Have you ever wanted to unleash your inner Picasso by taking a painting class, but felt as though you couldn't even paint a stick figure? Are you looking for something different and new to do for a birthday party, ladies night out, team builder, first date, couples or even as a single person who is looking for some unique social interaction? At The Painted Cork, my initiative is take the fear out of Art and create a comfortable, fun, hip and exciting atmosphere where you and your friends can come and have a great time while I teach you step by step painting classes. The Painted Cork offers a completely relaxed and social painting class/party in the heart of Historic Folsom where you can bring your favorite wine and delicious snacks to enjoy while you are taught how to paint a masterpiece by a professional artist! All you have to do is sign up for a class, show up with your wine and food and enjoy a fantastic time! All art supplies are included with the class and every class is taught step by step so there is NO EXPERIENCE necessary! When your class is over, feel free to continue the fun in Historic Folsom which is home to a variety of excellent restaurants, wine tasting, bars and amazing shops. I've worked and lived in Historic Folsom for many years, so just let me know what your choice plan is after a class and I will guide you to the best places in Historic Folsom.
My name is Kimberly Godinho and I am an art instructor with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art which I have obtained with honors from Ringling School of Art and Design. For 25 years I have been a practicing professional artist and I have sold my artwork and had showings of my work across the country. I've also accomplished dozens of commissioned pieces as a portrait artist, muralist and children's book illustrator and I have been teaching art to children and adults for 18 years. As of February of 2011, I have been the proud owner of The Painted Cork Art Studio in Historic Folsom.
You can view my most recent series of Early American Coin Paintings at http://www.coinpaintings.us/index.html
You can book a private party or check The Painted Cork calendar for open classes to pick a painting or date of your choice!
Frequently Asked Questions:
~Do I need to sign up in advance?
Because seating is limited it is recommended that you sign up in advance in order to reserve your seat. You can do this by signing up and paying online or giving us a call at 916-899-0537
~What do I wear?
Aprons are supplied before the class begins, however it is a good idea to wear something that you wouldn't mind getting some paint on. Feel free to bring a smock of your own or different shirt to change into if your continuing your night out on the town.
~Can we bring food?
Of course! Feel free to bring in any snacks you wish or purchase some appetizers from the many restaurants in Historic Folsom to bring with you. We can also recommend and coordinate local catering for private parties!
~What are the prices of a class and what does it include?
The classes range from $35 for a 2 hour class and $45 for a 3 hour class. See the calender which has all times and prices. The price includes a 2-3 hour class, all supplies (aprons, brushes, easels, canvases, palettes and paint), complete set up and clean up.
~What kind of alcoholic beverages can I bring?
You may bring any wine, wine based product or beer. Our licensing does not cover hard alcohol.
~Do I have to be 21 to join a class?
Unfortunately yes. Do to California state law, our license to allow our customers to bring their own wine will not permit minors to attend classes.
~Do I have to have a PAYPAL account to pay online?
No! Payment for a class is received through PayPal, but you do not need an account. When paying for a class PayPal will ask you if you have an account. Click No and it will guide you through the process to pay with any major credit card as you would purchase anything online. For those who are not familiar, PayPal is one of the top secure payment companies.
~I don't drink...can I still attend a class?
Absolutely! Feel free to bring any non-alcoholic beverages and any snacks that you wish!
~I can't even draw a stick figure! Are you sure I can do this?
OF COURSE! You need NO experience or art background to attend. Every step is taught by an instructor with many breaks throughout the class. Our intention is to take the fear out of painting. Painting is fun and that's exactly what the point of these classes are.
~Does The Painted Cork provide alcohol?
No we don't, however you may bring in your favorite bottle of wine or beer to enjoy throughout the class! You may also bring any non-alcoholic beverages and snacks of your choice.
~What time should I arrive to the class?
It's recommended to show up about 15-20 minutes early so you can register and pick your choice seat. Seats are first come first serve!
~What if I'm late to a class?
We highly recommend that you get to the class early because we start painting when the class begins. For example, if the class is from 6pm-9pm, we will start painting at 6pm. Every minute that you are late, you are missing important information about the painting. Not to mention it is a disturbance to the other guests who have come on time and are already painting. Even if you have some skill in painting and don't think that you need instruction, please respect the rest of the class and show up on time.
~What is your cancellation policy?
Because our classes are limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before a class which gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or online. Class fees will be charged if a cancellation is not made 48 hours before the class.
~Is there glassware available?
We will provide plastic cups, however if you wish to drink from stemware, we do have a selection of wine glasses to purchase for $5 a glass that you may take home after the class. You may also bring in your own glassware!
~Is there a refrigerator available to keep beverages cold?
Not at this time. We recommend that you bring either a bottle chiller or a cooler in order to keep beverages cold.
~Is there a place that we can purchase wine in Historic Folsom?
YES! We recommend "Wine Styles", "The Cellar" and "Procissi Wine"...all located on Sutter St
~My friends are in a class. Can I hang out with them and not paint?
You should definitely call ahead to see if the class is full. If it is then there will be no place for you to sit, even if you aren't painting. Also, please understand that there will be times when the instructor is trying to teach and the guests are trying to listen, so please stop conversation while instructions are being given.
~Is there a wine opener on the premises?
Yes there is!