Welcome to Nest Studio at Evegate Artisan Village in the South East of England. 
           We are an Accredited Arts Award Centre holding workshops & courses for all abilities.

Nest Furniture Studio run low VOC, eco-friendly painting workshops. Just bring a small to medium piece to work on, plus an idea of what you’d like to achieve.

1:1 sessions can also be arranged on request. These are priced at a higher rate of +£30 per session, but will guarantee you all the focus from your tutor, throughout your creative workshop. 

You can buy workshops directly from our online shop by clicking here.


As an Official Stockist of Frenchic® we can ensure that all paints used in our workshops  are:

• EN: 71-3 certified

• Child & pet safe

• Environmentally friendly

• Superior coverage

• Creamy and rich consistency

• Little to no odour

• Toxin & Solvent free

• No Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) added   


Our standard workshops are listed below. We also run a variety of others and are happy to provide 1:1 sessions and bespoke classes. Just get in touch and keep an eye on our Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/nestcuriosities/ to see our latest workshops and stories.

Read our painting workshop reviews about a variety of our sessions by clicking on the link below:



▪️Basic skills: involves learning the basics of good preparation and painting techniques. We work on brush techniques and the unique application style of Frenchic, helping you achieve minimal brushstrokes, limiting edge pooling and preventing the overworking of paint, amongst other troubleshooting and useful tips.

▪️Intermediate level: for those who already paint furniture, who are looking to improve their abilities and expand their skills by learning techniques such as layering, distressing, blending, waxing and stencilling. We look at ways of staging your final piece for photography.

▪️Effects and Adornment: includes learning the application of gold, copper or silver leafing. Build up your confidence using other effects such as crackles and glazes. Also, mixing and applying Frensheen metallic minerals making paints, waxes and pastes for furniture and hardware.


We also offer sessions for Advanced Skills, Bespoke packages and even a full 7 week extensive course ‘The Art of Up!’ which teaches you professional furniture refinishing from start to finish.

Get in touch to find out more, or purchase from our website for details and book online.


Learn new skills in our Intermediate sessions.
Create stunning pieces in our Effects & Adornments classes.
Workshop gift vouchers are available.
They offer an unusual present and a way to spend time getting creative with your best people.
Basic skills sessions offer time to practice with tutoring, so you can get it right, from the start.
From chairs to chests, bring something you’d love to give a makeover.
Our innovative, self-levelling, self-sealing paints make it easy to get a fab finish.
Bespoke sessions are available.
Update your current furniture so it fits a new colour scheme.