What does it cost?
Guided classes (reservations must be made 24 hours or more in advance):
- BYOB guided painting parties: $35
- Creative Workshops: $35
- Throwback Thursdays: $35
- Meditation Painting: $25
Open Studio (self-guided; walk-in; no reservations necessary):
- paint on canvas ($20 per canvas; any size)
- color our original coloring pages ($5 per page)
- paint an original wood animal or other shape ($25 each)
- paint and assemble a wood clock ($35 each)
All materials and supplies are included.
What is this experience like?
At the Arts & Crafts Social Club, we offer a friendly and warm environment. These events are not formal classes, but guided sessions to help you tap into your innate creativity, put your own spin on a shared design, and gain familiarity with materials -- all without fears of judgement.
The social aspect of these events make them a fun alternative option to meet new people and even form friendships.
We're located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's downtown arts district, where you can see dramatic murals and other work by local artists.
Do I need to know how to paint?
Whether you are experienced or have never painted in your life, and whatever level of talent or skill you believe you have, we will help you take home a completed project that you can be proud of. We offer personalized attention during the class for those who desire it, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Here's what recent guests said:
"It was so much fun and I thought I couldn't paint!" -- Vicki
"I'm far from an artist but with the instruction and guidance from Stephanie my picture came out great!!" -- Mindy
What's the deal with food and drinks?
Feel free to bring your own favorite beverages including wine, beer, or cocktails, plus munchies. You can also enjoy the non-alcoholic beverages and snacks that we offer.
What's the parking situation?
There are about a dozen free spaces in the center of "The Hive," the complex we're part of. There are a few more free spaces along Flagler Drive, right by our front door. There's also plenty of free parking in two well-lit lots right across the street.
When should I arrive?
We recommend that you arrive on time, and plan to stay up to 3 hours. We allow 30 minutes at the beginning for you to settle in, set up your refreshments, and mingle, before the instruction portion of the evening starts. We also allow at least 30 minutes after the instruction ends, for you to finish up your projects and hang out if you like.
What age restrictions are there?
Kids are welcome to our afternoon open studio sessions and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For all other public events, where alcohol may be present, you must be 18 and over to attend on your own. Ages 14-17 may attend if accompanied by a responsible adult. You must be over 21 to consume alcohol. We will check IDs if you appear to us to possibly be under 30.
What should I wear?
Whether you choose to dress up or stay casual, keep the following in mind... We provide aprons to protect your clothing, but there's still a (very small) chance that you could get paint on them. Once it dries, acrylic paint doesn't wash out.
How do I give feedback?
We'd love to hear your suggestions and comments! Please tell us what projects you'd like to do, what subjects you'd like to paint, or anything we can do to make your experience great. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org