About

Drink. Paint. Just don’t drink the paint.™

Picture this. You’re sitting in a comfortable bar with a glass of Shiraz in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. With a fervent sense of excitement, you look up from the canvas that has been consuming your attention and glance around the room. People are painting, laughing and exploring a creative side that has often been dormant for many years.

As you begin to take a deep breath, the instructor approaches you “Interesting… I like your combination of greens. Try using this brush to add definition to the curves...” An hour later and your masterpiece is finished. A mixed feeling of joy and satisfaction washes over as you glance at the beautiful artwork that you have created.

Paintvine was born.

Before we started hosting paint & wine classes around New Zealand, there was a lack of social, entertaining and creative midweek events that people from all backgrounds could come together and enjoy. After all, how many times can you go tenpin bowling or watch a movie before it gets dull?

“Nobody in NZ was doing this. When Alex and I saw this in the United States, we could see how much joy it was bringing people and we knew that we needed to bring this to NZ in our own unique way.” - Denym Bird

Creative endeavours add so much to your personality. They help us to think beyond the immediate here and now by creating a picture of something else. However, there aren’t many opportunities in today’s world for people to express themselves in a friendly, safe and non-judgemental environment. So we got together, put our collective thinking caps on and decided to give it a go.

From NZ to the UK

After our roaring success in New Zealand, we managed to take Paintvine from 1 event a fortnight to over 30 a week in under 2 years across 8 cities.

From here we set our sights internationally on the United Kingdom, and in November 2019 we launched our first event in Clapham, London. 

While Kiwi at heart, we're excited to take and shape our concept for the millions of Briton's across the United Kingdom. 

Paint the night away

The perfect blend of creativity and conversation, paint the night away at your very own Paintvine private or corporate event.