About the owner
Raette Meredith started professionally painting in 2001. She established Tipsy Brush in October 2014, encouraged by a painting friend in California who was teaching Paint and Sip style classes.
Her first class was hosted at the Kalispell Grand Hotel in Kalispell on October 6, 2014. Four months later Raette opened Tipsy Brush Studio also in Kalispell.
The best part of conducting Tipsy Brush classes is encouraging her students to explore their own creativity and watching as each painter’s unique style emerges.
About the paintings
Tipsy Brush paintings are all original paintings created by the instructor, Raette Meredith. Part of the fun is coming up with the ideas! She tries to come up with at least 2 new paintings for each season.
Tipsy Brush paintings are broken into three categories. These categories do not have anything to do with skill levels. Rather they are estimated amount of time to complete each painting. Category 1 paintings take an average of 2-2 1/2 hours, Category 2 take 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours and Category 3 take 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 hours. The time required has to do with the number of steps and layers needed to complete the painting.
Anyone can sign up for open parties. These are held at Tipsy Brush studio on Tuesdays and Thursdays, some Fridays and Saturdays and various venues throughout the Flathead! Check our calendar for upcoming classes!
Private parties are perfect for groups of friends/family ranging from 4-32 painters. The coordinator of the party chooses the painting from one of our many paintings. Price depends on the painting choice and ranges from $30-$40 (based on category) Private parties can be scheduled on any day except Sundays that are not already booked – please check our calendar link for blank days (available) and give us a call!
Off-site parties (due to COVID restrictions off site parties are temporarily on hold until further notice)
Raette teaches regularly at several off-site venues including:
Hilltop Hitching Post, Marion
Indah Sushi, Whitefish
Meadow Lake Resort, Columbia Falls
Montavino Winery, Kalispell
Mountain Meadows Resort, Proctor
Tami’s Short Branch Saloon, Lakeside
The Springs, Whitefish
Various locations, Plains
We’d love to chat with you about regularly hosting Tipsy Brush classes at your location! Use the contact link above, or call 530-209-7769 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Want to be an instructor?
Do you have tons of experience working with your medium? Do you love inspiring new painters and encouraging creativity? We’d love to chat with you about conducting paint and sip classes here at Tipsy Brush! Give us a call so we can set up a meeting!
Our mission is to inspire others to explore and nurture their creative spirit through visual arts in a relaxed and positive environment.
Tipsy Brush Studio
860 N Meridian Road, Unit B5, B6
Kalispell, MT 59901