What is Paintbrushes & Party?
We are a new way to celebrate LIFE!! We host classes where you can relax, sip your favorite wine or beer, listen to fun music and paint your own original masterpiece! Classes are taught by local artists and provide a step by step guide to painting a great picture. They are suitable for any skill level and we LOVE first time painters!!
Do you hold off-premises painting events?
We prefer to hold our painting parties in our studio because we have wonderful lighting to see clearly when we teach you to blend colors and paint. We have a beautifully decorated space that is bright and cheerful. We understand that accidents happen and that people drop paintbrushes with paint on our floor and sometimes spill their water cup with dirty paint water but we are an art studio and a little misplaced paint is expected! We also have a large, well lit parking lot so our guests can feel safe when leaving our parties in the dark!
However, due to many requests, we have recently purchased a vehicle for travel to off-site events. Please call us for details if you are interested in hosting a paint party at your location! 845-GO-PAINT!
What is a Paintbrushes & Party class like?
In a relaxed, social, group setting, a local artist will guide you through replicating the night’s featured painting step by step. Whether you are an aspiring Picasso or just looking to explore your creative side, you are sure to go home with a painting that is uniquely yours. You’ll be amazed at the artwork that you create! We suggest arriving about 15 minutes before your scheduled class time to check in, choose your beverage, put on your apron and settle in your seat! Classes are 2 to 2½ hours with frequent breaks for refilling your beverage, bathrooms or dancing to the music!
What should I expect?
A typical class is an art class like nothing you’ve ever experienced. You will be instructed to paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, you can sip your favorite wine or beer and you can sing, dance or just party with the fun music we play! Be prepared to laugh, dance and find the inner artist you never knew you had!!
Do I need to sign up in advance?
Because of limited seating, signing up in advance is always recommended. You can register on the website or give us a call. If a class is sold out, please give us a call to be put on our waiting list. Due to last minute cancellations, we can almost always get you in!
How do I sign up for a class?
Please visit the calendar page on our website. Click on the painting class you want to attend and follow the directions. You can use a credit card through our website or call the studio and register by phone.
What is your cancellation policy?
We do not offer refunds for payment, but you may reschedule for another class within 60 days of the original class date. In order to reschedule, e-mail us at email@example.com or call the studio.
Do I need to bring anything?
All you need to bring is yourself! We provide everything: paint, easels, canvas, brushes and an apron. Come to the studio 10-15 minutes early so you can grab a drink, listen to some music and begin to unwind and relax. We have a selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and water for sale at our bar!
What should I wear?
Although aprons will be provided, please dress accordingly, in case your friends decide to mix their perfect paint shade on you!!! Remember, we are using acrylic paints that DO NOT come out once dry, so be sure to leave nice jackets and purses at home. Paintbrushes & Party cannot be responsible for any paint damage.
What time should I arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start of class to get your wine or beer, your apron and your seat! We want to to relax and be ready to paint.
Where do I park?
We chose a location with ample parking that is well lit because we care about your comfort and safety. We do ask that during busier times of the day that our guests park on the left side of Walgreen’s or by the bank.
What is the cost of a Painting & Party class?
The price ranges between $35-$55 depending on the night and painting.What is included in the price?
We provide a canvas for you to take home with you, plus paints and the use of brushes, an easel and an apron. Beverages and food are sold separately.
Can I just come and watch while my friends paint?
We do not allow non-painters to sit in on an adult session and just watch, for many reasons. Since classes often move fast, we do not want distractions for our painters or instructors. Sometimes we reach our capacity and simply don’t have room for spectators. During kids private parties, parents are welcome to stay, but please respect our art instructors by not talking when they are teaching.
How should I get my painting home?
Since we use quick-drying acrylic paints, your artwork will usually be completely dry before you leave. However, plan to travel with your painting face up. By the time you get it home, it should be ready to hang!
Do you offer private parties?
Yes! We LOVE parties! Please think of us for your birthday, bachelorette party, college reunions, office team building and any other celebration you can invent!
How do I book a private party?
Just give us a call and we would be happy to help you plan your event. We even have invitations that you can print or e-mail to your friends.
We will try our best to stay open. If we decide we need to close we will contact everyone on the list to let them know. Feel free to check in with us if the weather is questionable.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! We offer gift certificates for a variety of prices. Click here to purchase!
Can I bring in my own food?
No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed, however we do offer a variety of snacks and beverages at reasonable prices. You may bring in a snack, such as cheese and crackers or chips and dip. Please bring any utensils you may need – we do not provide plates, napkins or plasticware.
When does the new schedule come out?
We try to post the schedule at least six weeks in advance. I missed a painting that I really want to paint!
How often will you repeat paintings?
Please let us know! We will keep this in mind when scheduling the next months paintings!
I saw a painting on the schedule that I wanted to paint, but I didn’t register, and now the painting has changed. What happened?
If no one is registered for a specific time slot, the painting is subject to change. If you see a painting you want to paint, you need to register to lock in the painting!I really want to do a specific painting, but it’s not on the schedule.
Do you do requests for specific paintings?
If you have a specific painting and a specific date and time that you would like to paint, let us know and we may be able to change the painting if no one is registered for that time. If we do change the painting, you need to register within 48 hours to lock in that painting, otherwise it is subject to change again.
Do you serve alcohol?
A variety of local, domestic and imported beer and wine are available for purchase. We have wine by the glass or bottle. Sangria and Mimosas are also house favorites!
Can I BYOB?
Sorry, no. BYOB is not legal in licensed establishments in New York State. We are protecting our customers as well as our business.
Are children permitted in adult classes?
Yes, children age 7 and up are permitted in adult classes, as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult age 21 or older. Normal registration fees apply to children as well as adults during adult classes.
If I come with a friend or a group, can we all sit together?
We do not assign seats. If you are coming with a larger group, have someone arrive early and save the seats that you will need.
I worry about using my credit card on the internet. Is your website secure?
We use secure socket layers (SSL) on our website and we DO NOT store your credit information on our website. Our website is scanned monthly for PCI DSS compliance. Your credit card information is securely passed directly through to Authorize.net for processing. Authorize.net is one of the oldest, largest and most respected internet credit card processors.