Painting Workshops*

PaintClass-4Space is limited in all of our workshops and advance reservations are required. Call or e-mail your reservation. You can submit your reservation payment through paypal or over the phone by credit card.
Supplies are included in all of our workshops. Remember to wear your paint clothes!

Paint Demonstrations – Check our Facebook page for announcements of dates and times of paint demonstrations.

Guest Instructors – Do you love creating or repurposing goods with your own two hands? Want to teach your own workshop at knot too shabby? Complete the application to get started!


knot too shabby FUNDRAISERS

We are passionate about our community and like to participate in a variety of ways to offer fundraising. We offer our most popular Paint and Play Workshops as a fundraising opportunity. Participants will learn how to paint furniture in our signature “knot too shabby style,” with the opportunity to sell their finished pieces in the shop. Participants who bring their own piece (i.e. chair, small side table or nightstand) will receive 50% of the final sale price in the form of a donation back to their organization. For those who do not have a small piece of furniture to paint, knot too shabby will have a selection of pieces to choose from. Any furniture provided by knot too shabby will receive 30% of the final sale price in the form of a donation to the selected organization. There must be a minimum of five people (maximum of six) to schedule your fundraising workshop. Call or email to schedule.


Private Paint Lesson

Can’t make it to one of our scheduled paint workshops? There’s still hope! You can sign-up for a private paint lesson. Duration of lesson is two hours and includes instruction in basic paint techniques including painting, waxing and distressing. During your lesson, you will paint several small projects such as a small side table, picture frames or home decor knick knacks (like candlesticks, etc.). Cost is $125 for the first person and $80 for the second person (maximum of two people). Call or email to schedule your private lesson!


Chalk Paint® Workshop

Worried about taking a paint brush to your own furniture? Have no fear. This introductory class will teach you how to paint, distress and wax your furniture, and best yet, you have your choice of painting your own piece or one of ours! If you paint your own piece of furniture, you will leave with a finished piece. If you want to paint one of ours, you will receive a free Day Pass to one of our open paint days. We guarantee that you will leave this class confident to tackle that next big project…be it your kitchen cabinets or bedroom dresser! Paint and supplies provided.


Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Workshops

This is the perfect place to dive in to the wonderful world of milk paint. A completely different product and process than Chalk Paint, we will teach you how to mix Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Powder, how to apply and when to use hemp oil and the bonding agent, how to manipulate the “chippy” look so characteristic of milk paint. In this class, you will be applying paint and learning about the paint process using pieces of wood samples that you get to keep. At the end of the instruction, you will receive some free time to paint your own piece of furniture (as time allows) or receive a free pass to one of our open paint days. We guarantee that you will leave this class confident to tackle that next big project. Paint and supplies provided.


Advanced Decorative Finishes Workshop

You’ve mastered Chalk Paint® and are ready to move to that next level! It’s a wonderful place to be when you are ready to take your painting techniques to the next level! In our Advanced Decorative Finishes Workshop, you will learn how to manipulate Chalk Paint® using several of the more than a dozen decorative techniques. During this class you will learn at least three of the following techniques:

  • Impasto Finish
  • Rustic Finish
  • Hot Crackel
  • Craquelier Product
  • Decopauge
  • Colored Wax
  • Colored Wax overlay
  • Wax Glaze
  • Gilding
  • Two-Color Distress
  • Burnishing
  • Stenciling
  • Stippling

Basic Chalk Paint® Workshop or significant experience using Chalk Paint® is suggested prior to taking this class.


Waxing Workshop

Waxing is its own art form. Whether you choose a simple clear wax top coat or wish to venture into a more elaborate and decorative colored wax, this workshop will not only teach you the basic application strategies, but it will also show you how to trouble shoot some of the most common waxing “problems.” During this workshop, we will use both Annie Sloan’s soft clear and dark wax and Miss Mustard Seed’s Beeswax product line.

Techniques include:

  • wax glaze
  • mixing colored waxes
  • using straight dark wax
  • hemp oil with wax top coat
  • antiquing wax finish
  • white wax finish
  • mixing product lines


PRIVATE Paint Workshop 

It’s a lot more fun to paint with friends! So, host your very own Paint Party at knot too shabby! This introductory class will teach you how to paint, distress and wax your furniture using your choice of Chalk Paint® decorative paints by Annie Sloan or Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Participants will bring their own item to paint…something small like a chair or small side table. Bachelorette Party, Bridal Shower, Moms Night Out…you name it! The $475 price includes up to 5 people, and all paint and supplies. Each additional person is $75.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 72 hours prior to workshop date.

Stop by  Call or email to schedule your private Paint Party!


Petite Chalk Paint® Workshop

Much like our Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Play Workshops, this shorter and more condensed class with teach basic painting techniques, distressing and wax finishes. Participants should bring 2 or 3 small projects such as small mirrors, picture frames or a very small side table.


JR. Paint Academy

Calling all middle schoolers! Jr. Paint Academy is for aspiring decorators, furniture refinishers and artisans between the ages of 10 and 14. This series of workshops will give kids the basic skills in decorating, coordinating color, and identifying interior design styles. Participants will complete a series of projects over the four-day academy including painting, distressing and waxing a chair, making a chalkboard from start to finish and completing a piece of artwork using the Image Transfer process. Academy dates are typically scheduled one day per week for four weeks. Private Jr. Paint Academy classes can be scheduled for a minimum of five participants.


Paint Therapy

After a frustrating and stressful day, there is nothing quite like grabbing a paint brush and tackling a project. If you find relaxation through painting, you will love our Paint Therapy Sessions. These 2-4 hour “sessions” are meant for our more experienced paint-a-holics who just need a break from reality and a place to paint. Enjoy the use of all of our products, brushes and worskhops for a peaceful paint session when the shop is closed. Relaxing music and beverages will be provided.


Image Transfer Workshop

Stroll-16Learn how to do more with your photographs and other graphic images! We will teach you how to take your favorite photographs and transfer them onto wood for a unique art feature! Once you master your Image Transfer skills, you can transfer graphical images to other surfaces such as metal and fabric and even furniture.

Cost includes all supplies and materials and you will go home with your very own image transfer.