Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for a class?
Signing up is easy. Click the "Event Calendar" link on the top 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.
I can't even draw a stick figure. Will I be able to finish the painting? (And will I like it)?
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. (And you will probably like it too, but you'll love your experience and the memories you've made more)
What are your normal business hours?
When we open our doors in late September 2019, our initial studio hours will be Mon 12-5pm, Wed 12-9pm, Fri-Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-4pm. Our studio is always available however to host your Private Event 7 days a week. For days without office hours, we will be in an hour or so before and after the scheduled class. When in doubt, look at our Event Calendar!
What does a class cost and what is included?
Our normal class prices range from $35 - $45, depending on whether it's a 2 hour, 3 hour, or Paint it Forward painting. Specialty classes range up to $79 and are offered once or twice a month. All classes include a 16x20" cotton canvas, use of our paint, paintbrushes, apron, easel, and step-by-step instruction provided by one of our awesome local artists. Wine and beer are also available to purchase at our bar.
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. Pinot's Palette Federal Way has a food menu! 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 water for all our painters!
Are beverages included with the reservation cost?
Beverages are not included in the reservation cost. The main studio offers a great range of non-alcoholic, wine and beer by the glass from $2 to $10. No outside beverages permitted.
Can I bring my own (BYO) beverage to the studio?
No. Outside beverages are prohibited. BYOB establishments are not permitted in the state of Washington. Private parties may special order alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages through our distributors with two weeks notice.
Can I bring my own food or snacks to the studio?
No. Outside food or snacks are not allowed in our studio, we have a great menu of food items to choose from. Specialty foods , such as Birthday Cakes, or those with allergen-tailored ingredients may be permitted with prior coordination.
Can I bring a friend with me to sit and not paint in the Studio?
Unfortunately due to our seating capacity we do not allow people to attend our public painting classes with out a reservation. No observers or shared canvases are allowed in the studio for our public events. All painters must have paid reservations. For private parties, you may invite guests who just wish to observe the festivities.
Are kids allowed in the studio?
Our Federal Way location may host painters of all ages. Public events are designed for ages 6+, 13+, 18+ and 21+. Check the specific calendar event page details for any restrictions on classes. Generally, Kiddo & Me 6+ events will be hosted earlier than 2pm, 13+ prior to 6pm and 21+ after 6pm. All ages are welcome for Private Events unless otherwise determined by the Party Organizer.
Is there an age limit for public classes at the studio?
Our Federal Way location may host painters of all ages. Generally, Kiddo & Me 6+ events will be hosted earlier than 2pm, 13+ prior to 6pm and 21+ after 6pm. Check the specific calendar event page details for any restrictions on public classes.
What is the cancellation and refund policy?
Pinot's Palette cancellation and refund policy is as follows: A $10 Service Fee will apply to all refunds $200 and under, 6% of sales total over $200. Class transfers or credit may be issued instead of a refund without a service fee. A refund may occur if notification of cancellation occurs at least 48 hours before class start. A class credit to sign up and attend another class may be issued 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 five days notice is required for a refund or to reschedule.
I just received a complimentary class credit - how long do I have to use it, and what is it good for?
Congrats! Complimentary credits are valid for 30 days from issuance unless specifically disclosed otherwise. Complimentary credits can be used to reserve non-specialty classes. Complimentary credits are not valid for food, beverages and merchandise purchases.
When should I arrive for class?
We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes before class starts to allow time to get settle in and mingle with friends before the painting starts. Don't forget to bring your ID!
Where should I park?
There is parking available by our studio. We also recommend these apps to help find parking: https://www.wisebread.com/the-11-best-parking-apps-for-your-city
Is there reserved seating?
Yes, we have your easel and brushes set up for you at your spot before you arrive for class. If you and your friends want to be seated together 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).
What should I wear to 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.
When does the next calendar get posted?
We work to keep at least two months out on our calendar, and publish additional events mid-month. If you would like to receive an email each moth when our new calendar is posted, please register for our newsletter here: http://bm5150.com/public/webform/render_form/i5betv8z4794yg0h0gul3h8akpig0/ec6050e2141288f8f86deffb8f48f613/addcontact
What happens to my reservation in the case of Inclement Weather?
Most expected inclement weather is forecast several days in advance by local and national news stations. If there is inclement weather expected and a customer cancels their reservation, the refund and cancellation policy applies. If we make the decision to cancel a class, we will issue a class credit which can be used for a future class. If a class has been cancelled, we will post it on our calendar, and use the reservation email and phone number provided by the customer.
How do I sign up for Pinot's Palette Reward Program (Pinot Perks)?
Get Free Perks Here: https://www.pinotspalette.com/pinot-perks