New year, new studios!

Pinot & Picasso New Studios

The devil works hard, but Pinot & Picasso works harder! We’ve got THREE amazing locations ready to welcome new Picassos into their studios this February!  

These communities have been waiting patiently for our experience to roll on into town and when better than the start of 2022?! Check out where we’re opening below!

OUR UPCOMING STUDIO LOCATIONS ARE:

Glenelg – February 4 

Buderim – February 11

Townsville – February 11

 

We hope you’re just as excited about these territories as we are!

These three studios are so thrilled to be bringing some creativity to their communities! We’ve got many more exciting locations coming soon, but you’ll just have to wait and see! 

Are these studios near you or someone you know? Check out your local Pinot & Picasso studio’s sessions right here!

 

2021 in Review

Pinot & Picasso 2021
On behalf of Pinot & Picasso HQ, franchisees, and staff, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope you have a fun, safe and entertaining holiday period reconnecting with loved ones and friends! 

Thank you for your ongoing and continued support over what has been a topsy-turvy year – to say the least! We know our franchisees are extremely grateful for your loyalty and encouragement throughout the year, especially during lockdown periods. 

We’re still wrapping our heads around the fact that it’s the end of 2021, so we’re looking back at the year and how YOU made it unforgettable for us!

 

MILESTONES, MILESTONES, MILESTONES!

We started 2021 with 35 studios across four states and territories in Australia. We finish 2021 with 65 studios across Australia and New Zealand – that’s opening almost 3 studios a month! 


Thanks to your popular demand, we opened studios in three new states this year – South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia, to be exact! We’re looking forward to bringing Pinot & Picasso to more exciting territories in 2022! 

FROM AN AUSSIE COMPANY TO AN INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE

We really don’t talk about New Zealand at all, do we? We expanded our #1 Paint & Sip experience across the Tasman and opened 4 studios this year! With more in the pipeline, we’re super excited to see the studio growth in NZ in 2022. 

 

Thanks to your support in Australia, this led to the big leap into NZ – so give yourselves a pat on the back!

Pinot & Picasso NZ

COVID STRIKES BACK... BUT SO DID WE!

Our biggest challenge (understatement!) was the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in both Australia and New Zealand. This forced many of our studios to close for an extended period of time throughout the year. 

We relaunched the Pinot & Picasso Art Box and Virtual Functions to help those in lockdown keep positive, celebrate milestones, and entertain all ages! It was another raging success with exclusive On-Demand sessions of fan favourite artworks and kids classics. 

We were stoked to give you something to enjoy during this period as you have given us so much over these last three years! We will admit, as nice as it was to see your at-home artworks, it’s been unbelievable to be back in the studio with you all!

Pinot & Picasso 2021

LAUNCH OF PINOT POINTS

Speaking of giving back, we launched our loyalty program Pinot Points this year! Pinot Points is all about enhancing our customers’ experience with our brand. Customers get points for their birthday, whenever they purchase a ticket or product, and when they sign-up! 

Haven’t signed up to Pinot Points yet? Join today!

40+ additions to our artwork gallery

We had over 40 artworks created by our talented artists from HQ and studios! From kids paintings, to floral masterpieces and Picasso-style artworks, we are still obsessing over our artwork gallery!

Still want to paint these stellar artworks? Check out the upcoming sessions for your local Pinot & Picasso studio! 

Thank you for your support - again, we could never do it without YOU! We cannot wait to see you all again in 2022!

Soak up the Summer Series!

Pinot & Picasso Summer
We’ve decided to treat you by ending the year with another huge collection of 8 NEW ARTWORKS! It’s a Merry Christmas indeed!

This ‘Summer Series’ by Pinot & Picasso is all about bringing good vibes, summer fun & being a fun place to avoid La Niña! 

This collection also includes NEW NZ artworks that are too beautiful to put into words! Now, go on – see these masterpieces for yourself! 

We can’t stop looking at this collection! For the keen beachgoers, grab your swimmers to paint Wave After Wave and Icebergs! 

For our floral lovers (we know there are a lot of you out there!), take your pick with No.5, In Bloom and the cutest Highland cow we call Udderly Adorable!

Want to go to NZ? Mt Taranaki, A Wharf to Remember and Kiwi Be Friends will take you there in a matter of paint strokes! 

How pretty are the colours on these canvases?! Be among the first to try these paintings in our studios in 2022!

Why you should have a Kids Party at Pinot & Picasso

Pinot & Picasso Kids
Did you know that we can host Kids Parties at Pinot & Picasso?

We swap out pinot for fizzy drinks and juice boxes, but all the creativity still flows through our studios! Now, we know there are many options for kids parties these days, but here is why you should consider little ol’ us for your celebrations!

 
ALL ABOUT ART!

With a super cool kids artwork gallery, every type of child is catered for at Pinot & Picasso! From groovy turtles, to a not-so-scary T-Rex, and outer space journeys – these artworks are so fun for all artistic abilities! Check out our selection below! 

FUN WITH FRIENDS!

The theme of kids parties is all about having the best time with their friends! Our talented and entertaining hosts make sure the kids enjoy themselves with a funky playlist and easy-to-follow instructions. They’ll also help keep paint off their clothes and on their canvas!

 

PERFECT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Now, we don’t just have kids’ artworks – we have paintings suitable for all ages! This means you can invite the entire family along! That’s right – we’re talking little Picassos, moody teens and fun adults! 

These sessions are first-class entertainment for the whole family! 

 

CATERING? YOU KNOW IT!

Our studios all partner with local catering businesses that create delicious grazing boards made from locally-sourced products! Depending on your studio’s caterer, they may have 

several options for food. You can also bring your own food & drinks to your party! We often see lots of donuts!

 

CONTINUE CREATING AT HOME!

Do you have an arty child? We have our Creative Kids Art Box on sale on our website! 

You can use your $100 Service NSW Creative Kids Voucher to redeem our Art Box (which means it’d be free!) or you can purchase outright! With quality art products, and On-Demand sessions with professional, bubbly artists – our Creative Kids Art Box will be your child’s very own artist starter kit.

EXCLUSIVE: 12 Days of Christmas!

Pinot & Picasso x 12 Days of Christmas

Set your alarms Picassos – our BIGGEST GIVEAWAY YET starts tomorrow night! Pinot & Picasso has partnered with some of Australia’s most iconic brands to giveaway prizes that you will want to win! Seriously – we wish we could enter  them ALL! 

From cases of Australia’s finest drop, to a new film camera, and experiences that are once in a lifetime- you will have the chance to treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas by simply tagging them and following us on socials! 

Want a sneak peek? See below!

With unlimited entries, embrace the ‘in it to win it’ lifestyle and tag every single human being you know! Our first 11 prizes will all be drawn on December 13! 

Now, you’re looking for the exclusive, aren’t you? Well, here it is – you can WIN FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION FOR TWO THIS CHRISTMAS!

Thanks to a $1000 voucher from Qantas, you can choose the state you want to visit, and score a double pass to the closest Australian Pinot & Picasso studio! The lucky winner of this unforgettable prize will be announced on December 23!

Excited? You should be! Keep a lookout on our socials over the next 12 days!

Creative Children Are More Successful: Encourage Creativity In Your Kids In These Three Easy Steps

Dead Poets Society

What Dead Poets Society Taught Us About Raising Children

Arguably, one of the ’80s most iconic movies, and god bless Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society was not only a great film but had extremely important messages that are still relevant for the children of today. 

 

“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits, and necessary, to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” While the noble pursuits here are not romanticised like the art of vulnerably expressing yourself, it’s important to remember that the highest achievers in medicine, law or business are all those with creativity. 

 

Without creativity, you’re unable to push the boundaries and unlock a new way of thinking, a new way to do age-old processes. Creativity in any aspect of life is important, so are you allowing your child to learn the skills of being creative?

 

Albert Einstein once said, “creativity is intelligence having fun”, and we couldn’t agree more. While people may think, ‘I wasn’t born creative’ this is not true. From a child, studies from Dr Lindsay (University of Wollongong) have shown that parents can allow their child to explore, build and harness their creativity through these simple activities: 

 

  1. Allow them to be bored. You don’t have to spend every minute entertaining them. By allowing them time to think for themselves, make their own fun, you are allowing them to be imaginative and teaching them to think strategically.
  2. Create. Art allows your child to self-express, release emotions and be creative. Let your child enjoy sensory experiences with paint, clay, and writing or drawing in art books. Make sure there is no pressure on what the final product will look like.
  3. Spend time creating with your kids. This could be Christmas presents, cooking, or teaching them how to use a new medium. These will be some of the most enjoyable moments of quality time your child will remember. 

 

While your child might not be the next Picasso, they could be the next Zuckerburg if they are taught to use their imagination and think creatively. They could reinvent a product, or make something more efficient than it already is. They will be innovators. 

 

Pinot & Picasso are selling Creative Kids Art Boxes which provide several activities and mediums for your child to start creating. With help from the NSW Government, parents in NSW with children aged 4.5 – 18 can redeem their Creative Kids Voucher to receive an Art Box worth $120 for free. With quality art supplies and on-demand art tutorials, allow your kids to be creative with Pinot & Picasso, because “ ideas can change the world” – John Keating, Dead Poets Society. 

Who are Pinot & Picasso? Meet the Team!

Pinot & Picasso HQ
With the year that we’ve had, you might not believe that our team has doubled in size. However, it is an incredible reality for our company and we definitely don’t take it lightly.

With not only studio growth and company expansion into New Zealand, we needed to add more beautiful people to our team but we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Pinot & Picasso HQ has transformed into a place where we’re stoked to come into work every day and help bring awareness to our brand and franchisees – I swear I’m saying this on my own and haven’t been told to say this! 

It’s a common term said about workplaces, but Pinot & Picasso HQ really is a well-oiled machine. Here’s how: 
 

Marketing is all in-house

One of the biggest decisions we made in 2021 was to bring all aspects of marketing – social media, digital marketing & PR – into one united space. This has allowed us to have full control in these areas but more importantly, we can dedicate so much more of our time to franchisees. We now have 3 full-time employees who devote themselves to building the brand and supporting our franchisees. Our Marketing Team also works very closely with our Creative Team which adds even more strings to our bow and has seen some incredible benefits. 
 

Creative delivers

Speaking of our Creative Team, they continue to deliver top-tier artworks for all types of Picasso’s! This really is one of the reasons customers come to our studios time and time again. With new concepts and ideas bouncing around the walls at HQ, it’s important to keep innovating our studio experience each year. We also give artists from studios across the country a chance to submit their artwork ideas that could be a part of our Artwork Gallery.
 

The Engine Room has doubled

The team that keeps this machine ticking over has doubled in less than a year. From Franchisee Relations, virtual functions, customer experience, and company store management, this group helps with day-to-day operations and assists our franchisees in becoming the best studio owners they can be! 
 

More training and webinars

With studios continuing to open throughout 2021, we’ve added more training sessions and hosted more webinars to offer more information and support to our franchisees. During lockdown, we thought it was a real opportunity to enhance our studio owners’ knowledge and keep them in the business frame of mind despite not operating. We enhanced their understanding of paid ads & social media trends, pop-ups, preparing for Christmas, and new IT changes. This is something we couldn’t have pulled off without the team we have today!
 

Have we mentioned New Zealand?

Okay, we might have mentioned NZ once or twice! One of our biggest achievements in 2021 was bringing our unique paint & sip experience across the Tasman to our Kiwi neighbours. We have an amazing Head of NZ Relations (she’s a boss lady and you’ll know why when you meet her!) and an NZ Business Development Manager on the ground to assist our studios. It’s a team that we have no doubt we’ll be saying has tripled (or more!) in the next 12 months.

New Kids Artworks are here!

Pinot & Picasso Kids

Need activities to do these summer school holidays? Never fear! Our Pinot & Picasso studios are the ideal location for letting the kids explore their creative side! 

We have launched THREE brand new artworks that are super fun for the little Picassos! Don’t wait any longer – scroll to see them now!

Outer Space

Butterfly

Rex

THESE ARTWORKS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD!  

 

OUTER SPACE

For all the space lovers – get ready to take off! Create your own rocket that will fly you all around the universe! 

 

BUTTERFLY

This rainbow beauty allows kids to be more expressive! Paint your wings and learn to fly this summer!

 

REX

Say hi to Rex – he doesn’t bite! This friendly dinosaur has a heart of gold and very small hands. This Jurassic creature will be your new best friend!

 

These artworks are now available on your local Pinot & Picasso studio calendar! Plan ahead and get the kids excited to release their inner creative! 

The Creative Kids Art Box is Back!

Pinot & Picasso Creative Kids Art Box

Parents rejoice! The $100 Creative Kids Art Box is back – and dare we say, better than ever! With a whole stack of NEW products, this art box is perfect for keeping the kids entertained these summer holidays!

Simply use your $100 NSW Creative Kids voucher to complete your purchase and soon enough, your kids will be painting with new mediums and making clay figures! Scroll now to see what’s inside!

WHAT'S IN THE BOX!

  • 2 x 11×14 Premium Canvases
  • Satin Acrylic Paint Set – Primary Colours 6x75ml
  • A4 Visual Arts Diary
  • Watercolour Paint Palette
  • Colouring Brush Markers 12pc
  • White Air Dry Clay
  • Pouring Acrylic Paint Set – 4x60ml
  • Paint Palette
  • 6 Brush Pack
  • EXCLUSIVE access to our Creative Kids On-Demand Tutorial videos
  • Discount Code to a Pinot & Picasso in-studio session*
  • FREE shipping Australia wide!

SNEAK PEEK OF OUR ON-DEMAND VIDEOS!

One of the MAJOR perks of this year’s Creative Kids Art Box is our On-Demand tutorials! We have videos that cover all the different art mediums in our box to help inspire the little Picasso’s and their amazing creations! 

Check out the teaser video below to see what they could be doing this summer with our Creative Kids Art Box!

From our Franchisees to You!

Pinot & Picasso Franchising

Who better to tell you about owning a Pinot & Picasso studio than our lovely franchisees?!

Pinot & Picasso is Australia’s #1 Paint & Sip franchise. Our success on home soil has lead us to world domination! Not quite that… But we are making a name for ourselves in New Zealand, and soon the United Kingdom. If you told us this in 2018, we’d definitely be laughing!

The heart of Pinot & Picasso beats in the Western Sydney suburb of Penrith – the home of our first studio ever and our Head Office. The community of Penrith is one to thank because their love and support has lead us to franchising our unique experience to plenty of incredible territories. 

Our franchising journey began in February 2019 in Byron Bay, and it only took us two and a half years to reach the 50 studio milestone. Mind-blowing? Heck yes!

In just over three years of being a company, we opened our first studio in New Zealand. Chur bro! We have loved seeing our Kiwi neighbours enjoy our Pinot & Picasso experience. Next stop: the United Kingdom.

Owning a Pinot & Picasso studio comes with many perks, challenges, and rewards. We’ve had an absolute ball growing our network and have made lifelong friends in business & life. 

But enough from us! We’ve spoken to various Franchisees that come from all walks of life. Here are their stories… 

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