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Workshops

In our workshops we demonstrate painting techniques using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.  We are enthusiasts of this fabulous paint and have been transforming furniture, lamps, artwork, frames and much more with her paint.   We love  sharing our knowledge and expertise with others as much as Annie Sloan does in her Oxford, England store.  Sharing the creative process with others – whether online or in workshops - is an important part of the paint’s success.   We hope you will join us!

 

    

WORKSHOPS

Class details, Dates & FAQ's below

(NEW) I’ve Painted – Now What? Workshop

You’ve painted… now what?  We’ll help you figure it out!  Bring your small, painted piece into our studio and get coaching from our paint experts on everything from waxing to adding embellished layers. Studio supplies and light refreshments included.

Embellishment Options: Shading, stenciling, Efex appliques (sold separately), stencil cremes, waxes and gilding wax.

  • Pre-requisite: 101 Workshop 
  • Class Max: 6; pre-paid registration required
  • Workshop Time: 2 1/2 hrs with option of additional studio time for $20/hr 
  • Cost:  $50 (+$20/hr additional studio time, if desired)
  • To register, call us at (757) 595-9355
  • At registration, email an image of your piece to Paint@sistersunique.com along with your name and workshop date so Joy can discuss vision for your piece and approve the size so workshop space can be set up.

 WORKSHOP DATES

  • Thu, March 9th     10:00 - 12:30 (additional studio time available)
  • Tue, March 21st   10:00 - 12:30 (additional studio time available)
  • Sat, April 1st        10:00 - 12:30 (additional studio time available)
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    (NEW) Stencil A Pillow Workshop

    Join us for a fun-filled workshop where you will learn to stencil on fabric. In this workshop, you will create your own masterpiece by stenciling on a pillow cover to take home. Studio supplies, one pillow (cover and insert) and light refreshments included. Optional second pillow cover and insert sold separately. 

    • Pre-requisite: 101 Workshop
    • Class Max: 6; pre-paid registration required
    • Workshop Time: 2 ½ hrs with option of additional studio time for $20/hr
    • Cost: $65 (+$20/hr additional studio time, if desired)
    • To register, call us at (757) 595-9355
    • NOTE: Pillow cover colors are limited, so register and reserve your color while supplies last! [VELVET: Pink, White;  LINEN: Blue, Grey, Tan, or White]
          

      WORKSHOP DATES

      • Sat, March 4th 10:00 - 12:30pm (additional studio time optional)
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        101 Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Workshop 

        Learn how to restyle your furnishing with Chalk Paint® and soft wax by Annie Sloan.  In this hands-on class you will learn the basics of working with the paint and wax to be ready to tackle any project.  You will learn 5 techniques (Smooth Modern | Color Wash | Two-Color Distress | Rustic | Layering Colors) on color boards to take home.

        Now is a great time to transform your furniture.  No priming, no odor and fast drying so you can paint right inside your house!  Supplies/materials and meal included.

        • Class Max: 8; pre-paid registration required 
        • Workshop Time: 3 hrs 
        • Cost:  $95
        • To register, call us at (757) 595-9355

        WORKSHOP DATES

        • Tue, March 7th    10:00 - 2:00
        • Sat, March 11th   10:00 - 2:00
        • Tue, March 28th   6:00 - 9:00
        • Sat, April 15th     10:00 - 2:00
        • Tue, April 18th     10:00 - 2:00
        • Thur, April 25th     6:00 - 9:00

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        Frequently Asked Questions:

        Q:  How do I register for a workshop?

        It’s easy! You can either call us at (757) 595-9355 to pay over the phone or you can visit our store during normal business hours [Monday through Saturday 10-5].

         

        Q:  Do I pay when I register?

        Reservations require payment in full.  Cancellations within 48 hours of the workshop are non-refundable.  Cancellations with more than 48 hours notice can be transferred (once) to a new workshop date within 60 days.

         

        Q:  How are cancellations handled?

        Store Cancellation:  If the class has less than 4 people, the class will be rescheduled by store discretion and we will contact you to move you to a different workshop date.

        Customer Cancellation:  Cancellations within 48 hours of the workshop are non-refundable.  Cancellations with more than 48 hours notice can be transferred (once) to a new workshop date within 60 days.

         

        Q:  Food: Dietary Concerns?

        Workshops with a meal:  Our meals are sandwiches and chips catered by Taste Unlimited.  For dietary restrictions, notify us in advance so we can make arrangements.  

        Workshops with light refreshments:  Include coffee, water, soda’s and chocolate (nothing helps creativity like coffee and sweets!).

         

        Q:  What’s included in a 101 Workshop?

        All studio supplies/materials/apron are provided along with an Annie Sloan bi-fold color card (for you) and a meal. The only thing you need to bring is a small notepad for notes.

         

        Q:  Where do I park?

        Daytime Workshops:  We recommend the free parking in the Fountain Way Parking Garage (entrance across from Paragon Movie Theaters) as the street parking is limited to 1 hour with towing enforced.  Use the 2nd elevator (for Mariners Row only) to be closest to our store entrance. Handicap parking is available on Mariner’s Row near our entrance.

        Evening Workshops:  Street parking is available on Mariner’s Row and towing is not enforced in the evening.

         

        Q:  Do you offer private workshops?

        We gladly offer this option. If you have a group of 4-8 people who would like a private party, ladies night out, couples date night, etc. contact us at 757-595-9355 to work out the details.