Q: How does Wine & Design work?
A: You’ll be taught a step-by-step 2 – 3hr acrylic painting or other project 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: Where are you Located?
A: We are located in Historic Downtown directly across from Brock’s Riverside Grill.
Q: Where should I park?
A: PARKING – You can park on the Street, in one of the free public lots off of Sophia Street or in the big parking garage, which is a block away and is FREE for first 4 hours! $1/hour after 4 hours. Maximum $8.
More info Sophia Street Public Parking garage, entrance on Wolfe Street
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Please note: Weekends & Holidays to do get very busy so walking, taking UBER and carpooling is highly recommended.
Q: Do I have to sign up in advance?
A: Yes, reservations are REQUIRED. We generally cannot accommodate walk-ins. View our Calendar and Reserve your seats HERE.
Q: What is the cost?
A: Our event prices range between $37 – $95 per person. $37 Private Parties, $37 for Regular Canvas Painting , $62 Paint Your Pet, $47 – $97 DIY’s including but not limited to Acrylic Pours, Resin Projects, Wooden Cutouts and Chunky Blankets.
Q: How long is a public event?
A: Our classes are typically 2 – 3 hrs. The expected length of each event is listed on each event on the calendar.
Q: Should I arrive early?
A: Yes, We ask that you arrive about 15 – 30 mins early to get settled. We start painting at the set time on the calendar.
Q: Food & Beverages?
A: IN STUDIO: Our studio does allow those 21+ to bring wine, beer or cider to our events. NO liquor pls. You must be 21+ to drink alcoholic beverages in our studio. We reserve the right to deny outside alcohol or serve those without a valid ID. Guests are welcome to bring in snacks and food.
ON WHEELS events: food & beverage policies differ according to our agreement with venue’s management. Please refer to that particular event 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. 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 based wood stain, glue, oil pastels, charcoal and resin.
Q: Do you provide aprons?
A: Yes we do have adults and kids size aprons that you are welcome and encouraged to wear during your time in the studio.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Guest should wear “paint clothes” ie clothes that you don’t mind getting permanently 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, eyeglasses 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 scraper, 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 $2- $5 per person. We service about a 30 miles radius around Fredericksburg including: North to 610, Lake of the Woods & Fawn Lake, to Lake Ann, Bowling Green, King George, Dahlgren and Westmoreland.
Q: How long is the party?
A: Our events are 2- 3hrs depending on the project chosen.
Q: What does Wine & Design provide for my private party?
A: We supply a pre-traced 16×20 or 10 x 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 anywhere 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 room than Thanksgiving. 4-5 people per a 6ft folding table is perfect. And we will need access to a sink and trash can for set up and clean up.
Q: Can I pick the painting/project?
A: YES! We give you access to 1000+ paintings & projects to choose from and if you are looking for something that you aren’t seeing in our normal gallery, just let us know and we can look in the big W&D gallery or possibly create a new painting. 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.
Q: How do I book an event?
A: Call or Text 540-809-0899 to set up a private party planning meeting with Michelle.
We are looking forward to Getting ARTsy with You Soon!