FAQ

1.  What is Colors & Cocktails?

Colors & Cocktails is a mobile art party business serving the greater Kalamazoo area. We bring the party to you! We supply all the materials you will need to host a painting party in the comfort of your home or location of choosing. You can click on the "Calendar of Events" to join us for one of our area winery or brewery events!


2.  Who will be my Colors & Cocktails instructor?

Lauren Parker Lasater (founder, owner, & artist) is currently the only instructor for Colors & Cocktails. Lauren is a professional artist originally from Nashville, Tennessee. She received her B.A. in Studio Art & Communications from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Her studies have taken her around the world. She currently resides in Kalamazoo, Michigan with her loving & very supportive husband, Josh, whom she met while teaching English abroad in Japan! 


3.  Do I need to have artistic ability to host a Colors & Cocktails party?

No prior painting or art experience is necessary! We teach step-by-step instructional painting so you and your guests can relax and have fun!


4.  How much does it cost to host a private Colors & Cocktails party?

$50 per person for a party of 6-7 guests and $35 per person for a party of 8-20 guest. Prices include either 12”x16” canvas or 2 drinkable glasses and all art supplies for each guest. You must choose between canvas or glassware at time of booking! Guests & hosts provide the snacks & drinks! Payment is accepted in the forms of cash, check, & credit card and will be collected prior to the event or upon the arrival of each guest. For ease and organization, we can set up an online payment system for your party! Just ask us! 


5.  How do I book a Colors & Cocktails party?

Colors & Cocktails requires a $25.00 deposit to save the date that can be made by credit card or cash. If you cancel 7 days before the date of the party, Colors & Cocktails will issue a full refund. If you give at least 48 hours notice of cancellation, Colors & Cocktails will issue you a credit to be used towards your future party. Send all Colors & Cocktails party inquiries to lauren@colors-and-cocktails.com.


6.  What materials does Colors & Cocktails provide for my party?

Colors & Cocktails provides: easels if painting on canvas, canvases or glassware,  paints, paint pens, sponge tools, palettes, paper towels, water cups, brushes, aprons, & table coverings.


7.  What type of paint do you use for Colors & Cocktails?

We use acrylic paint for both canvas and glassware because it dries very fast. It is also a really great paint to mix your own unique colors! Your works will be dry by the time you leave!


8.  Does each guest paint a different painting?

For canvas paintings, all guests paint the same picture. This ensures instructors are able to provide concentrated, step-by-step instruction and individual attention when needed. Although all painters are working on the same-featured painting, individual artistic license is encouraged! 


For glassware, all clients are encouraged to bring inspiration from Google and Pinterest and this helps us and allow us to have each person make their own designs! 


9.  I have an idea for my party but don’t see anything like it in the Colors & Cocktails gallery. May I request a different theme painting for my Colors & Cocktails party? 

Absolutely! There is a $50 non-refundable fee for custom painting requests. We need a two-week (minimum) notice to be able to honor your painting request(s)!


10.  How long does a Colors & Cocktails party typically last?

Generally, from start to finish, about 4.5 hours. One of our awesome instructors will arrive at your doorsteps with everything you and your guests will need to successfully create your masterpieces! Your instructor will need about 45 minutes to set up and have access to running water and a sink. Instruction time should last about 2.5 (+/- 30 min) hours. Your instructor will need about 45 minutes to clean up. 


11.   What is the minimum amount of people I need to host a party?

We require a minimum of six (6) people for you to host a party. 


12.   Is there a minimum age requirement?

Yes, ages 12 + for adult parties. However, we are happy to accommodate a group of (6-15) children ages 7-12 for a kid’s party! Please contact us for further details on how to book a kid’s party today!


13.   What should I wear to a Colors & Cocktails party?

We do provide aprons for all guests; however, accidents do happen so please wear clothing you don’t mind getting a splatter or two of paint on!

 

14.   How far will an instructor travel for a Colors & Cocktails party?

We are willing to travel within 15 miles of zip code 49001: Kalamazoo & Portage areas. We will travel further for a small fee. 


15.   Do you sell gift certificates?

Yes, we do! Gift certificates make a wonderful present for birthdays and holidays! We offer gift certificates in every amount. Please contact us to purchase!

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