Create a Barn/Hex Sign – June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 9:30AM—2:30PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $100.00

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Barn Signs

Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family. Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found primarily in southern Pennsylvania, a region settled by farmers from the Rhineland area of Germany.

Create a unique handmade gift for friend or family, or a beautiful decoration for your own barn or home. Participants will design and paint their own barn art in the folk tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch. The class will include examples, tips, techniques, materials to produce three signs. One sign is primed hard board and is about 2 feet square and will be durable for outdoor mounting or suitable for use indoors. Another is a square streched canvas more suitable for indoor hanging and the third is a 16″ square piece of canvas paper that can be used depending on how you mount for indoor/outdoor use.

painting barn signStudents are asked to bring:

  • work apron
  • As your class runs over the lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities.

Skill Level
No experience required. 

Age Requirement
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class. 

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St. Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $70
Materials Fee: $30
Total Cost: $100

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.