Reserve your spot in one of our regularly scheduled workshops focusing on various techniques (from basic to advanced) using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and associated products.
Workshops cover basic techniques, color mixing, advanced finishes and cabinetry refinishing. You’ll learn techniques including creation of a smooth, modern finish, applying a color wash or wax effects, and achieving a two-color distressed finish … … And lots more!
During class you get to paint a piece provided by BSpoke 4U with the technique of your choice, to take home with you. We’ll also provide you with a Chalk Paint® Work Book for your future products.
Custom workshops are available! To plan a class or private party outside of our regularly scheduled workshops, just contact us!
Kathy Terry • Fall Schedule TBA • $75
Create a stunning, patterned area rug to fit just about any decorating scheme! The best bit? This workshop is completely customizable! Choose the paint colors and stencil patterns you love to create the rug of your dreams.
Cheri Fry • September 4, 2021 and February 5, 2022 1pm – 4pm • $45
Enjoy the freedom of Wet-on-Wet Painting!! Artists will learn to paint with wet techniques to create a non-distinctive background with varied, unpredictable watercolor effects through use of spray bottle, droppers, and splattering. When background is dry, more layers can be added, creating dripping and uneven edges. This more modern-type painting style leans toward abstract as each artist’s creativity emerges.
Cheri Fry • September 18, 2021 and February 19, 2022 1pm – 4pm • $45
‘Water’ is the star of this painting! Placing dark to light colors side by side with directional strokes create the illusion of water; blending of colors will be limited. Application of paint will be with palette knives, rollers, brushes, cardboard, etc.
Cheri Fry • October 2, 2021 and March 5, 2022 1pm – 4pm • $45
Experiment and dive into the world of abstract!!! Find inspiration from modern paintings or old master paintings, from nature or common objects to set the theme for a new painting. Artists are led in discussions and will follow demonstrations using form, space, texture, line and color. Simplification is key for this abstract painting.
Cheri Fry • October 16, 2021 and March 19, 2022 1pm – 4pm • $45
Art with Words…Let your written poem become part of your original painting. Build your painting around your words or your words around your art, your choice. Samples will be provided for various combinations of writings and art.
Cheri Fry • November 6, 2021 and April 2, 2022 1pm – 4pm • $45
Painting simplified trees…time to ‘branch’ out! From abstract to realism, trees remind us of new beginnings, life, strength, stability, possibilities. Discussion and demonstration will guide each artist’s tree interpretation.
Cheri Fry • November 20, 2021 and April 16, 2022 1pm – 4pm • $45
Escape and Paint!!! Simplify paintings by ‘massing’ areas together like sky, ground, water, trees, buildings, and hills! Texture, color and values will add interest to your painting beyond brushwork, by using palette knives, cardboard, and/or mini paint rollers.
Available by request 10 am to 4 pm Wednesdays – Fridays
Seasonal project workshops teach techniques for getting exciting effects using Iron Orchid Design® molds, transfers and stamps.
Cheri Fry • July 3, 2021 and December 4, 2021 1pm – 4pm • $45
Let’s create atmosphere and space using fog and mist over water or fields. Each painting will feature a misty look. Watercolor skills of dropping-in color, spraying, lifting color, and softening will be introduced and practiced.
Kathy Terry • July 13 and July 20, 6pm – 8:30pm • $125
Let us show you the techniques and processes needed to refinish your kitchen cabinetry like a pro! You’ll use real cabinet doors to explore a variety of intermediate- to advanced-level cabinet finishing techniques.
Cheri Fry • August 7, 2021 and December 18, 2021 1pm – 4pm • $45
Play time has arrived! Get those ‘out of the box’ ideas and creative juices flowing. Mixed media paintings are exciting to create and often develop into unplanned surprises. Bring an open mind and spirit for fun, woohoo! Samples of techniques will be available.
Cheri Fry • August 21, 2021 and January 15, 2022 1pm – 4pm • $45
Intentional Brushwork – Lay it in and let it be! Leaning toward impressionism, artists will learn to paint with larger, meaningful strokes to suggest the subject.
Available by request. Cost: $125
Come spend a day with us painting your own piece while using our supplies, and receiving hands on instruction if needed. We supply the space, paint, brushes, and finishing products, you just bring the piece to paint.
Price includes use of all Chalk Paint®️, finishes, brushes
and tools. Hands on instruction included…..
Store & Teaching Studio
in St. Francisville Historic District
11892 Ferdinand Street
Saint Francisville, LA, 70775