Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Santa Fe Art Classes

What are your hours?

Our Classes run from 10-12pm, 1-3pm and 4-6pm. However, We work out of private studio, and do not have traditional, retail hours. Currently, our private painting workshops are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Can I just walk in and take a class?

Not at this time. Please contact us for item pick up or Paint and Sip, Painting Workshops, Private Parties scheduling. 

Why should I pick Santa Fe Art Classes, versus your competitors.

It’s simple. With hundreds of 5 star reviews on Google and TripAdvisor, for 10 years we are:
1) TripAdvisor’s #1 painting experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico
2) Voted : Travel and Hospitality International: “2022: Best Cultural Experience in New Mexico”. (Can you believe it?)
3) SFAC and Robbi Firestone have been featured in international media from LA Travel, New York Times, Huffington Post, Worth Magazine, Parade, Dallas Daily, the American Art Collector, new Mexico Magazine, Art Business News, etc.

Do you have a painting studio for Paint & Sip or Paint Night events?

YES! In the heart of the Santa Fe, our studio hosts painting classes in our incredible studio and gallery environment, one block from the Santa Fe Plaza in a gorgeous art gallery building, El Centro. You can walk to use within 5 minutes from Santa Fe’s favorite, centrally located hotels, air B&Bs, restaurants, galleries and shops. 

How many people can paint at one time in the studio?

We can host up to 50 painters in our studio.

Do you host bigger painting events for conventions, companies or organizations?

Yes. We work with our partner venues to bring in extra business for our local economy as well as Non Profit locations. If you have a venue in mind, call Robbi at 575-404-1801.

Can I host a painting party in my home or chosen location?

We partner with all the best venues in Santa Fe including Rancho El Cantado Four Seasons, Bishops Lodge, La Fonda, Loretto, Buffalo Thunder, the Historic Hilton, El Dorado Hotel, The Drury, and more.

How much do you charge?

We charge a minimum of $375 for 1-3 painters + $90 each additional painter. 

Do you have a minimum number of painters?

One painter is fine! We only require the minimum charge (see above).

Do your charges increase during busy season?

Like all Santa Fe tourist businesses, our prices may fluctuate according to holidays, markets and festivals. We reserve the right to increase our prices with the flow of the market.

What does the price include?

The price includes all painting materials to use during the event. Each person takes home a finished project. (Not the painting materials).

Do I have to pay in advance?

Yes, you must pay in full in advance to book your painting date. For parties of 6-10 painters, we will take a deposit for 6 painters. For parties larger than 10, we will discuss an appropriate deposit as we must order supplies in advance to serve your guests.

We will confirm and require the balance for your final number of guests 48 hours in advance of party date.

Can I bring wine or alcohol?


Will you teach a client chosen painting or subject ?

Yes, we will create custom designs for your Paint Night party, however there is an added charge of $250, as we must ‘learn’ how to teach your special painting.

Will you teach a client chosen painting or subject ?

Yes, we will create custom designs for your Paint Night party, however there is an added charge of $250, as we must ‘learn’ how to teach your special painting.

What should I wear to paint in?

Wear something comfortable, which you would not mind seeing a splash of paint to adorn. 

Do you provide smocks/aprons?


Are your instructors any good?

Our 4 instructors are professional artists, healers and spiritual guides who LOVE inspiring your Inner Artist. Our combined teaching staff has 130 years of teaching experience. 

How do you have so many 5 star reviews?

We LOVE inspiring your Inner Artist. And, with teachers following Robbi Firestone’s proven teaching procedure, every person leaves with a frame-worthy canvas.

Who endorses your art classes?

Our past and present partners in New Mexico include SITE Santa Fe, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Creative Santa Fe, New Mexico Philharmonic, IAIA, UNM, SCORE, and many other. 

What corporate clients have you taught to paint at Santa Fe Art Classes?

Our corporate clients who paint with us include Raymond James, University of New Mexico, Massey Ferguson, Rhodes Scholar, Young Presidents Organization, Gold Presidents Organization, Comprehensive Health Education, TIAA Insurance, NGWA, Communities in Schools, and many, many other companies. 

Why did I create Santa Fe Art Classes?

I have always had a passion for the arts and a desire to share that love with others. I was inspired to create this program and beautiful place as a way to bring people together, to encourage creativity, and to provide a space for individuals to express themselves through the medium of paint.

As for creating a joy and willingness in people who may feel fear at trying something new, I believe it’s all about creating a supportive and non-judgmental environment. I encourage my students to let go of their fears and embrace the process, rather than focusing on the end result. 

I also provide step-by-step guidance and hands-on instruction, allowing them to develop their skills and build their confidence with each brush stroke. It’s amazing to see the transformation that takes place during a class and to witness the pride and satisfaction in my students when they complete their paintings. Bringing people together through art is truly a fulfilling experience, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to do so through Santa Fe Art Classes.”

Make your next event one they’ll never forget with Santa Fe Arts Classes today!

Santa Fe is well-known for its vibrant art scene, and it’s no wonder that painting workshops are popular here. In these classes, you’ll learn from experienced painters who can give you tips and tricks for getting the most out of your art.