Paint In The Dark© Experience with Paint for Fun
Need a glow up? Brighten up your Melbourne nights with this art experience
Pour a glass of wine, pick up a paintbrush, get your boogie on and unleash your neon spirit at a hyper-fluoro disco! At this paint and sip class with a twist, you’ll be able to unleash your inner artist with some of your nearest and dearest.
At Paint in the Dark© by Paint for Fun, we turn your paint and sip party into a dazzling neon event! Use fluoro paints under UV lights to make your canvas POP. Give your face a cheeky glow up too – our paints are non toxic!
Please note: all night events at 7pm are +18 and over. Teens (15+) may attend if accompany with a paying adult.
All Sunday and 2pm events are Family friendly – children are welcome to paint along side with a paying adult.
Also for private booking we welcome children from ages 7+.
For any clarification about ages – please send us a message before booking.
FAQ - Paint in the Dark
Paint and Sip in the Dark is a unique concept by Paint for Fun. It isn’t your normal “step by step” painting class, because we encourage you to get creative and find your own artistic voice.
Our classes are easy to follow, they’re made to be enjoyable, socially interactive, and memorable.
You’ll be guided throughout the class on your selected artwork by one of our fun & experienced teachers.
With a great soundtrack, expert instruction and a few words of encouragement.. you’ll be moving closer to releasing your inner artist!
Well you’re in luck, because none of our 100+ paintings contain stick figures!
You will leave with your amazing masterpiece, inspired and feeling accomplished !
Our classes are designed for first-time painters, and our talented and enthusiastic teachers will walk you through every step to help you create your own work of art.
Each session runs for about 2.5 hours in total.
We usually begin painting about 15 minutes after the session start time. There may be a few ‘drying breaks’ during the session where you can get up for a stretch, a dance, or to admire your fellow artists’ paintings.
What time should I arrive?
The studio doors will open 5-10mins before the session start time. No early entry sorry as our teachers are setting up the space for you!
Your session start time is shown on our website’s session calendar for each studio and on your tax invoice you receive after making your booking with US. Typically, painting starts 10-15 minutes after this time allowing you to check-in with our artists, grab your apron, pour your glass of liquid creativity and settle into your spot.
What happens if I am running late?
Our sessions begin within 10-15 minutes of the start time. However, if you are running late, we will make sure you are all caught up and help you throughout the evening.
Classes cost $59 per person. At the moment we do not offer discounted rates for children however during school holidays we will be offering a 2 hours class designed for children for $45.
The price per seat includes everything you’ll need to create your masterpiece (except whatever you’ll be drinking or snacking on).
You’ll have all the necessary equipment provided, including:
- A blank canvas 40 x 50cm
- Acrylic paints
- Table easel
- Paint for fun apron and
- Cheeseboards, cutlery and Glassware for your BYO
All sessions include guidance from one of our fun & experienced artists to assist you in releasing your inner artist. The only thing you’ll need to bring is your favourite beverage, some nibbles and your imagination. We have glassware for your BYO drinks and a fridge with cold tap water.
Absolutely! Disco fun times ahead. We strive to provide the best private event experience possible. Paint for Fun cater for all types of special occasions including:
- Paint and Sip Birthday party
- Paint and Sip Hen’s Party
- Creative Team Building Events
- EOFY Events
- Christmas Parties
Find out more on our Function Enquiry Form in each designated page. Once completed, your enquiry will be directed to our events team and we will get in touch asap.
For public classes, head to our events calendar, click on your favourite class and follow the steps
Once I have booked, what happens next?
Once your order has been processed, you will be sent a confirmation email confirming your order and you will be given some information regarding your session.
What are the different payment options online?
We accept all major credit cards, as well as booking through Class Bento
Can I come into the studio to make a booking?
Yes you can but most of our bookings are made online via our website or ClassBento. Bookings are essential at Paint for Fun. We have extremely limited spots available, so booking in advance is more than necessary. We book out sometimes, so get in quick!
Do you accept walk-ins?
Reservations are preferred so that we can prepare prior to the class. Space is not always available
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my booking?
We understand that sometimes life gets in the way, which is why we’re happy to reschedule your booking for free per ticket up to 72 hours before scheduled session time.
If cancelling or rescheduling within that 72-hour window, a $15 non-negotiable fee* per ticket will be applied.
However, grazing boards cannot be rescheduled or cancelled within the 72-hour window. If you cancel or reschedule your session within this 72-hour window, the cost of your grazing board will be forfeited.
When rescheduling, you will need to choose your next most convenient session date that is available or we can provide a credit towards a future booking (within 6 months)
Important: We are very strict on ‘no shows’. If you don’t show up for the class, your class with be forfeited. We are unable to refund, reschedule or provide credit for a missed session.
What if I have covid?
Special allowances are made in this instance, please email or call our office for further information.
If you have booked as a group in one transaction, we will automatically seat you together, so no need to let us know.
Please let us know ASAP if you have booked individually but are a group- we will try seating you together! 🙂 Please Txt on 0401 534 356 with the total amount of your group and names if booked individually.
This is always a very popular class and is usually held over 2 of our studios with one of them being upstairs which is not wheelchair accessible, please let us know if we need to make sure you are placed in our downstairs studio.
Can I come by myself or do I need a group?
Sure, people come by themselves all the time and make new friends.
Can I bring along someone who won’t be painting?
Unfortunately no. Seats are reserved for painting customers only.
Please email our Bookings & Events Team upon booking to confirm an extra seat for your carer/companion.
Assistance Dogs and other animals
Animals are strictly not permitted entry into our studios with the exception of “Paint your dog” class and an assistance dog as legislated by Federal Law through the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. To ensure that the Guest and their assistance dog is seated appropriately and with comfort, the Guest must notify US prior to their session by calling us on 0401 534 356 or emailing us.
Be prepared to get messy, you will have to option to paint on yourself! We also recommend wearing bright colours so you can shine just as much as the paint on your canvas
Generally speaking, all evening sessions are open for ages 12 and up – with a paying adult present. For weekend, midday sessions we have no age limits.
We are a licensed and BYO studio so there will be alcohol in all classes besides our Kids classes. Our Family friendly classes will have a mix of adults and kids , where alcohol is also permitted. Our Teachers will enforce RSA standards.
Please note: You can only leave your child alone in a class if it is specifically for children. All Paint and Sip classes are designed for adults and children cannot be left unattended.
Please remember this is a dark setting so food should be kept minimal, nothing too fancy or messy to eat.
Drinks are always welcome
Will my session ever be cancelled?
In the rare event that a public session is cancelled, the ticket purchaser will be notified via email or text message no later than 24 hours prior to their session scheduled start time.
Ticket purchasers will be offered a reschedule to another upcoming sessions or refund the value of their purchase in complete.
Do we have to copy the host’s artwork exactly?
Absolutely not! We pride ourselves on that exact point of difference. Our teachers are taught to encourage individuality in each of our guests, by choosing your own favourite colour palette or freedom to change the composition. No two paintings will be the same as they walk out the door!
Can I take my painting home with me?
For Sure! By the end of the session, your not going to want to part with your masterpiece! We have hairdryers to ensure they will be dry for you to take home.
Can I leave my painting behind and collect later?
If you are unable to take your painting with you after the session, you may leave it in our studio and collect it within 14 days—simply drop in during one of our sessions or office hours and ask the teacher to grab it for you. Due to spatial limitations, unclaimed paintings left for longer than two weeks will be recycled. Please be sure to return for your painting to avoid disappointment!
ACCESSIBILITY AND AMENITIES
Accessibility and amenities for guests with wheelchairs and other disabilities vary from studio to studio.
We have 3 studios , 2 downstairs which are both wheelchair accessible and one upstairs which Is not. If you require wheelchair access please let us know to make sure you are placed in the correct studio.
Can I purchase a gift voucher for Paint for fun?
Check out our Gift Voucher page for more information. We provide vouchers for 1 person, 2 people and custom amount of your choice.
We don’t provide physical Gift Cards, but vouchers can be emailed to either the purchaser or the recipient at a time and date of your choosing. All gift cards are valid for 3 years from time of purchase.
WHAT’S THE PARKING SITUATION?
Whether you’re coming by car or public transport, we’ve got a few options to make your to and for as easy as possible!
What is the closest public transport? We are a 3 minute walk from our nearest tram stop! Catch the 109 from the city, or check for your bus route along bay st Port Melbourne.
Where is the closest public parking? There is loads of free street parking opposite our studio as well in the surrounding streets. Be sure to check signage.
Do you have Couples Classes?
Yes we do, all of our classes can be enjoyed as a couple! But our favourite is “Painting Partners” you will be guided through a portrait painting class and you will be amazed at how much it turns out looking just like them! Everyones painting will be uniquely different!
What happens if I don’t finish my painting?
Our teachers will ensure you do.