Carte Blanche offer workshop classes for both the professional painter and artist and the DIY and leisure painter.

Our workshop in Perth is usually busy with projects and this is where painters, artists and clients old and new can learn at first hand how to recreate some of the finishes currently supplied by the Carte Blanche team of professionals. At Carte Blanche you can purchase paints, tools and materials required to carry out the work.

Cait Whitson who teaches most of our classes has been involved in the decorative arts since 1985. She trained in London at Leonard Pardon’s School for Specialist Decoration and then latterly at the late Bill Holgate’s school. Cait continues to regularly takes classes to improve her skills and most recently has had the chance to learn from Gert-Jan Nijsse, Christian Martincourt, Patrick Laheyne and Annie Sloan.
Cait has taught at art colleges, technical colleges and at private faux finishing schools both here and internationally.

Cait and Gibson are working professionals which means the teaching is practical, commercial and realistic. They teach small groups in a way that enables students to grow in their ability after they have left the class.

 

For those that would like to stay overnight in Perth while attending our classes please find a list of recommended accomodation here

Graining and Marbling with Patrick Laheyne

We are delighted to welcome Patrick Laheyne master decorative painter from Belgium. Patrick will teach a master class in graining and marbling over the weekend 8th and 9th August with a programme of Burr Walnut wood and Grand Antique marble - 2 stunning and versatile techniques that will extend the portfolio of any decorative painter. Patrick will teach in traditional mediums and water based materials.

Patrick Laheyne

 

Patrick is the head instructor of decorative techniques and trompe l'oeil at the Edugo Campus Glorieux, a vocational school for house painting, wall and floor coverings in Ghen, Belgium - one of Europe's finest training facilities for artisans.

He has also gained a prestigious reputation as a guest teacher across Europe and USA, with not only fantastic skill but also the ability to enthuse and inspire students and develop their skills.

Cost - £265

8th and 9th August 2015 - 8 places  - now only 5 available
Cost includes all materials, sample panels, notes, lunch and refreshments each day




Please note that if you are a beginner or feel that you would like a refresher course before attending Patrick's class there is a 2 day class scheduled for 6th/7th August with Cait Whitson - see below. There is a DISCOUNT for purchasing both classes of £35 enter the discount code M&G35 at checkout
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To find out about dates, times and location for this class please visit the Shop where you can also book and pay for a place.

Graining and Marbling Class Scotland

Marbling and Graining - Introduction/Refresher Class With Cait Whitson

An intensive 2 day course of marbling and wood graining techniques. Those who have had some experience but need a refresher, an introduction to today's water based materials and those who are beginners are perfect candidates for this class. This special course will approach marble and wood together, using traditional techniques along with more modern acrylic mediums for a practical style of painting that is as efficient as it is beautiful.

In this economy, it’s the decorative specialist that can display not only talent but the ability to tackle complex jobs with confidence that has a full diary.

Students will be guided with personal attention through techniques that will broaden the skill base and give confidence to tackle most woods and marbles.

Woods - Oak, Heartwood Mahogany, Maple

Marbles - White marble, Portoro and Sienna


 

Cost - £265

Class starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm. Cost includes sample panels, notes, lunch and refreshments each day.

6th and 7th August 2015 - 6 places available

DON'T FORGET - DISCOUNT for purchasing both this and the Patrick Laheyne class above together of £35. Enter the discount code M&G35 at the checkout

 

To find out about dates, times and location for this class please visit the Shop where you can also book and pay for a place.

Graining and Marbling Class Scotland

Wonderful Walls

A comprehensive 1 day workshop on broken colour and metallics using water based  products, includes Broken Colour, Metallic Suede, Fleck Fairytale, Pitted Bronze and Faux Stonework. This class would suit a an experienced DIYer or professional.

Class cost will include a light Deli-Spread lunch.

Cost - £140

Class starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm. Class cost includes lunch

Monday 29th June 2015 - 6 places - now only 5 places available

To find out about dates, times and location for this class please visit the Shop where you can also book and pay for a place.

wall finishes class, faux finishes class, broken colour class

The Ultimate Furniture Painting Class

If  you have been painting furniture for a while but you are stuck in a rut, you have lots of ideas but are confused as to how to move forward or finding it hard to work out what to do from books and youTube then this is the perfect place to get the confidence to branch out. 

This class offers a lot of 1:1 tuition as there are only 4 places

To find out more and see the class day by day breakdown please visit the shop

Cost - £550

Cost includes sample panels, notes, lunch and refreshments each day.
Class starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm but does occassionally run on

21st - 24th Sept 2015 -4 places available

To get 10% discount pay in full by September 1st 2015 - opt to pay in full and then enter coad UFP10SEPT at the checkout

To find out about dates, times and location for this class please visit the Shop where you can also book and pay for a place.

The Ultimate Furniture Painting Class

Furniture Painting 101 - General Finishes Painting Class

In this class you will learn all the basics of hand painting furniture: tools, preparation, and how to get the best results from General Finishes Milk Paint. We also turn our hand to a number of paint finishes: pretty distressing and antiquing techniques, stencilling, gilding and decoupage. This class suits the beginner and those who have painted furniture but feel they could use some professional tips and techniques to save time and achieve great results simply.

In the class we use General Finishes Milk Paint.
The techniques you learn in this class are transferable across the home to walls and woodwork as well as furniture

Cost - £105

Class cost will include a delicious deli-spread lunch.
Next class: 

Saturday 26th June 2015 - 6 places - now only 5 available

Saturday 25th July 2015 - 6 places available

Find out more and book your place here

Please note that Carte Blanche are no longer stockists of Chalk Paint™

To find out about dates, times and location for this class please visit the Shop where you can also book and pay for a place.

painted furniture class Scotland

Get to Grips - with Furniture Painting

Bring a smallish piece of furniture and get to grips with painting - 4 hours of information and help, learn not only how to prepare and paint but also distressing, antiquing with glazes and stencilling and finally how to seal your piece with a hard wearing varnish.

This is the perfect introductory class to painting furniture that is not overloaded with information, but just enough to really get going at home. It is a relaxed afternoon where we can help you get to grips with what is involved and help avoid problems in future projects

Cost - £60

Your piece of furniture must be easy to get into the studio as we are limited for space. 

 

Class dates to be confirmed

To find out about dates, times and location for this class please visit the Shop where you can also book and pay for a place.

painted furniture class Scotland