Paint and sip studios like Paint Juicy generally take care of all the art supplies and materials you need, but it never hurts to have a spare, especially when there’s a particular brush you like or a certain way of doing things.
Having a spare set of artistic tools also lets you have your own paint and sip at home, whether it’s just to spend a fun night or take online painting lessons. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have fun with just minimal tools.
So, here are the basic painting essentials used in a studio that you can buy for your own paint and sip at home:
Acrylic paints are the paint choice of studios because they’re versatile, and you can water them down or lay them thick to create different textural effects. This type of paint also dries quickly, making it easier to edit or change elements in your painting. We use acrylic paints in our studios for their ease of use and are quality paints.
There are many paints available in the studio that paint and sip guests can freely use. However, actual paint and sip events only really use a smaller selection of colours. But as a beginner, you should stick with acrylics first and use student grade nontoxic black, white and a rainbow set of colours. These, especially white, are the most used colours.
Having this amount lets you explore a good amount of colours and mix different tones and shades.
Our Paint At Home Kits contains high-quality acrylic paints.
You obviously need something to paint on, and a canvas is the best fit for that. Paint Juicy commonly uses a 40 x 50 cm stretched canvas in studio paint and sips, which is a good start for you and a little smaller one for our Paint At Home Kits.
While you can, of course, paint on anything, canvases are the better option because they’re absorbent, have a lovely texture and will instantly make you feel like a budding artist.
You may also try canvas boards, which are thinner, less expensive and easier to store than stretched canvas, yet they still have the same texture.
It’s best to go visit your local art supply store or buy our preferred paintbrushes from us to have brushes of all various shapes and sizes. The amount of selection may overwhelm you at first, but remember that you can ask for assistance and that you only need a few brushes to paint. We suggest just 3 to 4 paint brushes to start off with.
It’s best to get a large flat brush, a medium flat brush and a small round brush, the basic set of brushes provided in paint and sips. Depending on the painting and brushstrokes you want to achieve, you may also like to add or exchange flat brushes for round ones.
While you can put your paint on virtually anything, a palette or paint tray can help you organise the colours you’re using. In paint and sips held at studios, guests are given an aluminium, plastic or compostable sugarcane plate with wells around to keep the colours and a mixing space in the middle. A paint palette or paint tray is excellent because they’re easy to clean, and paint will easily come off at the end of a session.
These are four of the basic essentials you need in your painter’s toolkit. You always have the freedom to add more and expand your artist’s toolkit. But for now, these four basics should help you get through a painting session.
If you would like to know more, just chat with us!