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Studio Workshops

Our studio based workshops provide real-time, personalised support from an experienced professional. These small group workshops offer a great, relaxed environment in which to learn new skills and meet like-minded people.

About Our Studio Workshops

We offer a variety of hands-on workshops taught by Simon, a professional decorator and designer with 30+ years of experience. Each workshop includes access to tools, equipment, paints and materials* plus unlimited tea/coffee.

 

To ensure quality tuition time and adequate space in the studio the maximum number of participants attending the studio workshops is limited to 5 people. Check out our complete list of studio workshops currently on offer below, and make a booking today.

* sample boards are provided for all workshops, however for the painted furniture workshops you have the option of bringing your own small piece of furniture with you to paint.

Upcoming Events
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  • The Art & Craft Of Marbling
    The Art & Craft Of Marbling
    Sat, Jun 29
    South Coast Studio
    Jun 29, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    South Coast Studio, 123 Seabrook Rd, Hythe CT21 5RB, UK
    Jun 29, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    South Coast Studio, 123 Seabrook Rd, Hythe CT21 5RB, UK
  • The Art & Craft of Wood Graining
    The Art & Craft of Wood Graining
    Sun, Jun 30
    South Coast Studio
    Jun 30, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    South Coast Studio, 123 Seabrook Rd, Hythe CT21 5RB, UK
    Jun 30, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    South Coast Studio, 123 Seabrook Rd, Hythe CT21 5RB, UK

Our Next Workshop

Full Day Studio Workshops & Courses

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Hand Painted Furniture
Workshops

These workshops are designed for anyone with an interest in learning how to create beautiful and professional looking pieces of hand-painted furniture.

Whether you are wanting to build upon the skills you have already developed, or you are just starting out, our workshops will fuel your imagination and be an invaluable source of inspiration.

You will be guided through the use of different types of primers, undercoats and finishing paints and shown the best ways to protect your work.

There will be plenty of time throughout the day, to ask questions and seek advice, from an experienced, professional interior decorator.

10am - 3.00pm

Maximum 5 people per group

£190

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The Art & Craft of Woodgraining (Advanced)

This workshop is designed and structured for people with a good knowledge and understanding in the use of the specialist tools and materials used to create these amazing decorative paint effects. Through this workshop, you will gain a greater understanding, of the art of faux wood graining techniques much used and highly prized by decorators and conservators around the world.

You will be guided through the different stages used to create professional looking faux wood graining effects, and then shown the correct use of varnishes to protect your work.

Whether you are wanting to build upon the skills you have already developed, or you are just starting out, our workshops will fuel your imagination and be an invaluable source of inspiration.

There will be plenty of time throughout the day, to ask questions and seek advice, from an experienced, professional interior decorator.

9.30am - 4.00pm

Maximum 5 people per group

£290

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Marbling & Faux Stone
Workshops

These workshops are designed for anyone with an interest in learning how to create amazing stone and marble paint effects, used extensively in restoration projects around the world.

Whether you are wanting to build upon the skills you have already developed, or you are just starting out, our workshops will fuel your imagination and be an invaluable source of inspiration.

You will be guided through the different stages used to create professional looking faux marble and stone paint effects, and the use of sealants.

There will be plenty of time throughout the day, to ask questions and seek advice, from an experienced, qualified interior decorator.

10am - 4.00pm

Maximum 5 people per group

£220

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The Art & Craft of Marbling (Advanced)

This workshop is designed and structured for people with a good knowledge and understanding in the use of the specialist tools and materials used to create these intriguing decorative paint effects. Through this workshop, you will gain a greater understanding, of the ancient art of faux marbling, a much prized skill used extensively in restoration projects.

You will be guided through the different stages used to create a beautiful, professional looking faux marble effect and shown the correct use of varnishes and sealers to protect your work.

Whether you are wanting to build upon the skills you have already developed, or you are just starting out, our workshops will fuel your imagination and be an invaluable source of inspiration.

There will be plenty of time throughout the day, to ask questions and seek advice, from an experienced, professional interior decorator.

9.30am - 4.00pm

Maximum 5 people per group

£290

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Woodgraining & Paint Effects Workshop

These workshops are designed for anyone with an interest in learning how to create broken colour effects e.g. rag rolling and colour wash & professional looking woodgraining paint finishes.

Whether you are wanting to build upon the skills you have already developed, or you are just starting out, our workshops will fuel your imagination and be an invaluable source of inspiration.

You will be guided through the different stages used to create professional looking faux woodgraing paint effects, and shown the correct use of sealants.

There will be plenty of time throughout the day, to ask questions and seek advice, from an experienced, qualified interior decorator.

10am - 4.00pm

Maximum 5 people per group

£220

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The Art of Faux Stone Painting (Advanced)

This workshop is designed and structured for people with a good knowledge and some experience with using the tools and materials used in decorative paint techniques. Through the course of this workshop, you will gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the ancient art of faux granite & sandstone paint effects, skills highly prized and used in restoration.

You will be guided through the different stages used to create professional looking paint effects and introduced to oil & acrylic scumble glazes & colourants, and their correct use and applications.

Whether you are wanting to build upon the skills you have already developed, or you are just starting out, our workshops will fuel your imagination and be an invaluable source of inspiration.

There will be plenty of time throughout the day, to ask questions and seek advice, from an experienced, professional interior decorator.

9.30am - 4.00pm

Maximum 5 people per group

£290

Brand New Half Day Workshops -
Tickets Now Available From Just
£95!

Discover the Art of Decorative Paint Techniques With These Specially Crafted,

Introductory, 3 Hour Classes & Workshops

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Join our workshops and learn the secrets of decorative paint techniques. Discover faux stone finishes, as our experienced instructors guide you through the process step by step. Unleash your creativity and transform any space with our unique techniques.

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We need to start training the next generation of crafts men and women, or, ancient arts like marbling, will be lost forever. Learning these amazing techniques will take your skills to the next level giving you just the boost you need to succeed

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Woodgraining

Looking for something truly unique? These specialist techniques will bring your vision to life. From hand-painted furniture to restoration projects, you could soon be specializing in creating one-of-a-kind pieces that will make a statement in any room. 

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