Hands On Workshops

Some folks are just hands on learners… so this year we will bring back the highly popular and more intimate in size, hands on workshops! You can put the teaching into action and refinish furniture or create an amazing sign to hang in your home.

These are ADDITIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE workshops. These workshops have an additional cost for supplies that are not included in the main conference price. These sessions do fill quickly and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

WE WILL OPEN THESE in April 2019.

These are past workshops.

Becoming Conference Sign Class

Creative Crafting with Karianne: $35Screen Shot 2013-05-18 at 6.33.44 PM

One of our most popular workshops and speakers is back!! Join the amazing Karianne from ThistlewoodFarms.com for an afternoon for crafting and fun.

Karianne is DIY crafter, blogger and business leader. She will walk you through some of her fun Trash to Treasure Crafting projects all afternoon. With her hands on mentoring, you will create your own beautiful sign with Karianne’s unique touch and be encouraged to craft and create in your own home.

Your class fee pays for all the supplies and tools needed to make a similar sign to this plus some fun extra crafting goodies to take home.

Sign Up Today!



Hands on- Furniture Painting Workshop

Furniture Painting

“Bring Your Own Piece of Furniture” Painting Makeover  – $ (this is the value of the paint and materials alone, plus you’ll go home with some extra to start your next project)  (Sign Up HERE)

The best way to makeover a great (or maybe not so great!) piece of furniture is with PAINT!

Learn how to go home and transform your home with the power of paint!! (Have you seen my (Jen’s) house? This is a skill you’ll forever use. 

In this workshop you will bring your own small piece of furniture – chair, side table or even a few large picture frames and complete a top to bottom makeover using DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint and waxes. Even if you can’t carry something big, the workshop will be full of helpful hands on opportunities to learn with confidence.

Don’t worry about any timely prep work on your piece because you won’t need it, but we do ask that you come with it cleaned before class!

Your instructor,  Rosemary, will teach you all about the proper techniques to quickly and easily apply Paint and waxes to your pieces. You will leave with a completely new to you piece with lots of tips on your future projects (as well as some extras to take home as well).  This is a skill you want to learn because you can renovate your house with a little furniture painting knowledge.

One rule…if you can’t carry your SMALL side table in by yourself, its TOO BIG!  We also request that you kindly leave your best cashmere in your suitcase for this class too!

We will provide all paint and materials, you just bring the furniture! 

Ready to get started? Trust me, it’s addicting. 🙂 Sign up here.

Handwritten Calligraphy $46 (her classes are typically $88)


Learn to have the handwriting you’ve always wanted! Enjoy 2 hours of hands on instruction from calligrapher Maghon Taylor of All She Wrote Notes. We will cover all of the basics of pointed pen calligraphy and work our way through the lowercase alphabet. We will learn how to properly hold the pen, posture, ink flow and how to make your own handwriting dance off the page.

Price includes all supplies for the class (value $30) and you will be taking them home to continue your penmanship party.

– calligraphy pen holder
– 1 calligraphy nib
– ink, ink pot
– tracing paper
– practice guides