Frequently Asked Questions

What is a painting workshop?

SIGNS – You will pick  the design ahead of time and we will provide step-by-step instructions during the workshop.  No artistic experience required – we do the designing, you do the making.  However, if you feel the need to be creative, you will still have plenty of opportunity for that with picking your own colors – we have 60 to choose from, finishes and having the option to use various techniques to complete your project.

OTHER DIY WORKSHOPS – Once in a while we will offer theme or specialty workshops where we will focus on specific techniques, materials or themes.  They will be listed on our Workshops page with full details pertaining to these specific workshops.

Where are the workshops held?

All of our workshops are held at our DIY studio in the heart of downtown Putnam, CT.

How many people can attend a workshop?

Our DIY studio can accommodate up to 20 people at a time. Sometimes we work on large projects and have to limit the number of guests we can accommodate accordingly.  Minimum of 5 paid guests is required for our workshops to hold.

Private workshops and parties are available.  DETAILS COMING SOON.

How long do the workshops last?

Typically, our sign workshops take 2-3 hours, depending on the project and the number of guests.  Our specialty workshops will vary greatly depending on what we are working on.  The length of those workshops will be indicated in the description.

How do I register for a workshop or book a private event?

All workshops registrations are HERE.  Pick your sign design and you will be prompted to pick your workshop date before check out.

Please contact us to schedule a private workshop or party.  We require a minimum of 5 guests for all of our workshops, parties and fundraisers.  $100 deposit is due upon booking a date of a private party.  If the required minimum of guests is not met 72 hours prior to the scheduled workshop it will be cancelled or rescheduled and the deposit will be forfeited.

As with all of our workshops, private event registration and payments must be completed at least 72 hours in advance.

I am trying to register for a workshop but it’s not on the list.  What do I do?

This usually happens if the workshop has met its maximum number of guests or registration has closed.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Can I bring my children to a workshop?

If the painting party is not geared specifically toward children our general rule is that all guests should be 8 years old and above due to the complexity of projects created at those types of workshops and MUST be registered to paint their own project  (no project sharing).  Please contact us if you have a questions regarding the age requirement.

We are currently developing a program for Kids’ Painting and Birthday Parties.  DETAILS COMING SOON.

My friend didn’t register for a workshop but would like to come along.  Is that OK?

Since our space is very limited pre-registration is required.  However, there might be last minute cancellations or openings, so don’t hesitate to call us and we will try to accommodate you to the best of our abilities.

Can I make more than one project at a workshop?

Because of time constraints at our workshops, each person is only able to complete one project at each event.  We have a variety of available dates so if there are multiple designs you would like to make we would love to welcome you to as many workshops as you would like to attend.

Specialty workshops will occasionally be an exception to this rule but that will always be indicated in the description.

How do I choose my sign design?

All our workshops list available design options, sizes and prices.   Workshops are limited to the designs listed so you must choose from those options when registering.  Custom designs will have a small fee associated with them.  Please contact us to request a custom design at least 10 days prior to the workshop you wish you attend.

Once you have picked the design you would like to complete at the workshop you MUST pre-order it by purchasing it at least 72 hours in advance.  Please pay close attention to the instructions to make sure you order the correct design.  If the design you pick requires personalization please provide that information at registration and double check to make sure it is correct.

Color choices will be made at the workshop so those do not need to be picked ahead of time but it’s  a good idea to think about what colors you might like to use to expedite the process at the party.

Why do I have to pre-order my design?

Every stencil is made to order.  This means that we must have enough time to design and cut the stencils for each guest.  This is very important to ensure that your project and the workshop are a success.  If the design you pick requires personalization please provide that information at registration and double check to make sure it is correct.  We are not able to re-cut stencils during workshops.

All workshop registrations will close 72 hours prior to the scheduled workshop date to allow us time to prepare all materials.

What is the deadline to register for workshops?

You can register as soon as the workshop becomes available until 72 hours prior to the workshop date.  This gives us time to prepare all the materials for the workshop.

How do I pay for the workshop?

You will pay on the website when you pre-order your selection.  Once you pay for your sign, the stencil will be cut and ready for you to use at the workshop.  Registrations are open until 72 hours before the workshop.

What if I registered and paid but can’t make it? Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds for our workshops due to the fact that all our materials are cut specifically for the projects guests register for.  If something unforeseen comes up, you have several options.

1.  We can make arrangements for your project to be made by us and you can pick it up at our studio once it’s complete.

2.  You will have the option to complete the project on your own by picking up the kit at our studio (you will need to provide your own paint).

3.  You can complete your project by attending a different corresponding workshop within SIX MONTHS.

What happens in case of inclement weather?

If an event is cancelled or rescheduled due to weather, credit will be given to each guest to complete their project at the rescheduled event or at a different workshop they are able to attend.  If the guest chooses, they may pick up their kit to complete at home (paint not included).

What should I wear?

We have aprons available but keep in mind that you will be painting and some paint might get on you, so please wear something that you don’t mind getting paint on.  You are welcome to bring your own apron or an oversized t-shirt to paint in.

Will there be food and drinks at the workshop?

No refreshments will be provided by Board and Paint but you are welcome to bring any snacks and drinks you would like.  There will be some time to snack and chat while we wait for paint to dry.  If you are hosing a private event refreshments are always  welcome.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive 15 minutes early to get settled.  The workshop will start on time.

Do you do fundraisers?

Yes, we are happy to work with your organization to help you raise funds.  Our Fundraisers are available once per month.  Please visit our Fundraiser page to learn more.

What is your private event cancellation policy?

We require a minimum of 5 guests and $100 deposit for all of our private parties, so if you are not able to meet that requirement, the workshop will be cancelled or rescheduled and the deposit will be forfeited.

As with all of our workshops, private event registration and payments must be completed at least 72 hours in advance.

Can you make a custom design for a workshop I plan on attending?

Yes, within reason of course.  Please contact us at least 10 days ahead of the workshop you would like to attend to discuss your idea.  There will be a small fee associated with a custom design.

Do you make custom signs I can order?

Yes, we can custom make any of the designs that are available at our workshops for the same price.  If you would like a custom design or size, please contact us and we would love to work with you.  A deposit of half of the total price is required for all custom orders.

Still have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.