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FAQ for Amplify Arts Paint & Sip Events and Commission Paintings

Paint & Sip FAQ

Commission Painting FAQ


Who is suited for paint & sip events?


This great activity is suited for individuals, friends, family and groups prefect for any occasion or just getting together for something fun. 

Amplify Arts is currently servicing paint & sip events for adults (over 18). Yet, we also facilitate our events for children, the disabled, team activities and more.

Please enquiry with us through our contact form.


What is required to host a PRIVATE event at my home or preferred location?


We ask for table and chairs to be provided (please allow space between chairs and around the table) and Amplify Arts will bring all art materials even covers for your table!


To enhance your event, consider lighting, décor, snacks and or drinks for your guests, suitable music, theme etc. Please contact us as we are happy to help you with event ideas to create a great night.

Please note prices vary per location from Brisbane to Tweed. To deposit 50% payment for your group booking please contact us directly.


How far in advance do I need to book a PRIVATE or PUBLIC paint & sip event?


To ensure you secure your preferred dates for your private event, we recommend you to book your event as soon as possible. Otherwise please book at least a month in advance for a mobile session. (Dates may be subjected to availability)


If you are planning to attend a public paint & sip session we encourage you to book in advance as numbers are limited. If you want to book out an entire public event (20 guests required) please contact us at least two months in advance.


What is the duration of a paint & sip event?


For mobile/private bookings where we come to you, please allow an hour or so for set up (time may vary depending on the amount of guest) and pack down. The session takes around 2 to 3 hours.


For public paint & sip sessions please arrive at the designated time or 5 minutes before session starts to allow you to grab a drink/food, seat, settle and meet and greet. The session is around 2 1/2 hours.


Can I select from previous paintings or can I suggest a theme for a paint and sip event?


For paint and sip events where we come to you, you are welcome to pre-select or suggest a theme in consultation with the artist. Please note all suggestions may not be guaranteed. 

In relation to public paint & sip events, the artwork will be predetermined before the event. If you decided to book out the entire public event, you are welcome to consult with the artist on a chosen theme or painting. To do this, you must book and pay in full at least 1 month in advance. Dates may be subjected to availability.


What if I/we need to cancel a PRIVATE paint & sip event?

Cancellation of an event will result in a credit. To cancel a paint & sip event please contact us asap or at least 7 days before the event. If cancellation is less than 7 days, the client will be subjected to forfeit 50% of their payment.

If Amplify Arts cancels your event, a full refund will be provided from any paid fees/deposits.



What if I/we need to reschedule our PRIVATE paint & sip event?

To reschedule a pre-booked private paint & sip event please contact us at least 5 days before the event anytime less than 5 days the client may be subjected to forfeit their 50% deposit for a credit.


If the rescheduled event does not take place, the client will forfeit their 50% deposit and will not be refunded.


What if I can no longer attend a PUBLIC paint & sip event?

If you or your guest cannot attend the event for any reason, we suggest you send a friend in your place, refunds may not be given if you simply cannot make it or change your mind before the event.

To cancel a paint & sip ticket purchase please contact us asap or at least 3 days before the event to receive a refund.

If cancellation is less than 3 days before the event unfortunately no refund will not be provided. 

If Amplify Arts cancels your event, a full refund will be provided from any paid fees/deposits.


What health and safety practices or precautions are in place?

We follow all the Australian Government health guidelines and best practice recommendations. 


We clean all materials and items before and after use to the ensure the safety of our guests and staff. We encourage everyone to wash their hands regularly as well as plastic gloves can be requested.


What's required and included.....?

Currently we our servicing women and men over 18+ and host a session that is perfect for people that haven't picked up an paint brush for years, beginners to intermittent artists and even for people that can't draw :) 

Just bring great company, an open mind and Amplify Arts will provide an experience artist and all the materials needed such as paints/easels/canvases/aprons etc. 

If you decided to drink please drink responsibly as we are not liable for liquor licensing and follow licensed venues regulations.  


We aim for you to have an fun and memorable experience resulting in a keep-sake painting that we hope you are proud of. Bookings are essential for private and public paint & sip sessions. 


What details are needed to order a commission painting?


The more information the better! Please have in mind your desired canvas size, colours, budget etc. Amplify Arts will email a commission questionnaire to better understand your needs. Additionally, a consultation will take place to discuss the space you would like to display the artwork, fit within your aesthetics and determine what you are looking for.


All Amplify Arts paintings are created on framed back canvas with acrylics and/or mixed mediums. Please view our gallery to gain an understanding of our style of artworks. Please contact us directly for alternative requests and or questions.


How do I order a commission piece?


Please contact us to submit your order enquiry. Amplify Arts will contact you for a phone or face to face consultation, and will request images and/or a site visit of area. The client will be required to complete a commission questionnaire.  

Once everything is mutely agreed we will provide an contract that outlines timelines, renders, use of rights of the artwork etc. Once signed, a 50% deposit will be required to be paid upfront with 3 days of agreement for the artwork to commence. If you have decided not to go ahead written notice must be given within the first 3 days to cancel the order.

The remaining 50% will need to be paid at least 14 days before completion to receive your custom painting.


How far in advance do I need to book a commission piece?


To ensure you receive your painting asap we recommend you to order your custom artwork at your earliest convenience. Please note we will discuss expected deadlines in the consultation period. 

Commission paintings will vary in completion time depending on size, quantity, prior bookings etc. 


How do I decide if ordering a commission painting is right for me?

Rest assure, our Amplify Arts artist Carleen will work with you to determine how we can best serve you needs. We consider desired space, artwork objectives and gain an understanding of what you are looking for through our commission artwork questionnaire.


We will strive to create the prefect personalised painting. (Amplify Arts can proudly state that we have not experienced a disappointed client!)

Though commission artworks are not for everyone. If you feel hesitant about the process or the commitment, there is no obligation to proceed before the painting has commenced. 


Can I select from previous paintings or can I suggest a theme to paint?


In consultation with the artist you are welcome to suggest a theme or pre-select a previous painting that you have viewed in our website that you want the style/design to be based off. Though please note that the painting will not be replicated but rather influenced in your commission piece.


Is shipping and delivery available for commission paintings? 

Amplify Arts is based in Gold Coast, Queensland Australia. If shipping is required outside of this location an additional fee will be added via a supplier such as Pack N Send. Please note shipping prices can be very expensive. To help keep cost down, your commission piece can be requested to be created on loose canvas without a frame. 

Depending on the order details of the commission piece such as size, quantity etc. Amplify Arts may offer free delivery within the Gold Coast region. Delivery fees may apply for a 1-2 drive hour radius outside of the Gold Coast region. Please note delivery dates may be subjected to availability.

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