Chalk Paint™ 101 … and a little bit more

Would you like to learn how to create inexpensive effects that look like a million dollars – all with a pot of Paint? Get ready to transform your old and worn out furniture or those garage sale finds into beautiful hand-painted heirlooms!

Our workshops teach the ease and versatility of this paint. Not only will you learn the basics of how to use this decorative paint, but also some stunning paint finishes and techniques that will take your furniture to the next level.

You will take home 4 of your own finished sample boards on which you will have been taught a variety of painting techniques, several distressing techniques and a variety of application techniques of both the clear and the dark wax. You will also have the opportunity to complete and take home a small project ($40.00 value). Most importantly, you will take home the KNOWLEDGE and confidence to complete your own projects!

Be sure to register early as class sizes are limited to a maximum of six to allow for lots of hands on training and one on one teaching.

Refreshments provided.

Workshop includes all supplies needed – just show up in your painting clothes!

Upcoming Workshops:
Sunday March 31, 2019 – Full
Sunday April 28, 2019 – Full
Sunday May 26, 2019 – Full
Sunday June 23,2019 – Full

Time: 1 – 5:30 pm.

Workshop Fee: $189 + GST
To register for a workshop, call 250 592 2299
If you have any questions, email:

You must pre-register and pay in full to reserve your space in this class.

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations with a minimum of 2 weeks notice from the date of the start of the workshop:
Full refund less a $50 processing fee.
Cancellations with less than 2 weeks notice from the date of the start of the workshop:

*Please double check dates before signing up.


Workshop participants have their say:

I can’t tell you how much I loved your chalk painting workshop! It was definitely a dream-come-true day for me.  I finally got around to getting a blog post written about it and posted it this morning.  You can find it here:

What a delightful time I had!!! You are an amazing teacher, with a fantastic product!
If you need any spokespersons for your products, I think you just found six!!
Just came in today to grab some goodies to get started.  I will be by again!
Thank you awesome lady!
Maria – Crumsby’s Cupcake Cafe

Just want  you to know that your workshop was great! I came in slightly skeptical about how “good” this really was but left SOLD on it 🙂
Actually coming back for more colors next week.
Rose C.M.

Thank you so much for the instructional session yesterday.
It was well thought out: the lessons built on each other and together with the notes went into long term memory and skills. It was also a very pleasant environment with charming classmates.
Best wishes

I just finished the beginners level for Annie Sloan paint on Sun with Debra and I had a fantastic time. Thanks Debra for creating such a welcoming and learning environment in your home. I am looking forward to the next level when you have it available. I highly recommend Debra’s class to anyone wanting to try the Annie Sloan products. So many finishes are possible and it is amazing to work with. – Patty M

So in spite of what I’ve heard about how easy Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan is to work with, I’m still glad I took this workshop instructed by Debra Boeyenga, owner of A French Touch. I learned so many tips and techniques that will make my life easier, and I’m sure my paint and wax will go a lot farther as a result! – Sheila Z