Introducing Picasso Paints series!

P&P Picasso Paints Frida

Here at Pinot & Picasso, we decided it’s time to take our name literally… We are launching a NEW ‘Picasso Paints’ series!

Picasso was committed to “pushing the boundaries of one’s craft”. Taking a lead from the man in the brand, we’re bringing the art of cubism to our sessions! 

What is cubism, you ask? Cubism is an early 20th-century art movement that originated in France. Picasso himself is one of the notable pioneers of the art form. Cubism is subject to an item’s most abstract form. It prides itself on having displace noses and mouths, faces all jumbled up and has a sharp nature to it. 

See who is the first famous figure in this series below!

INTRODUCING PICASSO PAINTS: FRIDA!

Our beloved Frida is the first to get the Picasso style makeover! Painted in the unique Picasso style of cubism, this design gives people the opportunity to show off a range of new techniques and to showcase fun new colour palettes.

Frida is the first of many famous figures to join the ‘Picasso Paints’ series, stay tuned to see who is next!

These new sessions are now available on our website – book now to avoid that disappointing feeling of missing out!

Franchisee Focus: Danielle Weber

Talented artist Danielle Weber is a proud co-owner of our Pinot & Picasso Malvern studio. The Malvern studio was our first location to open in the state of Victoria, which was incredibly exciting for us! We’ve been stoked to have Danielle onboard with us and we chatted with her about her Pinot & Picasso journey as a Franchisee. 

 

What convinced you to join the Pinot & Picasso as a Franchisee?

“The concept seemed like an innovative way to share my love of creating art with many others in the community. I loved the positive, ‘family’-like vibe the Pinot & Picasso crew presented and the way in which an inclusive, fun environment was created in every session for people of all ages and backgrounds.” 

What was the process like becoming a P&P Franchisee? 

“We jumped into the partnership together quite naturally, fitting out the space with our combined efforts – so much so I painted the mural celebrating Picasso with a tribute piece to create a vibe conducive to the conviviality of the Pinot & Picasso experience.” 

What’s been your favourite thing about Pinot & Picasso?
“Getting feedback from family and friends experiencing the sessions and seeing the enjoyment of the participants week after week, including during the difficult times of 2020.”

How has your studio been received by your community?
“The community has embraced the creation of this space with local traders telling me that it brought a much needed ‘breath of fresh air’ to the precinct and added a much needed vibe to the area. Shoppers often pop in to ask about the classes and admire my artworks. Many locals enjoy a chat and share that they welcome the whole concept to their community. This is the most rewarding aspect of my involvement.” 

Since becoming a Franchise Owner with P&P, what benefits have you seen in life and business?
“The biggest benefit has been the opportunity to share the joy of painting with a larger audience. My capacity to share the love of art and the benefits it brings is far greater through these experiences.”

If there was one reason to join P&P, what would it be?
“If you like bringing enjoyment to others, this would be it. Everyone can participate and take something wonderful away with them. All participants are pleasantly surprised that they can produce a work of art, no matter how complex or simple. No one leaves disappointed and the fun to be had is contagious.”

The Pinot & Picasso Booze Guide

Pinot & Picasso Booze Guide
Want to know what drinks you should bring to your Pinot & Picasso session? There is absolutely NO wrong answer to this! There is booze for every mood!

While everybody has different tastes but we’re here to offer some tips & ideas. Here is a bit of a guide to help you decide what you’d like to bring to your Pinot & Picasso session!

WINE

Wine not?! It’s in the name, but you don’t have to restrict yourself to a glass of Pinot, or wine in general. However, wine is our most popular drip of choice. 

Whether you’re celebrating an occasion or just enjoying a night out, sparkling wine will never look out of place at Pinot & Picasso. Pop a bottle of your favourite Champagne or other sparkling wine like Prosecco or Cava. 

For those who are newbies, we recommend easing into the world of wine with some crisp and semi-sweet whites like a Moscato, Pinot Grigio or a Sav Blanc. For those who want to dip their toe into red wine, we suggest a Pinot Noir or a Beaujolais Nouveau (fancy!)

If you are attending Pinot & Picasso in the warmer seasons, a Rosé is a perfect summer drink. It is a great wine to have for those early sessions. It also pairs well with a variety of different foods, which puts it a level above just red & white wines.

BEER

Put your male partners at ease… they CAN get on the beers at Pinot & Picasso! Often people stick to the beer they’ve been drinking for years, so here is some advice on what type of beer to drink according to the season:

In colder weather, darker and medium to full-bodied beers will be your alcohol blanket. These type of beers are often brewed with spices, herbs & fruits. Try an IPA, Old Ales, Mild Ales, or a Stout.

In the warmer seasons, light to medium-bodied beers is your go-to. You want beers that can be served cold without completely numbing your palate. Try a Pale Ale, Summer Ale, or a Lager.

Many craft breweries like to produce different beers throughout the year. Here are some recommended Aussie beers: Young Henry’s, Balter, 4 Pines, Coopers.

Ciders are also a good summer alternative for beer! Somersby, Strongbow & Rekorderlig have some great flavours to choose from.

PRE-MIXED DRINKS

If spirits are your preference, you can bring some pre-mixed drinks to our studios. Whether you like a clear spirit like Vodka or Gin or have an acquired taste for Bourbon or Whiskey – there are so many options out there for you!

This doesn’t mean bringing in a full bottle of straight rum with you to our studio. It’s gotta be pre-mixed – easier for you and our hosts. Many of the big brands like Smirnoff, Gordon’s, Jack Daniels & Jim Beam have RTD cans in 4-6 packs ready for any occasion. 

 

Ultimately, it’s entirely up to you and what you’d like to drink at our studios. We hope this guide steers you in the right direction (most likely the bottle shop!). We’ve also got you covered with glasses, so when we say you bring just the drinks, we mean it! We look forward to seeing you in a Pinot & Picasso studios soon. Cheers! 

Dress to Impress at Pinot & Picasso

Pinot & Picasso

We get it. It’s a tough decision to decide what to wear to your Pinot & Picasso session or function. There are many factors to consider – what you are celebrating, your location, how formal or casual it is, what other people are wearing – it can be all too much!

Here are some tips from our P&P hosts to help you dress to impress:

 

Comfort is key

There is nothing worse than regretting wearing something that you just don’t feel comfy in. Don’t be afraid to keep it simple! Jeans and a nice top will always look on-brand at the Pinot & Picasso studios. 

Always bring a jacket with you to our sessions. Even if it’s 35 degrees outside, the air con is likely to be pumping and we don’t want anyone to go cold! 

 

Leave your designer clothes for the runway

No one wants to hear someone complaining about paint on their clothes, especially designer clothes. Those articles of clothing are not fabricated for art studios. 

Best to save the designer outfits for another occasion (or the runway!)

 

Go hard on accessories

There are other ways to make your outfit go from chick to chic. Statement jewellery items will always earn a big tick – and even some compliments.  

Accessories like earrings, necklaces or headbands will never look out of fashion at our studios. It also shows us a bit of your personality!

 

Swap high heels for low riders

Since we are dealing with paint, you want to make sure you are eliminating all possible opportunities where paint can land on you. Enclosed shoes are highly recommended in the studio environment. 

While heels and sandals can jazz up your outfit, it is preferred to keep it comfy and casual with enclosed shoes like sneakers or boots. This doesn’t mean we’re going to send you away if you come in sandals or high heels – it is only a recommendation! 

 

All in all, be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. While you will be wearing a P&P apron, we can’t guarantee that you might get a splash of paint on yourself – it is all part of the fun.

NEW School Holidays Artwork!

Pinot & Picasso School Holidays
School holidays are sneaking up on us (eeeek!) and we’ve released the perfect artwork for the little ones to release their inner Picasso & superhero! 

Take the kids off your hands and bring them to one of our Pinot & Picasso studios for a creative lesson! We’ve got plenty of kids and family sessions over the school holiday period across our studio calendars.

INTRODUCING I AM SUPER!

Kids can now officially create the hero of their dreams! This superhero artwork allows for the little ones to choose their own colours and include their own letter in the centre of the artwork! 

I Am Super joins our fantastic gallery of kids & family-friendly artworks. These paintings will also be available for sessions these school holidays!

The sessions are bound to sell out fast, so if this sounds like the perfect activity for your kids – it’s best to book now ahead now!

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