Private Paint Parties

Paint Parties in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and South Bay

Private Group Zoom Paint Nights

Organize a fun event for your group with safety in mind! My traditional paint parties have been adapted to fit into our virtual world. You will be guided step-by-step through a featured painting of your choice. There will be space for laughter, interaction, and collaboration!

Art supply recommendations will be provided, but to keep it simple participants may follow along with art supplies that they already have, be it acrylic paint, watercolor, colored pencils, crayons, even just a pencil & paper. Classes run 2 hours.

Under 10 participants: $150

11-20 participants: $220

20+ participants: $290

Private Paint Parties and Corporate Events

Gather your friends and get ready to create! You will be guided step-by-step through a featured painting of your choice. Your guests will enjoy a uniquely memorable experience, and walk away with a finished masterpiece!

Currently operating with social distancing & sanitation protocols in effect.

$35 per person. 6 person minimum.  Includes a 16x20” canvas with full painting supplies, 2 hours of painting instruction, and setup & cleanup of your event.

My private studio is also available as a venue, which seats 12 comfortably.

View sample paintings here, or send me your idea for a custom painting.

Bar / Restaurant Parties

Paint parties benefit businesses by attracting and engaging new and existing customers. Your customers will experience a fun evening with their family and friends as they get in touch with their creative side. While painting, customers will have the opportunity to purchase food and beverages from your menu. Please email me at followthesunart@gmail.com for more information!

Fundraisers

An amazing way to raise money for your charity!

$30 per person. You may charge what you like on top of that to go towards the charity! ($15-$20 recommended) 20 person minimum, 65 person maximum. Includes a 16x20” canvas with full painting supplies, 2 hours of painting instruction, and setup & cleanup of your event. Your guests will enjoy a memorable experience, support a great cause, and leave with their own masterpiece!

Specialty Classes

Kids Art Parties

$25 per person, 8 person minimum, ages 5-12. Includes an 11"x14" canvas with full painting supplies, 1 hour of age-appropriate painting instruction, and setup & cleanup of your event. Its a great option for birthday parties. Guests will leave with a cherished souvenir to remember your child's big day!

Acrylic Pour Party

$50 per person, 4 person minimum. Create stunning abstract effects with acrylic pouring! Includes a 16”x20" canvas with full painting supplies, 2 hours of painting instruction, and setup & cleanup of your event.

Paint your Pet

$50 per person. 6 person minimum. Includes a 16x20” canvas with full painting supplies, 2.5 hours of painting instruction, and setup & cleanup of your event.  We will sketch out a custom image of your pet on the canvas for you to create your own pet portrait masterpiece! 

Mini Painting Session

This session is designed for large team-building events, fundraisers, or social functions. I offer a short tutorial on a simple painting design, demonstrate it to the group, and offer my assistance as participants paint. With this format, I can offer multiple sessions for an open-house event. The shorter time frame is a nice option for work parties, allowing for more time to socialize.

$25 per person. 20 person minimum. Includes an 8”x10” canvas with full painting supplies, 1 hour of painting instruction, and setup & cleanup of your event.

Large Groups

Discounts available for large groups. An extra fee for an artists assistant may be required depending on the size of the group.

Payment Options

Private Parties  - 25% non-refundable installment required to schedule, with remainder due at the end of the event. You are responsible for the minimum number of paid guests.

Cash, Check or Credit Cards

Public Classes - Register through ticketing sites.

Cancellation Policy

Private Paint Parties: We require at least 10 days notice if you should need to cancel your event. 25% non-refundable installment is forfeited. We will allow you to change the date one time.(if you give notice of at least 10 days.) 

Public Paint Classes: We require at least a one day (24 hour) notice. Contact us via email at followthesunart@gmail.com to be issued a class credit or refund. Cancellation notifications received less than 24 hours before the class will receive a class credit only. No refunds for no-shows or after the class has already begun.

Fundraisers: We require at least 10 days notice if you should need to cancel your event. 25% non-refundable installment is forfeited. We will allow you to change the date one time. (if you give notice of at least 10 days.)

We reserve the right to change the instructor, or cancel a party/class for unforeseen circumstances. 

Traveling Fees 

I proudly serve the Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay / and South Bay Areas. The first 1 hour of travel to your event is on us!  Anything beyond a 1 hour drive we will add an additional travel fee based on the extra number of miles traveled.  Depending on the distance of the event we may request lodgings for our artists as well.