What is an event like?
This is a night of socializing, painting and general merriment. Paint Uncorked is mobile, so we visit local wine bars and restaurants, where we set up a full night of painting with a local artist. Each class runs about 3 hours. Eat and drink at your favorite venue while we walk you step-by-step through the painting featured that night. Paint uncorked is an adult event, so children under 16 are not permitted. Please note that some of our locations are bars and only those over 21 may enter. Never fear though! We do hold children's events. Please visit (HERE) for more details.
Do I need any painting experience?
Nope! Don't let your experience level hold you back! Whether you're a beginner or advanced painter, our artists break down each artwork into a simple series of steps and color mixing techniques. All you need is come with an open mind to make it your own and have a good time!
Should I register for a class in advance? How do I register?
It is recommended that you register for your classes online, as classes have limited seating and tend to sell out. Class size varies on location. We currently serve locations in Maryland and Virginia, so click your state to locate the featured painting and date that works best for you. Add to you cart and pay online with our secure checkout.
How much are classes?
Classes are $35 for adults and $25 for children. Depending on the event or fundraiser, classes may be more.
What is included in the class price?
Paint Uncorked provides all of your painting needs for your 3 hours class: artist, canvas, paintbrushes, paints, aprons, and easels. Food and alcohol are not included with the cost of the class, but we visit local venues so everyone has a choice of food and drink during their class. We believe in providing a fun and comfortable atmosphere for our participants, and offer options to fit your needs.
What do I need to bring and what should I wear?
Bring yourself and make a party out of it with your friends, family, or coworkers! All painting supplies will be provided, especially aprons. You may want to wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on!
What kind of paints will be used?
Paint Uncorked uses acrylic paints. This paint is both water-soluble and non-toxic, so if you happen to get paint on your clothes during class, we suggest that you toss it into your laundry within 24 hours. Acrylic paints also dry quickly, so your work of art will be drying during class.
What am I painting?
We paint on 16x20 inch gallery wrapped canvas, so there's canvas wraps around the sizes of the the interior frame. We'll finish off the sides with paint, so you can pop your beautiful work right on the wall. Kids paint on an 11x14 inch canvases.
What time should I arrive at the event?
Paint Uncorked has an open seating policy and is first-come-first serve. We suggest you come 30 minutes prior to the start of class to obtain the easels you want. You may save seats for you and your friends when you arrive, but our artists and assistants can not reserve them for you unless you are present.
What is the cancellation policy?
We understand that things pop up, but we require a 24 hour notice by phone or email if you can not attend the class. Much like a concert or movie theater, we must have advance notice of cancellation so we can fill class seats. You will be awarded a full refund, or you may reschedule a class, if you notify us of your cancellation 24 hours before the event. We will not be able to offer a refund for the event if reservations are not cancelled with 24 hours advance notice. Our public classes are subject to cancellations if class attendance is under 10 participates and we will notify you of these cancellations via phone and email.
When does the new painting schedule come out?
We post our new schedule on the 18th of each month. For example, on December 18th our full January calendar will become available to the public.
Do you offer private events?
We offer privates events of all kinds--birthdays, bachelorette parties, corporate team building, fundraisers, or just because. You will receive our portfolio of paintings and you have choice of your favorite, as well as choice for your venue, whether it's a favorite restaurant or your home. We'll travel to you and bring all painting supplies! For adult events we require a minimum of 15 participants and for children's events we require a minimum of 10 participants. Please contact us directly for more information on holding a private event.
Do you have children's classes?
We are currently offering private children's events only, for ages ranging 4 - 16 years. Please contact us directly for more information on holding children's events and for age specific paintings.
I paint all of the time! Do you have discounts?
We love our frequent flyers and we want to award you for being our loyal fans! For every 7 classes, we want to reward you with an 8th class free! You can pick up a frequent flyer card during class or email us with your address and we will snail mail you one. When you check at your class, present your card and our assistant will stamp your card. Present your full card during your attendance and we'll give you a voucher for your free class. Enter the code on your voucher during the checkout process of your next registration.