Courses

Courses are innovatively structured, packed with the latest trends in products, colours, preparation, and application to equip students with in-depth knowledge necessary for practising decorative art as a business and students can choose between a comprehensive 5-day certificate course or  short one-day courses in any of the categories: Walls, Furniture, Objet’s d’Art, Concrete, Metal & Decorative Finishes.

Whether a beginner or master artist, you will benefit significantly by the comprehensive course content as it will enhance your own style and elevate your art to the next level of excellence.

You can attend Laetitia’s workshops and courses in decorative paint techniques and discover creative ways to dress up your property or add a splash of colour to a mostly neutral room. Learn to master classical finishes like a professional.

Learn how to combine techniques to result in picture perfect objects. Master the techniques necessary to practice your knowledge on the space or items you wish to change.

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Upcoming Courses and Pricing Below

Upcoming Courses

5-Day certificate course  – (R6000 pp)

Course materials, lunch & refreshments included.

Course Breakdown

DAY 1 & 2 WALLS
Safety measures, Surface Preparation, Paint products, sealants & recipes
Cleaning and caring of brushes. Paint Recipes, Use of technology
Techniques:
Colour washing, Faux Stucco, Fresco, Frottage (aged Stone), Stripes, Bricks and stone, Organza parchment, Palazzo, Stencil Designs, Transfer of designs

DAY 3 FURNITURE
Safety measures, Surface Preparation, Paint products, sealants & recipes
Techniques:
Dragging, Distressing, Weathered and chipped finishes, Peeling paint, Pickling, Speckling, Staining, Liming, Chalk paint.

DAY 4 DECORATIVE FINISHES
Techniques: Gold Leafing, Pewter, Metallics, Patinas, Oxidising, Antiquing, Stencil Designs, Embellishments

DAY 5 CONCRETE & METAL
Safety measures, Surface Preparation, Paint products, sealants & recipes
Techniques:
Stucco, Weathered Terracotta, Antiquing, Liming, Rust, Verdigris, French Metal, Patinas, Metallics

Upcoming Course Dates & Venue

Please have a look at my upcoming workshops & courses page to see if this course has an upcoming date. 

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in this course.

Full day course in Furniture & Decorative finishes (R2500pp)

Course materials, lunch & refreshments included.

Course Breakdown

Whether a beginner or master artist, you will benefit significantly by the comprehensive course content as it will enhance your own style and elevate your art to the next level of excellence.

Course Breakdown:
Innovatively structured and packed with the latest trends in paint, colour, products & materials.

Lectures will equip students with theory and step-by-step practical knowledge including safety measures.

Students will be introduced to various techniques which will enhance the original beauty of an item.

Learn about the choice of products, tools and materials, preparation of surfaces, cleaning and caring of brushes and the application methods of each technique and the theory behind these decorative finishes

Techniques covered:
Dragging ,Distressing, Weathered and Chipped Finishes, Peeling Paint, Pickling, Speckling, Staining, Liming, Chalk paint
Gold Leafing, Pewter, Metallics, Patinas, Oxidising, Antiquing, Stencil Designs, Embellishments and more

Upcoming Course Dates & Venue

Please have a look at my upcoming workshops & courses page to see if this course has an upcoming date. 

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in this course.

Full day Gilding Course & Workshop (R2500pp)

Course materials, lunch & refreshments included.

Course Breakdown

Discover opulence. Learn the ancient art of gilding by mastering the preparation and application technique of gold-, silver- and copper leaf onto items, whether it is furniture, frames, cement, or walls.

Take notes during the morning lectures and demonstrations of application of gold leaf.

Enjoy practising gilding on your own item in the afternoon session.

Upcoming Course Dates

Please have a look at my upcoming workshops & courses page to see if this course has an upcoming date. 

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in this course.