FAQ

Please see the bottom of the page for policies on lateness, refunds, etc.

  • What is an Uncorked Canvas® class like?

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.

  • I don't want to pay until the night of the event. Is there still a way to reserve my spot?

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 (253) 432-4052, ext. "0".

  • Can I bring food?

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!)

  • Do I need to sign up in advance?

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".

  • What is the cost of an Uncorked Canvas™ class?

The price ranges between $35-$50, depending on the night and painting. Private events are $35 per person, and kids' public events are $25 (info on Kid's Private Parties).

  • What is included in the price for a public event?

We provide canvases, paint, brushes, easels, aprons, beverages, and helpful and patient instruction from a skilled artist.

  • What do I wear?

We will provide aprons - but you should wear something you wouldn't mind getting paint on (just in case).

  • Can we have a paint party at the same time as another event?

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. 

  • What time do I need to arrive for a class?

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.

  • What's parking like in the area?

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.

  • Will Uncorked Canvas™ come to my location?

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.

  • Having trouble adding pics to our Facebook page for the "Like It to Paint It" competition? 

Check out this tutorial for step-by-step instructions. 

  • Have questions about the copyright policies concerning our "Like It to Paint It" competitions? 

Find out about Fair Use and Derivative Works here.  

  • Can I use my voucher towards a private event? Can I use more than one voucher at a single event (even if my friends are the ones who sign up with it)?

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.

  • Does Uncorked Canvas™ hold private events?

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.  

  • What is your cancellation policy?

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 info@uncorkedcanvas.com or by calling (253) 432-4052, ext. "0". 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. 

  • How can I stay up to date on Uncorked Canvas™?

You can be notified of calendar updates and special events by joining our mailing list,  or follow us on Facebook, or through Twitter.

  • I missed a painting that I really wanted to paint! How often will you repeat paintings?

Please let us know which paintings you want to see again. We love making our calendar fit your needs!

  • What size is the painting canvas?

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.

LATENESS

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!

DISRUPTIVE CONDUCT

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. 

REFUNDS

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

Still have questions? Use our simple Contact Us form to ask us any specific questions that may not have been answered above. We’ll respond to you as quickly as we can!

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