Frequently Asked Questions
If your question has not been answered below, please feel free to contact me.
How far do you travel?
I serve all of NJ and Philadelphia.
Travel also depends on whether or not I have other parties the same day as yours and can conveniently travel in between to arrive at the other on time. You may be asked to change the start time accordingly, if this becomes an issue. Please, also be aware that I will need to arrive a little early to set up and will stay a little while to clean up.
Can I combine vouchers or coupons?
I do not combine vouchers or coupons. Only one per party, and it must be the type of party indicated on that voucher/coupon. No exceptions.
Gift certificates, however, can be combined, as long as they are for the same type of party.
Do you bring all supplies?
I provide most supplies. Please see the "more info" tab on the booking form page, for a list of what's included.
Payment and Deposit?
PAINTING PARTIES I require a non-refundable deposit equal to the cost of 3 of your guests (6 guests if your attendance will be over 20), unless you purchased a voucher in advance (see below).
VOUCHERS: If you purchased a voucher and are expecting more than 6 additional guests, I will require a non-refundable deposit of the full price of 3 guests.
To pay your deposit, you will receive a Paypal.com invoice with a due date. Deposits must be paid by the due date or your party will not be considered final.
Outstanding balance is expected in cash or credit on day of event. There is no “penalty fee” for guests who do not make it (excluding non-refundable deposit). However, if you paid via voucher (example: voucher covers 6 guests, but you only have 4 or 5) I can not credit you for missing guests.
What is your cancellation policy?
IF YOU CANCEL
In the event of a cancellation, I will offer to reschedule your party at your convenience.
If you choose not to reschedule your party, and you've made a deposit, please bear in mind that deposits are non-refundable. However, if you purchased a voucher via a third party, you must contact them directly for a refund.
IF I CANCEL
I will contact you in advance, either by email or telephone if I have an emergency (either personal or due to inclement weather). I do not offer an "advanced notice time-frame", because emergencies can happen at any time and weather can change drastically as well. However, cancellations are rare and only weather as serious as a hurricane or blizzard are likely in my service area. I only ask that you be considerate and understanding and be aware of the season. I will offer to reschedule, but, if you decide NOT to reschedule, this is the only exception where a deposit is refundable.
How much space do my guests need?
Each guest only requires as much space as a dinner setting. Set up chairs at the table(s) as if you are having your guests over for dinner.
For 16x20" canvas or large pallet parties, you'll just need a little more room between each person.
Why can’t I see seasonal parties on the booking form?
I’ve never painted before, is this going to be difficult?
My classes are meant to be fun and stress-free. I take my time and wait for everyone to catch up and I do come around and try to help, if needed. Just relax and have fun!
I do not have a painting decision yet, can I book now and choose later?
Yes, but, I would like a final decision by a week before the party. I will be in touch to finalize your details before the party, especially if I have missing information. I will not accept suggestions outside of my gallery less than 2 weeks before your party date.
What is the guest Minimum/maximum?
Minimum is 6 guests, maximum is 30 guests.
How long does the painting take?
Please block out 2 hrs for the painting party. Most painting parties (especially children’s) last about an hour, but timing varies from group to group depending on the painting, number of guests and individuals. I can not predict an exact time-frame, so I feel it is safe to generalize at 2 hours.
Can I use my canvas party voucher toward a glassware, seasonal or pallet party?
The vouchers are only valid toward the type of party that is indicated on it. No exceptions.
Am I limited to the paintings in your gallery?
Absolutely not! I am constantly adding ideas to my gallery and am open to suggestions. If you see something that you would like me to try instead, send me a picture or link, or voice your idea and I will do my best to match it.
If your idea is a work of art that belongs to another artist or studio, please understand that I will need to modify it, in order to avoid copyright infringement.
Please provide me with suggestions at least 2 weeks before your party.