Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring?
Absolutely nothing. Swig of Color supplies everything you need to complete your masterpiece. One exception: Many of our venues allow painters to bring outside snacks, fingers foods, or to have food delivered. Refer to the event description for more information.
How should I dress?
Swig of Color supplies aprons for all our painters however, accidents do happen. For this reason we don’t suggest you wear your favorite designer outfit or any attire that you would be worried about paint staining. Should you get paint on your clothes it is helpful to rinse the paint off and pre-treat area before washing. Check for complete removal of paint before putting item in the dryer. Once the paint is heat set it’s never coming out.
How early should I arrive?
Plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the scheduled start time. If you plan to order food, (at restaurant venues), or if your group has made arrangements for food delivery, please plan to finish eating prior to start time. Usually finger foods and snacks don’t interfere with painting however, painting space is limited and eating a meal at the easel can prove challenging for you and neighboring painters.
Can I bring food or beverages?
Outside water bottles are permitted at all our venues. Some of our venues permit outside food or ordering for delivery. If allowed it will be mentioned in the event description. Under no circumstances is outside alcohol permitted at any of our venues. We encourage our painters to order from our venue host. We think of them as our partners and your support helps grow their business.
What is the size of the canvas I will be painting?
Unless stated otherwise, all canvases are 12″ x 16″.
How do I book a private party?
Visit our “Book your Event” page and complete a request form. Susan or Rita will be in touch with you as quickly as possible.
May I bring my child to a social art event?
Most events and venues are suitable for painters ages 12 and up. Please refer to the event description for more details. Swig frequently offers family events designed for painters ages 5 and up. When dates and times don’t work or your children are too young, Swig of Color would be glad to host a private party at your place or one of ours.
How long does it take to complete my painting?
Most classes are 2 to 3 hours in length and every painter should complete their painting in one event. Sometimes we are feeling the time crunch but you will never be rushed. Please be mindful of the start and stop times listed in the event description as they are often based on our venue’s hours of operation.
Is this a paint by numbers class?
Absolutely not. Painters are encouraged to select their own color scheme and even if you follow our design completely there will be differences as no two paintings are ever the same. Templates for foreground images are generally available. We do however encourage painters to attempt the image without the use of the template.
What is your cancellation policy?
For Painters at Private and Public Events:
If you cancel with at least 48 hours notice your payment will be applied to a future event. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will be forfeited.
For Hostesses of Private Events:
Deposit will be returned during event. Cancellations with less than 1 week notice will forfeit deposit.
If you must cancel please call or email us at 772-801-5025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private party deposits are fully refundable if cancelled with at least 1 week notice.