Lots of exciting short courses in decorative arts including gilding, venetian plastering, paint effects, faux finishes, marbling, woodgraining, tadelakt, furniture and mural painting in London.
About Paint School
Paint School was established in 2002 by Jo Poulton as part of Jo Poulton Studio, a Decorative effects company est in 1994. Jo has vast experience in the industry, teaches most of the classes herself and absolutely loves passing on and sharing her wealth of knowledge.
Classes are suitable for all levels and are designed to allow students to be able, when they have finished the course, to apply the finishes taught on the course at a professional level. The courses are therefore suitable for those who are already decorative professionals, painters or plasterers and want to improve and extend their repertoire of finishes and up their game, those looking for a career change, interior designers who wish to understand the process so they can specify more creative finishes or those who just want to try out the crafts or wish to decorate their own home using decorative faux finishes, gilding, venetian plaster, paint effects, marbling, woodgraining, tadelakt or any number of other finishes we teach. Everyone will take home a number of sample boards and other items depending on the class to show potential clients.
Paintschool polished plastering and decorative effects courses
Learn Venetian plastering in the following finishes: Venetian polished plaster, Travertine, Marmorino, Banded Finish , Lime plaster with Riverstone, Polished plaster with metallic highlights.
Learn Straight grain, Oak, Mahogany and Walnut, Birdseye maple, Burr walnut effects and also a trompe l’oeil panel.
Learn marbling techniques such as Carrara marble, Egyptian green marble, and Sienna marble before moving onto some advance techniques.
A 2 day course introducing the world of paint effects by learning about mix & matching colours and glazes as well as basic techniques before moving onto the more advanced effects.
Learn about creating backgrounds, traditional brushwork techniques, creating transfers and painting a cherry blossom mural in the chinoiserie style.
Discover more about the traditional Moroccan waterproof plaster that is growing in popularity across the design world.
An amazing opportunity to come and learn how to paint a mural with international artist, Ross Lewis.
Two persons or couples:
About the Studio
Situated in a beautiful part of Chiswick, West London, a stones throw from the river Thames our fantastic studio is ,light and airy and has multiple spacious work stations where you can work standing or seated on a work bench. In a nutshell a great creative space you will love and feel comfortable!
There is also a showroom area where you can view lots of different finishes and be inspired!!
Where We Are
The studio is easy to get to:
0.7m Gunnersbury tube, district line
0.5m Kew Bridge overground
10m Heathrow airport
Driving: There is parking nearby, but contact us for current restrictions and parking options.
Nearest free parking behind Kew Green, not around the Green
7 mins pleasant walk over Kew bridge and along the river to the studio
Just Park: if you go to Just Park there is a drive around the corner you can reserve
for about £3,50 a day, remember you can park free in street at weekends.
Jo Poulton Studios
66 Thames Road
Places to stay
Here are a few of the nearest places although of you have a car there are plenty more options
The Coach and Horses
Kew Bridge, TW9 3BH
lovely location and place to stay with private parking
12 mins walk
Kew Bridge, TW8 0BD
usually pretty economical , but area not particularly interesting .
16 mins walk along the river
Kew Bridge, TW8 0BB
Another economical option,
21 min walk along the river
Hilton Syon Park TW8 8JF
if you want to splash out, extend your break and have a car then Hilton Syon
Park may be just up your street.
15 min drive from studio.
Then of course there are the usual Airbnb around so please check on website for nearby affordable options.
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