What is the difference between “Reserve a Seat” and Booking a Class/Workshop?

There are few differences between the two:

  1. When you “Reserve a Seat-Any Project” you can choose ANY project to work on.  When you Book a Class/Workshop your project choice is defined by the class.  For instance, if you reserve a DIY Bath Bomb Class, then everyone in the class makes bath bombs.  If you reserve a Wood Signs Workshop, everyone in the workshop will be making a wood sign.  Not everyone would be making the same wood sign, but wood signs would be the only project type people would be doing at that workshop.  If you were coming with a group of friends and one person wanted to do bath bombs, the second person wanted a wood sign and the third wanted string art, then you would want to use the “Reserve a Seat – Any Project” option.
  2. When you “Reserve a Seat-Any Project” you will pay for the project when you arrive at our studio.  When you Book a Class/Workshop it is paid for when you book it online.
  3. When Newsletter Subscribers use the “Reserve a Seat-Any Project” option they’ll SAVE 10% off the price of the project (the promo code is sent in our monthly newsletter).
  4. When you “Reserve a Seat-Any Project” you’ll use one of our easy-to-understand tutorials to create your project with staff members there to assist you whenever you need it.  When you Book a Class/Workshop, it will be taught by an instructor.

Do I need to tell you in advance what project I want to work on?

That depends on if you are coming to a class/workshop, making reservations for a seat or just coming in during one of our open studio times.  During open studio times, you can stop by (check our calendar for open studio times) no reservations required.  Once you arrive at our studio, you can pick your project.  However, please note that not all projects can be completed during open studio times.  If this is the case, it will be noted on the project page that you need to either reserve a seat or book a class for the project.

If you make a reservation for a seat at our studio, you will need to tell us which project you want to work on, during the checkout process.

If you register for one of our classes/workshops, you will need to choose which project you want to work on, during the checkout process.

Do I need to tell you in advance what color wood stain, paint, yarn, string, fabric, etc. I want to use for my project?

NO – you do not need to tell us these items in advance, you can pick those out once you are at our studio and are able to see all the available options.

Can I bring my own beer, wine, drinks, etc.?

YES! We have a liquor license which allows us to be a BYOB studio after 4pm every day. Please note, some projects require the use corded power tools. For the safety of yourself and those around you, if you are working on a project that requires the use of a corded power tool, consuming alcohol before or during use of the corded power tool is strictly prohibited.  Once you have completed the portion of your project that requires a corded power tool, you are welcome to enjoy any alcoholic beverages you have brought with you.  Projects that require the use of a corded power tool will be noted on the project page.

Can I bring my own snacks/food?


If I am coming with a friend, do we both have to choose the same project to work on?

No, you can each choose whatever project you would like to work on.  Whether you are stopping in during open studio hours, or you “reserve a seat – any project” you can each choose a different project to work on.

I’m planning a party at your studio, can I decorate the space?

Yes, if you have reserved one of our private party options you can decorate the space. For more information on our party options, check out our plan a party section.  If you are simply reserving a table or several tables, you can decorate your select tables.

How long does it take to complete a project?

It depends on the project.  They can be anywhere from 1.5-4 hours.  Most of our wood crafts take about 2.5 hours. We are in the process of adding “approximate craft times” to our project pages as we determine the average time they are taking for people to complete.

If I find a project on the internet that I want to do and you don’t offer it in your studio, can you offer it as an option?

Yes, if you see a project that you would like us to offer, send a picture to us at diy@stencilstudios.com.  Our craft team will source the materials required to complete the project and put together a quote for you.