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, and having the option to use various techniques to complete your project.

Where are the workshops held?

All of our workshops are held at our DIY studio in Caruthersville, MO.

How many people can attend a workshop?

Our studio can accommodate up to 12 people at a time.

Private workshops and parties are available.

How long do the workshops last?

Typically, our sign workshops take 2-3 hours, depending on the project and the number of guests.

How do I book a private event?

Please click here to schedule a private workshop or party.  We require a minimum of 5 guests for all of our workshops, and parties.

NO DEPOSIT is required at this time to host a private workshop.

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

Can I bring my children to a workshop?

yes! If they are not registered to paint their own sign, we offer coloring pages for free and wooden designs to paint for $5 each!

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

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?

 If you wish to paint more than one sign at the workshop you are attending, please purchase an additional design. Please be aware we have a duration of 3 hours for every party, and each design varies in detail.

How do I choose my sign design?

 As the host of the event: Once you pre-register for the event, go to our "DIY STUDIO Design" section and purchase a design of your choosing. Please inform your guests of the workshop date and time. Advise them to purchase their stencil design ahead of time. DESIGNS MUST BE PURCHASED WITHIN 72HRS IN ADVANCE.

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 a couple 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)

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 Bootheel Woodworks 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. 

When do I need to arrive?

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

Do you do fundraisers?

We are working on setting up fundraising events in the near future.

What is your private event cancellation policy?

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

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, there is a "custom design" listing under our stencil options. This listing has a deposit amount of $10. Please contact us ahead of time with your custom idea, and we will work together to create a design and sign size you are wanting. Additional purchase is required depending on design and sizing of your item, of course.

Do you make custom signs I can order?

Yes! We have a "Shop Custom Signs" collection on our website.


Still have questions? Please feel free to contact us.