A list of my current and upcoming classes in the greater Ottawa area…

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint 101

Learn about all the uses for this intriguing and beautiful paint, using the many products in the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (MMSMP) line.

Milk Paint is a traditional powdered paint that is non-toxic and has no VOC’s. It has been used in North America for hundreds of years on furniture, walls, barns, etc., but has been around for thousands of years, and was even found in the pyramids in Egypt and on ancient cave paintings.

Using the many colours and products available in the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint line, you will have the opportunity to learn:

– About the ingredients and uses for Milk Paint
– How to mix Milk Paint
– How to make different consistencies for use as paint, stain and wash
– To achieve different looks such as chippy, layered, and smooth
– All about bonding agent and when to use it
– The best finish for your Milk Paint project, trying out Wax, Hemp Oil and Tough Coat

This hands-on workshop is suitable for all levels.

Taught at Malenka Originals in Ottawa.



Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

*to sign up for a Milk Paint 101 class, please visit Malenka Oringals

Painting 101

This 8 week class is coming in January 2018 at the Canterbury Community Centre. (registration begins in October 2017)

In this class we will learn how to paint your favourite piece of old furniture or vintage finds. This class will cover everything from choosing the right paint and tools to prepping and paint to finishing off your piece with the correct top coat. Learn basic techniques and finishes during the class while working on small pieces and reclaimed wood.

Classes will be help on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.

$115 (plus a $20 supply fee)

*sign up here… 

Vintage Winter Sign WorkshopVintage winter signs painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint

Warm up the cold winter months with these adorable Vintage Winter Signs!

This workshop includes all supplies to paint one of these three signs (as pictured): ‘Skating Pond’, ‘Ski Lodge’, or ‘Hot Cocoa’. The sign is 2 feet long by 51/2″.

Using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, you’ll learn how to make a stain using paint; the uses of Milk Paint and tips for working with it; how to distress; and how to apply hemp oil for a beautiful soft finish.

Taught at Malenka Originals in Ottawa.



Thursday, January 11 from 6:00 – 7:30
Saturday, January 13 from 1:00 – 2:30 (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, January 27 from 1:00 – 2:30
Thursday, February 1 from 6:30 – 8:00
Thursday, February 8 from 6:00 – 7:30

*to sign up for the Winter sign class, please visit Malenka Originals

Rustic Chalkboard Classrustic chalkboards

The writing isn’t on the wall — but it will be on this chalkboard!

This workshop will give you the chance to make a beautiful, rustic chalkboard using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

All supplies are included. Makes a unique Christmas gift!

Taught at Malenka Originals in Ottawa.



Thursday, February 15 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

*to sign up for the rustic chalkboard class, please visit Malenka Originals