Do I need to wear special clothing?
You can dress any way you want. We recommend comfortable and old clothing. We do provide aprons for those who want them. Acrylics are water washable but if the paint dries out its hard to wash out.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Any major credit card online and in the studio we accept, cash or card.
Do I need to sign up in advance?
YES. Our classes do sell out and we do our best to assign seats based on reservations. Just click on our Calendar and choose the class you'd like to attend.
I have never painted before, is that OK?
Absolutely! We will provide step by step instructions to complete your painting. All you need is a willingness to have fun with the process. In open studio you are given guidance and sketch,
Will I take my painting with me when I leave?
Yes. We use a fast drying acrylic paint that should be dry by the time you leave. We recommend keeping the painting face up in the trunk of your car.
Do you have finished art for sale?
YES, we have a large selection of finished art for sale in our gallery. Some of the local artists sell their original pieces of art through our studio.
Can we bring refreshment to the class?
Yes, you may bring any refreshments that you like. Food and Wine & Beer under 16% alcohol by volume is permitted as long as you are 21 years or older in age. You ma bring or cater food.
How do I register for a painting event?
Click on the calendar for either of the studios, click on the painting you want, scroll down to pay to register for that class. For private parties, call us to schedule ahead of time. Or complete the online form and someone will get in touch with you. Minimum of 6 adults are needed to schedule a private party.
How do I reschedule or cancel a class?
Please call at least 48 hours before the class to reschedule. Once paid, classes cannot be cancelled or refunded but we can put you in a different class at a later date as long as you give us 48 hour notice. We understand that emergencies can arise, often at a short notice, in that case please feel free to give someone else your ticket. If we cancel classes/events due to natural disasters or similar emergencies we will be happy to give you a 100% credit to use the next time you are able to come. No show will not be credited/refunded under any circumstances.
When should I arrive?
Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to settle in and mingle. If you're a few minutes late, the staff will help you 'catch up'. If you’re more than 15 minutes late, we recommend attending only if you can finish the painting with the rest of the participants. We will not extend the time of the class just because guests did not arrive on time. This is both for private parties and classes. For private parties, we will charge $50 extra per extra half hour, so its imperative that you arrive on time for your event. You can arrange with your instructor to arrive half hour prior to event time to set up, meet and greet at no extra charge.
My group wants to sit together, is that possible?
At least one person in your group should arrive early to save seats together. Better still if you all arrive early enough to settle in and socialize. We cannot guarantee seating together in classes but we try our best as long as we know who is in the same group.
Should I Tip?
Tipping is a great way to appreciate your instructor! How much? - usually $3 to $10 per person or more, it's up to you. And thank you in advance! For private parties we recommend 15-20% of the total tab.
Can I buy a Gift Certificate?
Yes, you may purchase them from us at the studio. Please print your receipt twice, one for you and one for the gift. That's all we need to see when you come to the studio to paint. Advance reservation is required for gift certificate redemption. Please call to make your reservation. Present the receipt if you're buying online gift cards. If you want actual gift cards, please call us so we can mail them to you.
May I bring Children with me?
We offer classes for children and kids with an adult. check out our calendar. You may bring kids to any evening adult class as long as there is a paid adult with the child.
What if I want to just watch my friend paint and only hang out?
Seating arrangements are made only for paid individuals. However, walk-ins are welcome as long as we have room in the class. You can pay by cash or check at the door. We usually don't have room for people to just hang out.
Do you offer Team Building, Company Social Events and Client Appreciation?
Yes, absolutely. Studio 1 at MacGregor Village accommodates 30 people in one room and 14 in the other. Studio 2 at High House Crossing accommodates 90 people all in one room. Please talk to us prior to the event and we will help you plan these special events. We can come up with a special painting for your group, incorporating your company logo, theme, etc, and fun games and raffles, etc. What should I expect at a class?
A professional artist will guide you step-by-step through a fun piece of art while painting on canvas and sipping cocktails during a fun night out with good friends or by yourself. At the end of the night, you'll take home your own personal masterpiece that you created, yourself!
Can we choose different sized canvas?
We usually work with 16X20 size canvas, but you can request bigger or smaller in a private party and it would be priced accordingly. Children work on smaller canvases anyway.
Where should I park?
Anywhere in the complex of both studios except where it is restricted. There is plenty of parking all around the complex. Please arrive early to park and walk to the studio.
Do you offer fundraisers?
Absolutely! We would love to host your fundraiser, please call us ahead to plan your private event.
What if I’ve never painted before?
That’s okay, you don’t need any art experience to enjoy painting with us. The artist will guide you step by step through the entire process. You’ll leave with a finished piece of art that you created yourself! Our classes are great for new or experienced painters alike.
Do I have to paint the piece of artwork scheduled for that night?
If you are new to painting, we recommend that you go along with the instructor. Feel free to change your color palette! You are the artist; you may paint anything your creative instincts desire. The instructor though will only focused on the painting of the evening. We will NOT provide you with a different sketch in a public class. We only paint whats on the calendar.
What if I don’t finish my painting?
It’s our job to guide you through the process and finish the painting. But if you don't, you may come in during Open Studio (at no extra charge) to finish. We love to paint, and would love to give you one on one time during our open studio hours. Check with us before the evening is over. We recommend going with the instructors pace during class. Usually 2 hours is ample time for most of our paintings to paint as well as socialize.
What if I don’t like my painting?
We hope that you have enjoyed the ‘experience’ of painting as much as you enjoy your very own piece of art but if you don’t like it, we can help you work on it at a later date. Let us know how we can help. Acrylics are very easy to do over.
Can I bring my own materials?
We provide all materials needed for class but you may bring any art supplies you like (such as canvas or brushes); The class fee is still applicable.
May I bring a cake for my party?
Yes. Food, snacks, drinks are permitted. We have generic paper products at the studio for your convenience. But feel free to bring themed paper products if you like.
Are there any nearby restaurants?
Yes, there are several great eateries around both studios. The local restaurants also deliver to the studio. Some of them at MacGregor Village are: Belini, MacGregor Draft House, Subway, Cilantro, Wasabi, Toni's and Jimmy V's. At High House Crossing there is Mediterranean, Pizeria, Chinese, and Indian apart from other great eateries in Park Place Plaza and Morrisville within 3-4 miles radius.