Q: How does Wine & Design work?
A: You'll be taught a step-by-step 2hr acrylic painting from one of our local artists and will leave with your own masterpiece!! NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NEEDED! We specialize in beginners and skeptics, we promise 🙂
General Public Event Questions
Q: What is the cost?
A: Our event prices range between $35 – $85. $35 Private Parties, $40 for Regular Canvas Painting, $55 Paint Your Pet, $40 – 85 for DIYs depending on material costs.
Q: How long is a public event?
A: It typically takes two hours to complete any of our canvas classes. However, some events are longer due to difficulty or size of DIY projects.
Q: Should I arrive early?
A: Yes, We ask that you arrive about 15 mins early to get settled. We start painting at the set time on the calendar.
Q: Food & Beverages?
A: IN STUDIO Evening and weekend classes: event ticket includes a complimentary 10 oz of wine per Virginia ABC Law for an Art Studio, which is served after review of guest's current ID, ensuring they are 21 or older. NOT ALL events come with wine, for example Pop In & Paint (a discounted day time class), and kids classes do not include wine. If wine is not included, it will be clearly stated in the event description. We do have some snacks for sale and You are welcome to bring your own beverages and anything else you would like.
ON WHEELS events: food & beverage policies differ accoording to our agreement with venue's management. Please refer to that particular event's description for details. Please call 540-809-0899 with any questions.
Q: What is your refund policy for public events?
A: ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Cancellation notification with at least 48 hours notice will receive 60 Day Class Credit. Cancellations within 24 hours of class result in a 60 day credit less $10 restocking fee for supplies. No Show or notification after class has started is forfeiture of sale.
Q: What kind of paint is used?
A: Most classes are taught with Acrylic Paint. However we do offer speciality workshops, kids camps and DIY classes that will use different mediums including but not limited to Watercolor paints, water base wood stain, glue, oil pastels and charcoal.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Guest should wear "paint clothes" ie clothes that you don't mind getting perminently stained. Acrylic paint DOES NOT typically come out of clothing once it has dried. DO NOT WEAR CLOTHING THAT YOU CARE ABOUT GETTING PAINT ON.
Q: Will paint get on my person and/or personal belongings? ie purse, carry all bag, coat, backpack, lunch bag, eye glasses etc..
A: Depending on the technique being used it is possible for paint to be splattered on you and/or your belongings by yourself or by another guest. We do have coat hooks and shelves under the table to store personal belongings in while in the studio that general serve as plenty of protection, however the safest way to protect your belongings is to leave them in the car or at home.
Q: What do I do if paint gets on my personal items or in my car?
A: Acrylic paint does generally come off of hard and slick surfaces with a sponge (when paint is wet), plastic scrapper, finger nail, or razor blade. It is harder to get Acrylic paint out of fabrics and carpet, especially once it is completely dry. If you get Acrylic paint on your clothes, bag or something of the like, the best thing to do is to wash the item with soap and cold water immediately while the paint is still wet.
Private Party Questions
Q: Do you have a minimum for a private party?
A: Yes, we have a minimum of 10 people for private parties.
Q: Any other charges I should know about in advance?
A: For On Wheels Events a travel fee will be calculated per your location. Most travel fees are less than $5 per person.
Q: How long is the party?
A: It typically takes 2 hours to complete most of our paintings.
Q: What does Wine & Design provide for my private party?
A: We supply a pre-traced 16×20 canvases, table top easels, paint, palette, brushes, and aprons! Our artist will teach you step by step how to recreate your own masterpiece.
Q: What about food and beverages for my private party?
A: Private Party hostesses are welcome to bring anything they would like to serve. We suggest having guests bring their favorite bottle and dish to share! Please call 540-809-0899 with any questions.
Q: What is an On Wheels Party?
A: An On Wheels party is where we bring the party to you! It can be in a home, office, church, community center… just about any where you can think of.
Q: What do I need to provide for an On Wheels party?
A: For On Wheels parties you will need to provide tables, chairs, music and food & beverages. Set with more elbow rooom than Thanksgiving. 4-5 people per a 6ft folding table is perfect.
Q: Can I pick the painting?
A: YES! We give you access to all 5,000+ paintings. We can also suggest specific painting for your party if you would like.
Q: Can my party guests pay separate?
A: Yes, once the event is on our calendar we will give you a link to the event and a private event CODE that you can give to your friends. They can go to the link and enter the code to checkout. A final head count/payment will be required 48 hrs prior to your event.
Q: Is there a Deposit?
A: Payment for Host's seat is due to at booking and is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Q: How do I book an event?
A: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-809-0899 to set up a private party planning meeting with Michelle.
We are looking forward to Getting ARTsy with You Soon!