Chalk Paint® Workshops

All workshops are held at Gaysha Contemporary Paint and Patten, 25 Bell Street, South Townsville.

Bookings are limited and must be paid in advance to secure your spot. Payment can be made in store, via credit card, Paypal or direct deposit.

The workroom is set up for you to view all the Chalk Paint®.


Introduction to Chalk Paint® - $95

Our Introduction Workshop covers the basics of the Annie Sloan Method and her signature two colour distressing. This is a beginner's course which will cover the following:

  • One-colour clear wax look
  • Two-colour distressed look dark wax
  • Stencil Design

Bring one small piece of timber furniture to paint up in a color of your choice. Your piece should be no larger than a chair, something you can carry under one arm and take home in the backseat of your car.

There are limited numbers, so payment will secure your booking and no refunds.

All painting and wax equipment supplied, brushes and stencils for application use - these will be available for purchase with a 10% discount.

Come along and learn about the best paint in the world, you will be sure to love it.

Sunday 18th June

Sunday 2nd July

Sunday 9th July

Sunday 16th July

Sunday 23rd July

Saturday / Sunday  fortnightly thereafter

Workshop commences at 10:00am and finishes around 2:30pm.

Light lunch included - please advise of diet restrictions.

Wear your painting clothes!

Group Workshops and Friday night bookings of up to six can be tailored to Group needs:-

 A Chair Affair, Shabby Hen's Party, Chic Baby Shower, Baby Boomers Birthday  - call today and book for your group


Creative Techniques Workshop - $85.00 

Saturday 24th June (Mirror & Glass Finishes)

Sunday TBA (Stencil techniques, Craqueleur, Decoupage)

If you have completed our Introduction to Chalkpaint® Workshop and are now looking at exploring other Annie Sloan Products then this Workshop is sure to impress. No need to bring a thing just yourself as the workshop will supply a piece of glass or artboard to practice the techniques on. This is a 4.5 hour workshop and you will learn to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Decoupage, Gold size and Stencil Gilding to transfer images onto your pieces using a variety of techniques.

Workshop is from 10:00am -14:30pm and includes all supplies.


Kitchen Cupboard Makeover Workshop - $95.00

Sunday 11th June 2017 (6 places)

A classic kitchen is easy to achieve using a fabulous Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan colour and  Soft Wax. Practical demonstration and paint, wax and stencil techniques are taught in this workshop to upstyle your kitchen cupboards to suit your individual taste.

Workshop is from 10:00am - 2:30pm and includes all supplies.


Book through our Contact Us page or call Rose on (07) 4420 1471


A bit about Rose

My name is Rose Alexander and I am the creator of Gaysha Contemporary Paint and Pattern in Townsville. I have a love for painted furniture and enjoy transforming time worn pieces into beautiful personal treasures. I have a fine art degree from James Cook University and have been painting for over 20 years and it brings me much pleasure to be the Townsville Stockist for Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.

A bit about Annie

One of the world's most respected paint and colour experts, Annie Sloan brings decades of knowledge and plenty of style to her hugely popular line of decorative paint, Chalk Paint®. And with books, brushes, stencils, and fabrics, her inspirations are transforming more and more homes every day.

By leading the decorative painting revolution over the last 25 years, Annie Sloan is widely recognised as one of the world's most respected experts in paint and colour.

As well as authoring over 20 internationally sold books, Annie Sloan transformed the world of furniture painting with the creation of her own brand of decorative paint, Chalk Paint®, in 1990. Annie's fine-art background and contagious enthusiasm for decorative painting has motivated both home painters and experienced professionals, unlocking countless creative potentials over the last 30 years.

Annie Sloan is all about sharing her passion for decorative painting, and inspiring people to be creative and adventurous with her paints and colours. Her products are exclusively available through her network of over 1,400 independent Stockists located around the world. Read more about Annie >)

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