this workshop is exclusive for built in cabinets, not furniture.
- This workshop can also be scheduled individually at your convenience.
******While there is no prerequisite for this workshop, it is recommended you have some experience with Chalk Paint®. Try playing on a small piece to get the feel of Annie’s paint and then come to class ready to tackle your large project!
BYOP STUDIO DAY
Available every week at both stores now! – This is 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.
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.
This isn’t a formal workshop, but guidance is given along the way and plenty of time for you to paint freely! Please contact stores for available days!
THE FINE PRINT………
We do not always get the workshops available on the website before they sell out, so for up to date info please call the shops!
Please note Workshop fees are paid when registering and are non refundable. If you cannot make it, please feel free to give your seat to a friend.
Workshop fees are one seat per paid person. Because of space limitations we don’t have space for friends to watch.
****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, or the Fresno store at 559-765-6050 with a credit card handy! Or even better, stop on by!
All workshop reservations require 100% payment upon reservation. Because of the popularity of our classes, class fees are non-refundable. You always have the option of giving your seat to a friend who will thank you!!
Come and relax in our inspiring environment and discover why we are all about Creative Possibilities! See you soon!