In a fun and relaxed setting, our skilled instructor guides you through creating the featured painting with simple step-by-step instructions. You will go home with your own personal creation. We suggest arriving about 10 minutes before the class starts to get the seat of your choice, and 15 minutes early if you are coming as a group.
We can no longer accept reservations without full payment (sorry!). If you have registered and suspect or know that your payment did not go through, call us and we can check on the status of your reservation (and can charge your card over the phone). Group reservations will also need to be paid in full, so if your group is larger than what's available on the site, give us a call at.
Of course! Uncorked Canvas is a social setting: we encourage bringing food for yourself and to share with your table (or with the whole class, if you'd like). There will be 1-2 breaks during the class where you can enjoy your food and drink.
- Can I bring wine/alcohol to a public painting event?
Local law prohibits bringing your own alcohol to any public events. Fortunately, Uncorked Canvas provides plenty of choices for drinks (included in the event cost). Please note: There are limitations imposed on us by the State of Washington that restrict how we, as an Art Gallery, may serve alcoholic beverages at public events. For more information, see RCW 66.12.240. We are not a bar, which allows all ages to attend our events. There are a ton of fantastic restaurants within 1 mile of our studio! You can also bring food to any event. Here are just some of the restaurants nearby: Yelp (and some deliver!)
Yes: because our seating is limited we require advanced sign-up. You can easily register online: Tacoma & West Seattle. If you want to check on last-minute seating, however, call an hour before the event (Tues.-Sat.) and we'll let you know if we there's space available: 253-432-4052, ext. "0".
We provide canvases, paint, brushes, easels, aprons, beverages, and helpful and patient instruction from a skilled artist.
We will provide aprons - but you should wear something you wouldn't mind getting paint on (just in case).
Yes! At our Tacoma studio we have the Private Party Annex room available for private events, and it can be booked for almost any time. The space will very comfortably fit 13-14 painters, and costs nothing additional to reserve. Begin the reservation process by going here: [link], and clicking "Get Started" to be taken to our reservation form.
It is best to arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're ready when the class begins. If you are coming as a group, please have everyone arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Uncorked Canvas is located in downtown Tacoma, so most parking is metered until 6pm Monday-Saturday (Sundays are free). Here's a handy-dandy map of parking near our studio.
Off-site private events are available! You pick date, time, and location (limitations for distances may apply, subject to our availability). You also choose the painting, or can have one of our talented artists design one for you (commission fees may apply). The painting time is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.
No: private event prices are already discounted per person, and we can not combine the offers.
As the terms of the vouchers specify, you can only use one voucher - even if your friends sign up with it - for a single event. Read the fine print on your vouchers for more details or contact us.
Private events can be booked when a class is not already scheduled, so reserve early for weekend events. You choose the painting, or have one of our artist design a unique painting for you (commission fees may apply). We can also work with local caterers to manage the event for you.
Cancellations are required 24-hours in advance of the event in order to receive a credit for a future event (call/e-mail in the case of an emergency), and 48-hours in advance for refunds. No-shows forfeit their tickets. Late arrivals who arrive too late to participate forfeit their tickets. Events are not cancelled due to weather unless main city streets or highways are closed. You can expect a call near the event time with information if this occurs.
Cancellations can be made online at email@example.com or by calling . No refunds will be given for reservations not cancelled 24 hours in advance.
- Is your building wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately, the beautiful and historic Ledger Square building's elevator is original (read: old and unsafe for use), and is waiting to be remodeled. We are NOT wheelchair accessible. Uncorked Canvas is located on the 2nd story, so come early if you struggle with stairs.
Please let us know which paintings you want to see again. We love making our calendar fit your needs!
Our standard size is a 16" x 20" canvas, we use a 11" x 14" canvas for kids' events.
- Are there age restrictions for any of your events? If there's alcohol, can guests under 21 years old attend?
There are absolutely no age restrictions to any of our events, including events where alcohol is served (there are plenty of non-alcoholic beverage options as well).
It is up to children's guardians to decide what paintings are suitable for them; usually 12 year-olds are ready to move to "adult" paintings, but any age is welcome to all of the events (adults are welcome to the "kids" paintings, too!). If you have questions about specific paintings, feel free to contact us with questions.
Please respect the other attendees and our staff by not disrupting the class by arriving late. You're welcome to arrive early; our doors are always open 20 minutes before the event starts. If you are unfamiliar with the area of Tacoma, be sure to print out detailed instructions (our map page) and call with any questions well before the class is supposed to start. If you arrive late, we can not guarantee to have staff available to help you catch up.
20 minutes after the event start time, our doors will be locked. Please plan ahead!
If you arrive to any of our events obviously intoxicated or otherwise disruptive, you will be asked to leave immediately. If you/your guests become disruptive at a private event, we may decide to stop instruction and invite you to continue your event without painting until the event time is finished, or ask you to leave. If you conduct yourself in this way, your tickets will not be refunded or used for another event. The event will be fun and relaxed, but please be mindful of the instructor, as well as the others in attendance.
When you register for an event, we commit our studio and our instructors' time to teach, but also spend extra time to prepare the space for you. Because of that, we can not offer refunds without 48 hours notice, and for private events, we need two weeks in order to re-fill that time slot (or your deposit will not be returned). For more info on what to expect, find a copy of the e-mail you would receive once you're registered here: Confirmation E-mail Message