Overview of paint workshops




Experienced Trainer               

Jenny, co-owner of Fig & Frolic, is extensively trained in all Annie Sloan and Artisan Enhancement products.  With professional experience as a nursing educator, she presents a very organized and easy to follow workshop.

All stockists must complete signficant training on Annie Sloan products by completing a week-long educational process in North Carolina.  Jenny has followed that up with many additional courses, some with Annie herself.  

She is also fully trained in another product line carried at Fig & Frolic, Artisan Enhancements.  These products are used to complete various additional effects with the paint such as creating a fine stone look, a pearlized look, and many more.


Become a Chalk Paint® expert

Whether you are brand new to Chalk Paint® or a seasoned pro, our classes will give you insight you never had before. Class sizes are limited to 4-6 to ensure lots of personal attention. With each class, you will take away your work from the workshop, step-by-step instructions, as well as a folder full of useful information! Don't see a date that works for you? Ask us about setting up a private workshop for you and your group of friends! (Fig & Frolic reserves the right to cancel class if lack of registrations.  If this occurs, refunds or rescheduling arrangements will be made.)

Five Workshop Options

 Getting Started with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan 

In this quick 2-hour workshop, learn the basics of easily achieving a simple vintage finish using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Learn how to use the same paint to create a distressed finish. In addition, we'll teach you how to use Soft Wax, both clear and colored waxes. Walk away feeling confident to complete your at-home projects!  

101: The Ultimate 

Learn a number of different techniques in one setting! This 3-4 hour workshop features the basics of Chalk Paint® walking step by step through a number of Annie Sloan’s techniques…Annie’s signature two-color distressed finish, a smooth modern technique, a darkened, more rustic finish, as well as a color wash. In addition, you will learn how to comfortably use Chalk Paint® Wax, both the clear and colored waxes.

Chalk Paint & Cabinets 
Did you know you can economically transform your kitchen/bathroom cabinets and built-ins with Chalk Paint®?  We can show you how!  We will teach you how to prep your cabinets, how to create a smooth professional finish on your cabinets, and how to wax. You will work on cabinet doors that you will take home with you to use as a sample in your own project.
Chippy Stone & Pearly Finishes


This workshop dives into the wonderful world of combining Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan with Artisan Enhancements. Learn how to achieve chippy stone finishes with products such as Fine Stone and Crackle Tex. The versatility of Fine Stone allows the user to create stone and concrete-like finishes on an array of surfaces. We'll also use Crackle Tex to create "chunky", chipped crackled effects. Crackle Tex reproduces the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint and/or plaster. In addition, learn how to soften looks through the use of Pearl Plaster, creating an opulent and luxurious pearlescent finish.  

Decoupage & Craqueleur Art Workshop 

In this 2-hour workshop, learn how to use Annie Sloan's Decoupage and Craqueleur to complete a piece of art fit for displaying in your home or giving away as a gift. You will choose the paper you use from our vast selection of in-house papers and decoupage to pieces of reclaimed wood. In addition, you will learn how to use decorative napkins in decoupaged pieces of art. These dates, don't work for you? Ask us about setting up a private workshop for you and your group of friends!