FAQ Painting with Degas

Things you may need to know before the class at Degas House:


Q: How much does an event cost?

A. The price of a regular 2 hour class is $100.00/person. However, we do offer a discounted group rate for parties exceeding twenty-five.

Q: What does the event include?

A. Painting with Degas includes a two hour painting instructional with Edgar Degas' great-grand niece in the Historic Degas House, your choice of acrylic or watercolor paints on a 11x14 canvas and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. You can opt for the Bottles and Brushes package featuring wine, mimosas, and a cheese board by donating to the Edgar Degas Foundation at check out.

Q: When should I arrive for the class?

A. We offer classes at 12:00pm and 5:30pm.  If you are 15 minutes late, you will not be allowed to join the class and must reschedule.

Q: Do I get to keep my painting?

A. Absolutely! As the culmination of your hard work and creativity, everything you paint at the painting class is yours to keep. We will even make sure it is dry before you depart.

Q: Are reservations required?

A. Reservations are necessary. Reserve here or contact the Degas House directly to secure your spot - (504) 821-5009.

Q: Can you accommodate private parties?

A. Yes! We love hosting bachelorette parties, bridal showers, corporate retreats, etc. To book a private party, we request a minimum of fifteen confirmed attendees. For more information about private functions, please view our Private Party Policy.

Q: How do I reserve a spot?

A. To reserve your spot, we ask for credit card information in advance. We accept all major credit cards. Cancellations must be communicated at least 24 hours in advance. In the case of a no show/no cancellation, the credit card used to book the reservation will be charged. However, guests can use other payments when they arrive.

Q: What should I wear?

A. We always recommend that guests wear something comfortable and, more importantly, something that they wouldn't mind spilling a little paint or red wine on. Old T-shirts usually do the trick! 

Q: Do you provide off-street parking?

A. There is available on-street parking in front and along the side of the house. For private parties, we provide a private parking lot.