Here you will find answers to our frequently asked questions. If you don't see your question listed here, drop us a message and we will do our best to help.
The Online School
How does the online school work?
🤩🙌🏼 My Online School (https://thepaintalonglady.uscreen.io/catalog) has over 100+ hours of easy to do Paint Alongs using the same five colours and three brushes! It's £7 per video for 3 months access, or £15 month for full, instant and unlimited access to all paintings, plus a minimum of three brand new paintings per month and all previous Facebook Live Videos. You can check it out via the link in my bio.
📣 Don’t forget, join me FREE on Facebook Live every first Friday of the month at 4pm GMT for a super simple 30 minute masterpiece…a taster of what you can expect in my Virtual Paint Along School.
What type of paint do you use?
We use acrylic paint and the same five colours of paint for every Paint Along! Black, white, red, yellow and blue.
Where can I get paint from so I can paint along with you at home?
This is a set of 6 colours (you only need 5 of them) but it’s cheaper than buying the colours individually.
This set includes the pink that I prefer to use, but see below for an option to buy red separately.
Full set: https://artdiscount.co.uk/products/system-3-acrylic-process-set?sca_ref=3112093.Ce59acx922
Red (select Cadmium Red Hue): https://artdiscount.co.uk/products/system-3-original-paint-150ml?sca_ref=3112093.Ce59acx922
What brushes should I buy to follow along at home?
Let’s keep it simple! I use the same three brushes for every Paint Along…
◼️Flat top brush
⚫️Round top brush
〰️Super tiny brush
You only need the 3/4 inch flat top, and the number 3 & 8, you will see the numbers on the handles. It’s more expensive to buy these individually, so the spare brushes are a bonus!)
Buy here: https://amzn.to/3GuJUZG
What canvasses do you use?
I always use A3 canvases! Linked below are pads of 10.
Buy here: https://artdiscount.co.uk/products/daler-rowney-mixed-media-artboard-pad-a4-10-sheets?sca_ref=3112093.Ce59acx922
Family Paint Alongs
What is the recommended age?
We absolutely love having painters of all ages join our events! 🎉✨ While we generally recommend a minimum age of 5+, we've had some little ones who even younger at our events who have an amazing time with us! 🌈🎨
Can we all sit together?
Absolutely! We host Family Paint Alongs at various fantastic venues! 🎉✨
Each venue has its own unique setup. Founders & Co, Wind Street & The Gateway Resort, Llanelli work on a first come first served basis, they have long rectangular tables where everyone sits together. To make sure you and your crew have the best seats, we recommend arriving a little earlier and reserving your spots. That way, you can secure seats together if you've got a big group joining in on the fun!
St. Helen's Cricket Ground has tables for six, and we make a special table plan in advance! 🌟 If you've purchased tickets together or under the same name, rest assured that you'll be sitting together. For groups larger than six, we might need to split you up just a little bit to accommodate the table size. But don't worry, the creative energy will still be flowing! 🎉🖌️
Can I bring a birthday party?
Absolutely! We're all about creating a fantastic painting experience for the whole family! 🎨✨ While everyone is welcome, we do recommend a general guideline: for every two little artists, we would like to have at least one adult joining in on the painting. Remember, it’s fun art not fine art! 🌟👩👧👦
Now, if you're looking for something extra special and want to host your very own Private Paint Along Party, we've got you covered! 🎉🎈 We can bring the Paint Along to your venue of your choice, including Founders & Co!
Just drop us a message, and we'll provide you with all the details and information you need to make your Private Paint Along Party happen! 💌✨
Get in touch, and let's start planning!
Do I need to purchase a ticket if I am not painting?
Due to the capacity of our venues, only people with tickets are able to be seated.
Our events are designed to be super engaging and require minimal supervision, even for the little ones! 🎨👧👦 We've created the experience so that everyone can dive into their masterpieces and unleash their artistic talents. Remember; it’s fun art, not fine art!
Grown Up Paint Alongs
Can I get a refund as I can no longer attend/ can I transfer to another date?
We totally understand that life can sometimes throw unexpected surprises our way, but unfortunately we are unable to offer transfers or refunds for tickets.
However, If you find someone to come in your place, just give us a little heads-up! Let us know the names of who will be attending, and we'll update the tickets accordingly! 🎟️💫
I have someone aged 16 or under who would like to attend a Grown Up Paint Along, is this allowed?
Our Grown Up Paint Alongs are held in fully licensed bars and venues! 🍹🎉 That means, to be on the safe side, it's best to check directly with them to make sure they're okay with welcoming under 18s. 😊
We're more than happy to have younger artists join in on the fun! 🎨💫 However, we want to make sure you're aware that these events are specifically crafted with grown-ups in mind!
I have booked for a group of us to come. The event is now sold out. Can you add one more?
We try our best to make sure nobody misses out on the fun! Whether it's rearranging a few seats or finding that extra spot at the painting table, we'll do our best to accommodate and make room for one more! 🎉✨
If you pop us a message, we will try to get back to you as soon as possible to let you know if we can squeeze one more in!
Private Paint Alongs
What private Paint Alongs do you do?
At The Paint Along Lady, we offer a range of exciting private paint-along options:
🎨 Corporate Team Building / Away Days:
Looking to strengthen bonds and boost creativity within your team? Our private paint-along sessions are the perfect choice! We create a fun and relaxed atmosphere where colleagues can unleash their inner artists while building meaningful connections. It's a fantastic way to inspire teamwork and unleash those hidden artistic talents!
🎉 Private Paint Along Parties:
Birthdays, hen dos, or family gatherings - whatever the occasion, our private paint-along parties are a hit! 🎂🎉 With lively music, laughter, and a splash of color, we'll turn any celebration into an artistic extravaganza!
🏫 School Visits:
Calling all teachers and young artists! Our school visits are designed to bring joy and creativity into the classroom. 🖌️📚 With engaging paint-along sessions, we spark imaginations, nurture artistic skills, and create a world of vibrant masterpieces. It's a wonderful opportunity for students to explore their creativity and express themselves in a fun and educational setting.
Corporates and private parties
Our paint-along sessions are 2 hours. We also allocate 1 hour on either side for setup and cleanup, although it usually doesn't take that long. 🖌️🎉
You can choose any painting your heart desires from our gallery! 🌈💖 Just hop over to https://www.thepaintalonglady.com/paint-along-gallery and pick one that suits you!
We keep things super simple by using the same five colors and three trusty brushes for all of our paintings. No need to worry about complicated techniques! It's all about enjoying the process; it’s fun art not fine art! 🎨😄
The cost is £20 per person for a minimum group size of 15 people. For groups over 25, the price is reduced to £18 per person!
We always use a sound system to ensure everyone can hear clearly. For larger groups of over 25, we highly recommend using our large screen, live stream, and camcorder setup, which we can arrange for an additional cost of £75. 🎥💫
Now, let's talk venues! Our go-to spot is the fabulous and family-friendly Founders & Co on Wind Street. It's a spacious and versatile venue with different space options, plus they've got five mouthwatering food vendors, a bar, and even a cozy coffee shop! Best of all, we can use this space free of charge! To book, you'll work directly with them to secure the venue. If you have a specific venue in mind, we're more than happy to bring the paint-along experience to any location you choose! We've hosted paint-alongs everywhere from charming Village Halls and Community Rooms to trendy office spaces and grand conference centers. We cover any SA postcode, and are willing to travel 45 minutes from SA3. For bookings outside of the SA postcode, just reach out to us, and we'll check the details together! 🌟🎉
Once we've settled on a date, we'll get you all set up in our system, and an invoice will be sent your way with a 50% non-refundable deposit. Once we receive the deposit, consider your date and time officially booked! To make your experience extra special, we just need to know which painting you'd like, and we'll add it to your booking. It's as easy as that! 🎉✨
School Paint Alongs
Our school visits are a two-hour experience, with an additional hour on either side for setup and clear up. We've got you covered with all the materials and equipment you need, including a sound system to make sure everyone hears The Paint Along Lady loud and clear! 🎶🌈
And guess what? Everyone gets a Paint Along Lady sticker as a special treat! Plus, to capture those incredible memories, I create a video of the entire experience just for you. And that's not all! I gift my very own painting to the school, a little token of appreciation for hosting us and spreading the joy of art! 🎁💫
You and your pupils can choose any painting that sparks your interest from our gallery! Just hop over to https://www.thepaintalonglady.com/paint-along-gallery and pick one that catches your eye!🌟🖌️
Our school visits are an incredible value at just £395 for 25 pupils. We recommend a maximum group size of 35, but hey, we've done larger groups before and we can be flexible with the numbers. Additional pupils over the group size of 25 are charged at just £5 per person. It's a fantastic opportunity for all the young artists to shine! 🎉👩🎨👨🎨
If you'd like to include two Paint Alongs in one day (morning and afternoon), we've got a special offer for you! It's just £600, which averages out to around £12 per pupil. Double the art, double the fun! All materials and equipment, including the sound system, are included in this amazing deal! 🎉✨
If you have a larger group of over 25 people, we recommend our projector, large screen, and camcorder set up. There's an additional charge of £75 for this setup, as it's provided by our hire company. If you have your own screen and projector, we're more than happy to use it, and we'll even provide our trusty camcorder free of charge! 📽️🌟
To give you a sneak peek into our school visits, check out this video on Facebook: https://fb.watch/ho1tPUNSCQ/!
If you prefer to chat through all the exciting details on the phone, we're more than happy to make that happen. We want to make everything as easy as possible! Availability for the Summer holidays is filling up fast, but don't worry, there are still some days available! ✨📚🎨