About the owner/painting instructor
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.
Heidi Wolf – Jewelry Instructor
Heidi was introduced to the art of beading over 20 years ago, when her co-workers would get together and craft to make holiday gifts for family and friends.
Her first pieces of jewelry were a memory wire necklace and bracelet, which she still wears to this very day! She was hooked and started making jewelry as gifts.
When a friend asked to purchase a bracelet, the beading adventure began. She expanded her business by featuring her wears at the Kalispell Farmer’s Market.
She has taught classes at Meadow Lake Resort, Sparks Kids’ Summer Program, wedding venues and birthday parties. She has volunteered at her son’s grade school for 7 years, having the kids make bracelets for their mom’s for Mother’s Day.
She has also volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club and Flathead Youth Homes, offering a fun beading experience for the youth in the Flathead Valley.
Heidi loves beading and sharing her passion with others. When Heidi is not beading, she enjoys cross country skiing, kayaking, painting at Tipsy Brush and travel adventures with her family
About Tipsy Brush 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 throughout the week, except for Sundays, and various venues throughout the Flathead! Check our calendar for upcoming classes!
Private parties are perfect for groups of friends/family ranging from 4-30 painters. The coordinator of the party chooses the painting from one of our many paintings. Price depends on the painting choice and ranges from $35-$45 (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 – we typically host classes at the studio in Kalispell or at venues, as organized by the business owners. We do not offer private parties at private residences.
Raette teaches regularly at several off-site venues including:
Water’s Edge Winery, Kalispell
Mountain Meadows Resort, Proctor
Tami’s Short Branch Saloon, Lakeside
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 530-209-7769/406-318-9663 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