What if I’ve never painted before?
No worries! You don’t need any art experience to enjoy painting with us. The artist will guide you step by step through the entire process. You’ll leave with a finished piece of art that YOU have created! Our classes are great for novice or experienced painters alike. We believe that it's more about having fun than being perfect.
When should I arrive?
Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes early to settle in, get a drink, and enjoy the atmosphere. Late arrivals disrupt the entire class, so if you think you will be more than 15 minutes late, you'll probably want to reschedule. We want everyone to have a fun night out, so please be considerate of your fellow artists by arriving in a timely manner. Thank you!
What should I wear?
Speaking of a fun night, please don't wear or bring valuable clothes, shoes or handbags. Although we provide aprons, and we use water-based acrylic, when paint dries,
it does not come out of clothing, canvas or leather. Paint splashes and drips – please plan accordingly!
Prices, Coupons, Tips
How much does it cost?
The majority of the adult painting classes are $35 per person. FAMILY DAY (Saturday mornings) are $30 per person.
Do you offer coupons or discounts?
Sign up for our email list to stay up to date on all of our specials, coupons, and promotional codes. These can only be used for online reservations. Some restrictions apply.
Should I tip?
We love when our customers are feeling a little "tipsy"! We work hard to earn your gratitutde. A $3 to $10 per person tip for your artist and bartender is appreciated.
Reservations & Cancellations
How do I Book a Class?
It's easy! Click on the calendar tab or any of the "Class Calendar" buttons from either your computer or mobile phone. Choose the date for the class you'd like to attend, and complete the simple reservation form. You will get an email confirmation and an opportunity to share your RSVP with your friends so they can join you for a fun night out! You will also get an email reminder before your scheduled class.
Can I cancel or reschedule a class?
Whimsy does not offer refunds, but we are happy to reschedule your reservation for another class. If you must reschedule, please do so one full day (24 hours) prior to your scheduled class. This will give us time to sell your seat to someone else or offer it to someone who is on our waiting list. Gift certificates or account credit can only be used towards painting events and cannot be used for bar credit. Thank you for your consideration!
Where did Whimsy begin?
Whimsy Paint and Sip Art Studio at the Orchard Town Center is the original Whimsy that begun in Erie Colorado in 2010 with Raye Harris, Jessica Wing and resident artist Lindsey Bell. We are a local family buisness and we are not associated or connected to any other studio.
Who owns Whimsy Paint and Sip at the Orchard Town Center?
Whimsy Orchard is now proudly owned by Lindsey Bell and Kristiana Miller, both strong, local women artists! Lindsey fell in love with the studio in the very beginning and never left!
Where does all the artwork come from?
Lindsey has personally cultivated and created the expansive Whimsy Art Gallery for over 11 years. She is now happily creating alongside her best friend and buisness partner Kristiana and their team of local artists.
Large Parties, Seating
I’m planning for a large group to come in for a class. How do we register?
Large groups of 10 or more receive 10-25% discount when booking seats for a regularly-scheduled class. Discounts only apply when booking as a group. One person will register and pay for the group. Alternatively, each person can register separately to the same class (no discount applies) and we will be happy to seat you together. Either way, once registered, Whimsy makes it very easy for you to share a direct link to your class through Facebook, Twitter, Text or email so you can invite more friends! The more the merrier! TIP: Make sure everyone registers early so they don't get put on a waitlist. Maximum occupancy is 45 seats.
We registered separately. Can we sit together?
We do not assign seating, but we do provide "save this seat" signs for the first person in your party who checks in. Arrive early with plenty of time to get settled in your seat and order a drink. P.S. We want to make sure you have a great night no matter who you sit next to! You'll make a beautiful painting and maybe a new friend or two!
Does Whimsy Offer Private Parties?
We have several options if you would like to reserve a private party: 1. Book a Party (during Open Studio hours), 2. Book the Studio (during regularly-scheduled class times, surcharges apply) or, 3. Book
Whimsy on Wheels where we bring the party to you! Just give us a call and we'll be happy to find a time for you and your friends, family or co-workers!
Kids and Non-painters
Can children register for a painting class with me?
Yes! Children ages 6+ are warmly welcomed, at any Open Studio, or Family Class at 10:30am or 2:30pm.
Regular evening classes are ages 14+. This is an adult’s night out, so please, no infants or young children.
Can I drop off my Kids?
Drop off is available during Family Day on Saturday Mornings 10:30am.
KIDS CLUB and KIDS CAMP during school breaks are exclusively for kids ages 6-15.
There is no canvas sharing: One canvas, one artist.
Can I just "sip" and hang out while I watch my friend/child paint?
Every seat has an easel, a canvas, and a painting class fee, why not just paint? You’ll be glad you did! You're welcome to check in on kids and family, order a drink and snack from our bar, but we ask that you please do not to hinder the creativity of our painting guests and instructors.
Alternatively, feel free to enjoy the beautiful shops and services at the Orchard Mall while your friends and family paint and sip at Whimsy Orchard. Each class lasts about 2.5 hours.
Do I have to paint the painting for the night or can I go rogue?
You may paint whatever you wish and feel free to change your color palette! YOU are the artist... Follow your creative heart! We are here to help you!
What if I don’t finish my painting?
You WILL! It’s our job to guide you through the process. But if you don’t, you may come in during Open Studio (at no extra charge) to finish. Check with us before the evening is over.
What if I'm unhappy with my painting?
We hope that you have enjoyed the ‘experience’ of painting as much as you enjoy your very own painting, but if you don’t like it, maybe someone else will! Give it as a gift! Or repaint it durning an open studio free of charge! It’s yours, you may do whatever you like with it! You may even want to donate it to a fundraising event!
How long does it take to dry? How do I transport it?
Your painting will feel dry to the touch after about 10 minutes. We have hair dryers to help with drying time. After it’s dry to the touch, you can carefully handle it and transport it face up in your car trunk.
Can I bring my own art supplies?
Absolutely! You may bring any art supplies you’d like – within reason; no giant canvases, or welding equipment! You will still be responsible for the class fee. You may want to check out our ‘Open Studio’ where you can paint at your convenience. It is offered every weekday for only $25.
Food & Drink Questions
Can I BYOB?
BYOB is illegal in Colorado! No outside liquids can be brought into the studio due to State Liquor laws. But you can buy a wide variety of OUR liquids: Delicious beer, wine, coffee & tea, sodas, sparkling waters and more. Thank you for your cooperation.
What is there to eat?
You're welcome to bring prepared foods to enjoy at the studio! Check out our selection of snacks and sweets available at the bar. We are happy to set up an extra table for private parties wishing to serve a cake. Just let us know in advance. No candles, please.
Are there restaurants nearby?
There are several great eateries throughout the Orchard Town Center Mall. Please order food in from one of our neighbor restaurants for an EXTRA fun night of dinner, drinks, and art!
May I purchase the paintings I see displayed on the wall?
Unfortunately, no. Those are our originals. However, we do have paintings on our "For Sale" rack that you may purchase for only $15 plus tax or two for $20, all proceeds are donated!
Do you offer frames?
Yes! Choose from several artful frames only $29 plus tax for 16×20.
Will you do a custom painting for me?
Absolutely! Our talented professional artists also offer private commission work. Pick up business cards and information from our front desk to arrange for a quote.
YES! Contact us with what you are interested in learning, we have professionaly trained artists on staff complete with BFA degrees from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Please email the studio to set up a private lesson with Lindsey, Kristiana, Alayna or Kelli.
PLEASE NOTE: Whimsy Paint and Sip at the Orchard is under new ownership! No worries, all class credits and gift certificates, not expired and purchased from our location are valid! Whimsy Orchard is not affiliated with any other studio. Thank you!
If you would like to purchase a gift certificate for painitng classes, please visit our
Gift Certificate Page or drop by the studio and a Whimsy Team Artist will get you taken care of!