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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for a class?

Signing up is easy. Click the "Events Calendar" 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.

What days are events held?

Events 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 event calendar to find out more!

What does an event cost?

2 hour events cost $35 per painter. 3 hour events cost $45 per painter.

When do I need to arrive for an event?

We recommend you arrive 15-20 minutes before the event starts to allow time for you to get settled in and mingle before the painting starts.

Is there reserved seating?

When you sign up in advance we have your easel set up for you at your spot before you arrive for the event. If you have friends attending the event that you’d like to sit by, you can let us know when you book the event or you can send us an email (…just make sure to give us at least 24 hours notice).

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 the event starts. You can also have the option to put the reservation on hold for a later date or transfer the reservation to another event. The reservation can be put on hold or transferred to another event if notification is received at least 24 hours before the event starts. Loss of payment will occur if no notification of cancellation occurs or if notification occurs less than 24 hours prior to the start of the event. 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.

What do I need to bring to an event?

We provide the canvas, easel, brushes, paints, and apron for the event. All you need to bring are any appetizers you might want during the event. No outside alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages allowed (California law does not allow BYOB). We also have plates, napkins, and silverware. Wine, beer and other beverages may be purchased from our bar. Please remember to bring your identification to confirm you are over 21 years of age.

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 the event. There are no mistakes, but Acrylic paint dries quickly, making mistakes easy to fix and perfect.

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.

What should I wear to the event?

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.

Can I bring my own snacks?

We will have light snacks available for purchase, but you can bring your own food to Pinot's Palette. We will have utensils and napkins available.

Is there an age requirement to attend events?

Yes, we are a 21 and over studio. Identification required.