What you will do
7 hour workshop
In this workshop, Gabriela will teach you how to upcycle a chair or another small piece of furniture such as a side table or a simple bedside cabinet using decoupage, a technique that allows you to transform a piece of furniture using just paper and glue.
Please note that in order to complete a small piece of furniture you will need two full days, which have to be booked individually. You also have the option of booking just one day and finishing your project at home if you prefer but do be aware that you will not learn as much as you would on a two-day course.
All materials plus a light vegetarian lunch, tea and coffee are included in the cost of the workshop. Due to time constraints it is likely that you will have to varnish your piece of furniture at home.
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None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Gabriela Szulman Art
Gabriela is an artist and maker. She creates prints and collages, greeting cards, jewellery and scarves with images inspired by memory, nostalgia and a love of everything vintage.
Her work is often humorous and whimsical – unless her romantic side takes over and then you enter into a fairy-tale territory of old-fashioned script, pages of books and music scores populated by chivalrous gentlemen, glamorous ladies, butterflies and rabbits. She blends a fusion of painting and digital media – acrylic, watercolour and ink with digital print – onto paper and canvas to create pictures, quirky greetings cards and a range of “art to wear” which so far includes silk scarves and a jewellery collection.
Old photograph albums, vintage documents, magazines, books, cards, knitting pattern books and scraps of writing are things that make Gabriela very happy. Second-hand bookshops, junk shops, market stalls, attics and long-forgotten boxes are her treasure trove.
In addition to her own creative pursuits, she is passionate about inspiring other people and sharing her skills, so she devotes a good portion of her time to teaching.
You need to bring your own piece of furniture, clean and primed with a coat of white paint. If you are unsure about suitability please contact Gabriela in advance. Want to get your decoupage fix now? [Click here to read my Obby Project](https://obby.co.uk/blog/obby-projects-upcycle-ikea-stool) on how to upcycle an IKEA stool with decoupage.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.