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Everything You Need to Know for Your First Sip and Paint Class

A paint and sip class is an easy, relaxed, and straightforward experience. But even so, it’s nice to know what to expect. This is especially true if you’re coordinating a large group, or if you’re trying to convince your boss to sign your department up for a paint and sip team-building day.

Paint and sip events combine a professionally led painting class with a high-energy environment and a few drinks. Wine is the most popular drink of choice, but many of our guests opt for beer, liquor or lemonade. Paint. Drink. Have Fun! As long as you do at least two of the three, you're in good shape.

Here’s what to expect:

You Don’t Need to Bring Anything

Classes are paid in advance, and we provide 100% of your painting supplies, protective smocks, wine glasses, corkscrews and even ice buckets, so you don’t have to show up with anything!

Part of the joy of paint and sip is that you get to snack while painting, so most groups show up with some munchies. There are usually no limits to what you can and can’t bring to eat… although we do recommend leaving the tuna fish at home. Check your local studio’s food and beverage policy to find out if it's BYOB or bar, and whether or not they serve their own snacks.

There’s a Paint Free Space for Your Food and Drinks

Don’t worry about dripping paint on your hummus platter! Your studio will have a counter or table to accommodate food, bottles, plates, etc. Your painting table will have enough space for wine glasses and snack plates, and people get up throughout the class to go back for seconds. Your instructor will also provide you with intermittent breaks so you can top off without missing a brushstroke.

You Can Show Up Early

Most painters like to show up early for their classes, this way they can get their food and beverages set up and enjoy a bit of downtime to have a chat with their friends before the class starts.

If you aren’t a professional painter, don’t worry! Our classes are designed for everyone and are extremely easy to grasp.

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