Studio Primrose Workshops A heartfelt message to my students and customers... I am doing my best to add a few new creative workshops to the schedule...we can all benefit from the therapy it provides! At this time, however, I am needed at home, where I am loving on and supporting my parents through a difficult time in their lives. Until I can return to a full workshop schedule, I am always available to you for your painting questions. Please don't hesitate to call me. And I am offering 1-on-1 workshops during the weekday afternoon hours. I thank you for your support and understanding. Blessings, Laura
Create-n-Mingle Project Workshops
"Shabby Roses" with Stenciled Saying Plaque We are bringing back these gorgeous and fun-to-make Egg Carton roses! This project combines the gorgeous rose with a beautiful quote/saying to brighten your day! Choose from one of the 5 sayings in advance so that we have the customized stencil ready for you when you arrive. Laura will take everyone through the process of making both the full rose and the "blingy" rose. Then you choose which one you want to make for your plaque. Tell us your "quote" preference in the notes section when you register. You will make the rose, stencil your saying/quote and then if desired add the dots in this 1-1/2 hour workshop. The plaques are 8"x8" square. They come with a back piece so that you can set your plaque on a table surface. The back piece angles your plaque "just right" so that it will sit pretty and bring you happiness each time you see it! Of course it would make a great Valentine's gift! It's going to be so much fun! We can't wait to see you!
Intro to Furniture Painting...Simply Farmhouse In this workshop, you will create the “Farmhouse-style" layered paint finishes you see and love on Instagram and Pinterest! You don't need to buy new furniture! Laura will show you how to renew and re-do your existing furniture easily and with confidence. Everyone will paint on molding/wood pieces using both Debi's DIY chalk and clay based paints AND Olde Century Colors simulated milk paints. Layer paint colors, and then watch the transformation as you rub back the top layer to reveal the previous stained or painted layers. The beauty of Debi's chalk and clay paints is revealed in the layering, texturing and distressing. Pure awesomeness!These are both top notch paints and have their own nuances. Experience them for yourself and then choose the paint that best fits your painting project! Finally, add depth and color by waxing your paint finishes with clear, and dark or white wax. We will also discuss waxing vs varnishing...when to use one or the other. Take home your gorgeous painted samples and written instructions. Fee: $45 (includes everything)
Farmhouse Aged & Rustic Painted Finishes for Furniture Add Farmhouse or Rustic charm to your home with the new paint finishes you will learn and create in this workshop. - A crackled finish that combines crackling, chipping and then antiquing/aging, - straight-out-of-the barn weathered grey wood finish (one on unfinished rustic wood and the second technique creates a textured and grained effect over an existing smooth finished surface), - easy and gorgeous stains, and - a beautiful lightly distressed and aged Farmhouse-style paint finish over stained wood. Take home your gorgeous painted samples along with written instructions. Fee: $45 (includes everything) new dates coming Location: Studio Primrose (At The Rustic Hutch)
BYO Furniture Workshop - (Almost) All Day! This is your day…How much you accomplish is all up to you! Students have finished a chair (or 2), end table, lamp base, nightstand, etc. You are welcome to bring an additional piece with you to work on if there is any “wait time” you want to fill and to keep busy. Some students have brought smaller projects for an easier painting day. All of the paints and tools in Studio Primrose are available to you during the workshop to create your finish! Your painting experience, the size of your piece, and the complexity of your paint finish will all determine whether you complete your project during the workshop or if you may need to purchase the supplies to complete the project at home. Varnishing and/or waxing will need to be finished at home to give your gorgeous paint finish time to dry before application of a protective finish. Fee: $55 (early registration recommended…only 6 spaces avail) new dates coming Workshop location: Studio Primrose (at The Rustic Hutch)
You are welcome to bring any snacks or drinks to keep you going!
***To maximize your workshop time, your piece should be cleaned and prepped before the workshop!Intro to Furniture Painting is not required. If you have any questions regarding your project, Laura asks that you contact her before the workshop to discuss your furniture piece and what you would like to accomplish. Project Ideas include: nightstand, end table, dining chairs, etc. We suggest that the size of your project piece should be approximately the size of your CARRY ON LUGGAGE SIZE! You may bring a larger piece. However, please keep in mind that you may not be able to finish it during the workshop time.