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What is Wine and Painting Classes?

We are a paint and sip business that holds private and corporate events at local inns and restaurants in Vermont and New York, and at a local studio in Manchester, Vermont. Fine artist Kate Franklin and her artist assistants, if needed,  will guide you through the steps to create your work of art. 

We also offer private parties at the location of your choice!  We can come to your home, office, church, clubhouse, or any other location. Events that we host are birthday parties, bachelorette parties, team building events, bridal showers, re-unions and more!

We'll bring all of the art supplies, you just have to provide the space and refreshments. We ask that you move any furniture out of the way before we arrive if we will be setting up our own tables. We can bring up to 3 6ft folding tables. We ask you to provide chairs or stools. There is no charge to bring tables, we just need some strong arms to help carry them in and out!  

We require a minimum of 10 paid seats. Everyone attending must be a paid customer. Parties run between 2 to 3 hours, depending on the painting chosen for the event. Please inquire with Kate for estimates on your group event. A non-refundable retainer of 150.00 is required for all private and corporate events. (See 'Cancelation Policy' for more info). For events over 30 min from Manchester, there is a traveling fee determined by your location. We arrive to set up 45 minutes to one hour in advance. 

Do I have to be artistic to attend or host a party?

Absolutely not! We will walk you through the steps to create your vision of the painting, and you will be surprised at what your inner artist produces! 

Can I come and hang out with my friends and watch but not paint?

All attendees must pay the full price and participate in the class. It is distracting to others if people are not painting, and talking, etc. 

Are we allowed to bring food and beverage?

If the event is at your location, you can eat and drink anything you please! You must be 21 to drink alcohol. If it’s held at an Inn, drinks may be purchased. Substantial appetizers are usually included in the purchase price, at Inns,  and at Inns that have a restaurant, additional food may be purchased.  For corporate events at inns or restaurants the food and beverage arrangements are generally made through the venue. 

How do I pick a painting?

You can choose a painting from our website.  We will also do a special request painting at no additional charge as long as it is something we feel we can use on the website. 2 weeks notice is required for a special request. Please contact Kate at Wine and Painting Classes for more information. 

What type of paint is used?

Acrylic paint, which is water based, and non toxic, is used for all painting on all surfaces. 

Do you paint on anything besides canvas?

We offer painting on 16 x 20 inch canvas, painting on wine glasses, and 7" diameter wood slices A different size canvas can be ordered in advance if you prefer. 

What should I wear?

Wine and Painting Classes provides aprons, but we suggest that your wear comfortable clothing unless you are booking a dressy event. We will do our best to keep your outfit clean!!

What ages can attend public events?

We do have children's classes/private parties available, but the normal public classes have the following requirements: 16 -17 years old at discretion of their guardian. 18 years old and up at their own discretion. Twenty-one years old is the minimum drinking age and we will ID

How do I pay for a class?

All groups will be sent an invoice to pay by CC. All parties and classes must be paid in advance. If another payment method is desired please contact Kate. 

We have people that want to join after the event has been paid for. Can they come?

If you have paid for a minimum of 10 people, additional people can come as long as they make a payment via PayPal or Venmo in advance. If you have a large group, it will depend on space available. 

Do you do fundraisers?

Yes we do! Wine and Painting Classes will create a flyer free of charge for the event that is then emailed to you for printing and distributing at your discretion.  We also provide advertising through the studio, our website, and Facebook.  Any additional advertising will be at your organizations discretion.  Booking the event 4-6 weeks in advance is suggested to allow ample time for people to learn about the event and sign-up so you have the highest turn-out possible.

Wine and Painting Classes will invoice you and can pay through credit card that way. All classes must be paid for in advance.  We will then pay the fundraising proceeds to your organization on the night of the event based on the number of people who have paid.

The process is simple... you pick a date, venue, painting! 

Cancelation Policy:

All fees paid are non refundable but may be applied to a future date with one year of the original date if Wine and Painting Classes is notified in writing via email to within 72 hours of the event. 

If inclement weather causes us to cancel an event, you will receive a refund in the amount that you paid for your class seat.  If our event is on and is and you choose to not come to class due to inclement weather in your area, we will issue you a complimentary credit in the amount you paid to be used within one year of the original event.