Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an age limit for your classes?
Yes, our nightly classes are for adults 18yrs and over. We offer KIDS classes 12pm to 2pm on Saturdays, during the week in the summer (5yrs & over). We also offer a FAMILY NIGHT (5yrs and over). Our Family Night classes start at 6pm... time will be posted on our calendar.
What if I have never painted before, I can't even draw a stick person?
These classes are geared toward the person who has never drawn or painted before. You are guided through the entire painting. SOME of the paintings will be pre-sketched and posted on the calendar. STRESS FREE!! It's laid back, fun and you will be surprised at your own artistic ability.
How much does it cost to attend a painting class?
All Fundraisers - Monday's - Thursday $40 cash only
- $30.00 on Tuesday
- $35.00 on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
- $20.00 Kids classes - Saturday
Saturday - Times & Prices will be posted on the calendar.
Please note all classes are pre-paid as of October 2017.
We accept Visa/MC, Discover, American Express, cash & check
When do you post your calendars?
We post our new calendars the last week of the month.
Do I have a choice in the painting I want to do?
The pictures posted on the calendar will be the painting that is instructed for that date. Register on our Calendar page or email us the date and picture you would like to sign up for and how many seats you need. Everyone in the class will paint that reference picture, that night.
Do you have Gift Certificates?
Yes, stop by to purchase or give us a call (734) 282-PIPS
Can I paint with my son/daughter on "Family Night"?
Yes, Family night is the perfect opportunity to come in and enjoy a family evening!
5yrs and over please! Your masterpieces look pretty cool when hung side by side at home :-) There is no alcohol allowed on these nights. Family Night class is from 6 to 8pm.
Do I need to make reservations?
Yes, all guests must reserve in advance. Please put the "DATE " & "PAINTING" you are signing up for in the "SUBJECT BOX" in your email. Seats fill up fast we need to know how many will be attending. (Please do not use the Facebook page to sign up for classes!) We cannot accommodate observers or infants in any class.
ALL reservations will require payment in full on date of booking. When you have received your confirmation email, please call the office during our business hours (Monday-Friday 10-5pm) with your credit card information to secure your seat.
A 48 hour cancellation notice is required for your refund. Cancellations under the 48 hour window will receive a gift certificate to use towards another class. "No shows" will not be issued store credit or refunds.
If your group is celebrating something special...please let us know when signing up! We would like to celebrate it with you :-)
What is the age group for children's classes?
5 and over. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
No children under the age of 5 please.
What do I need to bring?
Come alone or bring some friends, some food and grab something to drink and come enjoy the art and entertainment!! EVERYTHING is supplied, canvas, (acrylic) paint, brushes, easels and laid back fun instruction. We have aprons, cups, and napkins.
Do you sell beverages?
No, you must bring your own. You are more than welcome to bring snacks also.
Do you have snacks available for the customers?
No, we do not set out snacks. You are welcome to bring in snacks if you like.
We have plenty of tables for you to bring in your own. Please be considerate of others who have brought in goodies for their own private groups.
What do I wear to class?
Wear something you won't mind getting paint on.... it's pretty laid back around here!!
What time do I need to arrive?
Doors will open 30 min before class to check in and take your seat. Please check the calendar pages for times posted. Classes start promptly at times posted.
Can I sit with friends?
Yes, we will seat your group together!!! Just let us know how many are in your group when signing up.
Do you have regular chairs?
Yes, folding chairs. Please let us know when signing up for the class so we can have it ready for you.
Will you hold a class if only one person is signed up?
Pips reserves the right to cancel any event that does not have a minimum of 10 attendees. We do our best to delay cancellation to the very last moment. Clients will be notified of cancellation 24 hours prior to scheduled event.
Do you offer Private Parties?
Yes, please visit our Private Parties page.
Do you offer Fundraisers?
Yes, please visit our Fundraiser page.
Do you offer Field Trips?
Yes, Kids Field Trips can be scheduled Monday-Thursday's for a 2 hour time slot. Canvas size is 11x14. A two hour painting must be chosen from our selected pictures. $12 per child. Snacks & drinks can be brought in. We can hold up to 40 seats.
What is your refund policy?
Refund or store credit will be given for individuals cancelling with at least 48 hour notice. 48 hours notice before will be issued store credit (gift certificate). "No shows" will not be issued store credit or refunds.
Is there a special cost for hosting a Private Event at my Business/Facility?
We do charge a minimal travel fee for bringing the party to you. Costs are $25 for local businesses with a minimum of 20 people, plus a $50 set-up fee. We supply everything you need including: easels, canvas, paints, plates, cups and tablecloths. We do not supply tables, chairs or drop clothes. Accidents happen, we are not responsible for any damage related to or from paint. Please, ensure the space you provide can easily be cleaned and nothing of value can be damaged by the paint.