Board & Brush

Welcome to the Norfolk
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 Norfolk.

The Norfolk studio is centrally located in the greater Southern Virginia area known as Hampton Roads (comprised of “Seven Cities” including Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton and Newport News). Norfolk has a proud and deep history as a military town (home to the largest naval base in the world). As you would imagine, they are completely surrounded by a wide variety of waterways including the Chesapeake Bay (with abundant blue crabs) the Atlantic Ocean and miles of beaches, and a crisscross of many rivers — so water is a big theme in our culture and lives. Ghent is actually Norfolk’s first planned community dating back to 1893 and the community is a charming mix of historic homes, new development and a vibrant and growing restaurant, shopping and entertainment scene. Ghent is just outside of downtown Norfolk, which has been experiencing a great resurgence as well.

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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 Norfolk.

The Norfolk studio is centrally located in the greater Southern Virginia area known as Hampton Roads (comprised of “Seven Cities” including Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton and Newport News). Norfolk has a proud and deep history as a military town (home to the largest naval base in the world). As you would imagine, they are completely surrounded by a wide variety of waterways including the Chesapeake Bay (with abundant blue crabs) the Atlantic Ocean and miles of beaches, and a crisscross of many rivers — so water is a big theme in our culture and lives. Ghent is actually Norfolk’s first planned community dating back to 1893 and the community is a charming mix of historic homes, new development and a vibrant and growing restaurant, shopping and entertainment scene. Ghent is just outside of downtown Norfolk, which has been experiencing a great resurgence as well.

Board & Brush Norfolk offers complimentary wine or beer.
Please note, BYOB is not permitted.

Upcoming Workshops

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Click on a workshop
below to register!

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SIP & PAINT AT OUR WOOD SIGN WORKSHOPS

At Board & Brush in Norfolk, 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 Norfolk. 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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Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Norfolk

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 is located in the heart of Ghent, on 21st Street in The Palace Shops.

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

336 W 21st St
Norfolk, VA 23517

(757) 627-1520 |
norfolk@boardandbrush.com

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