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What is Chalk School?

Are you a crafty DIYer? Do you love all the chalkboards you see around but can't figure out how to make yours look right? Have an upcoming event or wedding that you want to make signs for? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Chalk School is for you! Amber Van Houwelingen,  the sign and chalk artist behind I DO SIGNS, will teach you tips and techniques to make neat, professional chalkboards of any size. You will leave this fun, informative class with skills, materials, knowledge and a completed chalkboard, chalk and chalk ink marker to keep, plus access to a support network to continue creatively chalking and sign making.  


Hello soon to be Chalk School Graduate,


At Chalk School you'll learn all my best tricks and techniques for making great looking chalkboards and sign art for events, weddings, home decor, gifts and more.  Here is what you will get in the class ...

  • Loads of how-to's and tips on chalk, DIY chalkboards and sign art products.

  • Mistake prevention tips. (I have already made them all so I'll teach you what NOT to do).

  • We will practice several lettering and chalk techniques together on your 8x10" chalkboard to keep.

  • A piece of the "good" chalk. (My favorite kind and you'll learn why I love it).

  • A chalk ink marker and tips on how to use and care for it.

  • Instruction on how to apply your skilz to sign art of all types and colors, not just chalk.

  • Lessons and hands on practice of how to care for your chalkboards.

  • And all grads (I promise you'll graduate) get access to my Alumni Webpage & Alumni Facebook group so you can continue creating, learning, growing and sharing your chalk and sign art skilz.

All materials will be provided and your final project will be completed in class and it will be a keeper. Really. [See pics of all my Chalk School grads and their amazing sign art here.] 

I'm looking forward to meeting and teaching you soon. If you have any questions about the class or I DO SIGNS, do not hesitate to ask. Just drop me a line: . If you have questions about the location, please contact the venue directly.






2712 100th St SW

Byron Center

(616) 878-9008



May 23rd



Or bring friends and SAVE

$38 each for 2

$36 each for 3+


Check out what Chalk School Students are saying about the class HERE and see all the awesome sign art they made HERE.


This registration page is for the 5/23 class at Grasman Greenhouse, Byron Center. Click these links to learn about other Public Classes or to choose your date, plan your very own Private Class or Home Party. 


You must pay for the class to attend.  Also you must read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS before you register--especially the NO REFUND POLICY.  Click HERE.  You may sign up more than one person per order, just use the "Number of Attendees" drop-down option to bring friends and save $.  If you bring a friend(s), please also list their full name(s) under "Additional Student Names."


Chalk School Registration & Payment 

All students are required to read and agree to the Class Policies.

Terms and Conditions Chalk School Class

a.k.a. The Fine Print

Please click .pdf image to open and read.

Paying for Friends *

If you are paying for FRIENDS,  be sure to update the quantity (+/- button) in your Shopping Cart on PayPal to reflect the number of students you are paying for and list their name in the box on this page.

You will be completing your registration payment at PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account. See below for tips on checking out w/o a PayPal account. Any further questions or issues with the checkout or payment process should be directed to the: PayPal Help Center

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PayPal Payment

Once you are taken to the PayPal payment portal, if you wish to pay with your credit card

(without a PayPal account), simply look for the "Pay without a PayPal account" button.

Any further questions or issues with the checkout or payment process should be directed to the: PayPal Help Center

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