What should I Wear?
You'll get an apron when you check in. Plus, all the paints are water-based acrylics and they wash off easily. So go ahead, wear your favorite sweater/pair of jeans/prom dress.
Where do I park?
The studio is located at 1815 E Kenilworth Place. There is plenty of metered street parking right around the space, and free parking if you are willing to walk a block or two. A map and other parking options is available on our CONTACT page.
Any advice for celebrations?
Drink. Paint. What else is there?? Seriously, though, we want to give you the celebration of the century. Be sure to pre-order a celebration apron (including Bride-to-be, Paint Princess, and It's My Birthday). With a little advance notice, we'll have your aprons set out and the champagne on ice when you arrive.
What payment methods do you accept?
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, cash. We do not accept personal checks. We reserve the right to decline $50 and $100 bills.
Is Splash handicap accessible?
What is your cancellation policy?
Reservations can be cancelled or reduced without penalty up to 24 hours prior to the session start time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 414.882.7621. Cancellations or reductions in group size made less than 24 hours prior to the session start time will be charged the full per person cost for each unused seat. Splash Studio will charge the method of payment provided at the time of reservation for any unused seats not cancelled 24 hours prior to the session start time, unless a different form of payment is provided.
Can I host a private event at splash studio?
Splash is really a perfect venue for private events. We can help plan birthday parties, corporate outings, holiday parties, team building sessions, showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, sorority/fraternity socials, family reunions, graduation parties... you get the idea. See our Private Events page for details.
What is a mini-painting?
Mini-paintings are tiny slices of Splash Studio heaven all wrapped up in a small canvas or wood project. We'll serve you your drinks, canvas/wood, and materials. Your painting experience is self-guided (wood stencil projects include written instructions).
Mini-paintings are first-come, first-served, and we don't take advance reservations for minis. (We do allow call ahead seating as early as an hour prior to your arrival; call 414.882.7621 to be added to the Call Ahead List).
CAN I do MINI-PAINTING DURING A SESSION?
You sure can. Remember, we're a bar, so come on in whenever you want (well, whenever we're open).
CAN I make a reservation to mini-paint?
No, mini-paintings are first-come, first-served. We don't take reservations for mini-paintings. However, we do allow call-ahead seating for mini-painters. Feel free to call us at 414.882.7621 as early as 60 minutes prior to your arrival, and if we have immediate seating available, we will get everything set up for you so that you'll be ready to rock when you get here.
What if I have never painted before?
Not a problem. (Seriously.) A Splash Artist will walk you through the featured painting of the session, so you can follow along if you want some ideas about colors or techniques. Plus, it's a bar, so even if you're just there to be inspired by the art, you'll still have a good time.
DO I NEED TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE?
CAN my friends and I SIT TOGETHER?
Absolutely. We'll assume that multiple people on the same reservation will want to sit together. If you are reserving separately, just give us a heads up in the notes section when you make your reservations. We'll make it happen.
HOW MUCH DOES A SPLASH SESSION COST?
All standard canvas sessions are $30 per person, and wood projects are $35 per person. Some specialty sessions have different prices. Please click the "Reserve" button to see specific pricing.
Everything you need is included - canvas or wood board, easel, paint, brushes/tools, and apron. You get to take your project home at the end, and we do the cleanup.
SHOULD I PLAN TO TIP THE ARTIST?
We are a team-based facility. All tips are pooled and divided equitably in a valid tip pool arrangement. You can hand your tip to anyone, and the team as a whole will be rewarded. Thank you!
ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?
The Splash Studio age policy is:
CAN I BUY DRINKS DURING THE SESSION?
Yep. We serve up mixed drinks, specialty cocktails, beer, and wine at your beck and call. We also have soda and juice available.
You must be 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages. We require valid, current photo identification from anyone ordering and consuming alcohol. No outside beverages may be brought in.
CAN WE BRING IN FOOD?
During public painting sessions, outside food cannot be brought in. The option to bring in food is reserved for private parties only.
WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO ARRIVE FOR A SESSION?
It's best if you can come about 15 minutes prior to the session start time in get checked in, explore a little, and grab a drink before the artist kicks it off.
HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?
Two or three hours (depending on the one you choose), with a few scattered breaks.
DO I HAVE TO PAINT THE Scheduled ARTWORK?
Paint whatever you like. (Except your neighbor.)
CAN WE SHARE A CANVAS?
Each reservation is for one canvas. If sharing, please make a reservation for ONE and add a note that you will need two chairs. We will make every effort to accommodate this.
IS THIS REAL LIFE?
I know this sounds too good to be true, but yes, this is real life.
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