We are known for our informative and fun workshops crammed full of information, tips and hints. Last year we had over 800 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.
Fresno – 559-765-6050 for BYOP workshops
Clovis – 559-974-3208 for Basics, Cabinets, and our popular Paint Therapy
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 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! 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
OUR BASIC CHOICES – FOR THOSE WHO WANT AN EDGE GETTING STARTED
FUNdamentals of Chalk Paint®
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 Annie’s signature technique – two colored distress, achieving and embracing texture as well as easy smooth painting, distressing using different tools, all about waxing 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! Everything is provided including sample boards that change all the time! 2 1/2 hours $75
BYOB – BRING YOUR OWN BASICS
Bring your own small wooden furniture piece to learn on. A small table, dining room size chair, end table and you will be guided by Vicki or Debbie in cleaning, painting and waxing to transform it before your eyes. This is a great way to get you going if you just need a kick start or you really feel like Vicki does, and you learn better by digging in and doing it! Everything provided except the piece you bring! Use our paint, brushes, wax and learn the differences with each. Learn the nuances of waxing with clear and dark or black if wanted. Learn distressing the no mess no distress way! Bring a sack lunch if you want! We will provide drinks. This is basics with one color paint, distressing if wanted, waxing, and little extras as time allows Allow 3-4 hours $100
AND MORE – – – – We are constantly adding workshops that may not be listed here…. please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see current offerings before they sell out!
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 required 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!
Adding new workshops regularly! 2018 will see many new workshops. Please follow our Instagram and Facebook pages for more up to date info
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. $80
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 less than 4 students each session so everyone gets individual attention. Each student brings in one of their cabinet doors from their home. Doors must be no larger than 20×24 (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! $150 Allow 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 remove all hardware and clean ahead, removing all grease and food. We will clean again, but most cleaning needs to be done prior.
- Please note this workshop is exclusive for built in cabinets, not furniture.
- This workshop is limited seating for maximum individual attention
******While there is no prerequisite for this workshop, it is strongly 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
Do you want to paint on a piece with guidance from us? This studio time might be something you would like! Bring your small wooden furniture piece, frame, brass light, etc and we will guide you through the process. 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! $20 per hour studio time. You purchase paint and materials you need and use our supplies (brushes, rags) Basics workshop or BYOBasics is needed prior to this since we can explore more advanced finishes during this time depending on look you want to achieve.
GET GOING WITH GEL STAINS
Do you want to get going on a gel stain project like your cabinets? Bring in your cabinet door and we will help you get the process started the right way to achieve professional results with this unique oil based staining process. You will leave with the first coat done on your door, (but not dry) and all the info needed for topcoats, etc so you can continue at home. $50
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 or follow us on our social media Facebook and Instagram pages.
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. We do spend a great deal of time prepping and getting everything ready for you so we are very sad when you don’t show up.
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. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the most up to date workshop information.
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!! If you simply cannot make it because you become sick, kids soccer game, car breaks down, in laws in town, etc etc, if you call and give us 24 hours advance notice you receive a 50% store credit toward another workshop or anything in store. If you call ahead and we are able to fill your seat you will receive 100% workshop fee store credit!
Come and relax in our inspiring environment and discover why we are all about Creative Possibilities! See you soon!