Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I need artistic ability to have a painting party?
No, our paint parties are meant to be fun! I will teach you and your guests step by step on how to create a painting you can be proud of.
2. What is the minimum number of people I need to hold a Paint party?
I require at least 8 attendees for local events and 15 for non-local events.
Fundraiser events require a minimum of 30 attendees (contact us for more information)
3. What is the length of the party?
My part of the party will be anywhere from 3 to 4 hours. I will need 30-40 minutes of set-up time, between 2 -3 hours of instruction time and 20 minutes of clean up time. Sometimes the instruction time will run into 3 hours. Your guests should arrive no later than 30 minutes before the time we agree upon for the instructing to start. It will give them time to get settled.
4. What is the booking/cancellation policy?
There is a $60 deposit to save your requested date. Payments can be made via PayPal, credit card or check. The deposit should be made within 3 days of booking to hold the date or the date is up for grabs. Please try to book at least a week, preferably two weeks in advance. Full payment will be made prior to party or upon arrival to party in the form of cash or credit card. Payment can be made to the hostess/spokesperson by guests upon arrival, who then pays in one lump sum at the time of the party or guests can put their payment in an envelope provided and put their name on it to account for their payment. If you cancel 7 days before the date of the party I will give a full refund. If you give at least 48 hour notice of cancellation, I will issue you a credit to be used for another party. If you agree to hold a party for 8 and only 6 people come, you will still be charged for the full headcount submitted. I require the final headcount one to two days prior to the party date to prep the canvases. Please be sure to convey this to your guests.
Larger events of 30+ Attendees Require a 5 day notice on headcount.
5. How much does it cost to host a party?
Prices are per person with a minimum of 8 people in attendance for local events. The price of the event varies based on the length of the class. The paintings we offer fall into three class length categories based on how long it takes to complete them (2, 2.5 and 3 hours). Please choose the painting for your event from our Gallery.
6. I want to host a party with a specific theme but do not see a painting in the Gallery that matches that theme. Can I request a new painting?
I am happy to create a painting specifically for your event. Unlike other paint parties, I don’t charge for customized paintings but your design will be added to our gallery as an option. If you would like a very special painting exclusive to your event there will be an additional nonrefundable $40 fee for your custom paintings. I will need at least two weeks advance notice of your request.
7. Can each person choose their own paintings?
No. I will be instructing step by step one painting of choice but any artistic addition done by you or your guests is encouraged!
8. Is there a minimum age requirement?
This is your party so invite whomever you like. If children will be painting, let me know so I can design a painting just for them. I also do kid's parties for ages 5-11 and Teen Parties ages 12-16. Please contact me and we can talk about a subject of interest.
9. What kind of paint will we paint with?
I use a high quality Acrylic paint which dries very quickly and will be ready for transport at the end of the party.
10. What should I wear?
Wear something that is comfortable and that you can paint in. I will provide aprons but sometimes accidents do happen so please wear something that can take a drop or two of paint.
11. Do I need to do anything for the party?
I will provide all of the art supplies you need to complete a painting plus table coverings and aprons. I will need access to running water and a sink. You will need to provide tables and chairs for your guests. It is suggested that a space with ample lighting be used. You are responsible for providing your own food and beverages of choice.
12. How far do you travel?
We cover all of NJ and will travel out of state for a booking of 20 guest