About Us

How many of us create all kinds of art as children, then stop developing our artistic side as we mature into adults?

Imagine having the opportunity to unleash your creative energy in an informal and friendly environment.

A fun night of socialising with friends, following the simple step by step instructions of a master artist from blank canvas to creating your very own masterpiece.

A painting you can be proud of and take home at the end of the night!


Painty® was founded by Craig Gilman in April 2014. Craig is a professional artist with a BA (Hons) in Art & Design and has over 10 years experience of running live events and community arts workshops in the public and private sectors.

Craig Gilman

Craig Gilman

He is an advocate for unpretentious art and believes that everyone is an artist whether they realise it or not!


In about 2 hours,our artist will guide you, step-by-step from blank canvas through to your own masterpiece to take home!

We can set-up an art studio anywhere, from your workplace and our partner venues, to a club or restaurant – Stoke-on-Trent, nationally and beyond. From birthday and hen nights to date nights, team building and networking events, we can help you celebrate anything!

Our sessions include social events, parties, team building , art as meditation and arts in health workshops.
No previous art experience required!

Our Values

Painty®’s values are about fostering a fun, low stress, non-judgemental environment that inspires everyone to enjoy the process of creating something from nothing.

We recognise the benefits of creativity in people’s lives for both personal and professional development. Our customers are young professionals, parents with children and companies with a desire for more unique experiences.

Painty® parties are a great way to find your inner artist. We’ll be with you at every step as you paint along and enjoy a few drinks.

What to expect.

  • Friendly Environment
  • Fun Night
  • Socialise with Friends
  • Make New Friends
  • Learn from a Master Artist

  • A Non-Judgemental Environment
  • You’ll Be Inspired
  • A Unique Experience
  • Rediscover Your Creativity
  • Create a Piece of Art

 Booking your next Painty®

You can book to reserve your easel at one of our regular public social painting events through clicking on the ‘Buy Now’ button on it’s event listing page. You can also enquire via email or phone us for more information before you book. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

You can even buy some gift certificates for your friends and family to use at any up and coming events in our shop.

For private parties or corporate bookings please contact us so we can discuss your requirements and begin to make arrangements. We know that choice can be difficult! Please tell us as much or as little as you wish.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can, normally within 2 working days. If you need a quicker response please give us a call.

What People Think

“5 star! Absolutely loved the night at Boston Tea Party. Never believed I’d create anything like what I have. Can’t wait for the next event! Officially a fan!!!!!”

— Clare Neville