About Stroke of Genius

Wine and Painting Party, 100% Amateur Fun

wine and painting classes at Stroke of Genius in Waukesha WIHave you been looking for a unique way to get together with a group of your favorite people while enjoying creativity and a good glass of wine. Come see our great studio in the quaint restored Metropolitan Building. Its the perfect environment for your special event. Stroke of Genius is a family run paint and wine studio with talented artists offering wonderful instruction in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

Studio owner Chris Glatzel has had painting as a passion for over 20 years. Her background in art lies in both oil and acrylic mediums as well as drawing. Chris grew up enjoying art and has taken many art classes over the years. She loves leading wine and painting classes. Her experience includes being an Art Teacher at a private school. Looking forward the studio is going to be offering online art classes, and the opportunity to have an in-home party with online teachers.

Our Mission

Located in Historic Downtown Waukesha and serving the metro Milwaukee area, Stroke of Genius is committed to the philosophy that creativity is in the heart of every person and it just needs a little encouragement to come out. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up..." ~ Pablo Picasso. We strive to inspire your inner Van Gogh and surprise you with what you can accomplish given a little help.

Why Choose Us

We offer a personalized experience each time you visit with helpful instruction and guidance from our gifted staff. Even if you can’t draw a stick man you can do this, we promise. Our classes are designed for anyone wanting a creative experience, from the beginner to the advanced artist. It's fun for everyone. The only difference between a hard painting and an easy painting is time. Just more of our step by step process.

Giving Back

Giving back to the community is an important aspect to what we do here at Stroke of Genius. If you would like to host a charity or fundraising event let us know by contacting us through email at hello@paintwinestudio.com or call 262-893-4186. We consider it an honor to help local charities, Christian organizations and non-profits grow their cause.

Let’s Chat About Wine and Painting Classes

To learn more about Stroke of Genius or to book wine and painting classes or a special event, contact us via email at hello@paintwinestudio.com or call 262-893-4186. Follow Stroke of Genius on social media to learn about new classes & special offers.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of a great night out! Stroke of Genius Gift Certificates make great gifts.

  • Gift certificates are for $40, which includes a $35 class and a drink. valued at $42.
  • Each Gift Certificate has a unique coupon code that can be used to book any public class online or can be used as partial payment for a private party.
  • After booking you will receive an email with a Adobe pdf gift certificate that can be printed out and given as a gift.

Please note: Gift certificates may only be used online using gift certificate code. Gift Certificates expire exactly 1 year from purchase date. They may not be redeemed for cash. Gift certificates are non-refundable. After you complete your order you will be emailed a copy of the gift certificate in Adobe PDF format.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can reserve a date, and then begin inviting to get your minimum. If you don’t feel you have enough for a private party, email us with a suggestion for a public party. We love to hear what you would like to do.
No problem, we can turn it into a public event. You would still have your group at your table(s) and the picture you picked. We just ask others to join in. The more the merrier!
To reserve a date at the Stroke of Genius Paint & Wine Studio, submit a $70 deposit.
If you cancel more than 10 business days before your party is scheduled to occur, your $70 deposit will be refunded. If it is less than 10 business days before your party is set to occur, the $70 deposit will not be refunded.
6:30 is when we generally start but your private party can have its own start/end time. Earliest for evening would be 5:00, latest would be 7:00.
We normally start parties in the afternoon anywhere from 12 to 2 pm, ending from 3 to 5 pm.
Simply forward the private pay link to your guests and they can individually register and pay.
The minimum amount of guests should be paid for at least 10 business days in advance. If not, we reserve the right to open that event to the public.
If you don’t have the 10 minimum people required for a private party, we still may be able to help. Please contact us to work something out. Typically, if you have less than 10 the registrations required at 10 business days in advance of the party, we will present two options:

  1. Pay the full amount and enjoy your private party OR
  2. We will post the party as a public event, we will reserve you 2 seating tables with a separate hostess table.
Yes! The private pay link will be setup and provided following the submission of a $70 deposit.
No, unfortunately state law requires us to provide it. We have a tavern license and stock several fine wines, soda, beer and ale for purchase.
There should be ample street parking, however, there is a parking structure a half a block away. Please check the bottom of this page for more detailed information on parking.
Yes! Remote parties can be coordinated with your party host. Please contact us to discuss details.