We had a great time painting at ArteVeno Studio. None of us were experienced painters. We were a variety of ages, yet we all enjoyed it immensely.
It is amazing how newbies and experienced painters alike can take the same class and create a painting that looks remarkable. No prior painting experience is necessary to join a painting class and it is surprising to see what you are capable of creating with step by step instructions. Although at times it seems that the picture is not coming out great when you take a step back it looks excellent.
Classes are pre-booked online and you get to see which picture will be painted during the class. Evening classes have a minimum age requirement of 14 years old so we joined a 2 ½ hour class on a Sunday afternoon in Cranford, NJ because not everyone was above that age. We were 4 people and we were seated next to each other so that we can enjoy each other’s company while painting.
We painted a scenic picture with a lighthouse and water. Everyone registered for the class had an easel waiting for them with the paint and brushes needed to create that specific picture. Our instructor, Heather, a professional artist, and her assistant gave extremely clear instructions each step of the way and then came around to see if anyone needed help. There was upbeat music playing whenever Heather wasn’t talking and many people were enjoying drinks they had brought along while they painted.
ArteVeno Studio also hosts birthday parties, fundraisers and corporate events. There is also an option to purchase an All Access pass for $39 a month which allows you to come as many times as you want to as many classes as you’d like to paint your own masterpieces.
The interesting part is that we all painted the same picture yet everyone’s was different, everyone’s personality came through in their own creation giving it their unique stamp.
Posted: January 14, 2021
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
102 N Union Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
Check online for classes and availability.
Average price per class is $35
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour
Lakewood: 50 minutes
Monsey: 1 hour