Creative Spirits is set up to be a fun and relaxing time out. We want you to get creative, drink some wine, enjoy the company of good friends and socialize. Get ready to relax and get creative!
You choose the painting you would like to learn! First, go to our Events Calendar and take a look at our featured paintings. During the week, we are in several wine bars in the heart of downtown Flagstaff. On the weekends, we are typically in studio. Pick your desired location and design – then, chat with your gal pals, spouse, boyfriend, co-workers or parents. TRY and agree on which painting you would love to paint. Like the painting, but the colors don’t match your decor? You can change the colors in any painting! YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT HOW WELL YOU DO!!
Once everyone has agreed, click the featured painting’s link from the calendar to see details and register for class. It’s very important to RSVP and book your class in advance so that we can prepare for you. If we do not receive at least three registrations for a class 24 hours prior, we will cancel it to allow our artists to have that time off.
On the day of your class, arrive at Creative Spirits about 15-20 minutes early to get checked in and get all the supplies you need. Our BYOB license allows participants to bring in their own alcohol to the studio location at 605 W. Riordan Road (BEER or WINE only, please) to consume during classes after 4 p.m. We provide corkscrews, glasses and ice. We highly encourage participants to carpool or take a taxi service home if you will be bringing in alcoholic beverages. At any other location where we paint, drinks are a separate purchase. Our wine bar partners often offer specials, so check the menu or ask for the special of the night.
Next, RELAX and HAVE FUN! A local artist instructor will paint along with you and guide you brush stroke by brush stroke until your masterpiece is complete!
In a relaxed, social group setting, a local artist will guide you step by step through recreating the featured painting. Whether you have experience or you are looking to explore your creative side, you are sure to have a great time and go home with your own unique painting. You will be amazed at what you learn and create.
Registering and reserving your space in advance is highly encouraged. This allows us to plan a great class for you. Visit our Events Calendar page to see upcoming featured paintings and when they are scheduled. Choose an event for online registration by clicking on its name on our calendar, and purchasing a ticket at the very bottom of the event page. Online registration and registration in advance helps us to meet our BYOB licensing requirements when we are at our studio location.
If less than three sign-ups are received 24 hours prior to a class, it will be canceled, so it is important to register ahead of time!
We always try to seat friends and parties together. Just be sure to let us know when making the reservation and we will do our best to seat you all together. Don’t delay; it is first-come, first-served, so sign up as soon as you have picked the class you all want to attend.
No problem! We would be happy to help you choose a different background color or help you customize it a little to fit with your personal decor. We carry several different paint colors, so feel free to send us a message to see if we have a color that you like.
Be creative about what you do with your finished product! You can have it framed with a wood border, hang it at your office, or even gift it to a friend or family member who will treasure your masterpiece!
We provide a stretched canvas (most studio location classes) or a canvas panel (downtown wine bar classes) for you to paint on and take home at the end of the night. You will have access to all of our paints, brushes and an easel. We provide aprons at our studio location.
We provide aprons at our studio location, but we recommend wearing something you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. Acrylic paint will wash out of clothes while wet, but is permanent once it dries.
We recommend getting here 15-20 minutes early so you have time to get registered, put on your apron, get your paint, and get your drink poured before the fun starts! Classes run around 2 hours with frequent breaks. At the wine bar locations, we also recommend coming a few minutes early to grab a drink and settle in.
Cancellations should be made by phone or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We will charge the full class fee for reservations not cancelled 48 hours in advance.
For private parties, we ask you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel. Cancellations should be made by phone or by emailing us at email@example.com. This provides us the opportunity to book another party. We will charge the minimum number of participants fee for reservations cancelled within a week prior to the event (7-person minimum). This is in addition to the non-refundable deposit made when booking the event.
Unopened wine and beer are the only alcoholic beverages welcome into the studio. Please no hard liquor or malted beverages. Thanks! We are a BYOB Paint and Sip Studio. In accordance with the AZ statute A.R.S. 4-244.05 and regulation A.A.C. R19-1-324 : A guest may bring in no more than 40 oz of beer, or (1) 750 ml bottle of wine per visit. No other alcohol is allowed. Alcohol is to be allowed on premises only between the hours of 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Classes and events taking place prior to 4 p.m. may NOT bring or consume alcohol on the premise. A guest may NOT leave with an open container/bottle of beer or wine. Guests must leave open containers on premise to be disposed of. Putting the cork back in the bottle of wine is still considered an open container and may not be taken off premise.
We ask that you please drink responsibly. Use a designated driver or use Uber/Lyft/taxi service if needed. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
We do sell gift certificates! Call us to purchase for whatever amount you would like. These can be redeemed for classes at any of our locations, which range in price typically from $20-$50. They cannot be used for private events, or for fundraising nights (typically on Mondays at Blendz).
We have free parking – but a very limited number of spaces – at our studio location. We HIGHLY recommend carpooling, taking a taxi, or parking nearby and walking a couple blocks to the studio location at 605 W. Riordan Road. In downtown Flagstaff, there are metered spaces available near the locations we paint. You can pay via the kiosks or Whoosh online app. Please check the parking of our various other locations so you can plan accordingly.
Painted with us on a canvas board? You have some options if you’d like to hang your piece of art! Your canvas board will fit into a frame. Frames usually come equipped with saw-toothed hangers or some type of flat hook that will allow you to easily hang it. If you choose not to use a frame, any hardware store or even Target and Walmart will have a section of hooks, adhesives, etc. Command Tape is always a good option, as it simple to use and won’t ruin your walls. Another option is to adhere saw-tooth hangers to the back (using a reliable glue/epoxy) and hang from a small nail in the wall.
We do not have specific promo codes, but about once a month we have a $25 sale night (normal price for a 16×20 canvas is $35/person). Also, we have a loyalty card program. Starting in February 2019, we began giving loyalty card punches for all public Creative Spirits classes with registrations that cost $20 or more!
1. You must be present during the class to collect your punch for that class. We will not punch after a class is over. We will make every effort to proactively provide punches during class but do not hesitate to remind us if we forget!
2. Due to discounts already associated with group rates, we will not give punches during private events (these include birthday parties, private parties, studio-location special fundraisers, or kids’ summer camp registrations). We do not give out punches for fundraiser classes (typically Monday evenings at Blendz).
3. We WILL NOT keep track of your punches or re-punch your card for any punches you cannot find. Your Creative Spirits Loyalty Card is as good as gold! It is your responsibility to keep it and present at classes and during the event you use it for redemption.
4. One punch per class per registered painter. Once you have a full punch card (five punches), please call or email us to redeem for the next class of your choosing (the same events we do not punch for in #2 above also cannot have a loyalty card redemption used for them). You cannot acquire the punch and redeem a full card in the same event. Must be for a future use.
5. You must surrender your full loyalty card to us at the time you will be using it. If you do not provide us with your full card at the start of your free class, you will be charged the full ticket price of that event to paint.
6. Although we don’t intend to change our loyalty program, Creative Spirits does reserve the right to discontinue its loyalty card program at any time. No cash value for card punches.
7. Loyalty card punches do not need to be used within a certain amount of time so long as our loyalty program is in existence, so hang on to those cards!