How It Works/FAQ

ArtUncorked is a fun, laid back, 2-hour painting session designed for any experience level! Invite your friends, or just register by yourself... it doesn't matter because you will have an awesome experience either way! Sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with your unique creation and a new found talent you won't want to abandon! 

You may attend a public class, or book a private party and choose from many paintings or request something specific. ArtUncorked can help you celebrate any event - from birthday and bachelorette parties to date nights and team buildings!

The location of ArtUncorked couldn't be better. Participants of the class are surrounded by artwork from the AuSable Artisan Village (AAV). Connected to the AAV is Paddle Hard Brewing, a brewpub serving beer, wine, mead, ciders, cocktails, and a wide-array of artisan foods! Also located on-site is Paddle Hard Brewing's wine room, featuring St. Ambrose Cellars fine wines and meads, which are available for sale by the bottle and glass.

Q: Do I need to bring any supplies with me, like paint brushes, aprons, etc?
A: No - all you have to bring is yourself! We provide all supplies, including an apron.

Q: Should I arrive early?
A: We do recommend you arrive 10-15 minutes early to get your beverage and pick out a great seat.

Q: Where are the classes held?
A: The classes are held at 227 E Michigan Avenue, Grayling, MI 49738. You can enter using the doors to the AAV, the wine room/merchandise store, or Paddle Hard Brewing. All businesses are connected inside.

Q: Do you have to be a certain age to attend a public ArtUncorked class?
A: We do recommend participants are 18 and up, however, we will consider younger ages. Please send us a message through the Contact Us form for more information. To consume wine and/or other alcoholic beverages, you must be 21 years of age with valid identification.

Q: How long do the classes last?
A: Classes typically last 2-3 hours.

Q: I don't like wine. Can I drink something else while attending the class?
A: Yes. Paddle Hard Brewing is a full-service bar offering 28 taps total of beer, wine and mead. Cocktails and soda are also available.

Q: I don't drink alcohol. Do I get a discount on the class?
A: No. We're sorry, but classes are regular price even if you don't drink alcohol.

Q: How come we have to pay for wine now, but in classes before we received free wine tastings?
A: ArtUncorked has received a makeover and the wine we provide now is of a higher quality, and therefore more costly. Your $35 class fee includes one glass of wine. We do offer special pricing to ArtUncorked participants for beverages after your first glass.

Q: Do I get to take my painting home with me?
A: YES! And we hope you proudly display it in your living room!

Q: What happens if I paid and registered, but cannot make it to the class?
A: If you contact us within 48 hours of the class, we can transfer your registration to a different ArtUncorked class.

Q: Can I pay when I arrive instead of online beforehand?
A: Unfortunately, we need to make sure we have enough space and materials for all participants and time to set up accordingly. You must register and pay through the website.

Q: I have a group of friends and would like to have a private ArtUncorked class. Is this an option? Does it cost more?
A: We LOVE to have private ArtUncorked classes! It actually makes an awesome girls night out, bachelorette party, date night, company outing, etc. The price is the same as public classes, which is $35. If you are interested in scheduling a private class, please fill out the Contact Us form on our website.

Q: My child is having a birthday party and I thought it would be fun for them to do an ArtUncorked class. Is this an option?
A: YES! We have taught many children's classes. We have great ideas, too, for artwork, and we can consider any request you have!