FAQ

 

Where is the Paint Shack?

Our studio is located at 2524 Golf Rd Suite 2 C, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. We are also mobile… we have painted in Eau Claire, Tomah, Menomonie, Strum, Eleva, Hallie, Chippewa Falls, Colfax, Prairie Farm, New Auburn, Bloomer, Sparta, Warrens, Black River Falls, Cashton, Elmwood, Camp Douglas, Melrose, Ladysmith, Cadott, Colfax, and the list goes on…

What do we offer?

OPEN PAINT: These classes allow you to choose from over 600 paintings hanging on our walls. Everyone does something different. We help and assist you where we can but we do not paint along with you. We like to stagger the arrival times. There is usually a window of 30-60 minutes to start your painting. Those can get very busy, so we recommend our “regular” classes if you wish more individual help and want someone to paint it right along with you.  The Open paint Concept does not work the best for a private party.

Shattered Art and Glass Buffet: This is our newest addition to our studio. You will… choose your design, paint it, glitter it if desired, pile it with glass and other fun stuff. After the class we seal everything on with Art Resin (the best stuff out there). You can pick it up usully in about 3 days.

Screen Classes: That is right, paint on a screen. This is a fun process and has amazing results. At a screen class you will get to put your own artist mud on the screen, once it dries, you will paint the design and stain the frame.  We do offer prepared screens of our most popular designs ready to go at an open paint.

Wine Glass Painting: This is a fun and a useful craft all in one.  You will use special glass paint to paint your design onto wine glasses. Beer mugs may be available too.

Paint Pour: Acrylic paint pouring is gaining in popularity because the finished product is amazing!  Simply choose your surface, colors and we walk you through the rest. Choose the regular seal (included in the price) or add on the Art Resin seal. Either way it is a fun yet unpredictable night.

Wood Signs: We offer wood signs in any design. Advance planning is required for personalized stencils or special designs of your choice.  Most of our wood classes are $40 and that includes the vinyl stencil.

What should I expect at a Paint Shack event?

A fun, social, group setting, with a social artist to guide you step by step in replicating the featured painting. By the end of the event, you will create a fabulous piece of artwork! Feel free to switch up the colors on your masterpiece. The event times vary but we suggest arriving 15 minutes early to get the seat of your choice. Events are 2 -2 1/2 hours with frequent breaks. We offer an apron to use, but you might want to wear something you don’t mind getting paint on. It does stain.

What is the cost of a Paint Shack Event?

Prices vary depending on the event. It is always best to check the details of the Facebook event or the information on the website calendar event.  We often have special prices for kids. Please see our Private party tab for those costs.

What is included in the price?

We provide the Social Artist, canvas (surface), paint, and the use of our brushes, easels, and aprons. Refreshments and alcohol are not included – usually. Some off-site locations run drink specials or have a fun menu to choose from.  We offer a variety of snacks for sale in our studio along with anything that falls under a beer license. No carry ins… Wisconsin Law says NO!

Should I sign up in advance and how do I sign up?

Please, pretty please, sign up so we have enough supplies on hand and can plan accordingly. There may also be limited seating. To sign up go to our event calendar and find the date you wish to paint!  Book right from there!  You can text or call Cyndi at 715-379-7377,  email thepaintshackec@gmail.com too!

What do I wear?

We provide aprons, but you may want to wear something you wouldn’t mind getting paint on,  just in case!

What time do I need to arrive for an event?

We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early to get signed in and seated. We don’t reserve seats but you can if you arrive early.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Our Studio offers a wide selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  We have a beer license (Mikes Hard Lemonades, Smirnoff, Seagram’s, New Glarus, Leinies, Bud, Cayman Jacks… and an assortment of beers.  We do not sell wine.  You may not bring any alcoholic drinks into THE PAINT SHACK STUDIO. Call if you have specific questions.

What is your cancellation policy?

The Paint Shack is an entertainment event much like a concert, dinner theater or movie theater. We are happy to work with you to reschedule your class but we require a 24-hour notice. Cancellations should be made via email or by phone or text 715-379-7377. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.

A refund can be provided if there is at least 24 hours notice. There is a $5 fee per person for a refund. We will happily reschedule your individual class at no charge.

Do I need to have a PayPal account to pay for painting class?

No, once you have clicked the Buy Now button on the calendar, it will take you to the Sign Up page, please look on the PayPal page and enter in your payment information instead of logging into Pay Pal. You can always pay at the studio, we accept cash, credit and check. 

How many people do I need for a Private Event?

IN OUR STUDIO (2524 GOLF RD,STE 2C)

ADULT PRIVATE PARTIES You need at least 10 painters if you hold it in our studio (2524 Golf Rd Eau Claire).  Our studio seats around 50 comfortably. There is a deposit of 10 painters due for all private events, one week prior. Checks are preferred and can be made out to THE PAINT SHACK LLC and mailed or dropped off at The Paint Shack, 2524 Golf Rd Suite 2C, Eau Claire WI 54701. We have a drop box just outside the outside door available 24/7.  We will settle up with any additional money at the party. $35 pp to paint on a 16x 20 canvas. $40pp for our wood board projects. $45pp for our screens.  You may bring in any food or NON-Alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are for sale at the studio!  All parties/classes are two hours plus you may arrive 25 minutes prior to set up anything. If you wish to rent the studio for extra time, please set this up in advance. 

KID PRIVATE PARTIES (17 and under) You need at least 10 painters if you hold it in our studio. It is a two-hour party/class with time for snacks and present opening while the paint dries.  It is $15 pp to paint on an 11×14 or 12×12 canvas or $25 to paint on a 16×20 canvas in our studio(2524 Golf Rd, EC).  There is an extra charge of $5pp for ADULTS painting at a kids party. They are $20 instead of $15.  You may arrive 25 minutes prior to set up anything. If you wish to rent the studio for extra time, please set this up in advance. There is a deposit of 10 painters due for all private events, one week prior. Checks are preferred and can be made out to THE PAINT SHACK LLC and mailed or dropped off at The Paint Shack, 2524 Golf Rd Suite 2C, Eau Claire WI 54701. We have a drop box just outside the outside door available 24/7.  We will settle up with any additional money at the party. 

** Here is a typical checklist for a regular child birthday party at our studio…   *

  1. Snack or food to serve 20 minutes into the party
  2. Plates, forks, serving utensils, napkins, themed table plastic for the eating tables (we have 6-foot tables) Usually two table cloths work.
  3. Drinks (no alcoholic drinks can be brought in). We do sell a variety of juice boxes and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  4. Cake or cupcakes (we do have a freezer available for ice cream if you need) – candles, matches, serving utensils. Please no trick candles.. long story!
  5. Presents for the birthday child.  Several have collected gifts for the animal shelter instead of regular gifts.
  6. Please have party participants dress appropriately, they may get paint on them or their clothes. We do provide aprons. Hair tied back is an excellent idea!

Private parties at your house or venue

ADULT PRIVATE PARTIES- at your home or venue  We are happy to travel to you. You need at least 10 painters to have a private party within 20 miles from our studio location. If you are 21 – 30 miles from our studio, you need 12 painters. If you are 31-40 miles you need 15 painters. There is a deposit of 10 painters due for all private events, one week prior. Checks are preferred and can be made out to THE PAINT SHACK LLC and mailed or dropped off at The Paint Shack, 2524 Golf Rd Suite 2C, Eau Claire WI 54701. We have a drop box just outside the outside door available 24/7.  We will settle up with any additional money at the party. It is $35 pp to paint on a 16x 20 canvas. $40pp for our wood board projects. $45pp for our screens. $30 to paint on two wine glass.  All parties/classes are two hours. Our Social Artist will arrive arround 30 minutes prior to set up and take around 30 minutes to clean up. If you wish to have the artist stay for more than the two hours, please set this up in advance, there will be an extra charge for their time. For all parties we bring: easels, table plastic, water cups, paint, palettes, brushes, aprons, the painting surface, rags and the inspiration piece of art. Please have your participants ready to go at the set time. All classes are two hours.

**You supply: access to water, tables, and chairs, any floor covering if you wish – keeping in mind this is sometimes a trip hazard. The Paint Shack is not liable for any accidents regarding floor coverings. Any rental fee for the facility is your responsibility.  The best set up formation is a T, with a table for The Social Artist at the top of the T. FYI there is NO fee for the rental of our Studio (2524 Golf Rd EC).  

KID PRIVATE PARTIES- at your home or venue  We are happy to travel to you. You need at least 10 painters to have a private party within 20 miles from our studio location. If you are 21 – 30 miles from our studio, you need 12 painters. If you are 31-40 miles you need 15 painters. There is a deposit of 10 painters due for all private events, one week prior. Checks are preferred and can be made out to THE PAINT SHACK LLC and mailed or dropped off at The Paint Shack, 2524 Golf Rd Suite 2C, Eau Claire WI 54701. We have a drop box just outside the outside door available 24/7.  We will settle up with any additional money at the party. It is $20 pp to paint on a 11x 14 canvas. $30pp for our 16×20 canvas projects. There is an extra charge of $5pp for ADULTS painting at a kids party. All parties/classes are two hours. Our Social Artist will arrive arround 30 minutes prior to set up and take around 30 minutes to clean up. If you wish to have the artist stay for more than the two hours, please set this up in advance, there will be an extra charge for their time. For all parties we bring: easels, table plastic, water cups, paint, palettes, brushes, aprons, the painting surface, rags and the inspiration piece of art. Please have your participants ready to go at the set time. All classes are two hours.

**You supply: access to water, tables, and chairs, any floor covering if you wish – keeping in mind this is sometimes a trip hazard. The Paint Shack is not liable for any accidents regarding floor coverings. Any rental fee for the facility is your responsibility. The best set up formation is a T, with a table for The Social Artist at the top of the T.  FYI there is NO fee for the rental of our Studio (2524 Golf Rd EC).

CONTACT CYNDI TO SET UP YOUR PARTY 715-379-7377 or email at thepaintshackec@gmail.com.

How far will you travel for a Private Event?

It depends, call us for distance and pricing. 715-379-7377

What is the Kids Shack and is it right for my child?

KID SHACK – Prices vary depending on event. Once a child has reached school age, we find that they can independently follow along however this is always up to the parent’s discretion.  Adults may not paint at the kids price.

Can I leave my child at a Kids Shack event?

Yes and no. It depends on the maturity level of your child. Parents are not required to paint and can enjoy watching their child participate.  Adults may not paint at the kids price, but can paint at the adult price. At our summer art camps, the child usually does better if the parent leaves, however, we would never ever say a parent isn’t welcome to come and go or stay in our “blue room”.

Is there an age limit for the Paint Shack Events?

Yes. If the location is a bar, we do not allow anyone under the age of 21. Please note the location of the event you are registering for. If there are any questions regarding this, contact us for more information.