Excitement about paint and wine opportunities is sweeping the nation—and New Jersey is no exception. Narrowing the list of New Jersey studios down to just 10 is nearly impossible, but, alas, we found those that consistently deliver the artistic goods. Read on for insight on your next date, night out with friends, or evening with your colleagues.
Bottle and Bottega in Berkeley Heights holds regular paint and sip events at their art studio. They provide the art supplies, paint, canvases, aprons, and brushes, but it’s BYOW—bring your own wine. You’ll paint on canvas, glass, wood pallets, and even your pet. Host a public, private, birthday, bachelorette, baby shower, or corporate party, and ask about their fundraiser events.
Wine and Design is one of the fastest-growing wine and paint places in the country. After a successful showing on “Shark Tank,” they’ve spread across the nation, including six New Jersey locations. Stop by Hillsborough, Hoboken, Milltown, Princeton, Rahway, or Monroe for your next birthday or bachelorette party. With dedicated space for kids, you an even bring your children with you.
The Canvas and Grapes Experience, now with locations in Edison and Morristown, New Jersey, has been voted “Best in New Jersey” by The Nome News Tribune and www.nj.com. Host your own party or sign up for one of their themed classes, including “Rain On Me” and “Warm Starry Night.” Canvas and Grapes doesn’t take itself too seriously—you’ll notice the lights, music, and dancing almost immediately. If you’re ready to break out of your shell, this is the place for you.
Cork and Canvas in Jersey City, New Jersey, provides the aprons, paint, brushes, and canvas. If you don’t BYOB, you can purchase drinks and snacks onsite. Registering for a class couldn’t be easier: simply go to their website, click the calendar tab, and book a seat. Check for an Open Studio day if you prefer to have unstructured painting time. Consider Cork and Canvas for your next party or event.
Owner and artist Nilufar Rahman has exhibited paintings all over the world. Now, she is proud to own Paint Fun Studio in Franklin Park. Monday through Thursday are open studio days, in which anyone can come by and start painting. Weekends are reserved for private parties or classes. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Paint wine glasses, mugs, totes, canvas, and pillow cases. Make sure to check their website for information about summer camps and art lessons.
Sign up for a 2.5-hour-long painting fiesta in Asbury Park via the Uncorked website. Open studio days are available often, and are they hold a variety of events. Check their calendar to see how many seats are available, updated in real time. Mobile events are available, as are parties for kids and tweens.
Pinot’s Palette has over fifteen locations scattered around New Jersey, including locations in Brick, Cherry Hill, East Brunswick, Edgewater, Manalapan, Montclair, Morristown, Nutley, Princeton, Red Bank, Ridgewood, Somerville, South Plainfield, Summit, Wall Township, and Wayne, with more coming soon. Pinot’s Palette provides the canvas, easel, brushes, paints and aprons, along with the wine glasses, corkscrews, ice buckets, plates, napkins, and silverware. All you need to bring are the snacks and drinks. Sign up for a private class or an open day.
ArteVino Studio is a locally owned, fast-growing paint and wine chain with locations in Hoboken, Cranford, Millburn, Montclair, Metuchen, and Freehold, New Jersey. In addition to the parties, corporate events and kid’s parties, ArteVino offers awesome date nights and girls night outs. As with other studios, you bring your own refreshments, but ArteVino handles everything else.
A Sip of Art in West Orange, New Jersey, invites you to “come indulge your inner artist in a relaxed atmosphere complete with great music and a cool vibe!” No experience is necessary for you to join a class and start painting. A portion of the proceeds from every class is donated to a local charity. Special events include painting at the zoo, birthday parties, and holiday parties.
The Paint Party Studio in Flemington, New Jersey, was the 2014 winner of the Happening List from www.hunterdonhappening.com. The on-staff artists provide step-by-step instruction for how to recreate whatever painting is on display for that class. Periodic advanced classes are offered for those that are interested in more than a cursory overview. Check their website for information regarding summer camp, special classes, and to shop.