Parking is limited downtown Bloomington.  We do not have a parking lot; it is public street parking. Please utilize the parking garage located on Center St. between Monroe and Market - plan accordingly.  Street parking MON-FRI prior to 6pm is only 90 min.   PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE 15MIN PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS; as painting begins promptly at class start time!  The studio will be open 30min prior to the start of class. Thank you!!


Classes & Parties

Come alone, or with a group!!!


2 Hours


Have a group of friends, but you all want to do something different, or maybe you just want some open studio time. Pick Your Painting Night is the perfect class for you.

Pick Your Painting Night is an OPEN STUDIO Class, not a teacher-led class.  This class is less hands on with the artist than our step-by-step class. This is NOT a step-by-step class; if you are looking for a lot of direction - you will want to register for our STEP-BY- STEP Class.

You come in and choose which painting you want to do right off of our walls. Or maybe something in your own mind - we will give you the paints and brushes to make your painting come to life.  

What To Expect

No experience necessary! Think you’re not artistic? Think again. Everyone (Yes, everyone!) has an inner artist just waiting to be discovered. At Merlot and a Masterpiece, you will find a fun, relaxing, and creative environment where you can laugh, imagine and create your own Masterpiece.

What To Know

  • We do not have an age limit for class but recommend parental discretion for Friday and Saturday evening classes.
  • For any participants drinking alcohol – you must be at least 21 years of age and have valid identification.


  • Paint, the canvas, and the brushes.
  • Instruction from local artists.
  • Amenities, such as glasses, wine openers, ice, plates, and silverware.
  • Best of all, we clean up for you.

What To Bring / Wear

  • We are a complete BYOB (Bring your own booze).
  • Bring any drinks, alcoholic or NON, and your snack or food of choice.
  • Valid Identification Age 21+ for any alcohol consumption.
  • There is no dress code, but there is a possibility that you might get paint on your clothing. We will provide you with an apron.

The studio is open 30min prior to the start of class.  Please arrive atleast 15min early for this class to allow you time to wander and gaze the studio paintings and choose your piece.   If you arrive late; the class is still only 2hrs - so you will just have less time to paint.