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Friday, 1 February 2013

Transform that sad, dejected item of furniture...all in a day




Good Morning
from
Arundel Eccentrics.
Roll on the Spring



The weather is wet and gloomy.
There are still a few weeks until the Spring arrives.

Why not spend a day with us and learn to transform that
 tatty piece of furniture you were going to take to the rubbish tip?

You can manage to change it's entire persona,
have a fun day,
 eat a great veggie munch at lunch time
with a glass or two of wine,
(if you promise not to fall asleep in the afternoon)
make new friends,
and learn a new skill.





It will open up new worlds, if you haven't had a go already.


People leave our little studio,
 proudly clutching their transformed pieces and
head straight for the nearest car boot sale to buy more items,
 or the paint shop for more materials,
or they empty out their garden shed to use as a workshop.

We've had them all.

One friend who was on a workshop,
 went home and was inspired to begin a whole new sideline.
Working in a punishing full time job, 
she said returns home and paints until silly o'clock
in the morning,
and has sold loads of the pieces
 she makes from driftwood.

We, at Arundel Eccentrics 
are excited to see how the one day we offer
does not exactly change someone's life,
but certainly it seems to add a new dimension for many people 

Workshops early 2013


Learn to
paint & distress,
wax and age,
crackle and craquelure
decoupage,
& gild.....
make an old piece of furniture
you
found unloved,
looking seriously
destined for the rubbish tip,
into, at the most, a work of art
& treasured heirloom
at the very least
very much more beautiful than it did.
At the same time, enjoying
the tranquillity
of our
Riverside Studio
in the beautiful,
country town of Arundel,
where
you will be learning in a small friendly class
and enjoying a tasty, vegetarian lunch
with a glass of wine.


I know, I know, LOL, they really are as fun as they sound










We have met some lovely people and had
some great workshops over the past few months.

Here is what some of them have to say.....


"What a wonderful, inspirational day,
I loved every minute of it"

"What an incredible experience
 doing decoupage with Brenda."

Ha ha this person added

"her ideas and her talent are endless,
her charm is delightful,
now add her scrumptious lunch
and you won't want to leave"

Thank you Sandy,
I only just noticed all those 
wonderful things you said, 
and now my head is 
so large I cannot get
 out of my house through the door.
I would also like to officially
 sign you up as my agent.
Ha Ha

" I never thought I could 
do anything remotely usable"
said Chrissie,
who turned this


and this

into this...she had NEVER done anything like this before.








We use all sorts of products
and introduce people to 

painting, distressing and waxing,
crackle glaze,
craquelure
gilding,
decoupage,
 and aging pieces in all different ways.







Dates for workshops


A day costs £95, but if you would like to do the whole weekend,with a friend or two,
we will do both days for £145 per person.





Dates for workshops 2013

Preparing, Paint, distress, 
crackle glaze and wax a small item of furniture

Course code 1


Saturday 9th February
Tuesday 19th February
Saturday 23rd February
Thursday 28th February
Monday 4th March
Saturday 16th March
Monday 25th March
Thursday 4th April
Tuesday 16th April

Introduction to decoupage
Paint , distress and 
then decoupage and finish
 a small item of furniture

Course code 2

Sunday 10th February
Sunday 24th February
Friday 1st March
Tuesday 5th March
Sunday 17th March
Tuesday 26th March
Friday 5th April
Thursday 18th April

Introduction to Craquelure,
 varnish, wax and 
finish a small item of furniture

Course code 3

Monday 4th February
Tuesday 12th February
Thursday 7th March
Wednesday 20th March
Saturday 13th April
Friday 26th April


Introduction to gilding with decoupage
on a small item of furniture

Course Code 4


Friday 15th February
Friday 8th March
Friday 22nd March
Sunday 14th April
Saturday 27th April 

So saying, if absolutely none of these
dates are any good to you
and you would like to come on one 
of our workshops
email me
with a few dates that are convenient
to you
and lets see if we 
can coordinate something

arundel.eccentrics@sky.com


If you would like to join us
just print off the booking form
(link below)

and send a deposit cheque with the completed form.
All the details are on the form.




Have a great day













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