A paint party (or a "social painting event") is an opportunity for you to have a social outing with your friends over cocktails and appetizers while creating a painting from start to finish. It's a super laid back atmosphere where a painting instructor basically teaches you step by step how to create a painting and you get to take the painting home with you when you are done. People of any age or skill level can join. These events have become really popular over the past few years and many of these events happen at your local bars, restaurants, and function halls. It's a great way for people to unleash their creativity in a safe and supportive way while enjoying the experience alongside friends and loved ones.
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Any skill level is welcome, whether you are a beginner and have never held a paintbrush in your life or if you are a fine art veteran and have been painting your entire life. This is not a class and we are not grading you. This is a paint party and we are more like coaches that are giving you the freedom to be creative. We're not telling you to paint in the lines and you don’t have to listen to everything we have to say. Art is therapy and this should be your chance to de-stress, unwind, and let your imagination run wild…especially if it’s a night away from the kids :)
We will provide all of the art supplies for the paint party which includes the canvases, paints, brushes, easels, aprons, palettes, water cups, napkins, and table cloths. We can also provide tables & chairs and a professional PA system (this is for larger groups) for an additional price. We will provide the 2 hour instruction for your guests as well as the necessary time to setup the party beforehand and break down the party afterward (usually about 1-2 hours before the party and an hour afterward). You and your guests get to choose beforehand what you’d like to recreate from a library of sample paintings on the website. Lastly we will remove all trash from your premises and make sure your location is as clean as we found it :)
When you purchase tickets from our website, your name is added to the event guest list and we bring that guest list to the event where we will check you off as paid when you arrive. You won't receive a paper ticket in the mail or anything like that and you don't need to print out your receipt or anything like that as well. Just give us your name on the day of the event and we'll mark you off on the guest list. If you ordered multiple tickets for your friends and your friends arrive before you, just have your friends check in under your name and they will be all set. For private paint party events, the ticket process is the same. Once you book an event with us, we create a private ticket link for your event and your guests will be able to purchase their tickets in the same way.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis. So if you have a few friends that you want to sit close to while you paint, you probably want to get to the venue early so you can secure your seats and paint next to each other. Also, the class starts promptly at the start time, so we encourage guests to get to the event at least 15 minutes early to secure your seat, grab a drink or an appetizer, and settle in. Getting to the event on time is being considerate to all the other guests, and we appreciate you developing this habit.
For all events such as private events, corporate events, apartment complexes, kid's parties, public venues, etc. our minimum is 10 guests. For all fundraisers our minimum is 20 guests. We do not have any maximum, so invite as many people as you want! We have plenty of supplies and can definitely accommodate large groups. We suppose the only limitation would be the capacity of the venue we're teaching at. So for example, it wouldn't be wise to try to cram 100 people in a space where the capacity is set for 75 people. So that is the only threshold we abide by, mainly for public safety reasons.
We here at JJArtworks™ believe in a 48 hour rule. Basically, we'll give you up until 48 hours before the start of your event to hit the minimum amount of people required for us to come out. Unfortunately, if attendance is below our minimum 48 hours beforehand, then we'll have to cancel the event or reschedule. We know...bummer :( We know this policy might sound harsh, but in order for us to cover our overhead and make some sort of profit as a business (we need to pay our hard working artists and assistants too!) we need to reach that minimum in order for us to leave the studio and make it worthwhile for everyone involved.
Don't worry though, we won't toss you to the wolves and have you promote your event all on your lonesome. We're here to help you and want you to have a successful event without the stress of having to hit a number. So we'll help promote your event on social media, create you a custom flyer, and tell our email list about your event. We'll give you a gentle reminder a week or so before your event to remind you about our 48 hour policy and also to reenergize ourselves and give the event one last push to try to drum up some guests. If we've both tried our hardest and unfortunately we can't book the minimum, then there's no hard feelings, and we'll just cancel 48 hours before the event which is an adequate amount of time we feel for guests that did sign up to reschedule there lives and tell the babysitter to stay at home.
In a nutshell, yes, but only 5 guests and they will be charged an additional $5 for walking in and not paying for their spot ahead of time online. So if you're attending a regular canvas paint party and the ticket price is normally $35 per person, a walk in will pay $40 for their ticket. We really try to encourage people to pay before hand on the website so we know exactly how many canvases to bring with us on the day of the event.
These events take us a long time to setup and if we always allowed 20 walk ins to come in last minute, our artists and assistants would be pulling their hair out trying to scramble and setup by the start time. For this reason, we only equip our artists and assistants with 5 extra canvases for special instances like this. If you are a last minute walk in, we do not accept cash or check and you will have to use a debit or credit card using the online payment link which we'll provide for you at the event. You can easily connect to the payment link on a mobile phone and enter in your card info that way.
Although we will be providing all of your party guests with aprons, it is recommended that you wear clothing that you don’t mind getting paint on. Also just as an FYI, the paints we will be using are acrylics which are water based non-toxic paints. Acrylics do make for an easy clean up on hands and skin, but clothing is a bit more difficult to get rid of stains.
We do not supply food and beverages and the host/venue is in charge of providing food and beverages for their guests. Also alcohol is not required to host a paint party. We do not permit alcohol for any guest under the age of 21.The host decides what they want to do as far as preparing food, having guests bring appetizers, making it a BYOB party, supplying the beer and wine, etc. This also applies to the music and decorations as well (although we usually bring a blue tooth speaker to blast some tunes!). We supply the art supplies and the instruction, the host comes up with the rest, it’s house rules :)
Yes, we love taking photos and sharing them on social media! Our artists come equipped with a digital camera, so throughout your event we'll be snapping photos of your group while you're creating your masterpieces. We usually do a big group shot in the middle and at the end of the painting session and will always take personal photos of you and your friends if asked. Typically after a paint party, we'll upload the photos to our Facebook page on the next business day (www.facebook.com/jjartworkspaintparty) and we encourage you to share and like the photos with your family and friends. We also encourage our guests to take their own photos and videos with their cell phones or digital cameras and help spread the JJArtworks™ love on social media. When posting on social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram), please use #jjartworks to show your love and support. For any reason, if you do not want to be included in any photos, please let us know at the start of the event and we'll make sure not to include you in any photos and will do our best to crop you out of the photos before posting on social media. We respect your privacy and understand your desire to not be included.
We will arrive at least 1-2 hours beforehand to setup everyone’s painting stations and get the area ready for a paint party. The larger the group, the longer it may take to setup. The instruction will last 2 hours long with a small break in the middle if your guests need it. We will require at least an hour or so to break down and clean up the party. We use plastic table cloths to protect your tables from paint. The paints we are using are acrylic water based paints so the paint is non-toxic and can clean up easily with soap and water.
Yes, we can provide tables and chairs if needed, but please let us know ahead of time. For this service there is a one time fee of $75 for up to 20 seats. If seating is required for over 20 guests, please email us for a custom quote. Not all of our artists offer this service, but we like to make our customers happy as much as possible.
Our artists drive up to 1 hr from their home locations. Anything beyond a 1 hour drive we may add an additional travel fee based on the extra number of miles traveled. Depending on the distance of the event we may request lodgings for our artists as well.
This information is also posted underneath the "Rates" tab above, but we figured we'd mention it here too since it's such a common question. Fundraisers are typically priced at $45 per person (for "in person" events). $15 per a ticket sale will be donated to the charity of your choice along with 25% of anything sold at the JJArtworks™ merch table at the event. If you feel that your guests would be willing to pay more per a ticket to support your charity, your organization can adjust the ticket price and keep any dollar amount above $30. So for example, if you you'd like to charge $60 per a ticket, your organization would keep $30 for every ticket sold.
Children's paint parties are designated for the ages of 3-12 years old. For children's parties at least one adult is needed for supervision. Obviously, no alcohol is permitted for guests under 21. We also recommend keeping the painting easy for the little tikes and we will let you know what our easier paintings are when you hire us.
Yes, you can purchase gift certificates by clicking on this link (Gift Certificates).
Yup, you bet we do! We'll even give you $20 cash if you refer a friend to book a paint party with us! For more info click on this link (Referral Program).
Yes, we can create a custom painting tailored toward your specific paint party event. For this service there is a one time fee of $100. Not all of our artists offer this service, but we like to make our customers happy as much as possible.
Not all of us are extroverts and even if you are, sometimes you just like to have a night in where you chill with your friends and do something fun at home. The “At Home” Private Paint Party idea is a unique and fun experience where you can still get to be creative with your friends in a more intimate setting and not have to rub elbows with strangers. Bring your favorite appetizers and beverages to a friends' house and paint in a familiar environment where you and your friends can really let loose, be yourselves, and have fun!
This is a great opportunity to unleash your inner artist and discover that you actually are more creative than you thought, and you get to share this experience with your friends and family at the same time. Now YOU are in the driver’s seat and YOU get to decide the date and time of your party. YOU and your guests get to decide what painting you’d like to paint. YOU get to decide what guests to invite and YOU get to decide how you’d like to host your party. We bring the party to you and you get to let your creativity run wild in a safe environment with people you love
Yes, we are a mobile social painting event company, so we pack up our supplies and travel everywhere! Bars and restaurants are our speciality and we love working with business owners who are kind enough to host events with us. If you have a bar or restaurant you'd like to have us paint in, we're totally willing and always available. If you provide the venue we're there, or if you'd prefer us to coordinate with the bar or restaurant on your behalf we can totally do that as well. We try to make the booking process as stress free as possible and we have many years of experience booking events. In addition to bars and restaurants we also do events in churches, function halls (like VFW's, American Legions, Lodges, etc.), apartment complexes, schools, community centers, and other places of business. Heck we've even painted in a dojo before! And we are not confined by the indoors, we also paint outside as well (can we say backyard barbecue!).
Yes, our team of artists can definitely coordinate onsite corporate events in your conference room, cafeteria, or any other location in your office building. We love painting in people's work environments, because it gives all the employees a chance to unwind and destress in an atmosphere that can sometimes regularly create stress in their lives. We feel painting at work can be an exhilarating form of therapy for many people and if you're the boss, you definitely get brownie points for having a kick butt event at work (kudos Mr. Boss man!). Staff love seeing their normal work environments completely transformed with drop cloths, easels, canvases, and loads of paint. If you can't find a way to host a paint party at your work, but you want to have a paint party for your office at another venue, let us know and we'll be more than happy to coordinate an event with you at a restaurant or other location. Our team of artists have regular venues that we work with, but if you have a particular venue in mind that you'd like us to paint at, let us know and we'll make it happen.
Yes, we do. We create high resolution digital flyers for our events and promote our events on our website, across all social media, and to our mailing list. If you would like a flyer designed for your JJArtworks™ Paint Party Professionals event, let us know before hand and we'll create a custom 8.5 x 11" printable flyer for your upcoming event free of charge to help promote. We'll spend the time to create the flyer and email you a copy once we're finished and you can post on social media or print out physical copies at your own expense.
cYes, we are always looking for fun, loyal, and energetic artists and assistants to join our paint party clan! If you'd like to learn more about being either an artist or an assistant, please shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can answer your questions and possibly setup an interview via Zoom or at our headquarters in Lowell, MA. We pay all of our artists and assistants and we promise you this is a really fun and laid back way to make extra money and supplement your income
We understand unexpected things pop up and things happen beyond our control. If you just need to reschedule that is fine. Just let us know as soon as possible as other parties may have wanted your date. If you cancel giving us more than 7 days notice we will give you a full refund. If you cancel giving us less than a 7 day window then we will give you credit towards a future paint party. Another solution if you cancel less than 7 days in advance is to maybe have a friend take your place at the paint party and have your friend reimburse you the cost of the ticket. There are no refunds for "no shows" on the day of the event. Your happiness is our utmost priority ☺
We understand mother nature does not always play nice. If there is inclement weather the day of a reserved paint party we will check with the host and make sure we both mutually agree upon cancelling said event. The safety of our guests is priority number one. We will work on rescheduling your party for a future date but unfortunately we will not offer last minute same day refunds due to weather.
We do not give your information to any third parties. Your information is only used during the payment process using Stripe or Intuit credit card processing software over secure SSL encryption. We do not have access to your personal information and our credit card processing companies keep that information strictly confidential.
Yes, we have liability insurance at our events, and our customer's safety is our #1 priority...along with having a good time of course :) If someone gets hurt at one of our events (due in part to the service we offer) or if we damage items at a venue (for example, spilling paint on the carpet) we'll help you file a claim through our insurance company and do our best to reimburse you for any inconvenience we have caused you or your organization. We understand unforseen accidents happen and we like to be proactive about it.