FAQ

 

Where is the Paint Shack?

We opened a studio location in Eau Claire (2524 Golf Rd Suite 2 C). Our Studio or your Location… you choose! Our studio is above From the Vine/ Cherry Berry. We offer different things to paint on… boards, screens, canvas bags, glass blocks, wine glasses!

All around …. we are 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 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 evening, 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. 

OPEN PAINT classes allow you to choose from over 600 paintings hanging on our walls. We help and assist you where we can but we do not paint along. 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.

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. Check the event information on our website calendar or on the Facebook events. 

What is included in the price?

We provide the Social Artist, canvas, 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. ALL OUR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ONLY $3.00! 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 charge for a refund. We will happily reschedule your individual class at no charge.

Do I need to have a PayPal account to pay for my gift certificates?

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?

We require a 10 person minimum charge for a private event. This does not mean you must have at least 10 people attend! You will be charged for a min of 10 people even if you only have 6 people in your party. $35 for adults on a 16×20 canvas and $15 for kids on an 11×14 canvas.

ADULT PRIVATE PARTIES You need at least 10 painters if you hold it in our studio or are within 30 miles from the Studio address (2524 Golf Rd EC). You need at least 12 painters if you are 31-40 miles from the Studio.  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. CONTACT CYNDI TO SET UP YOUR PARTY 715-379-7377 or email at thepaintshackec@gmail.com.

KID PRIVATE PARTIES (17 and under) You need at least 10 painters if you hold it in our studio and it is a two-hour class with time for snacks while the paint dries.   $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). We charge $20 pp for the 11×14 or 12×12 canvas or $30 pp for the 16×20 canvas if we come to you. If you are 30 miles or less from the Studio address (2524 Golf Rd EC) you need at least 10 painters.  If you are 31-40 miles from the Studio address, you do need a minimum of 15.  There is an extra charge of $5pp for ADULTS painting at a kids party 🙂

All classes are two hours.   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. CONTACT CYNDI TO SET UP YOUR PARTY 715-379-7377 or email at thepaintshackec@gmail.com.

** 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 (plates, forks, serving utensils, napkins, themed table plastic – we have 6-foot tables)
  2. Drinks (no alcoholic drinks can be brought in)
  3. Cake or cupcakes (we do have a freezer available for ice cream if you need) – candles, matches, serving utensils.
  4. Presents for the birthday child.  Several have collected gifts for the animal shelter instead of regular gifts.
  5. Please have party participants to dress appropriately, they may get paint on them or their clothes. We do provide aprons. Hair tied back is an excellent idea!

Private parties NOT at our studio…For all parties we bring: easels, table plastic, water cups, paint, palettes, brushes, aprons, canvases or whatever we are painting on, rags,  the inspiration piece of art.  Our FUN Social Artist will plan to arrive a bit before the party time to set up so we can start painting at the decided upon a time. 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.  FYI there is NO fee for the rental of our Studio (2524 Golf Rd EC).

Private Parties AT our Studio…. You may bring in any food or NON-Alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are for sale at the studio!  All alcoholic beverages are only $3 and can be sold after 6am.  For kid birthday parties, some sort of snack or food item is encouraged about 20 minutes into the party.  Some bring in pizza others just small snacks and birthday treats. This allows us to take a break and allow the paint to dry.  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 and must be over 8 years old. 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.

How much for a Kid Shack birthday party?

KID PARTIES $15 pp to paint on a 11×14 or 12×12 canvas. You need at least 10 painters if you hold it in our studio or are 30 miles from the Studio address (2524 Golf Rd EC) or the center of Tomah. You need at least 15 painters if we come to you  30-40 miles from the Studio address or from the center of Tomah.

**For all parties we bring: easels, table plastic, water cups, paint, palettes, brushes, aprons, canvases or whatever we are painting on, rags, a Fun Social Artist, the inspiration piece of art.

**You supply: access to water, tables and chairs, any floor covering if you wish – keeping in mind this is sometimes a trip hazard, any rental fee for the facility is your responsibility. FYI there is NO fee for the rental of our Studio (2524 Golf Rd EC).

Adults may not paint at the kids price.  We also can bring a “sticker canvas”. This is a canvas that the child (usually 5 and under) can peal the stickers and place them onto the canvas. Then the child paints any color they wish. We let this dry then peal off the stickers. Everyone is happy! We need to know this ahead of time so we can bring the appropriate stickers. We can customize this too!

Payment for a private event is due one week prior. Checks 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.

I am an artist, are you hiring?

We are a very fast growing company and we are always looking for talented artists. Please send us an email to let us know who you are!

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.