FAQs – Merlot & VanGogh

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Before Calling Please Review Our Policies

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Please arrive 15 minutes before class to get your wine opened, aprons on and ready to paint.

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Pricing and Length:

Adult Classes $30/person 2hr Class

Pet Classes $45/person 2hr Class

Children’s Classes $25/person 1.5hr Class

Please Respect the time allotted for each class!

Extra time is $30/half hour

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We are BYOB, no need to pay restaurant prices!
Bring anything to eat and drink for you & your friends.

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Your registration is not complete until you have paid.

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All ages are welcome to adult classes.  If children attends an adult classes they pay the $30 rate.

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If you have a large group, don’t worry.  We have plenty of space.

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Open classes will paint the picture you see on the calendar for that day.

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We have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

If you cancel less than 24 hours before your scheduled class/party we will not refund any money spent.

FAQ's

Before Calling Please Review These Questions

What is Merlot & VanGogh?

We are a company that hosts wine and paint classes that provide a step by step guide to painting a great picture. Classes are suitable for any skill level. We also have kids’ parties and summer paint classes. You bring the wine and we supply everything else.

How long do classes last?

Adult classes/parties are 2 hours and Kids’ parties are an hour and 1/2. We ask that you respect the time limit. Parties can add additional time for a fee. See ‘Book a Party” for details.

How much does it cost?

Adult classes & parties are $30 each and kids’ classes and parties are $25 each. If kids come to adult classes they pay adult fees.

What do I wear?

Please come casual. We will provide an apron but acrylic paint will not come out of your clothes.

Do I need to be 21 to attend a wine & paint class?

No! All ages are welcome.

Where do I park?

There is plenty of parking on either side of the building and along the street.

Can I book a party any day and anytime?

Sure!  We actually love afternoon parties.  The latest party we have is 7:00-9:00, but we prefer earlier.  Kids’ parties latest time is 3:00-4:30.

What do I bring?

Just your smile and any snack & beverage of your choice.  IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE WINE.
*all art supplies are provided .

How many do I need for a private party?

You need 10 people for a private party.

The minimum for an adult party is $300.  The minimum for a kids’ party is $250.  (Adults cost $30/ea and Kids cost $25/ea).  If you get 10 people it works out to $300.  If you know you will not have 10 people we can adjust the price to hit our minimum.  (i.e.: $33 for 9 people).  We will give you the choice to  open the party 7 days before the party or we can send you an invoice for the difference.  ONCE THE PARTY HAS BEEN ‘OPENED’ WE WILL NOT CLOSE IT.


If you have at least 6 people we will create an open class. You pick the date time and painting.

What is the maximum you can hold?

The front room holds 40.  The back room holds 24.

What is the deposit for a party?

If you are paying for the entire party we will invoice you $50 for a party deposit. If you are paying individually, we will invoice you $30 to cover yourself. Your deposit holds the reservation.   One week before class if you do not have 10 people you can choose to make it an ‘open party’, reschedule or cancel.  If you cancel we will not refund the deposit.

How long do parties last?

Adult parties last 2 hours.

Children’s parties are 1.5 hours.

There is a $30 per 1/2 hour fee if you stay over. The hostess is responsible to pay this fee at end of party.

Can I bring my lovely, well behaved child to a wine & paint party?

Sure.  Just sign them up.  Everyone pays $30 for adult classes, all ages.

Do you have a microwave?

Yes.

Do you Supply Wine Glasses?

Of course!  We can’t have our artists drinking out of plastic cups.  FYI:  We have a dishwasher.  So, you know your glass is clean.

Do I get to take my painting home that day?

Yes, we use acrylic paint because it dries fast!  Just sign and go.

How do I book a private party?

Click here to go to private party page and fill out the form.   Book a wine and paint party or kids’ party.  You can pay for the entire party or have your friends sign up and pay individually on our website.  There is a minimum of $300 for adult party and $250 for kids’ party.

Will you have a party at my house?

Well, acrylic paint does not come out of carpet, table cloths, pets, etc.  For this reason we would have to cover your floors, tables, pets everything.  The risk is on you.   We will do it, but NO CRYING OVER SPILT PAINT!

How do I pay?

After you sign up for an event on our calendar page it will link to to a page where you can pay with a credit card or with Paypal.

Bad weather?

We will try our best to stay open. If we decide we need to close we will email everyone on the list to let them know. Feel free to check in with us if the weather is questionable.