How do I register for a Painting Party?

Visit the calendar page. Click on the painting class you want to attend and follow the directions. You can use a credit card through our website or contact us at to register.

How much is a class?

Class? We don’t have classes; we have PARTIES! Each party is between $25 and $50 depending on the event, generally $35 per person. You can view event costs by visiting our website calendars. Seating fee includes everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind painting in a 2-hr. period. 

What should I expect?

A typical party at Art EmPOURium Painting Party is a Fun & Social event where you are not intimidated by canvas and paint. You will be instructed to paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! The atmosphere is laid back and relaxing.. it’s all about having a enjoying yourself and discovering the inner artist in yourself.

Do I need to bring anything?

All you need to bring is yourself! We provide everything: paint, canvas, brush and apron. You are welcome to bring refreshments & non-alcoholic beverages. Come to the studio a few minutes early so you can sign in and get settled.

What should I wear?

Art EmPOURium is a great place for a night out! Although aprons will be provided, please dress accordingly. Let’s face it..SPLATTER happens! 

What is your cancellation policy?

A 48 hour notice is required to have a credit issued to use at a later date. No Shows will NOT be refunded or rescheduled. Please plan accordingly or contact us at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend. Cancellations or rebooking requests MUST be done by Emailing:

How should I get my painting home?

Our paints are acrylic which dry quickly.  You painting should be relatively dry when it’s time to take it home, however, be cautious not to let it rub against something.  We can provide a plastic covering during inclement weather.

Do you offer private parties?

Yes! An Art EmPOURium Painting Party is perfect for any occasion. Visit our private events page for more information!

Do you offer children’s parties?

We are currently developing the Children’s Party component to Art EmPOURium. What a wonderful birthday party idea! Or for any occasion – scouts group, dance class friends, ball teams, … the possibilities are endless!  These parties will be geared to the age group and gender, typically on a smaller, more manageable canvas.

What about Team Building events?

Since Art EmPOURim Painting Parties are Fun & Social, we believe they lend themselves quite well to Team Building. This would be very appropriate for organizations, companies, offices and so on.  The featured painting may be individual paintings much like our regular Painting Parties or it can be a collaborative painting where each canvas is a piece of an overall larger painting.

Can the events be schedule at other locations?

Absolutely! Art EmPOURium Painting Parties are usually scheduled at our location at the Finger Lakes Art Cooperative located at 101 Genesee Street in Downtown Auburn, New York.  However, we would love to come to your home, place of work or business to hold a party.  Just contact us by e-mail at for more information.