The VIP Paint and Sip Experience 🥂

Champainting, Australia’s First Paint And Sip studios presents a new, exclusive fun art experience: Champainting® VIP.

Champainting® VIP is the combination of the luxury of Bubbles and the creativity of painting. Imagine sipping your Champs (or something else – it’s your choice) while creating your very own masterpiece, guided step-by-step by our talented artists.

Make date night one to remember with our regularly schedule public sessions across Sydney & Melbourne.

Perfect for team building, hens parties and corporate style events, the Champainting® VIP experience is the perfect way to build team moral, celebrate your key milestones and unleash your inner artist.

We supply all art materials, aprons, and good vibes! The Venue will provide drinks and a grazing platter for your enjoyment. All you need to do is sit back and have fun.

Find a Champainting® VIP Venue

SEALIFE Sydney Aquarium

Dive into the depths of the ocean with exclusive after-hours access to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s newest Zone – Day and Night on the Reef. Journey through Australia’s unique marine environments; encountering some of the world’s most incredible animals, including a beautiful dugong, huge sharks, mysterious stingrays, penguins and seahorses.

Packages Include:
⏱️ 45 min initial self-guided tour
🎨2 hour paint and sip session
🍷🧀 Enjoy a tapas plate with a bottomless drinks package which includes sparkling, red & white wine, beer and soft drinks (catered by SEA LIFE Sydney)

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Spend some Koala-ty time with your special someone at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo with Sydney’s wildest paint and sip experience! You’ll enjoy exclusive after-hours access to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and spend some Koala-ty time surrounded by the resident koalas while you create your very own masterpiece. 

Packages Include:
⏱️ 45 min initial self-guided tour
🎨2 hour paint and sip session
🍷🧀 Enjoy a tapas plate with a bottomless drinks package which includes sparkling, red & white wine, beer and soft drinks (catered by WILD LIFE Sydney)

Melbourne Zoo Victoria

This experience is like no other! First, take a walk on the wild side with a guided ranger tour before your event and learn all about the secret lives of the animal residents! Then, just as you thought it couldn’t get any WILDER, step into the Lion’s Den as you create your masterpiece surrounded by Melbourne Zoo’s big cats!


Packages Include:
⏱️ 45 min Ranger guided tour
🎨2-hour paint and sip session
🍷🧀 Enjoy a grazing station with a bottomless drinks package which includes sparkling, red & white wine, beer and soft drinks (catered by Melbourne Zoo)

SEALIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Venture into the awe-inspiring depths of Australia’s oceans as you walk beneath SEA LIFE Melbourne’s 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. Take a moment to soak up the breathtaking panoramic view as huge stingrays, massive sharks and hundreds of multi-coloured marine creatures swim by. An enchanting underwater paradise awaits.

Packages Include:

⏱️ 45 min initial self-guided tour
🎨2 hour paint and sip session
🍷🧀 Enjoy a grazing station with a bottomless drinks package which includes sparkling, red & white wine, beer and soft drinks (catered by SEA LIFE Melbourne)

Urban List Champainting

“Yep, you and your best mates will be able to hit up an after-hours painting class featuring champagne, snacks, paints and, of course, a juicy spectacle of underwater sea life.”

Paint and Sip VIP Events

The VIP Paint and Sip Experience

We debuted “Champainting VIP” in October 2019, a luxury paint and sip experience at Wildlife Sydney Zoo Sydney and Sealife Sydney Aquarium. Private after-hours venue access, snack platters and drinks and a 2-hour paint and sip session in the heart of the attractions surrounded by wildlife were all provided to guests. Since then, we’ve expanded to Sealife Aquarium Melbourne and cooperated with other unique locations, with more unique venues on the way.


Our goal is to provide a pleasant and social environment for everyone to explore their inner artist. You can be confident that your Sydney and Melbourne Zoo sessions will be unique and unforgettable, as each session is led by an experienced team of artists.


The evolution of Champainting


Our team of talented professionals is dedicated to unlocking your inner artist and providing an exceptional experience.


Since 2012, we have produced countless distinctive artworks inspired by famous masterpieces, customer suggestions and cherished holiday memories. We introduced popular theme sessions such as “Paint Your Mate, Picasso Style” and “Paint Your Pet”, which have delighted thousands of guests over the past decade. We have also hosted a variety of themed events including “Glow in the Dark” sessions, “HalloQween” drag nights, “Mardi Gras Celebration Extravaganzas” and many more.


Our creative philosophy


At the core of our creative philosophy is the belief in “fun art, not fine art”. Regardless of your artistic abilities, we welcome individuals of all skill levels. Our sessions require no prior experience, and our professional artists lead you step-by-step from start to finish. Whether you’re a first-time painter or an experienced artist seeking new challenges, Champainting is here to help you explore your inner creativity. Join us for an inspiring, enjoyable, and social painting session!


Who can enjoy VIP Champainting?


At Champainting, we firmly believe that everyone has the potential to be an artist, and we strive to make creativity accessible to all. Our VIP painting and sip Sydney and Melbourne Zoo sessions are open to individuals, couples, families, corporate groups and wedding parties. As Australia’s premier paint and sip studios, we continuously develop new and exciting activities suitable for all ages. Our facilities provide everything you need for a memorable night with friends or family.


What to expect in a VIP Champainting session


In an exclusive, beautiful venue, our experienced artists will guide you every step and sip of the way, ensuring you create a masterpiece to be proud of. We provide all the necessary materials for each session, including paint, brushes, art aprons and easels. Our VIP events also include a food and beverage package for you to enjoy, so all you need to bring is yourself and your guests.


At the beginning of each VIP Sydney and Melbourne Zoo sessions, our artists will introduce the materials and discuss the painting you’ll be working on. They will then lead you through each step, providing tips on painting techniques and answering any questions along the way. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the company of your friends and family, savour delicious food and drinks and immerse yourself in the joy of creating art.


Our range of services


At Champainting, we firmly believe that art should be accessible to all, regardless of their skill level. We offer our guests a safe and nurturing space to unlock their artistic potential. There is something for everyone with paint and sip classes available in Melbourne and Sydney. Our events cater to various occasions, including:


  • Birthdays
  • Corporate team-building activities
  • Hen’s nights/Bridal showers.
  • Date night ideas
  • Girls’ nights out
  • Family days out
  • Fundraisers and charity events
  • Collaborations and partnerships


Our collaborations


We are always on the lookout for like-minded and creative brands to collaborate with. We would love to hear from you if you have a unique idea. Over the years, we have partnered with renowned names such as Disney’s Frozen The Musical, N2 Gelato, Merlin Entertainment, Bondi Sands, Boohoo, Nasty Gal, Novotel Darling Square, Postcards, Beauty and The Geek, Russel Howard and many more. These collaborations have allowed us to create extraordinary experiences that combine art, entertainment and innovation.


Visit our locations


Discover the perfect Champainting venue near you and embark on a journey of artistic expression:


  • Paint and sip in Darlinghurst — If you are eager to delve into your creative side, Champainting in Darlinghurst is the ideal destination for you. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, immerse yourself in a unique painting and sipping experience at our venue.

  • Paint and sip Classes in Melbourne — Our Melbourne studio, located on Clarendon Street, sets the stage for an enriching paint and sip experience. Stay updated with our session page to find information on upcoming classes and available dates.


Join us at Champainting VIP for an exclusive and luxurious Sydney and Melbourne session. Unleash your inner artist, socialise with like-minded individuals and create beautiful works of art that will be cherished forever.