What happens at an Olive Branch Workshop?
The Olive Branch Wooden Sign Co. brings you and your group a fully customizable and fun crafting workshop. You and your guests will pre-select a custom wood project and design. Once at the event, we will guide you through the prep, stain, paint and stenciling process. We bring all the supplies, set up and clean up - you bring the guests and enjoy creating and socializing together!
We offer a variety of paint and stain colors to personalize your project! You will be able to choose which paint and/or stain colors you will use once at the party. All projects are wood-based and will involve sanding, painting, staining and using small tools. We use natural wood that comes with extra 'character' (knots, crevices, markings, etc.). No two projects will ever look alike, and this adds to the uniqueness of your project!
Workshops last between 3 - 4 hours and will start on time. We will guide you and your guests through a step by step process, which takes up the full time.
What if I'm not creative?
This class is perfect for all skill levels! We make it simple by guiding you through each step so you can come away with an amazing piece to show off or give as a gift!
How much does a Workshop cost?
Prices vary depending on the type and size of project. Our pricing minimum is $35, with the exception of children's parties. Most projects range between $35-$65. Projects using custom stencils and/or frames may incur additional charges. The Olive Branch Sign Co. also offers hostess incentives!
How many guests can attend a Workshop?
A minimum of 6 guests is required to host a workshop. Each guest will need an individual workstation (tables, counters, etc.).
Don’t have enough room at your location? No problem! The Olive Branch Wooden Sign Co. can register your party at our studio and will provide you and your guests with the address of the location.
What are the age requirements for a Workshop?
Our workshops are for all ages! Most private workshops are geared for 18+, but we also offer children’s workshops! If you are interested in hosting a children’s workshop, please contact us. Childrens' parties for those under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
What should I wear to a Workshop?
You will be doing a little sanding, staining and painting. We provide aprons and gloves but recommend wearing clothes that are comfortable and that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
Do I need a reservation? What is your cancellation policy?
Yes, reservations are required and payment is due 7 days prior to the event. A weeks’ time allows us to prepare the custom wood and stencils for your workshop!
Due to the custom nature of the projects, The Olive Branch Wooden Sign Co. has a no refund policy. However, if you are unable to attend your scheduled workshop and you cancel within 48 hours, a credit will be applied to a future workshop. Please note: should you not attend or arrive 15 minutes post start time, you will forfeit your payment.
Can I bring food and drink? What about adult beverages?
This workshop is at your location! This is a BYOB, wine and food event!
What areas do you serve?
We serve the Wausau, WI and surrounding areas. Should you want to host an event elsewhere, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. Additional travel costs may apply.
OK, this sounds like fun! How do I bring a Workshop to me? What does a host need to do?
Our events are fun! Simply fill out your contact information by selecting the "Host an Event" link at the bottom of this page and we will contact you as soon as possible to set up your event!
Once the event date and location are confirmed we will provide the event host with a link to send to guests and we will also create a Facebook event for you to invite your guests, where they will pre-select their project design at checkout. A minimum of 6 guests are required to host an event and all guests must reserve and pre-pay for their project at least 7 days prior to the event. Due to the customized nature of the workshops, this time is needed to ensure all supplies and stencils are prepped for your event!
We will arrive approximately 30-45 minutes prior to the event start-time for set up and will stay 30 minutes after end-time to clean up. We ask that hosts provide guests with their own workspace (tables, islands, etc) as well as space to display paint and stain bottles.
You are welcome to provide your guests with food and drinks. We do offer breaks throughout the workshop for guests to nibble or refill their drinks, but if you want dedicated time for this, we recommend asking your guests to come early.
As the paint and stain require drying time, we start our workshops promptly. Guests arriving 15 minutes after the beginning of the event will not be able to complete their project and therefore will not be permitted to participate. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a credit for late or missed events.
How do I register for a workshop?
Once a time has been booked by you (or your host), a private party listing will be created in the "Register for an Event" tab. Find the event/party that you would like to attend, select your design and size option (if applicable), add that design to your cart and complete the checkout process! Note that all registrations must be submitted and paid for at least one week prior to your event to allow enough time for prepping your project!
What designs can I choose from?
Your host will pre-select a series of designs and sizes for you to choose from. You may select from any design under the particular event you are registering for. The design you select will be fully customizable by you once at the event, meaning you can select your favorite colors and stain to use with your sign.
If you don't see a design you like, one may be customized for you. Simply contact us with your request and we will do our best to accommodate your request. ** Additional charges may apply **
As always, you may also choose from any design under the "Design Options" tab. If you do not see this option under the event in which you are registering for, contact us and we will add this design option to your event.
New designs are always being added to our "Design Options", so keep checking back to see what's new!!!