Workshops at The Studio


Workshop Diary

Welcome to workshops at J’adore la Maison! All workshops are designed to give you the experience & knowledge you need to create your own beautiful decorative pieces at home. Above all it’s perfect for a fun day out with old friends or come and make some new ones!

An Introduction to the Annie Sloan Method – Essential Techniques I

We will show you a variety of ways the original Chalk Paint can be used and provide you with the confidence to continue to use the Chalk Paint for your projects at home. You will cover one and two colour paintwork, distressing, texturing, crackle glazing and how to use the waxes effectively. All course materials provided.

  Saturday 30thSeptember 10am-1:30pm

Wednesday 11th October 10am-1:30pm

Wednesday 25th October 10am-1:30pm

Saturday 4th November 10am-1:30pm


Annie Sloan Techniques for Colour & Style – Essential Techniques II

You will expand your knowledge of the colour palette, mixing colours to achieve a personalised look, learn more decorative painting techniques including decoupage, image transfer and gilding, plus how to use the waxes including black wax and white waxes. All course materials provided.


Wednesday 13th September 10am-1:30pm

Wednesday 4th October 10am-1:30pm

Saturday 7th October 10am-1:30pm

Wednesday 1st November 10am-1:30pm


Annie Sloan “The Complete Chair Makeover”

We will provide you with a vintage chair to paint in the colour of your choice & re-upholster using modern upholstery techniques & choose from a selection of gorgeous Annie Sloan fabrics. Lunch & refreshments included. We highly recommend that you have experienced an introduction to the Annie Sloan painting method to benefit fully from this workshop as the focus is on re-upholstery. This very popular workshop is limited to 4 people so please book early. All course materials provided.


Saturday 16th September 10am-5pm

Saturday 14th October 10am-5pm

Saturday 18th November 10am-5pm


Annie Sloan Clock

Using reclaimed wood & using various painting, gilding & other decorative finishes, create a beautiful bespoke working clock to take away with you. You can paint your clock in the style to match your home decor or give as a lovely handmade gift.


Saturday 9th September 10am-1pm

Wednesday 27th September 10am-1pm

Sunday 1st October 11am-2pm



Painting & Decoupage on Glass

On this 3 hour course you will create beautiful candle holders by painting & decoupaging onto glass.

Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & various papers you will learn how to make beautiful items for your home

including delightful Christmas themed tea light holders.


Saturday 23rd September 10am-1pm

Saturday 11th November 10am -1pm


Painting, dyeing & printing on Fabric with Annie Sloan

Learn the art of “Shibori” – a Japanese dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric. We will experiment with various printing techniques and paint & dye using Chalk Paint® to create one-of-a-kind designer fabrics that can be worn or used in home decor.

Annie Sloan Image Transfer Master Class £15

You will learn the wonderful technique of image transfer on to a painted surface using Annie Sloan Image Transfer. We will supply all materials & a selection of lovely images for you to transfer & take home!


Saturday 23rd September 3pm-4:30pm

Sunday 24th September 3pm-4:30pm



Crochet for Beginners £35

You will learn how to crochet the Granny Square to take home with you, which can be used as a blanket, a cushion cover or even a bag! The stitches you will be learning include chain stitch, double crochet, treble crochet – all used in many patterns for your future projects.

All materials provided.


Courses running every week, please call to book.



Hand Quilting & Embroidery Workshops with Anna from Uniquely Crafted £45

All materials provided. Places are limited – you must book directly with Anna 07749 947149

‘Somerset Needlecase’ – Folded & hand sewn with decorative beads to embellish, this is a beautiful & fun project.

2nd November 10am-2:30pm

‘Winter Scene Wall Hanging – Create a 13”x9” wall hanging, folded & hand sewn, this is a beautiful project to keep.

Saturday 23rd November 10am-2:30pm


‘Upcycled Pictures’ – Enjoy a day exploring hand sewing techniques and basic embroidery stitched to create beautiful pieces of artwork.

30th November 10am-2:30pm



“Flower Crowns” with Simone from Hummingbird Creations £35

Learn how to create flower crowns and wire flowers for hair! In this 3 hours workshop using seasonal fresh flowers you will be taught how to create beautiful floral crowns and floral hair decorations which you can take away with you as well as the knowledge to recreate for when you next attend a wedding, event or festival or to give as a lovely handmade gift. You will also be given advice on how to apply the techniques taught to artificial flowers ideal if the wedding is abroad, time restraints or simply to treasure as a keepsake. All course materials & tools provided.


Tuesday 26th September 10am-1pm

Friday 29th September 10am-1pm




We can arrange exclusive workshops for parties of 3 or more at the workshop or any location to suit you!

All courses are held in the Workshop at J’adore la Maison, The Square, Wickham, Hampshire. PO17 5JT

You can reserve your place on a course by paying in full in advance. This payment will be non-refundable, if required it may be transferred to a subsequent course date with a minimum of two weeks notice.

All bookings can be made in person at the shop, via the website or by phone using a credit or debit card.


**Courses may need to be rearranged if there are 2 or less participants**


Painting Workshops using Chalk Paint™ a decorative paint by Annie Sloan

We recommend that you have been on of our Interior Decorative Paint Technique Workshops to benefit fully from the following workshops.

‘Take – a – Seat’ Workshops – £110

We will provide you with a vintage drop in seat chair for you to paint in the Chalk Paint™ colour of your choice and then cover the seat from a selection of gorgeous Annie Sloan™ fabrics.



J’adore la Maison Workshops

Annie Sloan Paint Courses & Workshops

J’adore la Maison are stockists for Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan. All our painting classes are led by an Annie Sloan fully accredited trainer and tuition is within a small friendly group. We will show you a variety of ways the Chalk Paint™ can be used and provide you with the confidence to continue to use the Chalk Paint™ for your projects at home. 

Crochet & Knitting Workshops

We are now able to offer a variety of fun and inspiring workshops – why not come along and learn something new!

J’adore la Maison crochet Workshops,  Come and learn to crochet at one of our  Workshops. Tuition is within a small friendly group.

J’adore Sewing Workshops

J’adore la Maison run a fantastic selection of sewing workshops. From How to use your Sewing Machine, Sewing Techniques, An Introduction to Dressmaking to creating a beautiful Cushion.

Or try your hand at one of our all day courses and learn how to make your own beautiful curtains or blinds.