How to Become a Paint & Sip Instructor

28th June 2024

Do you have a passion for painting and indulging in your favourite drink at the same time? Then you should think about becoming a paint and sip instructor! 

It’s a great job for people who love spending time creating collaboratively. You get to meet people from all walks of life and help them put paint to canvas. This can lead to a lot of new artistic discoveries, a lot of creative memories, and a whole lot of fun. 

So, have you got what it takes to take on paint and sip sessions in your career? If you’d like to give it a try, here’s what you need to know about becoming an instructor for paint and sip classes. 


What Qualifications Does a Paint and Sip Instructor Need?

Customer Service


Paint and sip instructors will need to deliver service with a smile, always have a polite word for people, and be able to find a solution when someone makes a complaint.  


Strong Art Technique

A strong art technique means you know the basics of painting, and you’re able to pinpoint different art styles people may want to create with. You should also feel confident in handling a paintbrush and guiding those with less artistic skill than you. 


Do I need a degree?

Not at all! You can become an instructor without a degree or a formula qualification, but you will need the basic understanding we mentioned above. 


The Best Paint and Sip Instructors are:

Art Lovers

It’s not an essential qualification, but if you have a strong passion for art, you’ll be much more suited to the role of paint and sip instructor. 


On Time

If people are coming in to paint and drink, you’re going to need time to set up for them! That’s why the best instructors are rarely late, spare 20 minutes before the session begins, and always leave time at the end of the session to clean up. 



Are you always up for a chat? Then you’d be perfect as a paint and sip instructor! 

Good with Clients of All Ages

Families are common at paint and sip sessions, as are couples of any and all ages. As such, it’s best for an instructor to be good with clients of all ages. 



Finally, whilst the best paint and sip instructors are experts, they don’t let that get in the way of a good time! We all have our own artistic talents and takes, but we should never let them get in the way of someone else’s artistic journey. 

Advising your class is essential, and you should be open to questions from people who want a bit of guidance in moving their paintbrush, but try to adapt to each attendee’s skill level. This way you make sure fun is always at the heart of your sessions. 


Become a Paint and Sip Instructor

If you love the idea of paint and sip sessions, and you’ve read the above and it sounds like you, send in your application!