In a relaxed, social, group setting, an artist will guide you through replicating the night's featured painting step by step.

Whether you are an aspiring Van Gogh or just looking to explore your creative side, you are sure to go home with a painting that is uniquely yours.

By the end of the evening you will be amazed at the artwork you have created!

Here are some of our most recent and upcoming paintings.
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Voted best of the bay 2014

"You may not be the next Picasso, but the wine might make you think you are, at Canvas and Cabernet."
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CC Times Review

"It may have rained one recent Thursday evening, but inside the newly opened Canvas and Cabernet on Locust Street, people's sunshiny mood wasn't the only thing that brightened the room..."
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Diablo Magazine Spotlight

"The newly opened Canvas and Cabernet provides a creative alternative to the same-old, same-old restaurant and bar scene."
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What is a class at Canvas and Cabernet like?

In a upbeat, social setting a studio artist will guide you through the night's featured painting step by step. Literally helping you choose color combinations and brush sizes and giving detailed instructions allowing you to work your way through our specially designed paintings.

Guests are encouraged to take chances and find a way to make it their own. By the end of the evening you will be amazed at the artwork you have created! Classes are about 3 hours long with frequent breaks.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, we do! You can either pick one up in studio for any amount you'd like or you can choose from some preset options on our gift certificate page.

We offer $45 (one class fee) $55 (class and a glass of wine) $90 (two class fees) or $110 (two classes and two glasses).

Do I need to sign up in advance?

Because of limited seating, signing up in advance is the best way to assure you will have a seat when you arrive. If a class is sold out, please sign up for the Wait List. Due to last minute cancellations, we can almost always get you in.

What is the cost of a class at Canvas and Cabernet?

We basically have two prices for an experience at Canvas and Cabernet. Our typical class fee is $45 and includes all of your supplies plus three hours of instruction.

We also offer Open Studio time for $25 which includes all of your supplies, but no instruction will be given. Open Studio is available anytime that we are not already teaching a class. Its recommended that you call in advance to be sure that we are not already hosting a private event.

What is included in the price?

We include all of our supplies: easels, aprons, brushes, water cup, paper towels, paint and canvas, as well as our expert (and entertaining!) instruction. Beer and wine are sold separately.

Is wine included in the price?

No, not everyone drinks so we don't include alcohol in the price of the class.

What should I wear?

We will provide aprons, but we recommend wearing something that you wouldn't mind getting some paint on – just in case!

We are using acrylic paints which do not wash out of clothing so be sure to leave precious fabrics and lovely handbags at home. Canvas and Cabernet cannot be responsible for any paint damage.

What time should I arrive for class?

Evening classes start at 6:30pm so we recommend getting there a little early to find parking and get settled.

What is your cancellation policy?

We ask that you give us 72 hours notice if you need to cancel. Cancellations can be made online at or by calling us, if you happen to reach voice mail just leave us a message and we will take care of you when we are available.

We will charge the full class fee if reservations have not been canceled in the appropriate time frame.

When does the new schedule come out?

We post the schedule about 6 weeks out. The best way to find out about our new schedule and all things exciting and new keep an eye on our Facebook page.

I missed a painting that I really want to paint, how often do you repeat paintings?

Please let us know We will keep this in mind when scheduling the next month's paintings.

Do you provide alcohol?

This is where we get the Cabernet in our name! We offer a variety of Wines by the glass or by the bottle prices vary starting at $8/glass. We've recently introduced a line of locally made Craft Brews starting at $9 for a 22 oz. bottle.

Am I welcomed to bring my own beverages?

If you've got a favorite wine that you'd like to bring by all means do. Corkage is $20/bottle. We don't allow outside beverages with the exception of wine.

If I come with a friend or a group can we all sit together?

We always try to seat friends and parties together... just be sure to let us know when making your reservation and we'll be sure to make the appropriate seating arrangements.

Canvas & Cabernet

1421 Locust Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94526

Wednesday - Saturday
11:00am - 10:00pm

11:ooam - 6:oopm

Monday & Tuesday -

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Nearest parking garages to the studio:

1350 Locust (between Cypress and Mt. Diablo) and 1625 Locust St. (between Bonanza and Civic) Both offer 1st hr. free w/ unlimited time. Additional free parking on Locust St. near the movie theater

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