Ann W. Canastota, NY
I have no art skills nor have not taken any art classes but I kept hearing about these sign making classes so decided to take an evening class with friends at Hammer and Stain in Surfside Beach SC. When you register online for the class, you also pick out your project and pay for it. The project I had seen in another class offering was not originally offerred for this class but I emailed the owner and got a very prompt reply back and she accommodated me and I was able to complete the project I wanted. For our class, we were the only participants so we got lots of attention. Each project is customized so the stencil pattern is ready when you arrive. Our wood piece was ready so we picked out our stain color, stained the wood, allowed it to dry, did some minor sanding, put on the stencil, picked out our letter and/or design color(s), painted the color, allowed it to dry and then removed the stencil pattern. Ashley is the owner and our instructor and she was great to learn from and was alot of fun. The 3 of us each did a different project and we were all very very pleased with the results. This was a fun evening out with friends and something I would definitely do again at Hammer and Stain.
Cindy H. Surfside Beach, SC
I love that they decided to take up roots in the Surfside beach area. Ashley is so helpful and creative. She has the best can do attitude. I would highly recommend anyone to join a group and be amazed too.
Ella D. Little River, SC
Hammer & Stain is really a lot of fun & the projects are at great prices. Ashley is very helpful, gives great advise & instructions through the entire project. I recommend giving it a go, you might surprise yourself and make something fantastic. If you want to personalize something give her a call before stopping in. She'll have everything ready upon arrival. I can't believe how much fun my friend & I had today. Thank you, Ashley. Your shop is fantastic. We'll be back with the gang for another project.
Susan K. Surfside Beach, SC
Was so much fun! Ashley has a beautiful shop....very organized. If your looking for a relaxing fun evening check out this shop.
What To Expect
Never been to a wood and paint studio? No worries, you are not alone! Here is what to expect when you arrive:
Both your wood and your personalized stencil will be placed on a work table at a reserved spot. If you requested to be seated next to a friend, you should find their design in the spot next to you. In order to protect your clothing, you will want to put on the apron provided. If you also wish to place your purse/handbag away from the work table, there is a designated area where you can safely place your things.
Once everyone has settled in, we will begin class. A typical class will last for 2-2.5 hours. Larger pieces and furniture projects may last up to 3.5 hours.
The instructor will guide you through the process, from start to finish. We will also help you with the selection of stain and paint color options. If you get lost, written instructions are provided at the center of each table as well as on the wall. We will be hands-on throughout the entire workshop, but if at any time you have questions or need help, please let us know! We are there to HELP YOU!!
As the workshop progresses, know that not everyone will be moving at the same pace. This is normal – don’t compare yourself to anyone else. This is YOUR project and YOUR experience! HAVE FUN, ENJOY YOURSELF, and BE PROUD of your creation! Again, we are there to help. So, if you have questions or need a hand with your project, let us know!
When you have finished your project, you are free to go! BUT before you go, and if you are up for it, we’d love to get a picture of you with your project for our gallery!
Last, but certainly, not least … we are so grateful to you for spending time with us at our workshop, and we hope to see you again very soon!