Zero Alcohol Drinks To Enjoy This Dry July

Zero Alcohol Drinks New Zealand
ARE YOU DOING DRY JULY? HERE ARE OUR SUGGESTIONS FOR ZERO ALCOHOL DRINKS!

The beauty of BYO is that you have the choice to bring whatever drink you feel like to our paint and sip sessions – you have the power, Picasso! Whether you are bracing for a big night out, a chill afternoon getting creative with friends, or participating in Dry July – we leave the drinks decision up to you! 

For those looking for a zero-alcohol alternative, here are our top recommendations!

ALCOHOL-FREE SPRITZ

You can still enjoy the flavours of your favourite spritzes without a sore head the next day! Thanks to brands like Pals Seltzers, you can still get your bubbly fix on days where you don’t feel like drinking. 

SOFT DRINK

Sometimes a fizzy drink just hits the spot! You can enjoy your favourite soft drink your way – in a can, bottle or glass at our paint and sip sessions. 

ZERO ALCOHOL BEER

This one is for the blokes, designated drivers or girls who love a cold one! Zero alcohol beer allows you to feel like you’re enjoying a cold one without the alcohol – obvi! Many beers are starting to introduce this to their range, like State of Play!

JUICE

Our favourite things about juice? It’s delicious AND healthy! There are many perks to having a glass of juice, your body will thank you later. 

ALCOHOL FREE WINE 

The industry that is changing the drinking game! You can now enjoy your favourite wines with delicious alternatives like Giesen Wines. Plus, if you have a full bottle without feeling guilty! 

 
Even if you aren’t participating in Dry July, you don’t need a reason to try zero alcohol beverages! Bring these drinks along to your next paint and sip session at Pinot & Picasso!

Pinot & Picasso Introduces Neon Nights!

Pinot & Picasso New Zealand Neon Nights
THEY SAY THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT…

Neon Nights has arrived at Pinot & Picasso! Our NEW glow in the dark experience really takes our paint and sip sessions to a whole new level. With this exciting environment and creating a masterpiece under UV lights is something so unique – and did we say so much FUN?!

If our regular classes are 10/10 on the fun scale, Neon Nights has just jumped us up to 12/10!

Are you ready to see what our Neon Nights artworks are? We’re gonna take that as a yes!

BOOGIE

We like the nightlife and if you like to Boogie… then this groovy artwork is for you! As you spend three-hours painting your very own disco ball in this glow in the dark special, we will have the tunes playing, allowing you to boogie your way right back to the 80’s. You bet ABBA will be playing!

FRESH KICKS

Join all the other kids with their pumped up kicks, painting our retro sneakers ‘Fresh Kicks’ in UV lights. This session isn’t an art class, it’s an experience. With BYO drinks, this glow in the dark special will have you kicking back (sorry, had to!) with 90’s music playing and a whole lotta good vibes being thrown around!

VAN GLOW

Let us take you deep into the art world, with our Starry Neon Night, inspired by Van Gogh or in our case, Van Glow (we hope you like puns! If not, we don’t recommend reading our FAQs). Anyway, back to the session! 

As you paint your way through our three-hour session, your artwork will come to life as you light up the starry night sky. Be sure to wear white, so you too can glow the night away.

COME AND SEE WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT! BOOK A NEON NIGHTS SESSION AT YOUR LOCAL PINOT & PICASSO STUDIO!

4 NEW Artworks in our Gallery!

Pinot and Picasso New Zealand
IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE OUR LAST ARTWORKS ANNOUNCEMENT, HASN’T IT PICASSO?

We’ve introduced some new artworks to our Artwork Gallery this month – they might look a little familiar! Get your paint brushes at the ready because these new paintings will be added to your Pinot & Picasso bucket list! 

We can’t wait any longer for you to see them – scroll down to see the artworks for yourself!

We’ve given some of your favourite artworks a little makeover, including Northern Lights, Havana Nights, Namaste and Wine O’Clock (previously known as Wine Time). 

Already painted these masterpieces? Nothing wrong with painting them again, especially with their refreshed looks! Book yourself a date with our artworks, your painting pal and your favourite bevvy in tow and join us for a cosy night in at our studios this winter!

Discount Midweek Paint and Sip Sessions are Here!

Paint and Sip NZ Midweek Sessions
STRUGGLING TO FIND TIME ON THE WEEKEND TO CATCH UP WITH YOUR FRIENDS? WE’VE GOT YOUR SOLUTION!

Our Pinot & Picasso studios across the country are now running $49 Midweek Sessions! You can now paint, sip and socialise for two hours after work, uni or just for!

These Midweek Sessions can be run between Monday and Thursday and will be guaranteed fun with your family, friends or co-workers! 

SO, YOU’RE PROBABLY WONDERING – WHICH ARTWORKS CAN YOU PAINT IN TWO HOURS?

Here’s just a taste of what you can do! From stunning landscapes to cute creatures, you can release your inner Picasso to some of your personal favourite paintings! The nature of these artworks make it easy for you to unwind, chat with your friends and enjoy switching off from work!

Time to see which Midweek Sessions your local Pinot & Picasso studio is running! Click on the button below!

5 Advantages of Buying a Franchise

Advantages of Buying a Franchise NZ
At Pinot & Picasso, we’ve seen firsthand the benefits of being a franchise. From our ongoing guidance to our franchise network to being cost-effective, the pros definitely outweigh the cons.

Here are the five advantages of buying a franchise!

 

WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK

The massive benefit of franchising is that you won’t ever feel like you’re on your own. That’s one of the scary things about starting your own business. Pinot & Picasso offers the independence you desire for a small business, but the support from HQ will always be there. 

We like to think our franchise network is one of the best aspects of our company. Not only is our HQ team supportive, but our franchisees are always there to offer advice, tips and support. They’ve all been in the same position of opening a studio and are encouraging your small business’s success. 

 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

You don’t need to be a qualified business owner or have worked in the arts industry to operate a Pinot & Picasso studio. Our HQ team offers extensive training when you sign your final franchise agreement. From onboarding, local area marketing and website training, you’ll feel like your own boss in no time!

The training doesn’t stop there. Our HQ team runs webinars and organises monthly meetings to ensure you make the most of your small business throughout the year, especially during our busy periods like Christmas and Mother’s Day!

 

A KEY TO SUCCESS 

In business circles, franchises have a higher success rate than start-up businesses. This doesn’t mean triumphs are guaranteed. We like to say you get out of your business what you put in.

While we provide you with the recipe for operating your studio and ongoing support, we love seeing our franchises come into their own as business owners and make the most of the opportunity. This is why many franchise owners turn this investment into a passion. 

 

COST-EFFECTIVE, WE LIKE THAT

One of the big bonuses of franchising is that it can cost less than starting your own business in the same field. It knows that you’re investing your money into a business model that works and can give you peace of mind and motivation. 

While we admire start-ups (we were one back in the day!), we’re proud of how our franchise ROI is, on average, 12 months, and our franchisees can start making profits from their studio. 

 

REPUTATION

Reputation can be seen as a negative, depending on who you are. Still, we believe our combination of rapid growth and our unique and exciting entertainment experience bids us a positive reputation. 

With over 70 studios across Australia and New Zealand in three years of franchising, we believe our reputation comes down to our successful digital business model, proven management and work practices and supportive HQ team. 

 

Interested in buying a Pinot & Picasso franchise? Book a call with our Franchise Sales Manager today!

Why Pinot & Picasso is Perfect for All Types of Mums

Paint and Sip Mother's Day NZ

Don’t know what to gift mum this Mother’s Day? We are here to help because Pinot & Picasso hold the key to the hearts of all mums. How, you ask? The thing about paint and sip is that it caters for all types of mothers, including yours! 

Here is why a paint and sip session is ideal for your mum this Mother’s Day!

FOR THE ARTS & CRAFTS MUM

Shock isn’t it! This Mother’s Day is the time to spend quality time together with a paintbrush in one hand and a wine glass in the other!

Our ‘Mumsterpiece’ and ‘Mumdala’ collaborative artworks are what you’re looking for! These two artworks are beautiful on their own, but when they come together, it feels whole, and you’ll never want them apart.

FOR THE GREEN THUMB MUM

Does your mum love getting out in the sunshine and tending to her gardens? We’ve released a brand new concept that is right up her alley!

‘Love Grows: Paint your Pot’ allows mum to release her inner Picasso by creating her own pot design that can perfectly suit her interiors or garden at home! You can even buy her a plant to go in the pot for a two-in-one idea for you!

FOR THE ‘IT’S 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE’ MUM

The beauty of a Pinot & Picasso session is that one half requires painting and the other sipping. 

With most of our studios being BYO, it gives your mum the luxury of bringing her favourite bevvy to our paint and sip classes. Whether she adores a rosé, a fine red, a crisp savvy b, or loves a beer, she can bring any desired drink with her!

FOR THE SOCIAL BUTTERFLY MUM

Ever wonder how mum keeps up with her social life better than you? No? Just us? Okay. 

A Pinot & Picasso gift card is the gift that keeps on giving! With prices varying from $60 to $240, you can spoil mum as much as you like and give her the option to take one of her many friends along with her – although you can still drop the hint that she should take you!

FOR THE FAMILY-ORIENTATED MUM

It would be unlike mum to not want to spend Mother’s Day with her kids, right? We know mum will enjoy nothing more than spending quality time with her loved ones, so make it a colourful memory for all!

We love our paint and sip sessions because it caters to all abilities and every kind of person – we’re looking at your dad! Make it a family day or night out celebrating mum by attending a Pinot & Picasso class on the Mother’s Day weekend.

With Mother’s Day just under a month away, beat the last minute rush and organise your special day with mum now!

Why Pinot & Picasso is the Perfect Side Hustle

Side Hustle New Zealand

Side hustles are becoming more of the norm that we may realise. What can often start as a small hobby that can help you make money on the side, has transformed into a lifetime investment changing peoples’ way of life. 

At Pinot & Picasso, we’ve seen this happen. Many franchisees purchase a Pinot & Picasso studio as a side investment while still working full-time in their field. This side hustle has soon become their passion and drive for getting out of bed in the morning. 

There are plenty of reasons why Pinot & Picasso could be the side hustle you’ve been looking for, and don’t worry – we’ll tell you why!

THE EXPERIENCE IS THE FOCUS

Pinot & Picasso creates a unique and exciting entertainment experience. We perfectly pair two of life’s simple pleasures – art and wine! With this iconic combination, we bring an unforgettable paint and sip adventure every time our studio doors swing open. 

Our business is built on enjoyment, good hospitality, and great customer service with art the supplement to our success.

 

A SIDE HUSTLE IS EMPOWERING

Having multiple sources of income can definitely make you feel like a boss in your own right. A side hustle can put more money into your pockets which can help you to pay off any debts, save money and invest into more ventures. 

Not only can it bring you economic value, having a side hustle might include learning a new skill, exploring a passion you didn’t know you had, or discovering a different side to you! 

Nick Loper, creator of the podcast Side Hustle Nation, believes people look to increase their earning potential outside of their 9 to 5 job because multiple sources of income can build to becoming more self-reliant and self-confident.

 

SIDE HUSTLE TURNED NEW CAREER

There are thousands of stories about people who started a side hustle and then it turned into a full-time career. We’ve also seen at Pinot & Picasso that the once side hustle and full-time job switch roles. 

When a side hustle becomes your passion, you set your heart on making it reach its full potential. At Pinot & Picasso, we’ve seen franchisees be allowed to live a flexible lifestyle and make a living thanks to local area marketing, an incredible concept and artworks for all ages that just keep people wanting to come back.

Seeing people make money off the back of doing something they love is one of the most fulfilling things you could ask for in life.

 

THIS SIDE HUSTLE CAN TAKE YOU PLACES

Considering the rapid growth in franchising, Pinot & Picasso franchisees have had to bite the bullet and look to own a studio remotely. While this may sound like a terrifying thing, we’ve seen incredible success.

Take Rebecca Auld, owner of Pinot & Picasso Bendigo, as a prime example. She couldn’t step foot into the rural community prior to opening her studio, but with strong local area marketing, she sold out her entire opening month. 

Another benefit of this is that it gives you the opportunity to travel to a new place and call it your second home. In saying that, you don’t need to actually be there – the digital nature and mobility of our business allows you to operate from anywhere and everywhere.

 

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

There’s a reason Pinot & Picasso is the fastest growing paint and sip franchise in the country. With undoubted support from the Head Office team, they’ll help you make the most of your Pinot & Picasso studio, whether it’s a side hustle or not! 

The nature of the sip and paint concept makes this side hustle fun and is why it really becomes a lifetime passion for our franchisees. There’s a reason why about 50% of our franchisees own more than one studio. 

Like the idea of a creative, entertaining and exciting side hustle? Learn more about Pinot & Picasso as your next business venture today!

NEW: Mother’s Day Concepts!

Paint and Sip Mother's Day NZ

PINOT & PICASSO AND MOTHER’S DAY: OUR FAVOURITE DUO!

This Mother’s Day release is so special to us, because we are creating an experience that will allow for families, mothers, daughters, and sons to spend quality time together creating a tangible piece of art that will hold special memories for years to come. Time is the most valuable present you could give anyone, and our mother’s day sessions give mothers across New Zealand three hours with their favourite people! 

See our NEW and exciting concepts for Mother’s Day below!

LOVE GROWS: PAINT YOUR POT

From little things, big things grow! Mothers are our gardeners; they spend their lives growing, caring, watering and loving their little seedlings, being there to support as they continue to grow.

This Mother’s Day, Pinot & Picasso has partnered with Australian Artist and Mother Prudence DeMarchi, to create a commissioned pot design. As you spend quality time with your Mum in our class, you’ll laugh, paint and sip your way through the three-hour session, taking home your very own pot with a unique design that will remind you of the special times you spent together.

Prue regularly spends quality time with her two children painting, finding that it is such a beautiful and therapeutic activity to enjoy together. She hopes you have just as much fun as she did creating these pots, at your class.

MUMSTERPIECE

You’re a special piece of the artwork, but together you’re a masterpiece. Join us this Mother’s Day for a collaborative artwork in that each canvas alone is beautiful, but together is whole. Sounds familiar, right?

Mum’s allow us to be whole, they hold your hand when you need it, answer the five calls a day to ask “should I get this for dinner?”, and they love you unconditionally. Show Mum, just how special she is to you this Mother’s Day with three hours of quality time, and an artwork to keep full of memories. 

Artwork created by Australian Artist, Melody Suranyi.

MUMDALA

A Mandala starts at the core, and expands out to develop into something truly beautiful, much like our relationship with our mothers. 

What we love most about this artwork is how it is able to thrive beautifully on its own, but becomes an even greater, complex and beautiful artwork when combined. 

Our Mumdala artwork is back by popular demand in all studios this Mothers Day, with sessions running across Mothers Day weekend. As with all our artworks, we allow for creativity and design to run free. Participants can paint their backgrounds any colour, and the Mandala design is able to be tailored in any way you wish.

Time to be super organised (just like mum!) and prepare a creative day out at Pinot & Picasso! 

The Easter Bunny has Arrived at Pinot & Picasso NZ!

Pinot & Picasso NZ Easter 2022

The Easter Bunny has arrived at Pinot & Picasso! Instead of leading you a trail to find some Easter eggs, we’ve got them right here to show you!

We’ve got a brand NEW Easter artwork joining our super cute gallery, as well as past Easter favourites that are perfect for the entire family!

Scroll to see our Easter artworks unwrapped!

CHICK’N LITTLE

What came first, the chicken or the chocolate egg? This won’t be the only thought you have when painting our NEW Easter artwork, Chick’n Little! 

This cute chook surrounded by colourful Easter eggs will help you get into the spirit of Easter – and by that we mean snacking on chocolate while you paint!

EGGCELLENT 

A popular artwork from last year’s chocolate-loving holiday, Eggcellent is back for another year! Follow our artist’s guide or create an Easter egg of your own with this artwork! 

Not only is this artwork eggcellent, it’s also eggciting to paint! Okay, I’m finished with the egg puns.

BOHO BUNNY

This adorable artwork will have you hopping into our studios this Easter! It’s fun for every bunny to do these school holidays. 

This Easter classic is a favourite among all ages – you can’t deny the pretty Boho Bunny!

ALL OF OUR EASTER SESSIONS ARE NOW LIVE! BOOK YOU, YOUR BESTIE, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS INTO A CLASS TODAY!

NEW: SIX ARTWORKS HAVE LANDED!

Pinot & Picasso New Zealand New Artworks

It’s time to pack your suitcases and get ready to paint your way around the world! We’ve got SIX destinations for you to explore at Pinot & Picasso NZ! Yep – that means SIX new artworks to add to your bucket list!

Boarding is now open! Take your assigned seat and check out our brand new artworks below!

CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON

Looks familiar, doesn’t it? The highest mountain in Japan deserves the highest level of detail from us! In this painting, we take a day trip to Mt Fuji, stop off at Pagoda and swoon over the beautiful cherry blossoms falling like snow. This painting is for those who enjoy painting in detail.

COLOSSEUM

Gladiators! Swap your swords for paintbrushes as we visit the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built. As we sit, sing and sip, our artist will guide you through each step, and you’ll be left wondering… how on earth did they build this in mediaeval times? Turn this visit to Italy  into ‘Eataly’, and purchase a grazing box ready for you on arrival!

EVIL EYE

As a Greek tradition, it is said that the Evil Eye will protect those in its company from bad spirits (wish I knew that before meeting my ex!). As we paint this iconic symbol, we ask you to manifest the bad spirits you don’t want following you around, and display this proudly in your home to keep them away.

LANTERN FESTIVAL

The Lantern Festival in many cultures celebrates romance, community, freedom and reunions. This artwork is perfect for reconnecting with friends and family! Join us to light up the night sky, as we paint this lovely lunar scene.

LEMONCELLO

When life gives you lemons, display them beautifully on your table for that little pop of aesthetic colour, or make a gin & tonic! Our Lemoncello artwork is bringing you Amalfi Coast vibes! This stunning artwork will be a zesty addition to your home and all interiors!

TI AMO TUSCANY

Sticking with Italy, because why not?! Escape to the vineyards of Tuscany in this three-hour session. As you sip back and relax, bring your own finest drop as you paint your very own outlook of the Tuscan wine country. This painting is best displayed in your office or your home to gaze at daily from where you’d rather be.

Now that you’ve seen all the destinations, it’s time to organise your next trip to Pinot & Picasso NZ!

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