Paint & Sip Studio

Days / Hours: Various, check below

School of Art, Hereford Street

Start with a blank canvas and sip your way to a one-of-a-kind masterpiece at Paint & Sip Studio - now at The Arts Centre! We invite you to spend some creative, relaxing time with us at our Studio, New Zealand's first social painting destination born right here in Christchurch.


All levels of experience welcome, especially those who can't draw a stick figure. We’ll support you every step of the way as you put colour to canvas. Gather friends or come on your own and get your creative juices flowing at one of our posted public sessions. Or book one of our popular private sessions, great for corporate events, birthday parties, hen’s dos, social clubs, team building, holiday parties and celebrations for all ages. Get in touch today and let us help you plan something truly unique.


Keep an eye on our Calendar for details on upcoming events which include Paint Your Pet, Open Paint, and other creative experiences such as sketching and drawing classes, terrarium building, printmaking and more.


Our fully stocked bar has something for everyone, and public sessions include a range of delicious nibbles to enjoy at the halftime break.

Opening Hours

  • Public sessions are Wednesday – Saturday evenings (times vary, see calendar for details)
  • Kid-friendly public sessions are Saturday – Sunday afternoons (times vary, see calendar for details)
  • Private Events can be booked anytime, 7 days a week.
  • Afternoon Art for Kids classes run each school term for various age groups

Look forward to seeing you in our dedicated Studio soon!



Location map

School of Art,
Hereford Street


Market Square Hereford St Carpark Boys' High Entrance Engineering Laneway The Observatory Hotel Courtyard South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering Cloisters Studio Common Room Library Biology, Observatory and Physics Chemistry School of Art West Lecture Classics Rutherford's Den Clock Tower Boy's High Workshop Great Hall