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Malachite Morning



This workshop is designed and structured for people of all abilities to learn the ancient art of faux natural stone effect paint techniques and to be comfortable using the paints and glazes used to master them.

You will be introduced to acrylic scumble glazes and colourants, which are very easy to work with and now used extensively in conservation and restoration projects.


These workshops have been carefully designed by Simon Nobs, Director of Snobs Interiors Ltd. With over 35 years experience working as a specialist interior decorator, designer and paint effects artist, Simon has taken all his knowledge and experience to create a range of unique and skill focused courses and studio based workshops.


You will be given a detailed explanation of the correct use of primers and basecoats to be applied to a variety of surfaces and we will then move on to prepare and basecoat the sample boards. Then you will be guided through the different stages used to create a professional looking faux malachite stone paint effect, and shown the correct use of varnishes to protect your work.


The  structure and layout of the class is designed to be easy to follow and is packed with all the information you need to achieve amazing results, with plenty of tips and tricks to discover along the way.


The workshop will start at 10.00am and we aim to finish around 1.00pm. All students are asked to bring an apron or wear suitable clothing.

There is a minimum of 2 students to allow the workshop to run, and a maximum of 5.

There will be plenty a time throughout the morning to ask Simon questions and seek advice on anything to do with painting, decorating and design projects.


Sample boards will be available for you to practice on. 


You will also be provided with brushes, tools and equipment, and all the paints and finishes you might need throughout the morning, along with full instruction on their correct use. 


Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available throughout the morning.

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