Transform your old desk chair, bar chair or dining chair into a work of art! In this class we’ll take your chair from faded to fabulous with painting + fabric & paper collage.
For more ideas see a this post from a previous art-chair workshop.
Got a tired old chair that needs a little pick-me-up? Here’s your chance to transform your old desk chair, bar chair or dining chair into a work of art! In this class we’ll take your chair from faded to fabulous with painting + fabric & paper collage.
- You’ll get the recipe & learn how to make homemade lavender glue (non-toxic and smells nice too!)
- Simple slip-seat upholstery techniques will be covered if needed.
- You can paint right on your upholstery, paint a separate piece of fabric to staple on the seat, or wrap your chair frame in lovely colors, fabric & pictures. Or all of the above!
Go wild and explore your creative muse! We’ll work quickly to avoid over-thinking the result – this will be an exercise in spontaneity. One of the best things about this class is the infusion of brainstorming & idea-sharing with others in the class. You’ll be swept up in the collaborative energy of the workspace. We look forward to incorporating your unique creative spirit!
Materials provided: fabric to paint, fabric scraps, colored tissue paper, magazine clippings, lavender glue (& recipe to make your own), sharpies, paint & paint brushes.
What kind of chair should I bring? There are SO many different kinds of chairs, so let’s try to narrow it down a bit: for a 3-hour class, you probably want to keep it pretty simple. That’s why we suggest a dining chair, bar chair or desk chair. But maybe you have a bigger chair that you think you can do in that time-frame, or a totally off-the-wall idea that you want to bring. Just send a photo and let’s see what we can do! (see Carla’s contact info below)
Don’t have a chair? Let us know and we’ll have one available for you to take home (at thrift store prices).
Note: This class is over, but may be offered on demand in the near future. Want to host a class in your location? Contact Carla to inquire about availability.
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