Paint technique workshops, courses & holidays


based: Florence, Italy

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Offering a range of Italian artisan workshop courses, including decorative painting, plasters/fresco, gilding and restoration courses. Courses are designed to teach the skills of decorative painting, decoration of furniture and interiors, gilding, wall finishes, plaster application, painting trompe l'oeil, and restoration of historical decoration.

| paint technique | Italy |


Paint School

based: London, UK

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London based paint techniques courses with a professional specialist decorator. Covering a range of techniques including: Venetian polished plastering, decorative paint effects, gilding, marbling and wood graining. Classes are kept small (max 6 students) and course skill levels go from beginner to professional.

| paint technique | England |

uk flagRoundhill Farmhouse

based: Somerset, UK
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Hands-on practical interiors courses and workshops, which include overnight B&B at Roundhill Farmhouse and home-cooked farmhouse food. The How to Paint Furniture teaches about: chalk paint, flat-painting, distressing, layering colours, and a range of techniques such as gilding and crackle-glazing, decoupage and stencilling.

| paint technique | decoupage | UK |


Laetitia Viljoen

based: Pretoria, South Africa

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Specialised paint technique training, interactive workshops from the basics of wall preparation to advanced paint techniques, glazing and varnishing.

| paint technique | South Africa |


Sacred Murals Studio

based: St Petersburg, Russia

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Icon-painting and mural workshops; teaching iconography and true fresco courses in the USA, Canada and Australia.

| paint technique | USA | Canada | Australia |


Vanessa Webb – Stunning Paint Effects

based: Somerset, UK

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Paint effects courses and lectures with Vanessa Webb at venues in the West Country, including the University of Bath, Dillington House and Urchfont Manor College.

| paint technique | UK |



New section: decorative paint technique courses

We are inviting submissions to this new category for residential and holiday workshops and courses covering decorative painting techniques and creative paint effects for use on furniture and interiors.


We will include courses covering many different decorative painting techniques including: shabby chic paint techniques, distressed painting techniques, chalk paint techniques, the use of glazes, colour wash, marbling, wood grain, decoupage, image transfer, collage, stenciling, gilding and metallic finishes, verdigris, sponging, rag rolling, crackling, dragging ...