Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
We're located in a strip mall on the SE corner of I-25 and Hampden in Denver between Wahoos Fish Tacos and Noodles & CO, only two blocks from the Southmoor Light Rail station. There is free parking in front of the studio and in the parking structure across the lot.
What is a Sipping N' Painting Hampden public class like?
We provide all of the supplies, instruction and encouragement you need to paint a beautiful acrylic painting on canvas in 2 hours (certified Bob Ross oils classes are longer -- see details), while you listen to music. If you want to upgrade to painting on a wooden board, you can do so -- just pay the bartender an extra $10 when you get there. We will instruct you step by step -- or you can choose to do your own painting with some general tips from the artist Instructor. No previous experience is needed. We sell wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages at our bar, and provide complimentary light snacks.
We also have an occasional watercolor workshop! Check out calendar for details.
Do I need to sign up in advance?
Yes, like a sporting event or a movie, you must first pay for your seat before class begins, which ensures you have a seat. Buy your ticket early -- we often sell out in advance for Friday and Saturday nights.. You can email or stop by to see if we have room at the last minute, but we cannot guarantee we will.
Are you part of a chain?
No, our studio is local and family-owned by longtime residents of CO. All of our art is produced in-house at our studio by local Denver artists!
What is the cost of a Sipping N' Painting class at Hampden?
Our two-hour acrylic classes range between $25 and $40 (certified Bob Ross oil painting classes are more) depending on the day, time, and event. Busier times are priced a little higher than slower times of the week. You get the same great quality of class whatever the cost. Daytime open studio times allow you to paint without instruction for only $20 (see calendar tab for details).
What is included in the price?
We provide canvases, paints, brushes, easels, aprons, light snacks - and amazing instruction! If you do not want to paint on our standard sized 16x20 canvasses, we also have a few other sizes and shapes you can swap out for free, as well as barnwood-look boards for only $10 more (just pay the bartender when you get there)-- you choose! Wine and beer are reasonably priced.
Is alcohol Included?
NO. We sell beer, wine, sodas, coffee and Izzies. Alcoholic beverages start at $4. We also have some premium wines and craft brews. (Due to CO state law, you may not bring in your own beverages from the outside!)
Are Children Allowed?
School-aged children 6 AND OLDER are welcome to attend under the close supervision of a paying adult (for Bob Ross classes, minimum age is 14 with adult or 16 alone). Every person must have a paid ticket, regardless of age. Children must remain with, and supervised by, the adult who brought them at all times. Children under 14 may attend with a parent or guardian or another responsible adult. We do not allow babies, toddlers and preschoolers in the studio ever -- it is not a child-proofed space. Parents assume all responsibility for their children's safety. Thank you for understanding.
Can we bring in our infant as long as he/she is in a stroller?
No babies or small children are allowed in the studio... period. Sorry. We love kids and want them to be safe and happy --which is why they are better left at home with a sitter.
Can I just come and watch?
Sure, but you must pay for a ticket like everyone else. Painting is fun, so we prefer it if you paint with us!
What do I wear?
Whatever you want, so long as it's tops, bottoms and shoes. We provide aprons, but we recommend paint-friendly clothes just to play it safe!
What time do I need to arrive for a class?
We recommend arriving 20-30 minutes early to choose your seats, get your paints and enjoy some complimentary light snacks before we begin. On Friday and Saturday nights, we recommend 30 minutes.
What is your cancellation policy?
We know emergencies happen and we'll cut you some slack. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours of missing a class due to illness or emergency and we will give you a studio credit for another class.
How long is a class?
Classes last approximately 2 hours for our regular acrylic public classes (certified Bob Ross classes are longer).
What time are classes held?
Usually 6:30 pm M-F. Weekend times vary (see our calendar for exact times).
Do I have to paint the featured painting for that class?
No. People are welcome to paint whatever they want to paint at our classes. If you choose to follow your own inspiration, we will do our best to give you general coaching and encouragement in-between whole-class step-by-step instruction for the featured painting for that class. You are free to use any colors of paint you wish.
What if I come with my significant other and we don't want two of the exact same painting?
Our instructors will help you think creatively so you can leave the night with unique canvas art for your home. Remember, we have different sizes of canvas and another surface (DIY mini-pallets) you can choose, as well. Just let our staff know you would like to know your options.
Can we host a private party at Sipping N' Painting?
Yes! Contact us for details on hosting your next birthday party, team building event, bachelorette party or family reunion at Sipping n' Painting Hampden.
Can I celebrate my event in your public classes?
Yes! We offer group discounts for groups of 4 or more attending the same public acrylic class together -- just email us before registering to get the group rate! (Discounts and certificates not available for Bob Ross classes.)
Is the space handicapped accessible?
Yes! There is a ramp outside and our restrooms are roomy, with safety bars next to the commodes on one side.
Can I bring my service animal?
Pets and companion animals are not allowed inside the studio, with the exception of professionally trained service animals for people with disabilities. By federal law, service animals must be well-behaved, or you may be asked to leave with them. They must be kept with you on a leash at your seat.
Can we arrive early to choose a seat or have a drink?
Yes, please do! Doors open 30 minutes before each class begins. We encourage everyone to come early to choose the best seat, and to get your drinks and refreshments before class begins. Seats are first-come, first served, so if you are coming with a group, please arrive 30 minutes early to make sure your group has seats together.
Do you do off-site events?
At this time, no. We have a beautiful studio in a great location with free parking, so we do not do mobile events. There are other companies in Denver who do.
We look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers!
We are ONLY two blocks from the Southmoor LIGHT RAIL STATION at I-25 and Hampden!
Restaurants Near By:
From our parking lot you can walk to:
Noodles and Company
There is also a King Soopers and an Italian restaurant called Piccolos one block to the east of us.
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