What is a Brush and Barrel class like?
In a relaxed social setting, an instructor will guide you step-by-step through the featured painting. There is no experience necessary! Whether you are an aspiring artist or just looking to have fun and explore your creative side, by the end of class you are sure to surprise yourself with your finished masterpiece! During classes we offer a variety of beverages and snacks – including wine and beer!
What is the cost of a Brush and Barrel class and what does it include?
The price for each class is $35. This includes a 16” x 20” canvas, paint, brushes, easel, apron, the instruction, a light snack, and we take care of the clean up! Family Day events are $25 and we have Little Monet's events for kids that are $15. Check out our Facebook page and join our email newsletter to take advantage of specials!
What time do I need to arrive for a class and how long is a typical class?
We recommend arriving 10 to 15 minutes early to check in, grab a glass of wine and get settled in your seat.
For most events please plan on 2 hours of instruction and another 15-30 minutes to finish. Famiy Days and Little Monet's are shorter programs.
Do I need to sign up in advance?
Signing up in advance is always recommended due to limited seating. You can register on the website or give us a call. If a class is sold out, please email us to be put on our wait list. Due to last minute cancellations, we can almost always get you in! We also welcome walk-ins whenever we have seats available.
We always try to seat friends and parties together. Just let us know when making your reservation or when you arrive and we will make the appropriate seating arrangements.
What do I wear?
Although we provide aprons, we do recommend wearing something you wouldn't mind getting paint on- just in case! Brush and Barrel is not responsible for any paint damage.
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask you to give us 48 hours notice if you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation. Cancellations should be made by phone or email. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We will charge the class fee for reservations not cancelled 48 hours in advance. Thank you in advance for understanding our reservation policy.
Can we host a private party at Brush and Barrel?
Yes! See our Private Events page for details.
When does the new schedule come out?
We try to post the schedule at least six weeks in advance. Be sure to join our newsletter list and like us on Facebook to learn about upcoming events, specials and new paintings!
Where can I find a gallery of all of your class paintings?
The best place to view our gallery of paintings is on our Facebook page and on our calendar of events. We also have them hanging inside the studio.
Do you repeat paintings?
We rotate and repeat some of our paintings based on popularity and holidays. Please let us know if there are paintings that you particularly enjoy or perhaps missed the opportunity to paint. We will keep this in mind when scheduling the next month’s paintings!
Can I change the style of the featured painting?
Absolutely! Our guests are welcome to experiment with color, shape, texture, and enjoy their painting time as they please. Our instructors will be there to answer any questions.
What are Date Nights?
Date Night is the perfect opportunity paint along side your loved one or friend! You each paint on your own canvas and when you push the canvases together they form one beautiful painting! No date? No worries! You can still paint on your own canvas and create something independently beautiful!
Are children allowed in a Brush and Barrel class?
Children are allowed in Brush and Barrel classes! We offer Family Days and Little Monet's events that are geared towards kids. Evening classes where the paintings are more difficult and the themes are more mature may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age.
There are other art programs in the area that also offer creative art for kids. Prairie School of Art offers programs geared towards children as young as 3 years. Visit www.prairieschoolart.com
for more information.
Do you offer gift certificates for Brush and Barrel?
Yes! We offer gift certificates that can be used toward classes and beverages. These can be sold in any amount starting at $10. You can purchase these on our website or in person. Our studio hours vary so please email us to schedule a time to pick one up.
Do you provide alcohol?
A variety of beer and wine are available for purchase. We also have assorted soft drinks available for purchase.
Can I BYOB?
We do offer BYOWB - bring your own wine bottle! There is no opening fee! However, please bring your bottle to the host for opening as we provide the glassware and need to check your ID.