Frequently Asked Questions:
~ What makes Winey Art different from other local Paint and Sips?
There are three undeniable elements that make us a favorite among our guests...Experience, Education and Passion. ALL of the talented artists who teach with Winey Art are all practicing fine artists with a passion for creating art and teaching you how to create your paintings. If you are looking for a good painting experience, why not go to those who know how to paint! :)
~Do I need to sign up in advance?
Yes! Because seating is limited and we often sell out, it is recommended that you sign up in advance in order to reserve your seat. You can do this by signing up and reserving and paying online by clicking onto the "Calendar" tab from our website. From the visual calendar you can click onto the class which will bring you to the registration form (scroll down...located under painting) or giving us a call at 818-972-1085.
~What time do I show up?
EARLY is great! We highly recommend coming into the bar 25-30 minutes before the class since we try to start painting at the designated time AND seating is first come first serve! This also allows you some extra social time and allows you to get comfortable before the class.
~What do I wear?
Aprons are supplied before the class begins, however it is a good idea to wear something that you wouldn't mind getting some paint on. Feel free to bring a smock of your own or different shirt to change into if your continuing your night out on the town. Please note that Winey Art is not responsible for paint getting on personal items.
~Can we bring food?
Catering for private parties is available upon request!
~What are the prices of a class and what does it include?
The classes range from only $40 for a 2 hour class and $50 for a 3 hour class. See the calender which has all times and prices. The price includes a 2-3 hour class with professional instruction, all supplies (aprons, brushes, easels, canvases, palettes and paint), complete set up and clean up...Oh, and a masterpiece created by you :)
~Can I tip the Artist for doing a great job?
Absolutely!! As we all know, tips are generally given when good service is given. We believe that being taught how to paint a painting is quite a service indeed! Of course, tips are not mandatory, however if you feel like your artist deserves a tip then by all means please do.
~Where do I park?
Depends on the venue
~Do I have to be 21 to join a class?
Unfortunately yes. The licensing that we needed to obtain in order to allow our guests to bring wine or beer into our studio does not allow us to have minors in our classes. This is a California state law, not ours. The only California state license that does allow minors is a type 41 which is only permitted for a "bonafide" restaurant with a full running kitchen.
~Do I have to have a PAYPAL account to pay online?
No! Payment for a class is received through PayPal, but you do not need an account. When paying for a class PayPal will ask you if you have an account. Click No and it will guide you through the process to pay with any major credit card as you would purchase anything online. For those who are not familiar, PayPal is one of the top secure payment companies.
~I don't drink...can I still attend a class?
~I can't even draw a stick figure! Are you sure I can do this?
OF COURSE! You need NO experience or art background to attend. Every step is taught by an educated and talented art instructor with many breaks throughout the class. Our intention is to take the fear out of painting. Painting is fun and that's exactly what the point of these classes are.
~Does Winey Art provide alcohol?
Winey Art does not sell alcohol. However, for public classes at bars/restuarants beverages are available for purchase from venue)
~What time should I arrive to the class?
It's recommended to show up about 5-10 minutes early so you can register and pick your choice seat. Seats are first come first serve!
~What if I'm late to a class?
We highly recommend that you get to the class early because we start painting when the class begins. For example, if the class is from 6pm-9pm, we will start painting at 6pm. Every minute that you are late, you are missing important information about the painting. Not to mention it is a disturbance to the other guests who have come on time and are already painting. Even if you have some skill in painting and don't think that you need instruction, please respect the rest of the class and show up on time.
~What is your cancellation policy?
Because our classes are limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before a class which gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone (818) 927-1085 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Class fees will be charged if a cancellation is not made 48 hours before the class.
~What if I don't show up to the class?
Sorry, we do not reschedule guests who do not show up without letting us know ahead of time. However, should you contact us 24 hours in advance, we will be more than happy to reschedule your class. Please call us if you plan on not coming to the class.
~My friends are in a class. Can I hang out with them and not paint?
Unfortunately no. We have allowed guests to hang out in the past and we have come to realize that this can be a disturbance to the other guests in the class. Sorry, if you come to the class, you will be expected to pay for your seat. If we are sold out, there won't be a seat left to sit in anyway.