In-Person classes are back! See below for details…

If you prefer to learn from the comfort of your own home at your pace, Virtual Classes are also available find out more here!

Virtual Classes include:

Furniture Painting for Beginners
10 Ways to Make Painted Furniture Look Old
Decorative Moulds 101
Milk Paint 101 and
Sign Making 101

 


2022 In-person Classes

Furniture Painting for Beginners

Recreating the spaces around you with paint couldn’t be easier! It’s an incredible way to not only keepfurniture paint your hands and mind busy but allows your creativity to flow too. Give your furniture a new look and bring a little colour into your life today.

This two-and-a-half-hour class will cover everything you need to know to get started including…

Prepping Your Piece

Cleaning your piece
How and when to sand
What to do with the hardware
How to choose a paint – Annie Sloan (chalk paint), Fusion (acrylic), or Milk Paint
How to choose a brush

Painting Your Piece

Applying the paint
How many coats you will need
Painting in one direction vs multiple
Drying time between layers

Finishing Your Piece

How to choose a top coat (wax, hemp oil, or sealer)
How to apply the topcoat
Where to apply topcoats and sealers

During this hands-on workshop, you will be painting sample boards with different types of paints and trying out different products. You will be able to take your sample boards with you.

This class is suitable for all levels.

This class is held at Malenka Originals. 

Cost: $87

Dates:
Wednesday, June 8th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, June 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, July 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

**to sign up for this class, please visit Malenka Originals here… 

 


Sell Your Furniture Recreations

Do you love painting furniture and would love to sell some of your pieces but you don’t know where toSell painted furniture start or how to get top dollar?

Join me for this highly anticipated, in-person course where we will cover everything you need to know to confidently sell your painted furniture.

Having sold hundreds of furniture and home decor pieces, I want to share all of my tips, tricks, and insights so that you can sell your recreations too.

You will receive course material filled with sheets for notes, worksheets, a pricing guide, a custom work contract, and many, many more goodies.

You will also receive a code for a Recreated Designs virtual class of your choosing. These classes are designed to teach you a new skill so that you can take your painting to a new level and paint like a pro! (value $49)*

During this 4-hour course, we will cover…
Getting the Most For Your Furniture Creations

Tips for making your pieces the best they can be so that you are offering top-quality recreations.

Business Details
Tips for making you look the best you can so that you look and feel like a professional. Including…
Why pick a business name
How to pick a name
Registering your name
Creating a logo
Selling Your Pieces
Tips for selling your pieces so that you can get top dollar. Including…
Photography and editing
Care tags
Where to sell your creations
How much to charge
Creating a listing
Social Media
Tips on using social media to sell your recreations. Including…
Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest
Creating an email list
Accepting Custom Work
Tips for accepting custom work to make even more money. Including…
Creating a contact
Taking a deposit
Time frame expectations
Delivery options
Working in someone else’s home
I know it can be overwhelming knowing where to start but together, we can get you selling your pieces in no time. Let’s make you some extra cash from doing what you love!

This class is held at Malenka Originals

Cost: $287

Dates: 
Monday, July 25th from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

**sign up for this class here…

 


Advanced Furniture Painting

Have you dabbled in furniture painting and would like to try more? Or maybe you have tacked a fewAdvanced Furniture Painting pieces but have been afraid to try some of the more advanced things like changing out hardware, staining a dresser top, or layering paint? If so, this class is for you!

This 2 – 2.5 hour class will cover…

Hardware 

How to remove and clean hardware
How to change the colour of existing hardware with metallic paint or waxes
How to completely change the hardware for a new look
How to flawlessly fill in previous holes
How to easily measure, drill, and install new hardware

Advanced Painting Techniques

How to layer paint with resits
How to add a wash

How to distress paint with sandpaper or water
How to add texture to paint

Staining 

How to choose and apply a stain
How to choose and apply a topcoat
How to use General Finishes stains and topcoats
How to use Fusion Stain & Finishing Oil over paint and on raw wood
How to use Fusion Gel Stain and Top Coat

During this hands-on workshop, you will be painting sample boards with different types of paints and trying out many different products. You will be able to take your sample boards with you.

Suitable for those who have taken the Furniture Painting for Beginners class or have painted furniture pieces already.

This class is held at Malenka Originals

Cost: $125

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 22nd from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, July 27th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm

**to sign up for this class, please visit Malenka Originals here…


All Things Fusion

Fusion Mineral Paint has become one of the most popular DIY paints on the market and it’s no wonderLavender Wax and wax brush when you see how wonderfully easy it is to use. With its line of richly coloured paints, high-quality finishes, and exceptional DIY products, Fusion Mineral Paint is versatile enough to choose for just about any project big or small.

We will cover everything you need to know to get started and paint like a pro using Fusion paint and products!

This two and a half hour class will cover…

How to Prep Your Surfaces for Fusion 

Using a TSP alternative
How much sanding is needed
When and how to use Ultra Grip

Painting With Fusion

How to choose a brush and/or roller
Painting furniture and home decor pieces
Using Metallic paints

When to Add a Top Coat

How to protect your surface with Tough Coat

Creating Different Looks

With glazes
With the Finishing Oil and Stain
With Waxes

This is a hands-on workshop and you will be painting and trying out the different products on sample boards that you can take with you.

Suitable for all levels.

This class is held at Malenka Originals

Cost: $87

Next Date: 
Monday, July 25th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm

**to sign up for this class, please visit Malenka Originals here…

 


 

Summer Craft Classes are also available here…

 


Let’s Figure Out Your Home Decor Style

Have you struggled with figuring out your decor style and/or how to pull a room together that reflectsAnnie Sloan Workbook that style?  If so, this new class is for you! 

During this 3 hour class, we will explore 6 popular home decor styles, the elements, and colours that define each, and how to pull those looks together.  You will also be guided through figuring out the decor style that is most meaningful to you and how to incorporate it into your home. 

We will be using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint Workbook to explore each of the styles while mixing colour palettes that reflect your personal taste for each.

Styles we will cover include:

Bohemian and Vintage
Rustic Country
French Elegance
Traditional Swedish
Modern Retro and Warehouse
Coastal

This is a hands-on class packed full of fun exercises and experiments.

Each participant will receive a copy of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint Workbook and will leave with it packed full of colour samples, ideas, and tips.

This class is held at Malenka Originals

Cost: $147

Date: Sunday, April 10th from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

**to sign up for this class, please visit Malenka Originals here…

 


Stencils 101 Class 

A class devoted entirely to stencils! Stencil with a stencil brush and roller

Join me to learn everything you have ever wanted to know about stencils.

During this two-hour class we will cover a wide variety of stencil topics including…

How to prep and care for your stencils
Using different thicknesses of stencils
Holding your stencils in place
Using brushes and rollers
Layering and making multidimensional images and text
Repeating Patterns
Making raised stencils
Using stencils on wood and fabric
This hands-on workshop is suitable for all levels and you will be using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to work with a variety of stencils on different mediums.
This class is held at Malenka Originals. 

Cost: $87 + tax (CAN)

Date: new dates will be added soon

*to sign up for this class, please visit the Malenka Originals website here…

 


All Things IOD Class – new 2022 date!

A brand new class devoted entirely to IOD products! (Iron Orchid Designs)Iron Orchid Designs products

Join local me to learn everything you have ever wanted to know about IOD products including transfers, stamps, and molds.

During this two-hour class, we will cover a wide variety of IOD topics including…

Stamps 
Preparing stamps for use
Using the acrylic block
How to use with paint and ink
Using rollers, brushes, and ink pads for stamping
Knob stamping
Using stamps on wood and fabric
Transfers
Preparing the surface for a transfer
Using small and large transfers
Application of transfers
Top coating transfers
Molds 
Creating molded pieces 
Using and adhering molded pieces
Painting molded pieces

This hands-on workshop is suitable for all levels.

Cost:  $87 + tax (CAD)

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm

**to sign up for this class, please visit the Malenka Originals website here…

 


Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint 101yellow flowers on a piece of painted furniture

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 VOCs. 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.

Cost: $87 + tax (CAD)

Dates: new dates will be added soon

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

 


If you would like to be informed when new classes and additional dates you can sign up for the Workshop and Classes email here…