What is a Paint Event class like?
A Paint Event class is like a mini creative vacation! You will gather a friend or two, a bottle of wine to share (or whatever your preference), and the moment you walk in your vacation begins in a warm relaxing environment with beautiful ambiance, great music, friendly faces, and the wine! All participants will start together step-by-step on the painting of the night. Before you know it you have created something great to take home. Our hope is that not only will you take home your painting, but also a feeling of inspiration and empowerment that you can do anything you set your mind to doing.
But I haven’t painted since grade school!
No worries, if you know your colors and can follow directions, you can do this!
What is included in the price?
You will be given a canvas, paint, brushes, apron to use, and 2 hour instruction all while listening to great music in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
Do I have to reserve a space?
Yes, limited space is available. We require pre-registration through the website. Drop-ins are by chance if there is space is available, but you must arrive at least 30 min before painting starts.
How do I make a reservation?
Reserve your space on the website: go to the calendar page and find a painting you like on a night that is convenient for you. Simply click the painting and fill out the information. We prefer paying online, however, You may also pay by phone or contact us by e-mail with gift cards. Your inquiry will usually be returned the same day.
What time do I arrive? How long is the class?
Please note the time on the calendar, times do vary. Arrival time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. Please do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes…it takes us time to set up and prepare to be awesome for YOU! It takes approximately 2 hours to complete a painting. So if we begin at 6:00 we should be done by about 8:00.
Where do I park in Putnam?
Putnam is a popular little downtown, especially in the evening! There are several municipal free lots in downtown, one on Kennedy Drive, two on Main Street, one by the Putnam Post Office, and another across from Putnam Bank. After banks close parking is allowed at the local bank parking lots. Also the Price Chopper Plaza is just a short walk into downtown. On street parking is available too, if your a lucky one!
Can we hang out after class?
You may chat with friends as long as we are there cleaning up. Typically the doors are closed 30 minutes after the painting is complete.
If I book a private party can we stay longer than 2 hours?
Yes, for an additional fee of $25 per hour your party can last as long as you like. You must reserve the additional time when you make your reservation and the additional fee is due with your reservation.
Is there a maximum number/minimum number for a Private Event?
Maximum number of participants is 40 for a paint class or party. More guests may attend in the case of a child’s birthday, but there is only space for 40 painters. Minimum for an adult private event is 10 (NOTE: should you not reach the minimum number the organizer is responsible for the balance) For Children’s parties we do not have a minimum. However, at a child’s party if you have more than 10 children, the birthday girl/boy is free! Fundraisers require a minimum of 20 people. On Location events require 20 people, 30 for on location fundraisers.
If you need to cancel your reservation at an open paint event for any reason, you may call or email with 48 hours’ notice. You will have the opportunity to reschedule or you may retain credit for another class of your choice within a 60 day time frame. We do not issue refunds. If however it is less than 48 hours’ notice you will lose the class fee and you do not retain credit.Deposits for Private Events are non-refundable. Guests for private event cancellations will receive credit for another event of their choice within a 60 day time frame.
What should I wear and bring?
Wear something comfortable and something that you don’t mind too much if you get a little paint on. We do provide smocks but acrylic paint is not washable.
BYOB or beverages of your choice. We do supply your wine glasses for your pleasure! And yes – they are available for purchase as a souvenir!
What if the weather is bad?
In the case of inclement weather, check the Artique a paint bar Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter for any cancellation announcements. Of course please call or email if there is a question. Credit is given to attend another event if we cancel due to weather.
Can I bring children to Adult Paint Events?
Sorry, because of the presence of alcohol and the chance of mature conversation, participants must be at least 16 years or older. Additionally adult paintings are more difficult and not appropriate for children.
Don’t hesitate to contact us!
firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-315-9019