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Studio in the Park

Rustic inspired furniture, home wares, gifts and unique one off interior accent pieces.

Studio in the Park is nestled in Markeaton Parks Craft Village. The shop caters for visitors to the Park and for the many Annie Sloaners who come to learn everything they need to know to embark on their project. We pride ourselves on good service and exellent product knowledge. We have a dedicated teaching room and there is parking on the drive to the craft village so you don't need to go into the main carparks. 


Markeaton Park Craft Village
Markeaton Lane
DE22 3BG

Opening Hours

Winter November - March
Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11-4
Thursday: 11-4
Friday: 11-4
Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: 11-4
Summer April - October
Open until 5pm
Easter/Summer holiday/Half Terms/Bank Holidays Open everyday of the week 10-5
Closed Christmas (approx 22/23 Dec) to first weekend in January

Contact Details

Contact Sheila Collington
Phone 01332 298274


Finding Us

Drive down Markeaton Lane and at the sharp bend by Bryers Heritage Farm and the Garden Centre turn into the park through the gates with the no-entry sign(underneath Authorised access only). Park along the drive and walk into the Craft Village under the arch - Studio in the Park is on the right 3 doors down


Essentials 1 - Introduction to the Annie Sloan Method

Hosted by Sheila Collington, Studio in the Park, Derby

This Course is designed to teach you all you need to know about the marvels of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. You will cover all the basics of how to work with the paint and by understanding its unique characteristics it will help to open up a whole new world of painting possibilities.
You will practise your techniques on a board allowing you to focus on the processes involved. You will learn how to manipulate the paint to create a professional quality smooth finish. You will then learn how to manipulate the paint to create aged and textured paint techniques. These will include simple two colour distressing, textured two colour distressing, the joy that is the cracked paint effect, and a characterful textured finish reminiscent of old leather. We will cover using the paint as a wash and show you a really easy way to colour mix to make the most of your paints.
You will then learn to properly apply Annie Sloan Lacquer, Clear Soft wax, Dark wax, White and Black waxes.
You will be taught by a professional with over 25 years’ experience of decorative painting and teaching painting classes. I have a wealth of knowledge that can only come with the experience I have gained with working on numerous projects and using a variety of materials and I am happy to pass this knowledge on to you. I actively train professionals as well as amateur enthusiasts and complete beginners.

Course Cost £65.00 You will receive a voucher for 10% off your Annie Sloan painting products plus a Studio in the Park Goodie bag with Annie Sloan products worth at least £10. Book Essentials 1 and Essentials 2 together for the discounted price of £120.00. Cant make the date? Please contact us to arrange another date to suit you - or arrange your own private class - minimum 2 people.

Drinks and Refreshments will be provided.

Location Markeaton Park Craft Village, Markeaton Lane, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3BG
Start 13:00, 02 Feb 2019
End 16:00
Phone 01332 298274

How to use Colour in the Home

Hosted by Sheila Collington, Studio in the Park, Derby

How to use Colour in Your Home Workshop

On this workshop you will learn how to use colour to transform interior spaces, a skill for life, whilst using Annie Sloan’s colour palette and product range. If you would like to become more confident in choosing paint colours and need some guidance on projects now and in the future, this is for you.

The Interior Design industry has been central to my work for over 25 years. I enjoy creating and executing designs which get the most out of the interior spaces – and I believe the key component in any interior design is colour.

This workshop gives you an exciting opportunity to learn trade secrets in choosing colour and to learn about how colours work with each other in order to create perfectly balanced interior spaces. Through the tactical use of colour any sized space can be enhanced and existing or new soft furnishings can be brought to life.

You will discover how to choose wall colours and how to combine these with colours of furniture and soft furnishings. There are a selection of fabrics that you can choose from but we encourage you to bring your own fabrics especially if you have a room makeover coming up or you want to freshen up an existing look. We will even show you how to mix colours to perfectly match your chosen fabrics.

The workshop uses the specially designed work sheets from Annie Sloan, which enable you to create numerous different colour combinations and room settings throughout the day. They are designed to be easy to use and to allow everyone to concentrate on learning about how to put colour together whilst allowing your own creative juices to flow.

So join me and learn how to navigate your way around Annie Sloan’s colour palette, understand how colours work together and then create your own interior colour combinations! Feeling nervous? Don’t! I will take you through everything you’ll need to achieve a more confident and assured use of colour in the home.

This course will start at 9.30am with croissants and coffee. We will break at 12.30 for a simple but tasty homemade lunch and we will finish at 4.30pm. Homemade cake will be served in the afternoon and drinks will be available throughout the day. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let me know – gluten and dairy free are easily catered for but if you have any other requirements we will do our best to accommodate you.

Location Markeaton Park Craft Village, Markeaton Lane, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3BG
Start 09:30, 16 Feb 2019
End 16:30
Phone 01332 298274

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