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What Our Makers Are Saying
Josh Middleton, WI
My fiance and I had a great time at Hammer & Stain! Lisa was super helpful when we were crafting. Even though my board didn't turn out correctly, Lisa hand painted letters in to make my board look great again! This place is perfect for groups and date nights. I would definitely come back again.
Tina Madison, WI
If you have a friend or a group with whom you want to participate in a DIY activity, even if you want to do it alone with a group of strangers to you, I recommend Hammer and Stain. I went to the blanket hand knitting class and really was impressed with Lisa, the instructor and owner, who was both agreeable and professional and, moreover, patient. I feel that was money well spent. And although I feared it would be, parking was not a pain at all.
Dana Madison, WI
I have done multiple projects/workshops at Hammer & Stain Madison. I love that you can customize your project and don't have to be an expert at DIY to come out with a gorgeous product. The staff is helpful and it's fun to relax, grab a drink, and paint for a few hours. Highly recommended!
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!