CHICAGO, IL -- Annie Sloan, British decorative paint expert, author of numerous paint technique books and creator of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, will hold a one-day workshop in Chicago on Saturday, March 24th at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort as part of her 8-city tour of America.

Sloan, who is considered a ‘rock star’ by her numerous U.S. fans, will be leading the one-day demonstration and overseeing hands-on group sessions. It’s the perfect event for people who love DIY projects, such as furniture makeovers, and are keen to learn new techniques – on furniture, accessories, kitchen cabinets, walls, floors – anything that can be painted. Seats are limited. One-day workshop tickets are $350, include all materials, refreshments, and lunch. For full information and to purchase online, go to:

Decorative Paint Expert Annie Sloan to Hold WorkshopThe event will feature a demonstration by Sloan, book signings and hands-on technique sessions in small groups. Led by local, trained stockists of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Soft Wax, group sessions will teach the myriad techniques and effects that are so easy and fun to create. Annie Sloan will spend time with individuals in each break-out group to offer advice and recommendations. Attendees will end the day with a book signing and social hour with Annie Sloan.

A percentage of the workshops’ proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research, and to coincide with this initiative, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is introducing a new color for the USA: ‘Antoinette’ – a soft pale pink.

Since July 2010, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint has been made in the U.S. to Annie’s original formula, and the list of retailers / stockists has grown to more than 100 in 33 US states, as well as Canada. Local area workshops are regularly held by the owners of the vintage shops, design boutiques, stores and decorative art studios that sell the paint. A thorough training program for U.S. stockists means that local workshops are well equipped to pass along Annie Sloan’s techniques to Annie’s ever-growing and enthusiastic U.S. audience.

Source: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

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