Painting it Forward

Starfish Sunset

Friday, May 4

6:30 - 8:30PM

$55.00

per painter

Class Details

A walk along the beach is a perfect day!

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. However, after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.

— Adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley

Aunt Caren lived by these very words; she considered each one of our stories important enough to make a difference and each of her “Special Someones” a gift. After her sudden passing, Mommy’s Angels Adoption Support Group has taken on her mission to help support hopeful families with our Aunt Caren’s Grant. This grant offered bi-annually helps ease some of the financial burden of adopting and has to date awarded $27,000 to hopeful families! We are very proud of this accomplishment, this community and hope to make a difference.

Mommy's Angels Adoption Support Group invites you to come paint, sip, mingle and support our Aunt Caren’s Grant. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so please invite a neighbor, a friend, family or someone on their journey. We look forward to painting with our beautiful extended family of angels! For this event, doors open at 6 pm and painting will start at 6:30pm. Cash Bar. The painting we have chosen for this event is of a Starfish, symbolizing hope, which has come to be the embodiment of our journey and this group. Everyone will take home their art masterpieces as a reminder of our fun evening together! Don’t worry, NO art experience is required because Pinot Palette’s artists will guide us step-by-step! All painting supplies will be provided including aprons, brushes and a 16x20 canvas. Framing is also available for an additional fee.

A cash bar awaits you! Address: 61 W. Main Street Bay Shore NY 11706 (this is next to the new Salt and Barrel Restaurant) and across the street from Peninsula Chinese Restaurant (Pinot's Palette is off Main Street on a side street, Park Ave). If taking Sunrise Highway get off at Fifth Avenue Bay Shore Exit South and take all the way south to Main Street, make left, then left onto Park Ave. and follow into parking lot. Pinot's Palette has a huge parking lot for ample parking right behind the studio off Park Ave, avoid numbered spots for FREE parking in municipal lot.

The Perfect Night Out

Enjoy drinks, upbeat music and hanging out with your favorite people while you paint! It's as fun for first-time painters as it is for experienced artists.

  • Fun Atmosphere

    From the moment you walk in, the mood is light, the music is fun and the conversation comes easy!

  • Easy to Do

    You don't need to be a seasoned painter — we make it easy for everyone to find their inner artist!

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    Sit Together

    You'll get seats with all your friends, even if you book separately. Just tell us your friends' names when you register.

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    Paint Your Way

    There's no rule that says you have to follow the artist's steps. It's your art, so paint it however you like!

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FAQs to learn more about what to expect from your Pinot's Palette experience or feel free to call the studio to speak to a member of our staff.

  • Where are you located?

    We are on the beautiful South Shore of Long Island in Bay Shore. Our address is 61 West Main Street, Bay Shore NY 11706 about 50 feet west of the Bay Shore YMCA Boulton Theater (the first right you can make after the theater) and across the street from Peninsula Chinese and Japanese Restaurant. Be wary of trying to locate us while driving down main street, as we are just off of main street (on the side street) directly behind the new Salt & Barrel Oyster Bar/Restaurant…We have plenty of parking right behind our studio. This location has ton of wonderful bars and restaurants that you can walk to before or after your Pinot's paint class, so get ready for a wonderful day or evening. If you don't find parking on main street there is a HUGE parking lot directly behind our studio. Nearby Landmarks On the beautiful south shore, located 50 ft. west of the Bay Shore Boulton Theater (your first right after the theater). Across the street from Peninsula Chinese and next door to Salt & Barrel. Conversely we are about 2 blocks east of the Bay Shore YMCA & St. Patricks Church. From Long Island Expressway Take exit 53 and merge onto Sagtikos Parkway South. Stay to the left and merge onto Hecksher State parkway. Get in to right lane immediately and take first exit 42S (Fifth Ave) towards Bay Shore. Turn left onto 27A (W. Main St) go about .02 miles at intersection with Park Ave. Turn left onto Park Ave and head towards the municipal parking lot. From Sunrise Highway Take exit 43 South (Fifth Ave) towards Bay Shore. Turn left onto 27A (W. Main St) go about .02 miles at intersection with Park Ave. Turn left onto Park Ave and head towards the municipal parking lot. From Southern State Parkway West Take exit 40 south towards Robert Moses State Park. Take exit RM1E onto Sunrise highway east. Take exit 43 South (Fifth Ave) towards Bay Shore. Turn left onto 27A (W. Main St) go about .02 miles at intersection with Park Ave. Turn left onto Park Ave and head towards the municipal parking lot

  • What do I need to bring to the class?

    We provide the canvas, easel, brushes, paints, and an apron to protect your clothing in class. Wine, Beer, Wine Coolers, Prosecco are all available for purchase by the bottle or glass at the bar and we also sell coffee,soft drinks, bottled water, organic ice teas and kids juice boxes as well! We are not a BYOB but you are welcome to bring any food items into our establishment (cheese and crackers, crock pot dishes) and we have counter space for you to use. We do sell some snack at the bar (chips, cookies, etc.) so don't feel like you have to bring anything and we have plates, napkins, and silverware for you to utilize.

  • 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 (exception for Project Pet or specialty classes that require pre-work or pre-printed materials.) You can also have the option to put the reservation on hold for a later date or transfer the reservation to another class. The reservation can be put on hold or transferred to 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 2 or less. For cancellation of a party of 3 or more, a minimum of one week's notice is required for a refund or to reschedule.

  • Is there reserved seating?

    When you register for your class online you can tell us in the comments field if there is anyone you want to sit next to and then we'll make sure you are seated next to any of your friends or family members, just be sure to state their name in your comments and when you come in you'll be seated next to your guests! You can come to a class alone or with 20 people…no limit to the amount of folks you can come paint with…as long as we have seats open..tell all your friends to come to the same class and its like hosting a party without any of the fuss.

  • Is there an age limit for the normal public classes?

    Pinot's Palette offers a fun paint classes. At evening classes ages 9-12 years of age may attend when accompanied by a guardian, and 13+ are welcome to join our classes at any time. New York law maintains that a person must be 21 and up to consume alcohol with Valid ID. Ages 8 and under are recommended to attend our family friendly marked classes. On family friendly marked classes ages 8 and up are welcome to be dropped off and picked up exactly at the end of classes. Younger than eight may attend with an adult present to assist.