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Frequent Questions

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Q) How do I sign up for a class?

Signing up is easy. Click the "Classes" link on the side of the page to view our calendar of paintings. Select which painting you would like to paint and click "Add Painting to Cart." Follow the on-screen directions to complete the order. Contact us if you have trouble completing your order and we will walk you through the process.

Q) What days are classes held?

Classes are held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. We also occasionally have classes on other nights during the week & on Saturday & Sunday afternoons – view our class calendar to find out more!

We can do private parties any day and any time as long as there isn't a public class going on.

Q) What does a class cost?

Weeknight classes are 2 hours and cost $35 per painter. Friday & Saturday classes are 3 hours and cost $45 per painter.  All classes include instruction, a 16 x 20 cotton canvas and use of our brushes, paint, easels, and aprons.

Q) When do I need to arrive for class?

We recommend you arrive 20 minutes before class starts to allow time for you to get settled in and mingle with friends before the painting starts. Don't forget to bring your ID!

Q) Is there reserved seating?

Yes, we have your easel set up for you at your spot before you arrive for class. If you have friends attending the class that you’d like to sit by, you can let us know when you book the class or you can send us an email (just make sure to give us at least 24 hours notice). *Private parties do not have reserved seating.

Q) What is the cancellation policy?

Pinot's Palette cancellation policy is as follows:
  • A full refund can occur if notification of cancellation occurs at least 48 hours before class start. You can also have the option to put the reservation on hold for a later date.
  • The reservation can be put on hold to sign up and attend another class if notification is received at least 24 hours before class start.
  • Loss of payment will occur if no notification of cancellation occurs or if notification occurs less than 24 hours prior to class start.
  • This cancellation policy applies to parties of 4 or less. For cancellation of a party of 5 or more, a minimum of one week's notice is required for a refund or to reschedule.

Q) What do I need to bring to class?

We provide the canvas, easel, brushes, paints, and apron for the class. All you need to bring is your ID and any appetizers you might want during the class. We also provide the plates, napkins, and silverware. We have a fun list of local wine and beer as well as non-alcoholic beverages to choose from for purchase, and we always have complimentary bottled water for all our painters!

Q) I don't have any artistic talent.  Will I be able to complete the painting?

Absolutely! Our artist will guide you step-by-step through the featured painting and will ensure that you stay on track to completing your masterpiece by the end of class. There are no mistakes, but Acrylic paint dries quickly, making mistakes easy to fix and perfect.

Q) When does the next calendar get posted?

We try to post the next month's calendar around the 15th of the month. If you'd like to receive an email each month when our new calendar is posted, be sure to add yourself to our email list, or like us on Facebook to get notified there!

Q) What should I wear to the class?

No dress code here...dress casual or dress up. We will provide you with an apron but painters have been known to get involved in their work of art.

Q) Is there an age limit for the normal public classes?

Yes, due to state liquor laws, all guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend a public class. 

Minors are not allowed inside of the studio unless it is a private party and the bar is closed down for the event. 

Q) How much do drinks cost?

Wine by the glass ranges from $4.59 - $7.36 (or $5-$8 including tax) and it's even cheaper to purchase by the bottle and split with friends. Microbrews are $3.67 ($4 including tax). We try to keep it as local as possible, so all of our wine and beer is from Washington state or northern Idaho.

We also have a fun selection of non-alcoholic drinks to choose from!

Q) Can I bring a friend with me to just sit and not paint?

Unfortunately due to our seating capacity we do not allow people to attend our painting classes with out a reservation.

Q) Do you have parking?

Yes, we have a parking lot right outside of our studio which is monitored by Diamond Parking. They charge $3. There is also parking on both sides of the street on 2nd Ave. which is free after 6pm.