Workshops and Parties

Workshops & Parties

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS- PLEASE SEE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS BELOW

FREE Wax Clinics

These are both FREE and will last about one hour (may go longer.) The clinic will be a casual event including a round table discussion about wax. We will do demos and you will get the opportunity to do some hands on waxing with Trish and Adrienne helping you using Annie Sloan’s Soft Waxes. Bring your questions, your troubles, your concerns….and we will take care of you! Open to all levels of users…newbies to experienced! Plan on having fun while learning more about Clear Wax & Dark Wax. You must be registered to attend. Please arrive on time as a courtesy to all others since we will be building on the information we share as we progress through the hour and will not be able to catch you up if late.

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July 13, 2013 (Saturday)- Get Your French On! Typography Class
 

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July 25, 2013 (Thursday Evening)- Annie Sloan BASICS Workshop

Visiting from out of town? Scroll to the bottom of this page to learn about Springdale Farm Bed and Breakfast! They are located within minutes of us!

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Annie Sloan BASICS Workshop


Starting time may vary- look at the registration details when purchasing a class. Often we start at 10am, but we do offer some evening classes also.
COST $130
The Purple Painted Lady is happy to offer the following workshops for Chalk Paint® Decorative Paints by Annie Sloan— the amazing “you want it, you love it, you’ve got to have it” furniture paint that is taking the country by storm! You’ll soon discover that these aren’t just ordinary paint finishes but a foundation of specialized techniques from which you’ll learn to create your signature looks with modern materials and application methods. And create you will, under the guidance of expert instructors who are not only skilled and renowned artisans but also gifted teachers. Their enthusiasm and relaxed teaching style, combined with their willingness to share information, extensive on-the-job experience, and product knowledge, will draw you into a world of creative possibilities you didn’t even know existed. Each workshop remains small enough to allow for one-on-one with me. You will be taught techniques, provided feedback and encouraged while networking amongst everyone in the workshop to spark excitement, creative ideas, and camaraderie.

Additional Classes will continue to be added! Email to inquire about a specific interest!
Have you always wanted to paint your own furniture but are too afraid?
Well fear no more! The Purple Painted Lady offers Group Workshops and Private Lessons to teach you how to make your own garage sale, grandma hand-me-down, sitting-in-the-garage-for-far-to-long-waiting-to-get-the-courage-up, piece of furniture into a beautiful custom piece that will sing!!!!! I have both my store/workshop located at 77 West Main Street in Macedon– and for LARGE parties- my home studio which is a 600 square foot refinished Barn with huge skylights located in Macedon. (and I just have to mention my chickens and turkeys who would like to meet you!)
 

“GET YOUR FRENCH ON” Workshop ~ French Typography Painting Class

This class is focused on using Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan.

You bring in a painted piece of furniture like a chair, small side table, smaller dresser that painted with Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan- Clear Wax on all sides EXCEPT the side that you are going to “decorate” with the detailing.

(Why clear wax all sides except the one you are detailing?) The Clear Wax is a protective top coat. If you are going to be moving your piece- you should wax all the sides for extra durability and to prevent scuff marks during transit, Leave the side unwaxed where the “Get Your French On” design will be going.)
Piece should have a fairly flat surface where detailing will be done. The piece of furniture you bring should be something that you carry in yourself solo. (I am going to repeat that) The piece of furniture you bring should be something that you carry in yourself solo. The Purple Painted Lady must approve your piece prior. Email a photo and dimensions of the piece you would like to bring, Think coffee table, small side dresser, occasional table or even a wood chair. (not dining room buffet or hutches or large dressers) Again, piece must be approved prior by The Purple Painted Lady. The Purple Painted Lady will supply the tools and materials to create something like the images below (but smaller scale in regards to scope.) The Purple Painted Lady will share her tips & tricks, like how she accommodates for curves on the perimeter of the drawers, which brushes are best, how to optimize the placement and size of decorative image.

We will also discuss and demonstrate our Transfer Gel by Artisan Enhancement as another option.

Workshop cost is $125 and it covers studio time, materials and instruction.

A large selection of French Designs and Typography provided to choose from- similar in size so maintain balance of project scope among all in the class.. For a small fee- image can be customized. Detailing will be completed in one color and a sample pot of the Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan you selected will be provided as a gift for you to take home.

Again, this class is focused on using Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan.

CLASS SIZE: This class capacity would be for a maximum of 6people and a minimum of 2- exceptions may be made based on my schedule- however, this would not set a precedent.

DURATION: 6 hours (could go a little longer dependent on your ability) Additional studio time can be purchased for work not completed in the duration of the class- based on the approval & schedule of The Purple Painted Lady.

COST: Pricing for the 6 hour workshop is $125.00 per person- paid in full at time of reservation. Pricing includes all materials- including a sample pot of Chalk Paint™ to take home and instruction to transform your piece.

If interested in inquiring – please email me at takuntzATrochester.rr.com (please use the @ sign where I have AT in that email address) and NOTE “GET YOUR FRENCH ON” in the subject.

50 Shades of Grey Painting Party

This class is focused on using Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan and – if you can stand the conversation without blushing- a book review of this infamous book! Do we dare? Oh yes!

You bring in a smaller sized piece of furniture or accessory like a wood dining chair, small petite side table, picture frame – and we will be painting with Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan. Either Paris GREY, Country GREY, Chateau GREY…or a combination making “Shades of Grey!” Piece should be small enough in size to be painted on top of a workshop table.

B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Lunch) Although I will have some beverages and snacks, and there is a great Chinese Take Out next door to me. Take the day off and don’t worry about making your lunch- unless you want to!

Pending the size of your project and the amount of time required to paint it OR how much time you spend talking about Christian Grey – “waxing” (oh my!) of your piece may or may not be able to be completed in the duration of the scheduled workshop. Wax tins are available for sale- if needed to do at home.

Please email a photo of the piece you would like to bring to The Purple Painted Lady for approval prior to the party. The Purple Painted Lady will supply the tools and materials. The Purple Painted Lady will share her some of her tips & tricks while having fun.

Workshop cost is $70 and it covers studio time, in store materials, instruction and a sample pot of Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan to take home.

Again, this class is focused on using Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan.

CLASS SIZE: This class capacity would be for a maximum of 4 people and a minimum of 2- exceptions may be made based on my schedule- however, this would not set a precedent.

DURATION: 4 hours

COST: Pricing for the 4 hour workshop is $70.00 per person- paid in full at time of reservation. Pricing includes all materials- including a sample pot of Chalk Paint™ to take home and instruction to transform your piece.

If interested in inquiring – please email me at takuntzATrochester.rr.com (please use the @ sign where I have AT in that email address) and NOTE “50 Shades of Grey” in the subject. Laters, baby!

“ReFunk YOUR Junk” Workshop

 

What does “ReFunk YOUR Junk” mean? You have a piece of furniture and perhaps it is just stained wood. You would rather have it look French Country or Shabby Chic. This workshop is for you! It will be a day workshop- with lunch included. 1 to 2 paint colors, brushes, lint free rags, sand paper, rubber gloves and waxes are supplied. All of Annie Sloan’s beautiful Chalk Paint colors are at your disposal…so there is no limitation – especially when you consider the dark wax available basically multiples all options by 2! Residual materials remain the property of The Purple Painted Lady. All projects must be approved by The Purple Painted Lady prior. Approval is first based on furniture size- think coffee table, small side dresser, occasional table. (not dining room buffet or hutches) Secondly, the complexity of your project. This is a group workshop so as so to maintain a balance of my time among all students- the scope of your project needs to be within the duration of the class Note that the GROUP WORKSHOP is NOT a workshop where you will be doing landscape portraits, or being taught multiple whimsical patterns. This class is focused on using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and ending the day having a piece transformed. CLASS SIZE: This class capacity would be for a maximum of 5 people and a minimum of 3- exceptions may be made based on my schedule- however, this would not set a precedent. DURATION: 6 hours If interested in inquiring – please email me at takuntzATrochester.rr.com (please use the @ sign where I have AT in that email address) and NOTE “Refunk YOUR Junk” in the subject.

COST: Pricing for the 6 hour workshop is $180.00 per person, $50.00 deposit at booking to hold your spot and the balance paid at the workshop. Pricing includes all materials and instruction to transform your piece and lunch is provided.

Chalk Paint BASICS Workshop

 

In this hands-on introductory workshop you will not only have FUN! But you will learn the “basics” of using Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paints and Soft Waxes by Annie Sloan. This paint is not one dimensional and there is so much functionality in it- let us show you how to take advantage of that and create pieces that will be drop dead gorgeous! check out the sample boards that were done at our October 2012 class.

All supplies will be provided. First you will learn about making a glaze/stain using Annie’s soft, dark wax. Then you will be painting a one and two-color technique- showing you how to add a little dry brushing for effect and creating a wash. A very important finishing step in regards to distressing – sharing our tips & tricks and making sure you can create a professional effect. Lastly- we will focus on using Annie’s wax! Hands on training on how to age and tone your finishes with clear and dark waxes and the proper application process is so critical and we don’t just tell you or show you how to do this. We have you do this yourself in the workshop! (applying the wax is often the biggest issue Chalk Paint™ users have- what is learned in this workshop will eliminate that from happening to you!)

You will leave the workshop with your own sample boards and the confidence and skills to tackle your own projects.

CLASS SIZE: We like to be able to help you one on one- so we have a class maximum of 6 people- with a minimum of 3- exceptions may be made based on my schedule- however, this would not set a precedent.

DURATION: This workshop runs around 3 hours…but could go over a bit based on questions asked- which is very positive. Please try to get here at least 15mins prior to class starting. * This is a casual painting party so bring a light snack and your favorite beverage to enjoy.

Location: The Purple Painted Lady, 208 East Main Street, Palmyra NY 14522

Chalk Paint™ If interested in inquiring – please email me at takuntzATrochester.rr.com (please use the @ sign where I have AT in that email address) and NOTE “Annie Sloan BASICS Workshops” in the subject. COST: Pricing is $130.00 per person, $50.00 deposit at booking to hold your spot and the balance paid at the workshop. Pricing will include materials. More details will be shared when you write me. Location: The Purple Painted Lady, 208 East Main Street, Palmyra NY 14522 *classes are limited in size, so please reserve your spot early

Wet Distressing MINI Workshop

In this hands-on mini-workshop you will learn the basics of wet distressing. The “why” would you want to do that, the “when” is it necessary, and the “how’s” among l of your other questions will be answered. You will practice the fundamentals on a funky French home accessory that you then can use in your home or give away as a gift. This workshop will include some painting using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ brand decorative paints. All supplies will be provided. CLASS SIZE: The class capacity is a maximum of 6 people and a minimum of 3- exceptions may be made based on my schedule- however, this would not set a precedent. DURATION: This workshop runs around 2 hours…but could go over a bit based on questions asked- which is very positive. Please try to get here at least 15mins prior to class starting. * We will have short break half way through with a light snack and beverage provided. If interested in inquiring – please email me at takuntz@rochester.rr.com and NOTE “Wet Distressing Mini Workshop” in the subject. COST: Pricing is $40.00 per person, $20 deposit at booking to hold your spot and the balance paid at the workshop. Pricing will include materials. More details will be shared when you write me. Location: The Purple Painted Lady, 208 East Main Street, Palmyra NY 14522 *classes are limited in size, so please reserve your spot early

IT’S A CHAIR AFFAIR….WITH ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT

Bring a dining room size chair that is in need of a facelift and with little or no prep using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax, you will learn how to transform and update your furniture. We’ll also be demonstrating a few techniques. Leave with your transformed chair and a sample pot of paint in your color of your choice! No experience necessary. CLASS SIZE: The class capacity is a maximum of 8 people and a minimum of 3- exceptions may be made based on my schedule- however, this would not set a precedent. DURATION: This workshop runs around 2 hours…but could go over a bit based on questions asked- which is very positive. Please try to get here at least 15mins prior to class starting. * I will supply light refreshments- but feel free to recruit girlfriends to take the workshop with and bring your own bottle of wine!

*** Per NYS Liquor Authority…if the premises is unlicensed and their Certificate of Occupancy is less than 20, patrons are allowed to bring their own alcohol.*****
If interested in inquiring – please email me at takuntzATrochester.rr.com (please use the @ sign where I have AT in that email address) and NOTE “Annie Sloan BASICS Workshops” in the subject. COST: Pricing is $75.00 per person, charged in full at booking to hold your spot and the balance paid at the workshop. Pricing will include materials. More details will be shared when you write me. Location: The Purple Painted Lady, 208 East Main Street, Palmyra NY 14522 *classes are limited in size, so please reserve your spot early

HOW TO MAKE A SILVER TRAY INTO A CHALK BOARD
Registration is required to reserve a spot. Since I don not require a deposit and will need to turn people away due to limited spots- I ask kindly…… that if there is a change in your plans after registering – please let me know as far in advance as possible. You supply the silver tray- I will supply the Annie Sloan Chalk PaintCOST: starting at $7 per tray (roughly 12 inches by 12 inches.) Larger trays can be quoted for a minimal additional amount. DURATION: This workshop runs a little over 2 hours. (yes- there are times we are watching paint dry) There is a Chinese Take Out place right next door to me- feel free to order and bring it here! Recruit a girlfriend to come with you and relax! And seriously- when is the last time you actually relaxed?! Silver Tray Chalk Boards make great gifts! They also are very sophisticated looking when used welcoming guests to a party, like a dinner party at your home- or even for a formal affair – like a wedding or shower. Here is a suggestion! SHOP VOA’s or Salvation Army and pick up old trays for next to nothing!

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND!

Learn how to do a Harlequin Layout! Harlequin Diamonds are so fun and whimsical- and not as difficult as you think to do. Perfect for the top of a dresser, side of a dresser, your floor, your wall, …you name it- you can paint it! Come on in and bring the piece you want to paint and then we can help you start the layout. Obviously- duration of workshop and size of your piece will determine if you will complete the total layout at The Purple Painted Lady. I would like to clarify- this class focuses on drawing the lay out and how I approach this project. To make this workshop worthwhile- bring in a piece to work on- If you do not have one- buy a cheap side table at the VOA or Salvation Army or Craigslist. Since you will not want to paint over the lay out- make sure your piece is ready to be decorative painted once layout is completed. What does this mean? Well, you will want to have your piece all prepped and ready for the lay out. So if you are using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint- just go ahead and paint it. If using latex paint – please sand your piece a bit, prime it and then base coat it in the color of your choice. That way once you can complete the actual layout- you can go home and paint it! Hands on training is always BEST! We will discuss painting techniques but will not be painting in this short workshop. As for finishing the lay out at home in case your piece is large…have no worries- you will have the knowledge to finish this at home. Advance registration and payment is required to reserve a spot. COST: $30 DURATION: This workshop runs between an 1.5 to 2 hours.

SINGLE SWIPE Painting Workshops! ~ STROKE OF GENIUS! (this would make a GREAT bridesmaid party or Girl’s Night Out!!!!! – BYOB of wine and munchies and make a party of it!)

You asked for it- and I am delivering it! ~ BYOB of wine and munchies and make a party of it!) This is a workshop where the end product will vary based on the season we are in- and since it is fall- a fun faux pumpkin will be the featured accessory or perhaps your class will be a new lamp and you will be painting the lampshade to compensate for the darkness that comes too early now. Later this winter- we will bring in vintage sleds! Either way- come and learn the basics, tips and tricks to get this effect and take a completed pot home.

Whatever it is we will be painting in your class- the item will be primed and have the laid out completed that way you can focus on just learning & painting. Single swipe painting adds depth and interests to anything you paint! This can be done in any color combination- so please let me know prior so I can have the correct colors available! And this technique is perfect to expand on to create flowers, leaves, or to paint diamonds or stripes (set your imagination free and paint whatever you would like)

Interested? Then register by purchasing this class!

CLASS SIZE: This class capacity would be for a maximum of 8 people and a minimum of 4- exceptions may be made based on my schedule- however, this would not set a precedent.

DURATION: This will be a 3 hour workshop.

COST: Pricing for the 3 hour workshop is $100 per person- paid in full at time of booking. Class registration includes all materials and instruction to create your own painted finished piece in class only. Materials are not provided to be finished outside of class.

DURATION: This workshop runs around 4 hours…but could go over a bit based on questions asked- which is very positive. Please try to get here at least 15mins prior to class starting. * This is a casual painting party so bring a light snack and your favorite beverage to enjoy.

Location: The Purple Painted Lady, 208 East Main Street, Palmyra NY 14522

By purchasing this Workshop you are acknowledging the Workshop Cancellation Policy which is => In the event you cancel with more than 2 weeks notice from the date of the start of the workshop, you may: 1) request a refund of your payment OR 2) choose to transfer your deposit to a later scheduled class.

Due to fees and losing the opportunity of placement of another student- you will incur a $15 processing fee for either choice.

In the event you cancel with less than 2 weeks notice from the date of the workshop, $40 will be forfeited.

However- if we are into our snowy winter months- IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER such as significant snow of more than 3 inches falling in the last 24 hours – DISREGARD THE ABOVE..we live in NY!

If interested in registering for this class- click HERE.

Or to inquire more about this workshop – please email me at takuntzATrochester.rr.com (please use the @ sign where I have AT in that email address) and NOTE “STROKE OF GENIUS” in the subject. More details will be shared when you write me.

Courtesy of http://www.onestroke.net/Supplies/video/1182_Brush_Stroke_Basics/1182_brush_stroke_basics.html

 

Kitchen Cabinet ReFAB Workshop

 

Ready to freshen up your kitchen but not interested in spending $1000′s to have it gutted or overhauled by a private contractor? Then this class is for you!

A prerequisite is setting up an appointment and working with Trish on selecting your color choices, creating your Chalk Paint™ material list and purchasing your product. At the time of consult, you should bring in one of your cabinet doors so we can talk about exactly how to approach your project! (and don’t worry if you need guidance on creating a design plan. Trish is a 3 time Rochester Homearama Designer/artist and can assist you in this FUN process. And that is totally correct- it is fun and we want you to enjoy the transformation journey! Trish can even help you with decisions down to suggestions for hardware and accessories to add after the painting is done!)

It is important to bring in one cabinet door prior since depending the type of cabinet you have- like stain versus painted, raised panel versus grooved will determine the process Trish will develop for you. Also- please bring in something or multiple color inspiration pieces that will drive your Chalk Paint™ color selection. Example of items that could be used- are a piece of your china, art work in the space, or photos of other kitchens that you love taken from magazines or on-line! This design process cannot be done in class- since the focus will be actual execution of painting and the design plan – versus design consulting. Design consulting is just a bonus and additional service you receive after payment for class has been received.

In this workshop we will using Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan and we will teach you- in a hands on approach how to transform your cabinetry using either a one or two color technique. You bring one cabinet door and by the time the workshop is over- you will have a finished piece and the skill to complete your whole kitchen.

This is a group workshop so as so to maintain a balance of my time among all students- the scope of your project needs to be within the duration of the class. Cabinet doors should be no bigger than 17 inches wide and 24 inches long.

CLASS SIZE: This class capacity would be for a maximum of 4 people and a minimum of 2- exceptions may be made based on my schedule- however, this would not set a precedent.

DURATION: This workshop runs around 4 hours…but could go over a bit based on questions asked- which is very positive. Please try to get here at least 15mins prior to class starting. * This is a casual painting party so bring a light snack and your favorite beverage to enjoy.

To register click HERE

PRIVATE LESSON – THE BOMB~

The PRIVATE LESSON – THE BOMB class- is basically exactly what I will be covering in the Group Workshop- using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. But in the private lesson- all my time and attention is spent with you one on one while you paint and finish your piece with me helping – for example- you could be working on one side- and I on the other. HOWEVER- since I am focusing 100% of my attention on you- there will be more hands on help when it comes to the finishing process of your piece- such as choosing a distress, aged, antiqued finish. This would NOT be a lesson where I am teaching you painting techniques to paint landscapes, or detailed whimsical designs- but that is not to say- if we have extra time- I would not discuss those ideas and techniques! (BUT you should consider taking the the workshop called ONE BRUSH STROKE Painting since the technique will be the focus here- BUT on a smaller scale like a pumpkin versus a buffet! Keep in mind- it is the same technique though- and you can extrapolate to do a bigger piece.) You select and purchase paint, wax and brush. DURATION: This private lesson lasts anywhere from 4-5 hours. (this excludes travel time) This is an excellent option if you would like to do more pieces in the future and are the type of person who asks lots of questions. A piece of furniture that could be done – could be a smaller hutch or buffet- a dining table. Dimensions and photo of piece must be sent to me prior- along with the design plan to ensure it fits into the parameters of this class. $250.00 in my studio $275.00 in your home within 20 miles of Macedon (Fairport area) of New York.* Additional distance quoted separately. Most lessons will be featured on my WEBSITE- so you can share with friends and family your proud work of art!

BIRTHDAY Painting Parties

Starting for those ages 8 and older (my apologies- NO exceptions for littler one’s). Party will consist of an art craft such as painting a canvas portrait of themselves, or a sports theme, sunflower – or faux painting of a large letter (perhaps the initial of each of their first names.) Topic will be selected prior and price varies based on materials required. Each party participant will have their art as a keepsake from the party. Then- all will enjoy Birthday Cake (supplied by you from a certified bakery) and the ceremony of opening presents. The Purple Painted Lady will set up and clean up for a stress free celebration that you get to relax and enjoy! CLASS SIZE: This party capacity would be for a maximum of 8 guests and a minimum of 5 – exceptions may be made based on my schedule- however, this would not set a precedent. In order to provide the maximum space for a parties we ask that there be a maximum of three additional non-painting guests (chaperones.) DURATION: 2 hours and scheduled during non-store hours – Additional time available $25.00 per half hour COST: Cost is $15 per party person. With a $50 deposit due at time of reservation. No call/ no show results in full loss of deposit. If interested in inquiring – please email me at takuntzATrochester.rr.com (please use the @ sign where I have AT in that email address) and NOTE “Painting Birthday Parties” in the subject. More details will be shared when you write me.

The Purple Painted Lady reserves the right to photos of parties, furniture painted, and murals to be posted on her website or advertising media, unless otherwise requested from client noted in writing.

INSPIRATIONAL ART WORKSHOPS FOR GIRL SCOUTS

This creative workshop was created by a Girl Scout who earned her Gold award and is focused to facilitate a dialogue specifically geared toward Girl Scouts and badge being earned. There is nothing like this offered any where around New York! The workshops are focused`ests traveling from a distance and looking for a place to stay- within walking distance is the Liberty Bed & Breakfast. Ms. Irene- a dear friend of mine is the inn keeper. Contact her and we will work out a package deal. THINK GIRLZ WEEKEND!!!!! Check out their and tell her “The Purple Painted Lady” sent you! http://www.libertyhousebb.com/index.html

PAST WORKSHOPS:

Dec 10 2011- ReFunk YOUR Junk

Jan 22 2012- ReFunk YOUR Junk

Visiting from out of town?

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Exceptionally clean and beautiful rooms to choose from – all with an on-suite! Relax, rejuvenate, enjoy over their 80 acres of park land. And of course- you should expect a scrumptious breakfast served at this B&B! Don and Eileen, your care takers are offering “Purple Painted Lady” customers a special! Stay one night or more, Monday – Thursday, and receive a 10% discount, from Springdale Farm Bed and Breakfast. Including a gift bag from ‘The Purple Painted Lady’

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