Chalk Paint® Workshops

Workshops

At Emporium, we offer a variety of classes aimed to inspire and teach you how to create a beautiful environment for any home.


The Annie Sloan Method – Basics “Annie’s Best”

(Getting Started Using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan)

You’ve probably seen a million pins on Pinterest and your IG feed is flooded with gorgeous images of repainted furniture.  What are you waiting for?  Get Ready to Fall in Love with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan!

We want to help YOU fall in love with Chalk Paint® and the many creative finishes that can be achieved. In our introductory, fast paced, hands-on workshop you will see that painting furniture can be fun and easy once again! You will love the gorgeous colors and the ‘user friendly’ nature of the paint. We are certain the ease and versatility of the Chalk Paint® will simply sing to your creative soul and inspire you to want to paint everything in sight!  All those wonderful things you have heard about Chalk Paint® are TRUE!

Dates: TBA

Cost: $35 – you MUST reserve your spot with full non-refundable payment to guarantee seating.

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THE FINE PRINT
This class is 2 hours long.  We cover 2 of Annie’s most POPULAR paint techniques, using Annie’s wax to seal and protect your painted finish, plus lots of tips, ideas, and inspiration. Dana will also demonstrate additional techniques as time permits.

If you have any questions about The Annie Sloan Method – Basics “Annie’s Best” Workshops, give us a call at (209) 250-0540 or email us at emporium228@gmail.com


ReFUNK Your JUNK! (Bring Your Own Furniture)

Can’t look at your furniture any longer?  Are you bored with your golden oak purchase from years ago? How do you change that hand-me-down dining table into the chic look you’re hoping for?

You refresh and REFUNK it using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.  In this class you’ll easily refresh and renew it using Chalk Paint®! All supplies provided (including paint, wax, stencils, gilding, etc).

The item you bring to paint must be able to carry item by yourself and about the size of a small nightstand. Size limitation required to ensure a completed project at the end of the workshop (think carry-on luggage). Chairs with spindles not advised as it will take more than 4 hours.  There are always odd sized pieces that can be finished in the allotted time, so here are some photos to get your creative juices flowing.

But wait!  You want to paint your built in cabinetry?  Let us help you with that!  Bring a door and a drawer (check with us for size limitations) and get your technique perfected before tackling a large project!

Dates: TBA

Cost: $90 – you MUST reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of $40 to guarantee seating.

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THE FINE PRINT
This class is 4 hours long.  All materials and supplies are included.  Finishes are limited to SMOOTH and SIMPLE VINTAGE (1 color distressed) sealed with Annie Sloan Clear Wax.

Class size Limited to 5 people.  This class is more space-intensive than our other Workshops.

If you have any questions about Refunk Your Junk Workshops, give us a call at (209) 250-0540 or email us at emporium228@gmail.com


Dana teaches much more than Chalk Paint classes

Check out these creative classes – no doubt you’ve seen these finishes scattered throughout the shop.


Stencils and Transfers and Molds – OH MY!

Are you leery of using embellishments? With a little help, encouragement, and inspiration, you’ll be sprinkling beauty all over your home like Glenda the Good Witch sprinkles glitter!


Tray Day

This inspiring and informative 3 hour class will spark your creativity!  You’ll use the HOTTEST embellishment products on the market and create a beautiful lap tray suitable for giving, but you’ll want to keep it for yourself!

Dates: TBA

Cost: $75 – you MUST reserve your spot with a full, non-refundable payment to guarantee seating.

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Our class size is limited to 4 people, so be sure to call soon to reserve your spot.

If you have any questions about Tray Day Workshops, give us a call at (209) 250-0540 or email us at emporium228@gmail.com

French Garden Pot

Looking for a quick and creative way to update an ordinary clay or ceramic pot?  In 90 minutes, you’ll add color, dimension, and patterns to give your plants a home with style!

Dates: TBA

Cost: $25 – you MUST reserve your spot with a full, non-refundable payment to guarantee seating.

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Our class size is limited to 6 people, so be sure to call soon to reserve your spot.

If you have any questions about French Pot Workshops, give us a call at (209) 250-0540 or email us at emporium228@gmail.com

Patina Pumpkins, Skulls, and More

Get hands-on experience with Metal Effects from Modern Masters.  Metal Effects creates an aged metal (bronze, copper & iron) patina using metal paint and patina solutions.

We will be transforming a plastic or resin pumpkins from Michael’s or Hobby Lobby to make it look like it’s actually aged metal. These products are so amazing.  We will watch as the patinas develop.

You bring your own pumpkins, so you can choose the shape and size you love.  Here’s an idea of other items you might want to use this metal paint. The class fee allows you to paint two pumpkins or items of similar size.  Additional pumpkins can be painted for $25/each.

Date: TBA

Cost: $75 per person (bring 2 pumpkins) – You MUST reserve your spot with a full, non-refundable payment to guarantee seating.

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Our class size is limited to 6 people, so be sure to call soon to reserve your spot.

If you have any questions about Patina Pumpkins, Skulls, and More Workshops, give us a call at (209) 250-0540 or email us at emporium228@gmail.com

Note:  Your patina pieces may not be completely dry by end of class – no problem.  You can stay until they are dry or return the next day to pick up your works of art!


Autumn Sign

Create your own Fall sign to express your feeling of thankfulness.  This hands on class will relax yet energize you for the upcoming holiday rush. 
Choose from 3 designs stenciled on a 12×12 stained wood plaque. You choose the colors you’ll use so its uniquely yours.
Date: TBA
Cost per person (includes all materials) : $35
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Class size is limited to 8 people.  To ensure we have the design of your choosing, you must pre-register.  Registration is open until TBA.

If you have any questions about Autumn Sign Workshops, give us a call at (209) 250-0540 or email us at emporium228@gmail.com

Christmas Signs

Perfect for the Holiday Season, we are offering 2 unique, handcrafted signs, perfect for giving or keeping for yourself!

Merry Christmas Sign

Here’s your first chance to create a handcrafted sign to give or keep.  Use icy hot retro colors, traditional colors, or a single color, the choice is yours!

Dates: December 2nd, 2pm-3:30pm

Cost per person: $35

You can pay in person, over the phone, or via the PayPal button below!

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Class size is limited to 8 people, so be sure to reserve your spot soon!

If you have any questions about Merry Christmas Sign Workshops, give us a call at (209) 250-0540 or email us at emporium228@gmail.com

We Wish you a Merry Christmas Sign

Our 2nd holiday sign class is a tad trickier and will take a bit longer than our first.  Along with choosing your colors, you can also bring embellishments (we’ll bring the glue guns!).

Dates: December 6th, 6pm-8pm

Cost per person: $45

You can pay in person, over the phone, or via the PayPal button below!

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Class size is limited to 8 people, so be sure to reserve your spot soon!

If you have any questions about We Wish you a Merry Christmas Sign Workshops, give us a call at (209) 250-0540 or email us at emporium228@gmail.com


Open Studio

With Dana McGarry – Certified Annie Sloan Stockist

Want to work on a larger project and don’t have the space? Want some company while you get creative?

Welcome to Open Studio!

Schedule a block of time at Emporium and tackle it here! Emporium provides the tools you need. You buy paint, wax, and embellishments. Whether you simply need a couple of hours or many, you bring your piece of furniture and use our space. Dana, your Annie Sloan stockist will advise you, guide you, and offer suggestions to ensure your project is completed just as you envision. This is not a workshop, but rather you work independently with the help you need standing by.

When: Any weekday from 2pm-6pm or all day Wednesday or Saturday 10am-6pm (unless a workshop is scheduled)

Cost: $25/hour which includes brushes, stencils, rags, etc

Where: Emporium’s in-house workshop 228 East Main Street, Downtown Turlock

You must schedule this time to ensure its available for you. Call 209-250-0540 or email us at emporium228@gmail.com


Workshop Your Way

As always, we encourage you to explore with Chalk Paint® workshops but understand your busy schedule.  Get 2 friends to commit to a workshop with you and call the shop (209) 250-0540.  We’ll schedule a workshop of your choosing at a time that works for you.

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Emporium

228 East Main Street, Turlock CA

(209) 250-0540

emporium228@gmail.com

February

Chalk Paint®Workshops

Intro Workshop: Saturday, February 16 10am to 1pm

Learn 3 popular paint techniques and proper wax usage.

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Reservations Required

Funk Your Junk

Tuesday, February 19th 10am – 2pm or 5pm – 9pm

Bring your own piece to paint. Must be able to carry it yourself. Emporium provides all materials & supplies.

$85/person

Reservations Required

Open Studio:

Bring your paint project Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays. Use Emporiums supplies & materials. Dana will help see your vision through

$70/hour

Workshop Your Way

Can’t attend one of the scheduled workshops? Gather 1-4 friends and we’ll schedule a workshop to fit your busy life!

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