The Paint Effect: CHINOISERIE

The Paint Effect: CHINOISERIE

Create your own Chinoiserie masterpiece in a day.


In this paint effect one day workshop, you will be learning how to paint in the Chinoiserie style, so you leave with the know-how to start tackling your walls. The course will cover the basics of gilding, how to transfer a design, and paint a scene. By the end of the day you will take home a completed wood panel to use as a reference, or a stand alone objet for the house.


Chinoiserie, comes from the French word ‘chinois’ for Chinese. It originated in the 18th Century when these lavishly painted, decorative designs were painted onto walls, furniture and objets in the palaces and grand houses across Europe. Nature scenes were all the rage, lush garden vignettes, sprawling florals and maybe a peacock on a blossom branch for good measure. These were works of art of the highest quality, set off by bamboo furniture, lacquered wood and silk fabrics. Opulent is a word that comes to mind.


This is an adult class, open to those over 16 and is for all levels. From 9-4pm, All materials you need will be provided and light refreshments. Lessons take place at an uber cool gallery space, BSMT, in Dalston and happen once a month. Private group classes are also available, just get in touch

If you would like to try learning a simpler paint effect first, try your hand at this Leopard Print workshop.


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