Top 10 Best Decorating classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Decorating courses are a good way of developing both your DIY skills and to mix socially with similarly interested and like-minded people. You will make friends, learn together and have fun whilst accomplishing your decorating goals.

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2. Paint-a-Plate: design a unique large glazed pottery platter
Create a distinctive new centrepiece for your dinner table, a decorative plate to hang on your wall, or a unique gift for a special occasion. This class is an easy and fun combination of creative expression and learning the basics of ceramic glazing techniques, understanding how they change in the kiln to create vibrant and exciting new colours and textures. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CLASS? 1) Come to our cosy and light-filled studio in Central London (SE1), 10 min from London Bridge / 3 min from Borough Station. 2) Create your own design for the plate, sketch it first on paper. It can be abstract🟣 , still life🍄 , crazy portrait 👩‍🦱 or even a picture of your dog🐶 ! You can use your own design or get inspired from the examples provided. 3) Learn about pottery glazes: from the chemistry basics, to various glazing application techniques. There will be a glazing, mark-making and painting demonstration: Here you will be shown the 3 basic steps to creating your own glazed ceramic platter. 4) You will transfer your design to a large (33cm) pottery dish and paint it with real ceramic glazes. (not ceramic paints like in pottery cafes!). The results will be unexpected with a water-colour like effect, but always stunning! 5) Pick up your piece in a weeks time (or we can deliver it to you for a fee) and enjoy your design with oozy glazes and vibrant colours. FIRED WORKS PICK-UP/DELIVERY Your work will need to dry and be fired by our technician in the following week before it is ready for pick-up. You will be given several pickup slot options at the end of your class. We will provide sustainable bubble wrap options but please bring bags or boxes for transportation. Each student is responsible for packing their own work. We also offer the option for posting your works within the UK with an added cost of £25.00 to be made upfront. While we will take care in packaging your works responsibly we are not liable for any breakages or losses that may occur in the postage process.
Next available date:25th June 2022
5. Venetian Mask Decorating Workshop
Workshop structure: Theoretical element (20 minutes): Explanation of the various techniques used to decorate masks. A brief description of the use of masks in Venice with an explanation of the most significant model, the “Volto”, also called “Bautta” (The mask is ready-made by the tutor. You can make your own mask from scratch in our mask making workshop: see more on our profile).. Discounts offered when purchasing both: mask making and mask decorating workshops). There are 7 different techniques available. The tutor will provide images with examples showing the end result of each technique. Nevertheless, this is the creative part of the workshop; therefore, each participant has total freedom of expression in this process. If the participant picks one of the presented techniques, the tutor will demonstrate step by step how to recreate it. Even if the person is not a confident decorator, he/she will be able to end up with a creative piece. Practical element (1.30 minutes): Once each individual has decided how to decorate his/her own mask, the decoration phase can start. Acrylic tempera paints are used, metallic colours such as gold, silver and copper can be added for a bit of sparkle. Various types of wax can also be used to create a finishing touch. Finally, the participant can choose from a number of different coloured ribbons to match their mask. At the end of the workshop, each participant will take home his/her decorated mask.
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6. Gingerbread House decorating Workshop for Grown Ups!
A long-held tradition in our house, decorating gingerbread houses is one of my favourite activities at this time of year, but only too often it gets hijacked by the kids! Come and join me for an evening of candy canes and powdered sugar, peppermints and glitter, and decorate your very own, fully pre-built house. All decorations and candy will be provided, as well as some seasonally inspired canapés and a glass of hot spiced cider or Gluwein to keep you going! Each guest will take home their very own house and an evening of memories full of Christmas Cheer, sparkles and cinnamon ... and quite possibly a candy cane or two! Bring some friends or make some on night! Beer, wine or soft drinks will also be available to purchase on the night. Note 1: This workshop is taking place at the communal tables at the Rise & Vine wine store in Kensal Rise, 30 Station Terrace, NW10 5RP. It is within walking distance of multiple public transport options (see instructions section). Note 2: Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons events are always great opportunities to switch off and get immersed. Feel free to turn off your phone, and escape the world for a couple of hours! You do not need to bring anything with you, other than perhaps a sense of humour and the willingness to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in! Note 3: Still and Sparkling water will be available throughout the class, but you will be able to purchase fantastic beer and wine from the wine shop, where the knowledgeable owners Guy and Shaun will be able to guide you. Note 4: By purchasing this class you are confirming that you understand that you will be working with potentially dangerous kitchen equipment and that you waive any and all rights to make claims for any injury or accident sustained. Note 5: Please ensure you arrive on time (but not early as we will be setting up)! I can highly recommend grabbing a coffee at one of our lovely nearby cafés , such as L’Angolo, Urban Soul, Cable Co. or Messapica if you arrive early! Note 6: Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns or process refunds at this time. If you are unable to make your class please feel free to give your slot to a friend ;)
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12. Cupcake Baking & Decorating
This is the perfect class for you if you’re interested in mastering your cupcakes from scratch. At the end of the class you will take home a dozen beautiful cupcake creations. You will learn everything you need to know to ensure perfectly baked cupcakes time and time again. Xanthe will share all her knowledge gleaned from years of baking and teaching. In this class you will learn to bake either a classic English (vanilla) or American (Red Velvet) cupcake. Xanthe will then demonstrate how to make a delicious cream cheese frosting to top your cakes During this class we will cover step-by-step techniques, which will be fully explained so that you never again need to worry about anything from the mixture curdling oto how to ensure that your cupcakes are equal in size. You will learn when it is necessary to sift, what kind of sugar you should use and how to adapt the recipe to create countless variations. She will even advise you on how to control the shape of your cupcake depending on whether you want a ‘peak’ or a ‘flat’ top. You will learn the following; Fail safe recipe Correct weighing and measuring How to adapt the recipe for a variety of flavours What to do if your mixture curdles How to ensure cupcakes are equal size The perfect technique for light, fluffy icing How to check the cakes are perfectly baked The perfect icing recipe The RiGHT way to fill a piping bag How to pipe a variety of swirls Using sprinkles to accentuate your piping You will leave the class with a box of 12 cupcakes
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14. Gelato Making Experience
The experience has been studied with the aim of involving people as much as we can in the Gelato Making Process. This is a proper experience rather than just a tasting or a cooking class. After an introduction about the schools background and few secrets about their recipes, they will provide you aprons, gloves and recipes book. You will learn everything about the original ‘gelato bolognese’. The gelato experience is available for all ages you just need to be a gelato lover. The experience includes 3 stages: Blends preparation: you'll taste their signature gelato flavours then you'll choose which ones you'd like to produce. Your techer will follow you in the process, explaining how to balance different ingredients, but you'll have the gelato Recipe Book and will be blending yourself​. Gelato "Mantecazione": you'll assist on the Gelato making process and your teacher will teach you how to understand when the Gelato is ready to be extracted from the machine, then you'll extract it yourself! All the guests will taste the Gelato flavour just produced. Gelato cake preparation and decoration: Gelato degustation for the guests to choose 2 flavours - the Chefs will teach you how to produce a Gelato cake and you'll produce your own one! After the cake production, toppings and tools will be provided to decorate the cake your way. The cake will be a gift for you to take home.
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16. Cake Decorating Workshop
This workshop is beginner friendly. All tools will be provided, to make your cake. Each stage of the process will be explained by the instructor (@saratett_ on instagram), and then you'll be ready to attempt it yourself. You will each go home with a 5 inch cake. Cakes will be baked before the class, and you will have an option to choose which flavour you'd like. Vanilla, Red Velvet, Chocolate, Lemon, Cookies & Cream or Biscoff Vegan & Gluten-Free options are not available for this class. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------EVENTS This event is great for groups & team building! Whether it’s your birthday, date night, baby shower or a bachelorette, this is a fun interactive experience for all occasions. Both men & women can enjoy the experience! If you'd like us to host your private or corporate cake and sip event, contact us at - ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ORDERS If you'd like to find out about our birthday package or to order a cake, please contact us at - -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FOOD & DRINKS Welcome drinks will be provided. Subsequent food & drinks can be purchased at the bar. Come ready to engage in great conversations and be your own "Cake Boss!" Looking forward to meeting you all! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PLEASE NOTE -Attendees need to be strictly on time as the class has to begin and end at a set time. This is also to avoid wasting the time of others who have also booked the session. Please be mindful. -Please be advised that this is not a professional cake decorating class. However, if you wish to book a 1:1 cake decorating lesson, please contact us at - ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------COVID GUIDELINES We will be adhering to strict COVID guidelines. In the event that you test positive for COVID and are not able to make it to the event, you will be given a refund of your ticket . Attendees are limited to a minimum capacity, and seating will adhere to social distancing rules. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------REFUND POLICY A refund will be given if you test positive for COVID, and are able to show proof of this.
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