Painting Classes – Tips & Tricks

Click here to view our calendar for class dates, time, and details.

Click here for Tips and Tricks (things we’ve learned) on chalk-based painting, distressing, waxing, and sealing.

We now have 4 locations for purchasing our Missouri Limestone Chalk-Based paint, Gift Emporium & Cafe’ in Sullivan, Half-Crocked Antique Mall in Bourbon, Spirals Art Gallery and Studio in Cuba,  and Mary Ann’s Home Decor & Consignments in Rolla.

SharSum Paint conducts periodic “Make & Take It” classes. Interested in hosting a Make & Take It Painting Class at Gift Emporium and Cafe’, Spirals Art Gallery and Studio, or in your own home with 5-8  of your friends?  See detail below the class info or Contact SharSumPaint   (sharsumpaint@gmail.com)  for more details.

SharSum Paint’s Make & Take It Classes Archive:

Click on the link below to see the projects painted in our classes and how they turned out.  

May 11, 2017 – Private Painting Class – click here!

February 25 and March 24, 2017 – Make & Take It Painting Classes – click here!

September 24, 2016  – Fall Crafty Creations Chalk-based Paint Party – Everything included to create 3 fall decorations

August 27, 2016 – Make & Take it Painting Class – click here!

July 9, 2016 – Make & Take It Painting Class – click here!

June 20, 2016 – Make & Take It Painting Class – click here!

May 16, 2016 – Make & Take It Painting Class – click here!

April 16, 2016 – Make & Take It Painting Class – click here!

January 2016 – Make & Take It Painting Class – click here!

November 2015 – Make & Take It Painting Class – click here!

Gift Emporium & Cafe’and Spirals Art Gallery & Studio Classes:  

Who:  Classes taught by Danny and Sharon Sumner, SharSum Paint

What:  This is a four hour class – Price is $40 per person – Classes are kept small, usually no more than 6 in a class.  Participants bring a small, clean object to paint (wood, metal, concrete, fabric – just about anything).  Each person is provided a sample size of paint (your choice of color) and a starter kit which includes brush, distressing sponge, lint-free rags, and handout of tips and tricks.  There will be no tests and no pressure.  : )  It is a fun, fast four hours and the satisfaction of transforming an old object into something new, using a Missouri product, and knowing you did it yourself is very rewarding.  Refreshments will be provided.  Be sure to wear old clothes.

Why:  Learn more about painting with chalk-based paint.  SharSum Paint sells “Missouri Limestone Company’s chalk-based paint, which comes in a wide variety of colors.  You will learn tips and tricks of painting and distressing and learn about which type of sealer or no sealer should be used.  Examples will be provided, and as drying time permits, you will have a chance to wax or seal your finished product, if needed.  Additional paint and samples of wax and poly sealer will also be for sale.

Where:  Gift Emporium & Cafe, 228 S. Highway 185, Sullivan, MO  63080 – on the road to Meramec State Park on the left side of the road, across from the Knights of Columbus building.  You can’t miss it.  Tan building with a green roof.  We also conduct classes at Spirals Art Gallery & Studio in Cuba, 100 Madison, Cuba, MO.  Building behind the hot dog stand (on the right) at the 4-way stop.

When:  Classes are held periodically. They are usually held Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.  Check back here for updates on the next class.

In Your Home Classes:

Who:  Classes taught by Danny and Sharon Sumner, SharSum Paint – hosted by you

What:  This is a four hour class – The class is free for the person hosting the class.  You will only need to provide refreshments for the guests you invite.  You will need a place where usually,  at least 4 and no more than 8 guests can fit comfortably and you are comfortable having paint used, although this paint does clean up with soap and water.  You will need tables for your guests’ projects.  We can bring additional tables if needed.  Price is $35 per person for in home classes.  Participants bring a small, clean object to paint (wood, metal, concrete, fabric – just about anything).  Each person is provided a sample size of paint (choice of color) and a starter kit which includes brush, distressing sponge, lint-free rags, and handout of tips and tricks.  There will be no tests and no pressure.  : )  It is a fun, fast four hours and the satisfaction of transforming an old object into something new, using a Missouri product, and knowing you did it yourself is very rewarding.   Be sure to wear old clothes.

Why:  Learn more about painting with chalk-based paint.  SharSum Paint sells “Missouri Limestone Company’s chalk-based paint, which comes in a wide variety of colors.  You will learn tips and tricks of painting and distressing and learn about which type of sealer or no sealer should be used.  Examples will be provided, and if time permits, you can practice waxing and sealing with poly on a sample piece.  Additional paint and samples of wax and poly sealer will also be for sale.

Where:  Your home – a place large enough for you,  your guests and projects. You will need tables.  We have additional ones, if needed.

When:  You pick the date and time….this is a four-hour class.

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