The local Board and Brush creative studio is one of 120 franchises around the country.

Customers have fun making wooden signs from scratch, with a little help.

The local business opened about a year ago in Millcreek's Village West.

Owner Ann Thunell says the biggest misconception is that you need a lot of natural talent or woodworking experience to take a class. She says that is not the case.

She said, "This is not a free hand class. You do not need any sort of artistic ability. This is all about learning to work with wood and walking out with a personalized, custom sign that you have made on your own."

But customers are not totally on their own. Ann and her staff are there to help with the process that includes drilling, sanding, stenciling and painting.

The price for the three hour workshops, booked over the interest is $65. But that includes all materials plus instructions

Customers make a wide variety of signs.

Regular customer Jennifer Abbott likes to have so many choices.

She said, "So there are endless numbers of signs you can do that you do that you can keep out the whole year, or just bring them out for the holidays."

But making the signs if just part of the fun.

Board and Brush is also BYOB, so customers can bring wine and snacks.

A lot of people come with friends and family as a way to relax and spend a fun night out.