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Workshop FAQ

To register for a workshop, select a project category from the main menu, click on the one you want,  then "add to cart". At that point, you will be prompted to select a workshop date/time. The full schedule can be viewed on the "Calendar" tab.

Your project registration entitles you to space for one person in the workshop (except for Big Builds where we allow space for two people per project).   We cannot accommodate walk-ins. 

Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your scheduled workshop time (6:00pm in most cases). In most caes, no one will be at the studio between 5-5:50pm.

BYOB and snacks are welcome. Keep in mind they will need to fit within your space on the workshop table. We provide paper goods, wine glasses and a bottle opener.

Allow 2-2.5 hours for most workshops unless otherwise noted.

We do not take workshop registrations over the phone.

Use the RESERVATIONS tab at the top of the page to schedule a group event on a date/time other than the scheduled workshops.

There is plenty of street parking and a parking garage 1/2 block north of us.

The deadline to register for most workshops is one week prior .  The ONLY exceptions to this are the Fusion Mineral Paint and Silhouette Cameo Workshops. (Cancellations less than one week prior to workshop will be rescheduled, not refunded.)

We will not re-cut stencils, or cut additional stencils,  during the workshop (unless it is to fix a mistake that we made).

Our signs are made on wood so there will naturally be variations in grain and texture with knot holes, etc.

Our wood frames are made with rustic furring strips. There WILL be knot holes in these boards and the texture is very rough. Ask to see a sample of ours to see the finished product.

Sample signs that you see on our website or Facebook page may have been made by previous workshop attendees. We cannot guarantee we will have any color shown as our guests commonly mix their own custom colors using multiple colors of our paint together. 

ALL of our projects are made with softwoods, ie: pine, birch, etc. No board or piece of wood will be flawless and/or free of knots and irregularities. 

Big Build workshops are BUILDS ONLY. You will not paint or stain during the workshop. 

Let us know if you are coming with a group and we will do our best to place you at the same table. Our workshop tables accommodate 4 people. (Some oversized signs may take up two spaces.)

Our evening workshops are for guests 14 years old and up. Groups with younger children can use the "Reservations" tab on our website to schedule a private workshop either during daytime hours or on evenings when there is not an already scheduled event. 

 

Contact us

EMAIL IS ALWAYS THE FASTEST & EASIEST WAY TO CONTACT US:     info@VandHM.com

January Retail Shop Hours:  Wed-Fri 10-5 and Saturday 10-2

Workshop Hours: Most evenings at 6pm and by appointment (use Reservations tab above)

We are located at: 306 N Center in downtown Bloomington IL (just off the northwest corner of the courthouse square, next to Satio wine bar)