What is ArtSocial and how does it work?

ArtSocial is the marriage of an entertaining painting class, sipping wine, listening to music and having a great time with friends! Our local professional artists instruct a three hour painting class of the featured artistic work of the evening and our participants create their own masterpiece to take home. No talent required! Just a thirst for a great time!

Do I need to bring anything to the event?

All supplies, including aprons, paints, brushes, easels and canvases are provided!  Just bring yourself and a little creativity to have a great time!

What is your cancellation policy?

ArtSocial has a 48 hour cancellation policy. We must receive notice of your cancellation no later than 48 hours before the scheduled start time of the class you registered for in order to be eligible for a refund.
Private event cancellations must be received no later than one week prior to the event date to be eligible for a refund of the deposit or event fee.

Do I have to paint the painting being taught?

No. You may paint anything your artistic inspirations evoke. It’s your canvas and you are free to paint from your imagination or a photo you bring. The ArtSocial instructor will be leading the class in the painting of the evening but will be available to help you throughout the class time.

What type of paint do you use?

ArtSocial uses a non-toxic, water soluble acrylic paint which is easily to clean with warm water and Oxyclean. A little liquid fabric softener also helps to remove the paint from clothing. We provide aprons to protect your clothing but suggest you wear clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

What are your typical class sizes?

Class sizes are determined by the venue we are painting at that evening. Generally, class sizes are between 20 and 70 participants.

Should I tip the artist or artist’s assistant?

Tipping is not obligatory and certainly not expected, but if you feel like the artist or artist’s assistant did a great job, by all means, feel free to show your appreciation.

How can I cancel my reservation or move to a different event?

Please send an email to info@artsocial.com with the following information: Name, Phone number, Email Address, Date of event scheduled for and which class you would like to be moved to or request to cancel. Please note, we will not cancel reservations unless your request is outside of our 48 hour cancellation policy.

May I bring a non-painting guest to the event?

Our classes are generally at full capacity or have very limited seating and we cannot allow non-participating guests to attend, unfortunately.

Do you have a waiting list for sold-out events?

Our reservation system does currently support a waiting list feature.  Please enter your contact information in the provided fields and if the number of seats you requested to be wait-listed for become available, you will be notified via email to register for the class.  You will have 24 hours from receipt of the invitation email to register for the class.

How do I register for a painting class?

Go to our Calendar page and select the painting class you would like to attend and complete the registration process to purchase your seat(s) securely online. Once we receive your registration submission, you’ll receive an automatic e-mail confirmation.

Is alcohol or food included?

No. Your purchase of an ArtSocial painting class does not include food or beverages. All of the venues where we hold classes offer food and beverages for sale and typically provide evening drink specials to ArtSocial participants.

Can I bring my own bottle of wine or food?

Generally no but this depends on the venue where the class you registered for is being held. Some of our venues allow bringing a personal wine selection and will charge a corkage fee while some do not allow it at all. Please email us or check the description of the event for specific venue information.

Private Events

How does this work?

Events are held at your home or a select venue of your choosing. We will provide all the paint supplies, including paint, brushes, aprons, and 16—20 gallery wrapped canvases, as well as the artist for instruction. We use table easels which are easy to set-up where there is available seating. Private events require a minimum of 15 participants and the charge per person is $45. Classes usually last between 2 and 3 hours.

How are outside venues arranged?

We will help you choose the perfect location for your party! We have several venues throughout the city that we work with regularly but will be happy to help arrange a location of your choosing. Some venues may charge rental fees which are additional to the painting event fees. Most venues which do not charge rental fees require your minimum purchase of food and beverage from their establishment.

Do you handle arrangements for the venue rental or reservation?

Yes. We will handle all arrangements with the venue of your choice to confirm they will allow us to hold the event on your preferred date. For food and beverage arrangements, we’ll put you in touch with the appropriate venue contact to finalize the details!

Do we get to choose the artist and the painting?

Yes and No. If you have a particular artist you would like to instruct your event we will try our best to provide for their availability, however, we cannot guarantee this. You will select the painting from our portfolio of artwork or you may request a unique painting (additional charges may apply) and the artist will instruct your guests as they paint your selected work of art.

What do I need to provide as the host?

Depending on where the event is to take place, the outside venue will provide food and beverage options or a third party catering service may need to be arranged (we can help with facilitating reputable caterers if requested). Events held at your home or a venue that allows for BYOB and/or catering, you will be responsible for food and beverages and any other items you may need.

When do you need the final headcount?

All private events require the minimum 15 fully-paid participants. For logistical purposes, we require a final headcount no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled event.

What are the payment requirements?

For all private events we require an Event Deposit of $250 or 20% of the estimated headcount (whichever is greater). Example: A private birthday party of 15 participants requires a deposit of $250 or a corporate team building event of 60 participants requires a deposit of $540 (60 participants x $45 = $2700 x 20% = $540). Deposits and Event Fees are payable by check and/or credit card. The final balance is due immediately following the events conclusion and is payable by cash, check or credit card.

What if I reserve an event for 15 people but only 12 attend. Do I only have to pay for the 12?

No. You are responsible for the minimum payment for 15 guests.

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  Phone: 415.317.1273
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