Painting Lounge

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
(188 Reviews)

Welcome to Painting Lounge! We are a BYOB Paint & Sip art studio in Midtown offering guided classes to people of all skill levels.

Painting Lounge classes are always in a relaxed, social setting. An experienced artist guides the class step-by-step through replicating each night's featured painting. The process is easy, fun and totally stress-free. All art supplies are included. Many attendees find our classes a therapeutic and convenient way to tap into their creative side.

Our classes are perfect for beginners, so grab your friends, co-workers, fly solo or plan a unique date night. We are happy to announce that we got a liquor license for our Midtown studio, so you can now BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer or Bottle of wine/champagne) to any class!

Painting Lounge, founded in Spring 2011, is an exciting and unique alternative to a typical night out with friends and coworkers. 

Our experienced instructors will guide you step-by-step to complete your next masterpiece. No previous drawing or painting experience required, and canvases usually come with pre-sketched images, allowing students to dive right into the activity. We make it easy, fun, and totally stress free. By the end of the night you will be amazed at the work of art you have created.


What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse? 
Our BYOB painting class is the most popular class.  

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history? 
RISD Alum Kevin Tarasuk founded Painting Lounge in 2011 after years working in the art world. The goal of Painting Lounge is provide a pressure free, relaxed, social setting where students can be creative and unwind.

What is your average class size?  
Our average class size would be around 20 students. We currently have three studios with different max seating.

What is your typical student like? What are their goals? 
Our students are typically in their 20s and 30s who work jobs that don't give them a creative outlet. Their goal is to have a fun, social evening at a venue that isn't a bar. 

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class? 
We have three different locations, all of which are in areas close to shopping and restaurants.

Reviews of Painting Lounge

(188 Reviews)

Robyn S.

Attended: Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

Our teacher Christine was fantastic. Also very patient and nice. The class did go pretty fast but she was able to keep us on track

Emmanuel H.

Attended: Paint and Sip Workshop: Midtown (BYOB)

Excellent class

Keja N.

Attended: Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

This was my first time attending a painting class and I had a blast. Sabrina was an amazing instructor. She was very patient and explained everything very well. Great environment and great music! I will definitely attend another class soon!

Ope B.

Attended: Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

Instructor was great, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well the painting came out. He did a good job of showing all the steps, but also making it lively and fun, and realizing the point was to have a good time. Highly recommended event to do with someone else, or a group of people. Everyone there seemed to have a really good time, and it's BYOB :)


Attended: Paint and Sip Workshop: Midtown (BYOB)

An excellent experience, nice alone or with a party- great way to hangout.

Shanice C.

Attended: Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

Wonderful ! Great music great helpful host ...I had an amazingggg time

Jo-Ann C.

Attended: Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

We had such a good time! Our instructor, Chris, was very personable and funny- He made everyone feel totally relaxed and confident in painting! The music played was nostalgic and the location is great, in the heart of union sqaure- -and cool that we got to byob- will do again! We came here for a pre bday celebration before brunch- Such a fun time, thank you!

Susan B.

Attended: Paint and Sip Workshop: Midtown (BYOB)

Instructor, Angela, was very helpful


Attended: Painting Workshop: Williamsburg

Class was amazing, I learned a lot and got way more comfortable by the end of the class. I came in as a beginner and it was perfect, and the teacher was incredibly patient and friendly as well! Would recommend to anyone.

Alexis W.

Attended: Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

Olivia had great music and kept a great balance between instructing and helping and letting us chat with each other and work on our own. The source painting was a great choice for everyone to be able to make something that looked nice in each person's individual style. My friend and I had a great time.

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438 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211
Painting Lounge
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
438 Union Ave
Btwn Devoe St & Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11211