Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I sign up for a class?
Simple! Go to our Calendar and select the painting or evening you'd like to join us. Fill in the necessary information & click "Get Signed Up". The next screen is the secure payment screen. (I realize it feels like you're repeating information, but the reservation information is completely separate from the payment information.) If you do not complete the payment process online, please call the studio at 706.353.8530 to confirm your seat.
- Do you accept walk-ins for evening classes?
Yes, however to insure that you do have a seat, it's strongly suggested that you register online to secure your seat - especially on weekends.
- What does it cost to attend an evening class?
Tuesday - Saturday classes are a flat $35 and the sessions start at 7pm and will last 2-3 hours. Monday classes start at 6:30pm, last 2 hours and only cost $25. All materials are provided. Drinkies must be purchased separately.
- What is your cancellation policy?
We require 24 hour notice of cancellation in order to receive a refund or not be charged the full price of your party. We prepare all stations - including pumping the paint - for our guests ahead of time, so please call us and notify us in advance of your arrival if the number in your party has changed or if you need to cancel altogether.
If it is a circumstance outside of your control, we are happy to keep a credit in the system for you. Credits must be used within 30 days of the original class date.
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- What time should I arrive?
If you'd like to secure a parking spot in our lot, it's safest to arrive about a half hour before class starts.
- Do I need to bring any supplies?
No, everything is provided for you.
- What should I wear?
Aprons are provided, however you should still wear something that you won't be upset about if you do get paint on it.
- May I bring alcoholic beverages?
No, you may not. Clarke County ordinance does not permit BYOB unless you are a restaurant (in not so many words). We do not fall into this category.
Therefore we are licensed to sell beer and wine for consumption on premises. We have a few red wines, white wines and beer, as well as sodas and bottled water.
- What is Open Studio?
ARTini's studio is available for Open Studio from 12pm to 5pm Tuesday through Friday. Open Studio means you may come in and paint whenever you like, whatever you like. Open Studio is instructor-free, but you do have written directions and I'm always here to help. Cost for paintings from our calendar is $25, for "Free-Style" cost is $20.
- Is there an age requirement?
For evening classes ages 7 and up are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Ages 13 and older may attend class without an adult chaperon. Ages 12 and under do require an adult chaperon.
- I'm interested in showing my art. What do I need to do?
Either drop by and talk to Kate or email a bio or statement to Kate, along with some images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do you have children's sessions?
Yes, we have "ARTeenies" or "All Ages" sessions on some Saturdays. These are typically held on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm. The cost is $25. Visit our calendar to see what we'll be painting each Saturday. Also, you're welcome to come in with your child any time during Open Studio to create your very own original.
Keep an eye on the calendar to see if any are scheduled for the month.
- Is parking available?
Yes and no. We are fortunate that, as a downtown business, we do have a parking lot. However it IS small, and it does get quite busy at times.
If our lot is full, you may park across the street at the church (after business hours), or the pay lot at Clayton & Pulaski, parking deck or street parking.
- Do I have to draw?
Yes and no. There are many paintings that do not require stencils, such as landscapes. Anything that is more involved or has many shapes will be stenciled for you ahead of time.
- Do you do in-home parties?
Yes! We understand that you might want to paint in the comfort of your own home or perhaps not drink while you're out and wait to drive home. Please call us at the studio to inquire about our off-site services. 706.353.8530
- May I pay at the door?
Yes, you may pay at the door, but it does keep everything streamlined at the front desk if you pay online.
If you prefer to pay at the door, just call or email in your reservation: 706.353.8530 or email@example.com.
If you have a pay at the door reservation, and you are no longer able to attend, please call us to let us know not to expect you.
- Can I bring in my own glass to drink out of?
Yes, you may.
We do provide disposable plastic drinking cups, but if you'd prefer to drink out of glass you may bring your own glass in. Please be careful as our concrete floor is not very forgiving about glass.