Frequently Asked Questions, Disclosures & Policies – Workshops
How do I register?
By clicking on the link for the specific workshop you would like to attend under “Public Workshop” in our shop. If it is a private workshop, the host should provide you with the link but the information will also be available under the “Private Workshop” section in our shop.
Project/design selection and customization information for your project is required at the time of registration on the class date page you are signing up for. Please be sure to double check your spelling and information to ensure your project stencil and materials will be ready for you at the beginning of class.
Registration deadlines for workshops are one (1) week prior to the workshop date. Any registration sign up that is made after that date is subject to a $5 late registration fee. The price is changed by 10pm on the night one (1) week prior to the workshop. ABSOLUTELY no registrations for classes will be accepted less than three (3) days prior to the class due to time constraints, unless otherwise stated.
How much is a class?
The cost varies depending on the option that you choose. Prices range from $20-$100/person. Custom designs (designs NOT listed on my website) are an extra $10.
What is the age limit for a class?
There is no age limit as long as the parent can assist in making the project, if necessary.
Do we get to pick the colors?
Yes. There are dozens of paint colors to choose from to use to paint in your project and/or stenciled design.
Do we actually hand draw the design on the sign?
No. The design is stenciled on the wood. This is not a free hand project 🙂
How many people can fit in a class?
Due to COVID restrictions, for public workshops we are only able to accommodate 2-4 people at a time, depending on the project size. Private workshops can be larger, but no more than 10 in a room according to current restrictions/regulations.
Can we bring food or beverages?
YES! You are welcome to bring in some small snacks and drinks to share with your friends including wine/beer. Just please bring plastic glasses to drink out of. We ask that you limit alcoholic beverages since there are several stairs to walk up/down.
What type of paint do you use?
We are now a Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint retailer, so we mostly use water based, chalk paints and stains. We will continue to use latex and acrylic paints as needed. Dixie Belle offers a variety of water based gel stains and waxes that we will occasionally use, all with now VOCs and low/no odor. If you are pregnant or concerned about the fumes, please consult your doctor before signing up.
Can you change the design?
No, the designs are only customized/changed where there is a name, date, or city on the sign. If you want to change the design you must pay for the custom design option, which is $10 extra.
Where are the sign options I can choose from?
Sign options are available during/after registration with a link we provide for you. Custom options will be available for a limited time.
What is included in the class?
All classes include all supplies needed to create your very own project.
How long do the classes last?
Typically 2 1/2 – 3 hours depending on the amount of socializing that is done. They could last up to 4 hours if there is a larger group and a lot of socializing that takes place.
What are the sign dimensions and orientation?
All sign dimensions are listed in the ordering screen as an approximate measurement and may vary within in an inch in either direction. For example, the half size “pallet” sign is listed as being 12 x 17 but it could actually be 11 x 17 or 12 x 16 or any variation within an inch of the stated dimension. Sign orientation for your particular design should be obvious from the pictures that are available to choose from. If it is not obvious to you please ask! If you are wanting your boards to go vertical or horizontal you will need to make that request when ordering your sign. We utilize all of our wood the best that we can so that means that sometimes the boards are going horizontal and sometimes they are going vertical, it varies.
Where can I find an example of the different board options available?
Can I host my own party?
Yes! However, we are no longer offering parties in homes and can only offer them at our shop at this time.
Class Cancellation Policy
Wooden shape orders cannot be refunded and are not included in our general class cancellation/refund policy. These items have to be ordered in advance and made to order which doesn’t allow for cancellations. We are, however, happy to have you join us at another workshop within 90 days of your original registration date.
If you have ordered a custom design, once the design has been digitally made and sent to you for review, the extra $10 fee for the custom design is non-refundable. For all other orders, you may cancel your reservation up to 5 days in advance for a full refund (again with the exception of the custom orders, $10 will be kept if the design is already made). After that there will be a $20 fee taken out of your refund for the cost of supplies, etc ($30 if its a custom order). You may choose to receive a class credit for a future class that is non refundable (see details below).
No refunds can be given on the day of the class.
Registration cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance of a class will be granted a class credit for a future class. The design must stay the same and cannot be cancelled for any sort of refund. This is a class credit ONLY and does not qualify for a future refund if cancelled even if it is within the cancellation period of the future class.
The cost of the original class paid for must be equal or lesser than the cost of the future class. If you wish to attend a class that costs more than the original price you paid, you may pay the difference prior to attending the class. If you choose a class that costs less than the original cost of the class, there is NO refund of the difference in class prices.
You only have 90 days from the date of the original class to use the class credit, unless otherwise specified and agreed upon in advance. After that period, the class credit can no longer be used and there will be NO refunds issued. If you are a NO CALL NO SHOW, you forfeit your future class credit, unless you contact us within 7 days of the class. We understand that emergencies happen, so we are willing to work with anyone who contacts us to make other arrangements.
Due to staffing, we reserve the right to cancel workshops if attendance is below 5 attendees.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
We reserve the right to reschedule classes due to inclement weather for the safety of our staff and customers. The cancellation policy will stay the same with no cancellations being allowed on the day of the party. If we have to reschedule and you are not able to make it on the make up date, we can find another class for you to attend instead. Or you have the option of picking up your project and stencil and making the sign at home.
Private Event Cancellation Policy
A credit card is due when booking your private event. Once the minimum number of participants is met (5), we will not charge your card the $50 cancellation fee. If you are unable to meet the minimum, the deposit amount will be charged to your card. If you choose to cancel your private workshop less than 2 weeks prior to your event, the deposit will not be refunded due to the nature of our studio and the demand for private worksop times on our calendar.
For private events, we require all attendees to register and provide complete personalization info for their project at least 1 week in advance so we can prepare the materials for your event ahead of time.
If there are not enough orders to meet the minimum requirement of (5) attendees you will be given until at least 7 days prior to your scheduled workshop date to meet this requirement. At that time if the minimum is not met, you will be charged the cancellation fee. (For example, your party date is on a Friday, you will be given until the Friday evening of the week before to get orders in. If they are not in, you will be charged on Saturday morning).
You do have the option to reschedule your event as well, please see below for more info.
Private Event Rescheduling Policy
If you need to reschedule your event, you have until 2 weeks prior to the event’s date to do so. After that date, you may still reschedule your event, but you will still be charged the $50 cancellation fee. If your rescheduled event date DOES occur, that fee WILL be reimbursed to you. If your rescheduled event date does NOT occur, that fee will NOT be reimbursed to you.
Only one reschedule is allowed per customer within 120 days. We do understand that sometimes things happen, so we are willing to work with you on this as well. Please feel free to contact us with any issues or concerns you may have with your scheduled event date as soon as possible.
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