a paintclub for everyone
You're going to paint a masterpiece. Even if you failed Art GCSE. You'll be so impressed with yourself you may even send a selfie of you and your fabulous painting to all of your mates.
Drinking (responsibly) is entirely optional but definitely encouraged. A little wine certainly helps the creative juices flow. A little absinthe and you'll be painting like Dali.
You'll leave with a smile on your slightly red face; having made a few new friends perhaps; and with your very own creation ready to hang up on your bedroom wall (alternatively you've got your Mum's next Birthday present sorted!)
what would you like to paint?
Artistique offers a painting experience with a difference. You’ll reproduce a piece of art with your own individual twist, in the company of friends and perhaps a glass or two of wine. Its creative, sociable and really good fun ... you’ll be astounded by what you can create, and you'll leave with your very own masterpiece!Book an Event
"Creativity is intelligence having fun"
- Albert Einstein
Painting with Wine? I'm intrigued. But I really did fail Art GCSE! Can I come?
Absolutely! Our experienced Art Teacher/s will guide you through a number of simple steps to recreate our chosen painting. All you have to do is relax, unwind, drink some wine, and follow her instruction (and if you don't, we promise she wont scold you!) And you'll be pleasantly surprised by what you're able to create, especially if you think you're artistically challenged!
Got it. So what's included in the ticket price?
Everything you need will be provided: Easel, Canvas, Paintbrushes, Paints, Palette, Apron, Art Teacher, and even an Assistant to look after your every whim. Food and drinks will be available to buy from the private bar.
Can I bring my friends /a colleague / mum/ dad/ my husband/ wife/ a blind date?
Most definitely! Its a really sociable night and a good way to meet new people. We often have birthday parties, mum's nights out and work gatherings all together. There are usually about 20-30 people coming in one evening.
OK I'm sold. How do I sign up?
Click on "Book Event" in the menu above, and select a painting you like the look of, on a date that works for you.
Done! Where do I head?
The good people at the Exhibit Balham and The Trafalgar Arms, Tooting have allowed us the use of their private rooms to host our upcoming Artistique events. The Exhibit is a 2 minute walk from Balham station (12 Balham Station Rd, London SW12 9SG, Tel: 020 8772 6556). The Trafalgar Arms is close to Tooting Broadway underground (148-156 Tooting High St, London SW17 0RT, Tel: 020 3437 0874).
What has changed following Covid 19 ?
We have postponed all live events until bars reopen after lockdown. New dates to follow shortly. When we resume we will continue to keep our customers safe. We have reduced the numbers allowed in the room (participants sit in 1s. 2s and 3s depending on who they booked with and if they are from the same household) and all tables are socially distanced. We no longer host large parties. We will continue to use disposable tablecloths, napkins, cups, palettes and will increase cleaning of aprons, easels and brushes to follow Covid-19 guidelines.