Workshops

Interested in learning to paint your own furniture? Check out our Annie Sloan Approved Workshops.

Workshops

The Vintage Hen House is proud to be an Annie Sloan stockist. Carried with that privilege is knowing we have been handpicked for our individuality and style by the Annie Sloan team. We are also hugely proud to have had first hand training by the world famous Annie Sloan on many occasions, as Annie and her team are extremely proactive with their stockists all over the world - We are quite simply part of a huge Annie Sloan family!

Upcoming Dates

Annie Sloan Approved Painting Techniques 1

£65 per person


Saturday 7 October - 10:30 - 14:00

Saturday 4 November - 10:30 - 14:00

Saturday 2 December - 10.30 - 14.00

A half day workshop where we demonstrate just some of the many techniques that you can achieve with decorative Chalk Paint™

Our aim is to give you the confidence to use the paints and waxes on your own projects at home. This is a perfect introduction to using Annie Sloan's amazing Chalk Paint™ including all 4 waxes and brushes and you will cover:


  • 2 colour distressed and aged look - Annie's signature technique
  • Crackle paint technique
  • Textured and aged finish
  • Use of all 4 waxes including clear, dark, black and white wax


All of these effects are painted on a board and you will receive a handout for techniques covered. In addition, we will demonstrate the ease of colour mixing to create different shades and new colours and also how to achieve the perfect colour wash effect. You will also learn about Annie Sloan - the brand and her products.


Light refreshments are provided throughout the workshop and you will receive a 10% discount on Annie Sloan products. You will also receive a discounted rate for 'Techniques 2' if purchased on the day at a cost of £60.00

Discounts are offered for group bookings or if both workshops are purchased at the same time.


Our workshops are only small so to avoid disappointment book quickly and guarantee your place.


Please note that payment for the workshops is paid at the time of booking and is non-refundable. We will however, be happy to transfer you to another date of which a 1 weeks' minimum notice is required. There may be occasions we need to change a workshop date of which notice will be given.


Please call us if you have any questions on 0121 360 3680. Payment can be taken over the phone during shop hours.

Annie Sloan Approved Techniques 2 - Decorative Finishes Workshop
£65 per person

Saturday 23 September - 10:30 - 14:00
Saturday 11 November - 10.30-14.00


This workshop will enable you to learn techniques that allow you to create something unique, beautiful and above all else, personal. Your own little piece of art.


We will teach you how to get a high end finish that will make you want to transform your home.


On the day we will discover decoupage to include napkins, image transfer, stencilling with a difference, gilding using different colour leaf and gilding waxes, use of the Craqueler medium (a fine, aged crackle look) and other use of waxes.


No painting is involved in this workshop therefore it is a pre-requisite that you have completed Techniques 1 or have had previous Annie Sloan painting experience.


Light refreshments are provided throughout the workshop and you will receive a 10% discount on Annie Sloan products.


Discounts offered for group bookings or if both workshops are purchased at the same time. Our workshops are only small so to avoid disappointment please book quickly to guarantee your place.


Please that payment for the workshops is paid at the time of booking and is non-refundable. We will however, be happy to transfer you to another date and although a 1 weeks' minimum notice is required. There may be occasions when we need to change a workshop date of which notice will be given.


Please call us if you have any questions on 0121 360 3680. Payment can be taken over the phone during shop hours.

Traditional Christmas Wreath Workshop 

£55 per person


Tuesday 5 December - 18:00 - 20:30/21:00

Saturday 9 December - 14:00 - 16:30/17:00

Saturday 16 December - 14:30 - 17:00/17:30

Working with Jane from Flower Orchard (Lazy Hill, Aldridge)


Enjoy a fantastic workshop learning new floristry skills with Jane, a local florist. Create your very own real Christmas Wreath whilst enjoying a glass of Prosecco, cheese, biscuits and mince pies.


There are 8 spaces per workshop so book early to avoid disappointment. These workshops will fill up quickly as we have many on our reserved list!


Payment confirms booking and is non-refundable.

Felt Christmas Decoration Workshop (with Pat Wilkes from Starlight Keepsakes and Gifts)

£20 per person


Thursday 23 November - 10:30 - 12:30

Come along and make your own embroidered felt Christmas decoration. Learn how to do simple embroidery and make a stylish star or heart. Perfect for hanging on your tree each year or as a unique, lovely gift.


Hot refreshments and mince pie included.

There are limited places so book early. Payment confirms booking and is non-refundable.

Christmas Polar Bear Workshop (with Pat Wilkes from Starlight Keepsakes and Gifts)

£25 per person


Saturday 16 December- 10:00 - 12:30

Come along and spend a few hours making a festive Polar Bear wearing his/her own Christmas hat and Liberty print scarf.


This workshop is suitable for beginners. 


Hot refreshments and mince pie included.

Limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment. Payment confirms booking and is non-refundable.

Festive Candlestick Workshops - 2½ hour workshop

£45 per person
Seasonal only from November. Please contact for further details

A handmade, 2-foot tall wooden candlestick which comes with a glass tea light jar and tea light. Our candlesticks are made by Dave and are unique to the Vintage Hen House, although this workshop is now covered by many stockists throughout the UK and Europe and each one is made right here!


Paint and wax your candlestick and either decoupage using napkins or gild using gilding leaf and gilding wax. Of course the workshop would not be complete without enjoying a glass of chilled Prosecco, cheese & biscuits and mince pies whilst decorating your candlestick with Mr Michael Buble serenading us with Christmas songs.


Get Creative in 2017!


Tired of your brown furniture? 

Transform your kitchen with Annie Sloan. Just ask how!

Need a new hobby or simply a stress release?


Why not book onto one of our workshops and learn how to pain and upcycle your furniture? Or even learn how to reupholster a dining chair?


Coming Soon - Craft Workshops


Please either contact us via our Facebook page or pop into store for more details.

Complete Chair Makeover - All Day Workshop

£120 per person


Thursday 26 October - 9:45 - 4:30

Painting, waxing and upholstery in one workshop!

We will provide you with a tired old chair and we will give it that ultimate Annie Sloan makeover. You will transform it into an elegant chair to sit with pride in your home, giving you the achievement of knowing that you did it!


Choose a colour from Annie's paint range and a wax finish before completing with a beautiful fabric from her collection. We will teach you a combination of traditional and modern techniques and you will use our upholstery tools to create a fabulous chair.


A complimentary light lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day, please let us know at the time of booking of any dietary requirements and we will endeavour to accommodate this.


Only 4 spaces per workshop enables you to have our full attention and 10% off Annie Sloan products will be available during the day. Please feel free to use your camera or phone to take photos of each stage during the day as this will act as a good way of reminding you of each step.


Please note that payment for the workshop is paid at the time of booking and is non-refundable. We will however try to transfer you to another date, although a 2 week minimum notice is required and there may be a 20% charge for this. There may be occasions when we may need to change a workshop date of which notice will be given. 

NEW - Lampshade / Bottle Base Up cycle Workshop 

(Working in conjunction with Rachel Hussey @ Fait par Moi)

£75 per person - Light lunch and refreshments included - dietary requirements please make aware at time of booking.

Saturday 21 October - 10.00 - 4.30

Saturday 18 November - 10.00 - 4.30

Lampshade & Decorating a Lamp Base Workshop (Full Day): 10am - 4:30pm (£75)
Create your own shade in the morning, using either your own fabric or purchase on the day.  Followed by a light lunch and then in the afternoon. decorate your own bottle base with Annie Sloan paint, try using a range of techniques from decoupage, Gilding or Craqueleur - Just let yourself go and get creative!

Electrical components are included. Just bring your own fabric or purchase from our own stock.  Additional kits are available to purchase on the day (cash only).  Bulb not included.

Join us and create a beautiful, handcrafted lampshade & up cycled bottle lamp base for your home.

Took book onto a workshop, please email us at contact@thevintagehenhouse.com or fill in the form on our contact page HERE.

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