Courses 2020-12-13T12:31:06+00:00

Come and enjoy learning something new

“Marmalade House courses are quite simply exceptional, I have now done three and each time they have surpassed all my expectations. A beautiful setting in which to learn; extensive course content; creativity in abundance; and the chance to be practical and totally involved in the world of interiors for a day. And not forgetting the amazing hospitality! Thank you Marmalade House, I will be back”.
– C Whitten-Smythe

At Marmalade House we offer award-winning lifestyle courses inspired by the Annie Sloan colour palette and products. Our courses are based in our stylish farmhouse studios in Kelston, Bath, and offer you the chance to learn new skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Each course has a maximum of 7 students, and are busy and practical. All materials are included in the cost, and you can enjoy our famous farmhouse lunches and refreshments throughout the day. The courses are relevant for whether you are a beginner or have previous experience. We guarantee you will enjoy taking part in our sort of creative day.

Book online or call us on 01225 445855 to arrange your day and we will deliver a painting experience you won’t forget. Gift vouchers are available for all our courses and corporate events can be arranged.

Interior Design Day – Colour Your Home

“A fabulous day! I learnt so much about colour and how it can work so effortlessly within the home. Painting the room sets was also very helpful. Thank you for such an inspiring day.”
– J Griffiths

This course is a full day of colour, interior design and mood-boarding. The aim of the course is to dispel the fear of using colour and design within the home, to enable you to create a bespoke colour-scheme for a room or interior space you have in mind.

The day begins by looking at the science of colour, learning how to mix it, how the traditional colour wheel works, and how to apply it to your home. We then look at interior design styles and influences, and give guidance on how to refine your own personal style. The afternoon is then spent painting room sets, using knowledge acquired in the morning, adding in blending fabrics, and culminating in the preparation of a colour scheme of your own.

£155.00 including all materials and a sumptuous farmhouse lunch and refreshments.

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How to Paint Furniture to Professional Standards

“This is a fabulous course in a wonderful setting designed to inspire. Catered for all abilities and the tools and equipment were readily available, and it was lovely to be able to experiment extensively. Vanessa was articulate and very patient and so talented. We were all delighted with the results of our labour. A lovely friendly group and a fabulous lunch – homemade – wonderful. Delighted at the number of different effects we were taught – cleverly managed on two pieces of wood. Very well-thoughout course, very well organised – the best course I have ever been on. I am totally inspired. Ongoing support which is invaluable. A marvellous opportunity to try paints/waxes before you buy. Many, many thanks”.

– Francis W

A full day of learning about chalk paint, colour and technique and how to paint your furniture to professional standards.

We teach you the magic of chalk paint: how it can be finished with a range of techniques from gilding and crackle-glazing, decoupage and stencilling. We show you how to layer colours for a Scandinavian effect, and how to try different ways of painting to suit your own style: flat-painting for a contemporary finish, or distressing for a classical French look. With lots more besides, this exceptional course gives you the tools and confidence to start your own work, or greatly improve the skills you already have.

£145.00 including all materials, a sumptuous farmhouse lunch and refreshments.

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Advanced Furniture Painting and Techniques

This brand new course both consolidates skills learned on our ‘How to Paint Furniture to Professional Standards’, together with a range of fantastic new techniques to truly enable all furniture painters to develop their own style and explore their creativity. We will show you how to create and authentic marble effect on furniture tops, experiment with an industrial rust-look technique and master how to create a beautiful look of ‘faded grandeur’ as created by Jonathan Marc Mendes.

Wet distressing, blending and mastering how to use images and stencils on furniture with all be included, and students will be able to experiment wth a range of exciting new products. The course will be held at our beautiful farmhouse studios, and will include our famous farmhouse lunches.

All inclusive for £165.00.

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Furniture Painting Refresher Course

For all of those who would like a morning reminding yourself of our signature furniture painting techniques, please come and join us for a morning full of tips and techniques, and learn about new current products and styles. This is also an opportunity for you to bring ideas, projects and questions to us, and to refresh your knowledge ready to tackle new pieces. We look forward to seeing you back with us.

£85.00 to include materials and refreshments.

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