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FAQ

 

Q: What if I have never painted before?

A: We are here to provide a non-judgemental, welcoming environment to people of all artistic levels. Our classes guide you through step by step from start to finish and provide guidance on what and how to use the brushes, mix the paint, and create composition.

 

Q: Where are you located?

A: We are located at 20 N Main Street, Kalispell MT 59937. Inside the Kalispell Center Mall, across from the Buckle. You may park and enter through the Red Lion Hotel entrance or the JCPenny Mall entrance. 

 

Q: I see a painting i like but cannot attend the open class, or the painting i like is not offered?

A:  Book a private event! You can book the studio for the same cost as an open class, choose your own painting and invite up to 12 friends/family. Fill out our contact form with your name, painting choice, date request and number of people. There is a 4 person minimum. You can also call/text Ashley 715-220-1777.

 

Q: I am visiting Kalispell, can i come paint?

A: Yes! Create your own Montana Souvenir! Many of our paintings are inspired by the beautiful Montana landscapes, and are unique to this area and paint studio. Paintings include Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Avalanche Lake, and more. Sign up for an open event, or book a private event with your friends and family and choose the painting you want to create. To book a private event contact Ashley at 715-220-1777 or email hello@theartisanoyster.com 

Q: How can I take a painting home in an airplane?

A: If you are visiting the area and need to transport your painting home we have options! The normal canvas size is 16 x 20 in, and 1/2 in thick. If your luggage is larger than a carry on, it will lay flat and take up minimal space. If you only have a carry on- we have shipping options available to you. We also offer smaller canvas sizes upon request, so they will fit nicely into your carry on luggage with no issues! Just contact Ashley before the class if you have any concerns or canvas size requests. 

Q: what about events in homes? birthday parties, etc?

A: We are able to come to your home and provide a personal painting experience! We provide all the paint supplies needed to host an event in your home, vacation home, vacation rental, etc. If chairs and tables are needed they can be provided. Events outside of Whitefish/Kalispell will have an extra travel charge. These events are perfect for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, family gatherings, and office events. 

 

Q: Do only women attend?

A: No! Although the majority of our classes are women, there are lots of men that create with us.

 

Q: do you provide alcohol?

A: Events hosted in our studio do not provide alcohol. However, you can bring your favorite! We have cups, glasses, and bottle openers. Events hosted at other locations such as a distillery or brewery will have alcohol and food available for purchase, and you are not allowed to bring your own drinks per Montana law.

 

Q: is drinking mandatory?

A: No! Lots of people attend and do not bring alcohol. Our events are about being creative and painting, if alcohol helps you be more creative then by all means it is welcomed but not necessary.

 

Q: Didn’t you used to host classes in an art gallery and a hotel in kalispell?

A: Yes! We started out as Kalispell Cork and Canvas in 2015 and began hosting events in the Wild Eye Artistry Gallery (which is now a Yoga Hive Studio!), then hosted classes in the Fairbridge Inn and Suites. Now we have our own studio inside the Kalispell Mall, and host classes once a month at Whitefish Handcrafted Spirits.