Recently I taught a new class covering stencil techniques for decorating furniture and small scale projects.
I demonstrated finishes that resembled Lapis Lazuli and Malachite along with decoupage techniques. The students learned how to fit corner pieces, coach lines, borders and repeat pattern together. Handy tips for measuring surfaces and placing motifs were explained and undertaken. We completed two painted sample boards using all the knowledge that we had accrued. Although we all enjoyed the classes it was a lot to achieve in four hours so I have adapted the class to be a full day with lunch. I am very excited to offer the longer class as it will offer the opportunity to extend the techniques and complete another sample board.
The new Stencil Techniques for Furniture workshops will take place on Sundays to follow our Stencil Day; This offers better value for those that have to travel far. A student does not need to have completed our Stencil Day class before booking the furniture class but if an entire weekend can be spared it is well worth doing both together.
What can we expect from the STENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR FURNITURE day? To gain the skills and confidence to allow you to customise pieces or furniture and other small scale projects. Using paint, metal leaf and acrylic glaze students will experiment with a collection of corner, border, repeat and spot motif stencils to create panels, circlets and overall pattern. Special attention is given to corners, symmetry and contrast panels. Simple fantasy finishes and decoupage will be demonstrated. Most of the skills learned will apply to larger projects too. Three samples will be created after experimentation on paper.
Do we get anything to take home? Yes, you will take home more than £50.00 worth of stencils and completed samples of your work along with knowledge, confidence and notes to accompany the class.
What can we expect on the STENCIL DAY? Students will experiment with different techniques, media and surfaces.The stencil day covers techniques for larger scale projects such as walls, floors and fabrics. Students will learn how to cut a stencil. Paints for walls and fabrics will be employed along with oil sticks, metal foils and powders. A tour of stencilled rooms at Stocksfield Hall forms part of our day, the class aims to be busy, fun and give a good foundation for building stencil skills.
Do we get anything to take home? Yes, students should leave with their completed samples, knowledge, experience, confidence and a starter kit worth approx £30.00 which includes brushes
INFORMATION FOR BOTH DAYS
Who are the classes suitable for? Total beginners and those with previous stencilling experience should benefit from either class. Also, they may be useful for those that are already teaching paint related workshops and want to add some extra skills to their repetoire. We will start with the basic stencil skills then build. Once the techiques have been demonstrated the students will work and experiment to their own level
Is there accomodation nearby? Yes, We are a short train ride or a longer bus ride from the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the historic market towns of Hexham and Corbridge. You will find accommodation to suit various budgets and public transport in those places. There is B&B accommodation in Stocksfield village too, but you will need to walk or drive from them. The Stencil Library has a car park. Newcastle upon Tyne, is 17 miles away and has an airport, train, bus and coach station.
What do we need to bring to class? Bring a note book, tape measure and an overall/apron.
Note The workshops take place in my home, there are uneven floors and stairs. The house can be cold, even in summer...wear layers! Both classes are limited to a maximum of six students.
How do I book? Phone, postal and email details for The Stencil Library can be found here Alternatively, contact our Twitter or Facebook page or leave a comment on this blog and we will contact you.
The cost of the Stencil Techniques for Furniture day is £95.00 and the Stencil Day class is £75.00 Refreshments, lunch and materials are provided. We offer a price reduction of £5.00 per class when both classes are attended on the same weekend. See, there is such a thing as a free lunch!
Students may take advantage of a 10% discount when ordering stencils and equipment on the day.
Stencil days are hosted on Saturdays and furniture classes on Sundays. The dates for 2015 are Jan 17/18, March 7/8, April 4/5 and May 2/3
I am happy to run private classes for small groups on other dates.
Refreshments are served at 09.45 we start stencilling at 10.00 and finish at 17.00 Fancy it? Contact us.