Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to know how to paint?
No painting experience is needed! Only requirement is to have a positive attitude to brush off any negative. Our local teaching artist will guide you from start to finish of the session's featured painting, allowing you to relax and create.
Can I choose a painting?
Please see either our Studio Calendar or our Travel Calendar to see the featured paintings rotated throughout each month for you to choose from. If you see a painting you want to register for but the session says full, don't give up! Register for the waiting list and if a spot opens up we will contact you right away or look to other dates the same painting may be offered another day.
Do I need to pre-register?
Space is limited, we can not reserve seats unless paid for. If registering online is not an option for you, you can pay in person with cash or check, or give us a call and pay by credit card over the phone.
How early should I arrive?
We will start as soon as most everyone is ready to paint so give yourself time for traffic and getting settled in but please call us if you are running late.
Can I paint my own painting?
Yes. We will be teaching a featured painting but you can paint what ever you wish. This happens often when an established artist wants to enjoy some social painting time with their family or friends who do not know how to paint. Keep in mind, if you choose to go off our creative path you are on your own, we can give some guidance should you need it, just ask. We encourage creativity, put your own twist on the painting, change up the colors. You may also be interested in our Open Paint program.
How much does it cost?
Most regular sessions are $35.00 and Brush It On for Kids
classes are $25.
Open Paint is also $25.00.
Keep watch on our Calendar and follow our Facebook page for occasional special deals.
What is included in the price?
Great relaxing atmosphere, professional instruction, canvas, paint brushes, paint, pallet, easel and an apron. (No professional instruction for Open Paint)
What size is the canvas?
Regular class canvases are 16" x 20", some paintings are 10" x 20" and kids paintings are 11" x 14".
Can I sit with my friend or group of friends?
Yes. By registering with a Group Name we will know who is in your group and can seat you all together. You will see details when registering from our online Calendar or by calling and speaking with one of our Brush It Off associates in advance.
Will my painting be dry by the end of class?
Yes. If you are unsure, we have hair dryers to help the process.
Is there an age limit?
Yes. Age limit is 10 years old for evening classes. Brush It ON for Kids classes are ages 8 and up. Mommy and Me classes are for ages 3 and up with and adult.
Can children under 8 years old paint?
Yes, Children under 8 may join the Brush It ON for kids classes if they are able to paint on their own following direction, if not, they can still paint as long as their adult sits with them who can help them. Regular scheduled evening classes are ages 10 and up.
Do you provide food and beverages?
We have prepackaged snacks available.
However you can also have food delivered or bring your own, we will supply you with the Sip! We have a cash bar with a great assortment of wine, bottled beers and malt beverages as well as non-alcoholic sips for your enjoyment.
Can I bring my own wine or beer?
No. Brush It Off has a license to sell Wine and Malt beverages. Under MA state law it is illegal to bring your own alcoholic beverages to a facility that has a license to sell alcoholic beverages.
What should I wear?
We provide aprons, but accidental spills or splatters may occur so we suggest wearing something you wouldn't mind getting paint on just in case.
What happens if I need to cancel?
Cancellations should be made by phone or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours prior to the registered session. If you do not notify us within 48 hours, there will be no refund or credit.