Artistic Abandon
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FAQ


Not finding the answer to your question in the FAQ sheet below? Call us at (919) 901-7385 or email us at artisticabandon@gmail.com.

1. What is the minimum number of people I need to hold a private party?


We require at least 6 people per art party. If you agree to hold a party and only 5 people come, you will still be charged for the 6th person. There is no minimum for attending a public party. Vouchers are not valid for private parties.
 
See our Private Parties page for more details.

2. What is the cancellation policy?

    We require a credit card for reservations and we require any cancellation to be at least 48 hours prior to the class. If you do not show up for a class that you registered for, your credit card will be charged for all the canvases you reserved. No exceptions. If you cancel or change dates with less than 48 hours for a class that is sold out, you will be charged. No exceptions. If you were paying with a voucher/coupon, you will lose the promotional value of the voucher. If you give at least 48 hours notice of cancellation, we will issue you a credit to be used for another class. For private parties, visit our Private Parties page for fee information.

    Artistic Abandon reserves the right to cancel any classes that do not have enough painters signed up.
  
3. How much does it cost to host or attend a party at Artistic Abandon's studio?

    Prices range from $25 to $50 per person depending on the painting. To choose a painting for a private party, visit our Paintings Gallery (for adults) or Kids Paintings Gallery (for kids). We accept cash and credit cards. Please note that a credit card is required for booking a private party. To view the cost of a class open to the public, go to our Calendar.

4. I want to host a party with a specific theme but do not see a painting in the Paintings Gallery that matches that theme. Can I request a new painting?

   We are happy to create a painting specifically for your event. For example, if you are having a fundraiser for a dog shelter and would like a painting of a specific dog, we can accomodate you. There is an additional nonrefundable $50 fee for custom paintings.

5. Can each person choose their own paintings?

    No. The instructor will walk the entire class through the same painting, start to finish. However, each person is encouraged to put his or her own unique touches on his or her painting. We encourage experimentation!

6. Do we have to paint it exactly the way the instructor does?

    No! We encourage you to play and make any adjustments you like. The painting is yours! However, if you would like to make any color substitutions, we do request that you email us in advance so that we don't waste paint.

7. What time do I need to arrive for a party?

    
We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before the party is supposed to begin. This will allow you to get signed in, set up any food or beverages, and get settled with your canvas. Please note that when you are late, you hold up everyone else in the class - so get ready for dirty looks from the other attendees if you arrive late!

8. Can I reserve seats for my friends so we can sit together?

    
Yes! You can book up to 5 seats online, and call us if you need to reserve more. If you are each reserving your seats separately, just let us know which of you will be sitting together by saying so in the "Notes" box on the registration page.

9.  Is there a minimum age requirement?

    Adult parties are recommended for ages 12 and up. For children younger than 12, we do offer kids parties.

10. Will I be able to take my painting home with me at the end of the party?

    Yes, we use acrylic paints which dry quickly, so your painting is ready to take home at the end of the event.

11. Are we allowed to eat and drink while we paint?

    Yes. In fact, we encourage it! Classes are BYOB. You are welcome to bring any wine, beer, or nonalcoholic beverage (no liquor) and any snacks you would like to eat. We have bottle openers and cups for your beverages. 

12. What should I wear?

    We will provide you with an apron, but we still recommend that you wear something that you don't mind getting a little paint on, since accidents happen. Please also remember that wearing an apron is like wearing an extra layer of clothes, so don't come bundled up - it gets hot in here!

13. How can I protect my home or office from flying paint if I host a party away from your studio?

    Of course, the best way to protect your own space is to use ours, but if you do decide to host a party in your home or office, we recommend putting down a drop cloth before setting up to help protect your floors. We recommend moving furniture out of the way to protect it and because we will need space to set up tables, stools and easels.

14. Do I need to do anything to set up before the instructor arrives for a party at my home or office?

    Yes. We will bring tables and stools based on the number you have stated will be attending your event. Our tables are 24" x 48" and can accomodate up to 3 people per table. Therefore, you will need to have cleared enough space in one room so that the appropriate number of tables can be set up. If you already have tables and/or stool/chairs, even better!

15. Do I need to have any supplies on hand?

    We will provide all of the art supplies, plus aprons, tables, stools, and easels, and the art instructor. If you are hosting a party in your home or office, we will need access to running water. You are responsible for providing your own food and beverages.

16. I want to host a fundraiser. How does that work?


    Each organization is unique, so we work with you to suit your organization's needs. We are committed to helping local charities meet their fundraising goals through out Heart-ful Art events. We will happily create a painting specific to the theme of your fundraiser, or you can choose from one of our growing selection of paintings. To learn more about our Heart-full Art fundraisers, visit our Heart-full Art page.

17. How far do you travel?

    We prefer to stay within Wake County, but we will travel farther for an additional fee.

18. How do I sign up for an art class that is open to the public?

    
Visit our Calendar to see which painting is being featured on which day. Then select the class you would like to join, choose how many canvases you are reserving, and fill in the rest of the required fields. Please note that you will be asked to provide your credit card information to reserve your spot, but it will not be charged until you arrive. You can also email us at artisticabandon@gmail.com or call us (919) 901-7385.

19. How can I book a private event?

    Simply email us at artisticabandon@gmail.com or call us at (919) 901-7385.

20. Who is the instructor?
    
    Emily Page, the co-owner (with her husband, Vince) and instructor, is a professional artist and has been teaching art to people of all ages for several years. You can see her artwork (that is not related to Artistic Abandon) at her website: http://www.emilypageart.com/. We have hired other professional artists as instructors, as well, and you can see their bios here.

21. Where is Artistic Abandon located?

     We are located at 7459 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615 in the Celebration at Six Forks plaza. We are located behind the IHOP and across from the Optometrist.

22. Do you offer any discounts?

    Yes! We offer military discounts of 10% off and corporate discounts that vary depending on the size of your group. We also have promotional offers that we feature on our facebook page, from time to time. So look for Artistic Abandon on Facebook, and "like" us there to see offers as they come up!

23. How do I apply a discount, voucher, or coupon when I make a reservation?

    Just write the coupon or promotional code you have into Coupon/Promo code box in the form on the registration page. For Groupon vouchers, please type in the BAR CODE NUMBER.

24. What if my voucher has expired?
    
    You may apply the amount you paid for the voucher toward a class and pay the remaining difference.

24. Are you a wine and design franchise?

    No. Wine and Design is a franchise name, not a concept name. The concept of these studios is called sip and paint, and Wine and Design did not originate it. So when you tell someone you went to a wine and design class, you're telling them you went to our competitor. We are artist owned and operated, and we are not a franchise, though we do provide consulting services for people who want to open a sip and paint studio in their area. To find out more about our consulting services, click here.
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