Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Workshops

Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint® Stockists are decorative painters who are professionally trained using Annie's techniques. We have attended various workshops stateside and the UK and continue to explore new techniques every day in our own studio/workshop in Parker.  

Simpler Times Designs is proud to offer a wide variety of decorative painting workshops hoping to meet the needs of all our unique customers. Reservations and prepayment are required for most workshops. Students may prepay in person at Simpler Times Designs’ studio, by phone or email.  A minimum of 2 attendees will hold a class. Class size is limited and filled on a first come, first paid basis. Cancellations are accepted 48 hrs prior to scheduled workshops--these students may apply their deposit toward a future workshop. If the dates and times aren't convenient for you, please call and we'll try to accommodate you!  Deposits for ‘no-shows’ are non-refundable.

The four new Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan workshops cover a range of simple to more advanced painting and finishing techniques in more concise classes in which you get hands on painting, finishing techniques and waxing.  All the materials and supplies will be provided - all you need to bring is your enthusiasm for Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and get ready to experience a creative blast!

 

Basic

Upcoming Workshops 

Saturday, June 24th, 10a-12noon

Call for class date information $99

Core concepts of what makes Chalk Paint® so amazing - a smooth/modern finish, rustic finish and liberal application; simple one and two color distressing and how to perfect your piece with Clear, Dark, Black and White Annie Sloan Soft Wax®.  Light refreshments will be available.  Class size is limited. Call or stop by for reservations. (913) 515-5677

 

 

Distress

Upcoming Workshops

Call for class date information $99

 

Give your furniture some life and character with distressing.  This class offers color textured distress, color washing, painting and distressing over and with Annie Sloan Soft Wax®; also using organic materials and distressing creating a unique texture. Light refreshments will be available. Class size is limited. Call or stop by for reservations. (913) 515-5677

Texture 

Upcoming Workshops

Call for class date information  $99

 

For a little kicking it up a notch, this class offers techniques that add a bit of character to just about any surface.  Crackling, stippling, frottage, two color textured dry brushing and for a little bling, gilding wax. Light refreshments will be available. Class size is limited. Call or stop by for reservations. (913) 515-5677

 

Wax 101

Call for class date  information $99

 

This informative class will alleviate some of that dark wax anxiety!  We'll cover Clear, Dark, Black and White Soft Wax® techniques on large surfaces and exploring different ways to use the wax as a distress and stain on raw wood.  Troubleshooting and finishing techniques, too! Light refreshments will be available. Class size is limited. Call or stop by for reservations. (913) 515-5677

Paint With Me Tuesday's and most Saturday's

Upcoming Workshops

EVERY TUESDAY 10am-2pm

SATURDAY'S  10-2 or 1-5pm

                    

Or call for a more convenient time for you!

 

Need to give that worn out, outdated furniture a new fabulous face?  Bring a piece you can carry by yourself (due to time and space limitations), then paint and wax alongside a trained instructor. Paint your own item with Chalk Paint® from start to finish! We suggest a large picture frame, bench, stool, mirror, chair, small table or nightstand. Class includes instruction, guidance and all supplies. Please bring lunch as necessary. Space is limited, taken on a first come, first paid basis.  Come and experience the joy of painting with new friends! Paint With Me is held EVERY Tuesday 10-2p and most Saturday's from 10-2p or noon-4p.  ...$90. Reservations and prepayment are encouraged but not required. Feel free to call and give us a 'heads up' so we can accommodate everyone comfortably.  Call 913-515-5677 

 

Cabinetry Painting

Upcoming Workshops

June 8, Thursday, 6-9pm

June 17, Saturday, 5-8pm

Do you want to breathe new life into your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room by giving your cabinetry a face lift?  Need a splash of color?  Want to increase your home's value? How about saving thousands of dollars along the way?  Decorative cabinet finishes are an art form.  Using simple, effective, European-inspired techniques, we will teach you how to achieve a smooth finish on your existing cabinetry, whether your cabinets are raw wood, previously painted/ finished or laminate.  This workshop will focus on color choice, preparation, creating the smoothest finish possible, waxing, and maintenance.  A sample cabinet door will be provided or students may bring one from home.  Join us for this fun and informative workshop and do it right the first time!   Light refreshments will be served.  Class size is limited.  3 hrs...$100. Reservations and a $25 deposit are required.  Call 913-515-5677

 

Fabric Dyeing Fun!

Upcoming Workshops

Call to schedule

 

Yes!  You can dye fabric with Chalk Paint®!  Come learn the basics of dyeing fabric with the Shibori technique, block or stamp stenciling, how to dye curtains and a surprise technique!  This 1.5 to 2 hour workshop will get you started on a unique way of upcycling fabric, curtains, pillows, etc.  The possibilities are endless!  Class size is limited.  $45  Please call or stop in to reserve your spot!  913-515-5677

 

Mini Workshop 

This workshop is perfect for those painters wanting a quick lesson using Chalk Paint® decorative paint and waxing. Students will learn Annie’s most commonly used techniques—2-color distressed and smooth/modern. In addition, we will teach proper use of Clear, Dark, Black and White Soft waxes, as well as preparation and use of a Dark and Black Wax blend. All supplies are included. Call us to reserve a time convenient to YOUR schedule!  Estimated time is 1.5-2 hrs…$85  Call 913-515-5677

Please call to schedule this workshop at a time which works for you.

 

Private, customized painting session 

We will happily put time aside to meet with customers on a one-to-one basis, if this is what you prefer. This may include creating a number of sample boards using various techniques, experimenting with different color combinations on a couple of your kitchen cabinets or a one-on-one Paint With Me workshop where our full attention is devoted to you and your specific project. $45 per person per hour includes all instruction, supplies and light refreshments. Min 1 hour session for smaller items.  Minimum 2.5 hr session for cabinetry instruction (to allow for proper drying time.)  Please call to reserve a time and date.  Call 913-515-5677

 

Private Parties 

What a wonderfully unique idea for a Girls Night Out! (Guys, too!) Why not tap into your creative spirit with your closest friends? Simpler Times Designs will host a private party at our place or yours. Hosts will be responsible for providing all invites, food and refreshments. We will provide all the supplies needed plus our enthusiastic, creative, lively selves! Hosts may decide on a workshop or a "Bring Your Own Piece Party."  4 guest minimum, please. Pricing will depend upon type of party, number of guests and where party will be held. Please do not hesitate to call for pricing and availability.