Board & Brush

Welcome to the Appleton
DIY Wood Sign Workshop!

Are you looking for a night out with friends? Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Then BOOK A WORKSHOP at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Appleton.

Octoberfest, Mile of Music, and Saturday Morning Farmers Markets along with over 100 downtown shops, galleries, cafes, pubs, and restaurants all come together to paint a lively downtown community.  Board & Brush’s DIY Workshops are the perfect addition to Downtown Appleton’s thriving art and entertainment district! While you’re visiting, take a trolly ride, enjoy local fare at a nearby restaurant, grab a cup of coffee or a local brew, and visit some of the many downtown retail shops and galleries along College Avenue. We can’t wait to have you in a Workshop!

Are you looking for a night out with friends? Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Then BOOK A WORKSHOP at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Appleton.

Octoberfest, Mile of Music, and Saturday Morning Farmers Markets along with over 100 downtown shops, galleries, cafes, pubs, and restaurants all come together to paint a lively downtown community.  Board & Brush’s DIY Workshops are the perfect addition to Downtown Appleton’s thriving art and entertainment district! While you’re visiting, take a trolly ride, enjoy local fare at a nearby restaurant, grab a cup of coffee or a local brew, and visit some of the many downtown retail shops and galleries along College Avenue. We can’t wait to have you in a Workshop!

Board & Brush Appleton is a licensed establishment.
Beer and wine are available for purchase in the studio.
Please note, BYOB is not permitted.

Click on a workshop
below to register!

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SIP & PAINT AT OUR WOOD SIGN WORKSHOPS

At Board & Brush in Appleton, we marry the joy of wine and paint with the classic timelessness of wooden signs. Our instructor-led DIY wood sign workshops allow you to combine your creativity and willingness to learn new skills. We provide you with the instruction, materials and design for you to distress, sand, stain, paint, and customize your personalized piece of art!

HOW IT WORKS

1. REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP

View our calendar above to find a date and time that works best for you and your friends and family (the more, the merrier!). You can also look for a workshop that features the type of project you’d like to create, like a PYP or specialty project. Then, you’ll browse our gallery of hundreds of designs to choose which one you’d like to create in your upcoming workshop!

2. ARRIVE EARLY!

Our workshops start on time, so you’ll want to arrive early to get settled! You can start thinking about the endless creative possibilities ahead, take photos with friends, and enjoy your favorite beverage (some studios are BYOB, while others sell alcohol, please check with your local studio about their policies).

3. GET YOUR DIY ON!

At your wood sign workshop, you’ll turn raw wood into a finished project fit for your home! You’ll be guided by our expert instructors throughout each step in the workshop - sanding, distressing, staining, painting your stencil, and waxing! You choose all your colors in person at the workshop! Our workshops are typically about 3 hours long.

4. DISPLAY YOUR NEW DÉCOR

When you leave our workshops, you’ll leave with a wood project that you’ll be proud to display in your home! We mean it when we say that no experience is necessary - our instructors are there to help turn you into a DIY expert. Now that your beautiful farmhouse-inspired project is complete, you’ll take it home to find the perfect spot to display it!

HOST A PRIVATE EVENT WITH BOARD & BRUSH

Whether you're looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday, a distinctive evening out with a group of friends, a bachelorette party, or a unique relationship-building outing for your employees, look to our DIY wood sign workshops in Appleton. Our space is uniquely set up to provide a warm, welcoming environment that allows everyone to feel comfortable and excited to create their own custom piece of décor.

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Meet Board & Brush Appleton Owner

Dawn Smith

Dawn is a southern girl in Wisconsin and LOVES it.  She has alway been very creative and crafty and is excited to jump into this amazing DIY business.  She has always wanted to own her own business and after 20 years as a veterinary technician Board & Brush is the perfect fit.  She was “hooked” on B&b after her first class with her friend Lacey, who later went on to open her own location in Brenham, Texas.  Dawn has four fur babies (3 Shetland Sheepdogs and a Border Collie Mix) that are her children, along with a loving husband of 22 years, who she met on a blind date. Outside of Board & Brush, she enjoys dog training, dog sports (Flyball), fishing, gardening and cooking.

Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Appleton

Pick your preferred custom wood sign design, sign up for a DIY wood sign workshop that best works for you and your friends or family, and then show up for a fun, instructor led, hands-on experience.

Board & Brush Appleton is conveniently located at the intersection of College Avenue and North Durkee Street towards Lawrence University and across the street from Heid Music. Metered, street parking is available on Durkee Street.

Have any questions? Please feel free to contact us via phone or email. We are happy to help and would love to see you in our wood sign workshop very soon!

Board & Brush

109 N Durkee St
Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 903-5019 |
appleton@boardandbrush.com

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