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Winter Wellness Workshop: Furniture Painting Techniques

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Join our resident furniture upcycling extraordinaire Rachel from Quirky Design Co at Make on the Corner, Huyton Village for a hands on practical class that will prepare you for your own home upcycling project!

In this session Rachel will teach you:

  • unique ways of adding interest and detail to your furniture using tapes, stencils, crackle glaze and gold leaf.

You will also learn about:

  • top coats
  • how to protect your finished furniture without using wax.

A perfect class if you would like to create something unique for your home.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners.

A complimentary lunch will be provided after the session for all attendees, plus snacks and drinks throughout. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when registering.

Check out Rachels beautiful work on Instagram/ Facebook @quirkydesignco_

About our funders:

This fully funded programme of activities has been supported by Knowsley Council’s Winter Wellness fund. A huge thanks to Knowsley Council for making this possible!

About Make CIC:

Make CIC (Community Interest Company) fosters community connections through creativity across the Liverpool City Region. Our hubs in Liverpool, Wirral and Knowsley support local artists and creatives with affordable workspaces, community spaces, classes and events.


Where is the venue – Make on the Corner?

Make on the Corner is situated at 22 Derby Road which is on the pedestrianised High Street in Huyton Village. The space was formerly Albemarle & Bond Pawnbrokers.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By Bike: There is secure bike storage at the venue.

By Train: The nearest train station to the venue is Huyton train station. The station is a 6 minute walk from the venue – You can view directions via google maps here.

By Bus: Huyton Bus station is situated a 3 minute walk from the venue. You can view directions via google maps here.

By Car: There is free car parking for up to 3 hours situated in Archway Road car park Address: Archway Road car park, Civic Way, Huyton, Merseyside L36 9GD. Archway Road Car Park is a 4 minute walk to the venue – you can view directions via google maps here. You can find out more about parking in the area here.

Is the venue accessible?

The venue is accessible and is situated on the ground floor however there is no accessible toilet on site.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements for this class?

This is an adult workshop for people aged 18+.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to get in touch with the Make CIC office at 0151 601 8665 or email hello@makecic.org

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, we have a long waiting list for each session so please let us know if you are unable to attend so that we can make sure the people on the waiting list get a place.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A register will be taken at the workshop, it isn’t necessary to print your ticket.

Do I have to live in Knowsley to attend this workshop?

We will give priority to Knowsley residents, however if you are not from Knowsley and would like to attend, please get in touch with hello@makecic.org and we can add you to the waiting list.

Who is funding the Winter Wellness Workshops?

The Winter Wellness workshops are funded by Knowsley Councils Winter Wellness fund. For more information about the funder, please see Knowsley’s Better Together website here.


January 17
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Make on the Corner
22 Derby Road
Huyton, L36 9UJ
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Meet the Teacher – Rachel Smith-Evans

Based at the heart of old Liverpool docks, Rachel is often seen covered in rainbow paint and donning vibrant boiler suits. Her portfolio includes a wide range of projects, from fiberglass sculptures to Vardo Wagon restorations, boats, and piano transformations. You can book Rachel for colorful home or business murals. She's skilled in hand-painted techniques, airbrushing, and spray painting!
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