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Workshop Information - FAQ

Q: Is there a calendar where I can view the upcoming workshops? 

A: Yes, to view our upcoming workshops, simply go to the "DIY Workshops & Events" tab and click "Calendar"

Q: What time should I arrive?

A: The doors open 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to begin. Anyone arriving 15 minutes late or more will not be allowed to enter the workshop AND will not be refunded. We have to maintain a schedule and respect everyone that arrives on time ready to work. Thanks for understanding!

Q: I have a friend who didn’t buy a spot at the workshop BUT would like to tag along. Is this allowed?

A: We are sorry but this is not allowed. Our studio only has space for 24 people and due to space and safety issues we cannot allow anyone that does not have a spot reserved to come and hang out. 

Q: Are there age requirements for your workshops?

A: Yes! ALL those attending a #fancyfarmhousediy workshop MUST BE at least 18 years old. ONLY at our Mommy & Me Workshops are those under 18 years of age allowed. Kid parties are also an exception.

Q: Will I receive a design proof before I arrive to the workshop?

A: Not necessarily. Design proofs will be sent for all signs that were made under the DIY - Your Choice! Workshop. However, our everyday and semi-custom signs that you will not receive a proof for are the following: birthday, coordinate, party of, family number or any other generic sign that we just substitute your variable for. Fonts may not be changed.

Q: I would like to make more than one project at the workshop. Can I buy two spots and do both projects myself?

A: We are sorry but because of time constraints and the way we instruct, we can only allow each person to make ONE project at each workshop. If there are multiple designs you want to make we suggest that you invite someone to join you {and they also have a purchased spot} to make it. 

Q: If I can’t make it, can I give my spot to a friend?

A: Of course BUT if the project you signed up for required you to pick a specific design {or give a specific letter or date…like a monogram or such} your friend would be making THAT design you picked. We MAKE all our supplies according to your reservation. If you are giving your spot to someone else, PLEASE message us ASAP and we will see if we can accommodate the change. We cannot guarantee that this is possible. 

Q: What is the price for your workshop?

A: The prices are usually $30-100 depending on the project.

Q: Can I bring food and drinks? What about adult beverages?

A: Of course!! We always have water and sometimes sweet treats but you are more than welcome to bring anything you'd like! Please note that it is the law that you be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Whatever you feel most comfortable in! We provide aprons to protect most of your clothing but you could get paint on yourself still so keep that in mind!

Q: I'm not very creative. Are you sure I can do this??

A: For sure!! Our staff will take you step by step through each project to make sure your creation is just as you imagined it would be! We welcome all skill levels!

Q: Do I need a reservation?

A: YES! Because we make all the supplies ourselves, we require everyone to have a reservation.

Q: I have a few friends coming to the same workshop as me, can we sit together?

A: Sure! But make sure at least one of you is there early enough to hold/save seats for your group! OR send us a message via TEXT 815-441-3438 at least 24 hours in advance and we will be happy to reserve spots for you to sit together.

Q: I have a large group of friends… can we book a private workshop?

A: Absolutely!! We offer Private Workshops for groups of 10 or more! Go to the "Private Workshops" page for more info!

Q: Should I bring anything?

A: Nope! We have it all covered!! ALL materials for each project are provided by us! Just bring yourself, and any food or drinks you want to enjoy

Q: What sort of tools/supplies will we be using?

A: All of our projects involve wood. You may use electric sanders, cordless drills to install hanging hardware if applicable, sand paper, latex paints, chalk paints, water based stains and decorative all natural waxes.

Q: If I can't make it to a workshop I have a reservation at, can I just pick up the project materials and make it at home?

A: Our workshop projects are nothing like our Take & Make kits. They require more time and guidance. Because of this, we do NOT allow workshop project materials to be taken home to be completed.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A: Due to the customizations at ALL our workshops, there are NO REFUNDS FOR WORKSHOPS! However, if you cancel with at least a 48 hour notice your FULL reservation fee will be turned into a store credit that can ONLY be used for future workshops. If your cancellation falls within 48-24 hours of the workshop, HALF of your reservation fee will be turned into a workshop credit. If unforeseen circumstances require you to cancel the SAME DAY of a workshop you are scheduled to attend, we suggest you find a friend or family member to come in your place so that you are not out the reservation fee you paid. Same day cancellations or no-shows will NOT get a credit for a future workshop! Please private message us on Facebook or email us {fancyfarmhouse815@gmail.com} to cancel. If you no show for a workshop that you have a spot reserved, you forfeit your payment.

Q: Is there a deposit required to secure a date for a private #fancyfarmhousediy workshop?

A: There is a $100 deposit to hold your date. To get the full deposit back, you must have 10 guests registered by your assigned deadline and attend your event. The assigned deadline date is always three weeks before your event. The deposit will refunded the same way it was submitted, check or card. A check deposit will be returned the same night as the DIY. An online payment will be refunded within 5 business days after the event. We sadly cannot control the refund process when it comes to online transactions. If you do not get at least 10 guests registered by the assigned deadline, your event will be cancelled and the deposit will not be refunded.