Artworks Northwest takes great pride in being called the "decorative arts authority" for the Inland Empire.  Our professional team of decorative artisans "transform ordinary surfaces into works of art" for our clients.  We are happy to share the practical application of our products, providing hints and design techniques to inspire you to create your own masterpiece. 

All workshops are held at our Artworks Coeur d'Alene location in Riverstone Village.

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"Classic Annie" Chalk Paint® Basics Workshop

Chalk Paint® Basics Workshop

$ 65.00
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"Classic Annie" Chalk Paint® Basics Workshop

$ 65.00

Let us introduce you to Chalk Paint® decorative paint created by Annie Sloan in 1990. The introduction of this paint to the US marketplace in 2011 has completely revolutionized and revitalized the trend for painted finishes. Developed primarily for refurbishing cabinets and furniture, this versatile paint will stick to almost any surface, usuall...


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"Intro to Fabric Painting" with Chalk Paint® Technique Workshop - Artworks Northwest
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"Intro to Fabric Painting" with Chalk Paint® Technique Workshop

$ 65.00

YES, the versatility of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan is amazing! Become an expert on fabric painting and dying with Chalk Paint. You will learn what the best fabric choices are, proper preparation and dying techniques.  Then embellish your fabric with image transfers and stenciling techniques to create "one of a kind" samples.  You can apply what...


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Mastering Waxing Techniques... Chalk Paint® Basics Workshop

Chalk Paint® Basics Workshop

$ 65.00
"Wax On-Wax Off!" Chalk Paint® Basics Workshop - Artworks Northwest

Mastering Waxing Techniques... Chalk Paint® Basics Workshop

$ 65.00

Annie Sloan's traditional hand rubbed waxed finish is her standard, however, waxing can be achieved in a multitude of ways! The many techniques taught will include how to distress, color wash, tint & tone with Annie Sloan Soft Wax. We will share a few tricks to help chase away any fears you may have of working with wax.  Pre-requisite: "Fall...


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BYOP - "Florentine Style" TABLE Chalk Paint® Technique Workshop

BYOP - "Florentine Style" TABLE Chalk Paint® Technique Workshop

$ 65.00

In response to numerous requests from our students, you will learn a specialty decorative painting finish on a TABLE so that you go home with a completed project .  Bring a SIDE TABLE, END TABLE or OCCASIONAL TABLE, the top of which should measure NO MORE than 4 square feet. Inspired by the master artisans in Florence, we will use layers of stai...


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"Mix It! Chalk Paint® Color Recipes Technique Workshop - Artworks Northwest
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"Mix It! Chalk Paint® Color Recipes Technique Workshop

$ 65.00

For those of you who insist on “Pottery Barn Black” or “Why isn’t there a brown?”…this is the workshop for you. Webster defines Mixture…. “The combined elements lose their individual identities and are fused, blended, or compounded in the result”.  Inspired by Annie Sloan’s Workbook published in November, 2012, and her book “Color Recipes”, we w...


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"Paintin' Party" Chalk Paint® Workshop

Chalk Paint® Workshop

$ 35.00
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"Paintin' Party" Chalk Paint® Workshop

$ 35.00

Inspired by a student who wanted to plan a bridal shower for her niece where the guests painted "hand me down" heirlooms in the bride's chosen color palette & design style, our "Paintin' Parties" were born.  This concept is perfect for bridal and baby showers, birthday parties, date night, girls night out & team building. Invite your gue...


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"Play With Chalk Paint®" Table Time

Project Workshop

$ 15.00
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"Play With Chalk Paint®" Table Time

$ 15.00

We’re opening our studio to you to work on your projects, play with paint, sip coffee and be with friends. You may bring your own small pieces to our studio and use our paint, products and tools to work on your own personal projects for just $15/hour! You will have full access to all 35 Annie Sloan colors, waxes, supplies and tools. The best par...


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"Simply Whites" Chalk Paint® Technique Workshop

Design Style Workshop

$ 65.00
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"Simply Whites" Chalk Paint® Technique Workshop

$ 65.00

Learn the "tricks of the trade" as refinishing cabinets & furniture to a clear, clean  "white" can be among the most difficult finishes to execute. Create a smooth, modern finish free of brush marks or add some artistry and character to a traditional "shabby chic" white-on-white finish by layering colors, washes, and textures. You will be wo...


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Chalk Paint® In the Garden Technique Workshop

Chalk Paint® In the Garden Technique Workshop

$ 65.00

Our design team is inspired by Annie Sloan's book "The Painted Garden". In this class you will use combinations of Chalk Paint ® to create finishes that look naturally aged from being in the garden - aged concrete, copper, iron, chipped paint, crusty moss and aged dirt. Fun paint finishes for terra cotta, planters, patio furniture, concrete stat...


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BYOP.."Bring Your Own SIDE CHAIR Piece" Chalk Paint® Project Workshop - Artworks Northwest
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BYOP.."Bring Your Own SIDE CHAIR Piece" Chalk Paint® Technique Workshop

$ 65.00

This "Make It Your Own" workshop is designed to actually finish a SIDE CHAIR of your own with step-by-step guidance from an instructor.  You may choose a technique from a myriad of options to paint your chair. Please indicate your preference of technique at registration so we may properly prepare with materials necessary for use in the workshop....


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"Handpainted Journals" Paintin' Party

Technique Workshop

$ 35.00
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"Handpainted Journals" Paintin' Party

$ 35.00

We will use these times together to be inspired, work and play together to learn some new techniques as we create paint & embellish moleskin journals.  And, of course, munch and chat!   Bring a group of your friends (minimum eight participants) to take this workshop with you and we will schedule a Paintin' Party just for you! Call 208-665-27...


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"Washes, Glazes & Stains" Chalk Paint® Basics Workshop

Chalk Paint® Basics Workshop

$ 65.00
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"Washes, Glazes & Stains" Chalk Paint® Basics Workshop

$ 65.00

Begin experimenting with the versatility of this paint by creating more visual depth and interest using washes and glazes over Chalk Paint®.  This intro to transparent layered finishes takes your project from ordinary to extraordinary.  The gorgeous classic neutrals found in the Restoration Hardware catalog inspired these beautiful trend proof f...


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"Cabinet Rehab Basics" Chalk Paint® Technique Workshop - Artworks Northwest

"Cabinet Rehab Basics" Chalk Paint® Technique Workshop

$ 65.00

Eliminate the guess work and experience the unique characteristics of Chalk Paint® for DIY and professional artisan updates of tired bathroom or kitchen cabinets.   Because there is usually NO NEED TO SAND OR PRIME, the paint's quick drying properties and long term durability of the product, Chalk Paint has virtually revolutionized our decorativ...


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Chalk Paint® FREE Demo Workshop

FREE demo workshop

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Chalk Paint® FREE Demo Workshop

$ 0.00

Join us for an introduction to Chalk Paint® and learn Annie Sloan's signature two color distress technique. This natural, mineral based paint is unlike anything you have ever used before!!!!    Annie Sloan refers to her "purpose made paint" as the "best paint in the world!"  We concur, as the addition of Chalk Paint ® to our product mix as total...


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"Wall Clock" Chalk Paint® Project Workshop - Artworks Northwest
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"Wall Clock" Chalk Paint® Project Workshop

$ 65.00

Inspired by the current trend for large wall clocks, we will guide you in making your own clock. Using stencils or image transfers, texture mediums and glazing techniques.  Your surface and supplies are included in the class fee. Pre-registration is required one week in advance to be sure we have time to make your piece!!!  Clock works will be a...


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"Paint With A Pro" Design on Demand Workshop - Artworks Northwest
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"Paint With A Pro" Design on Demand Workshop

$ 75.00

Design on Demand: Private Color Consultations & Technique Education $75.00/hour: one hour minimum If you are unable to attend a regularly scheduled class, or you are anxious to begin your decorating project before the class is offered again, hire one of our Design Team artisans to work with you individually to teach you a specific technique ...


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"Antiquing Powders" Quick Technique Class

Technique Workshop

$ 35.00
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"Antiquing Powders" Quick Technique Class

$ 35.00

Those who've been fortunate enough to travel to "old world" countries, or simply those who enjoy old, painted furniture will appreciate the time worn patina that cabinetry, woodwork and furniture develop after years of use.  We will mimic the look of "patina" with antiquing powders.   This workshop is a lecture/demo designed to educate you about...


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"Gilding & Foils" Quick Technique Workshop

Technique Workshop

$ 35.00
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"Gilding & Foils" Quick Technique Workshop

$ 35.00

Embellishing surfaces with composition leaf and metallic foils is extremely popular to create formal neo-classical design styles as well as contemporary, modern finishes.  We'll explore the properties of different sizing mediums, as well as application and oxidation techniques. This workshop is a lecture/demo designed to educate you about the pr...


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"Versatilty of Chalk Paint" Quick Technique Workshop - Artworks Northwest
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"Versatilty of Chalk Paint" Quick Technique Workshop

$ 35.00

For those new to Chalk Paint, let our artisans show you the amazing versatility of this amazing product that has totally revolutionized our design team's decorative painting career,  This workshop will include a video presentation rather than a demonstration, to stimulate your creative juices! This workshop is a designed to educate you about the...


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"All About Crackles" Quick Technique Class

Technique Workshop

$ 35.00
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"All About Crackles" Quick Technique Class

$ 35.00

Join us as our design team demonstrates the many ways to add crackle finishes to your decorative painting composition. Imagine an old furniture piece which has been through many seasons of expansion and contraction in an unheated storeroom or barn.  The paint is cracked, the varnish is cracked and the piece is loaded with character.  This techni...


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