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Testimonials

Van Gogh Vino Testimonials

In a word, FUN.

In a word, FUN. And Carrie has the ability to make us feel like we have “ability” too. Step by step and laugh by laugh, the time goes quickly and at the end of it all, you have a painting to show for it, evidence of a good time. The coolest part is that even tho Carrie is guiding you along with her delightful humor and wit, she’s teaching some wonderful fundamentals of art at the same time. Each painting is unique and beautiful regardless of how much or little experience each “painter” comes to the studio with. It’s just a blast to be creative and a great place to spread your artistic wings!

— Laure Reynolds | 5 star

 

Had a great time with my son!

Had a great time with my son! Unlike other wine/paint places, we actually taught some painting techniques,,, ie light, shadow, gradation! Great place !

— Debbie Hinck Griffith | 5 star

 

This was the most enjoyable experience.

This was the most enjoyable experience. Carrie makes an art night with friends enjoyable, interesting and FUN!

A formidable artist herself, she also has the gift of being a great teacher. Thank you Carrie!

— Jolie B Keyser | 5 star

 

They offer the best classes in Phoenix!

— Jodie Drury

 

It’s a lot of fun!

Been here several times for a girls night out and holiday company parties.  It’s been fun every time – you can bring your own food and drink and they take you step by step on how to paint a picture that you thought you never would be able to do.  It’s a lot of fun!

— Jody K.

 

This is a great place for a girls night out.

BYOB wine and painting is a great idea!  Awesome little studio walks you through painting your own little masterpiece!  Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and they will provide all the supplies for painting.  It’s a little scary but I was able to channel my inner Van Vogh and was able to re-create a portrait of Daisies.  This is a great place for a girls night out.  Carrie thanks for opening such a wonderful studio!

— Annette F.

 

Carrie is such a great teacher, very receptive to what the class needs, and very kind!

I just went back yesterday for my second class with Carrie. I’m just shocked at how well my paintings have come out… she breaks it down so that it is so easy to follow along. For a person who has never painted in her life, this class has been just so much fun for me. I plan on going back since there are a few more paintings I want to try.
Carrie is such a great teacher, very receptive to what the class needs, and very kind! Supporting local artists is such a treat, the class is fun, and the studio is just fantastic!

— Molly M.

 

good times…

My Wife and I went for date night to do this and had a very fun evening. Bring your bottle or wine or beers, good times.

— Jeff W.

 

This places is great — very cool.

This places is great — very cool.  I went to one of the Van Gogh vino nights… you can bring food, and wine.  The music is pumping at times, but is also quiet when you need to listen to instructions.  The time just flies… you dive right into painting and Carrie makes you feel very welcomed and artistic (even if you aren’t:).  I’ve been wanting to take lessons forever – this was a nice quick reward to build my confidence and actually leave with a painting ready to hang – how cool is that.  You gotta go.  Enjoy.

— Candice C.

 

Carrie is just awesome!

Carrie Curran Art Studios rock! If you want a fun experience that’s different, definitely check out Van Gogh Vino Night. The studio is so cute and Carrie is just awesome!!! They just opened but I hear they’re already making quite a buzz around town. Everyone needs to check this place out!

— Jackie R.

 

Awesome and knowledgeable…

Awesome and knowledgeable instructors and assistant instructors! They are very helpful for those who are beginners.

— Kha H.

 

…had a blast

Went for the first time last night with my best friend and had a blast.  I am already signed up for the wine bottle painting class. 5 star time.

— Jeannie B.

Summer Fine Art Camp Testimonials

We can’t wait to come back…

Our daughter attended Ms. Carrie’s Young Vincent’s Summer Art Camp this week and enjoyed learning and creating many masterpieces!! All the art teachers were wonderful and not only spent quality time with each student but gave extra love and care to our daughter when she needed it!! Thank you everyone at Carrie Curran Art Studios for the best week!! We can’t wait to come back next week!!

Rebecca Riley St Thomas  | 5 star

 

Love, Love Carrie and her studio family!

Love, Love Carrie and her studio family! My children will definitely be returning for their second year summer classes. They look forward and can’t wait! Carrie really enhanced their art abilities and they would come home so proud of themselves. See you guys soon!

— Mane Tamers Scottsdale Salon

CORPORATE / TEAMBUILDING TESTIMONIALS

We really enjoyed doing something creative as a group…

What a fun and unique experience we had at your studio! We really enjoyed doing something creative as a group. We’ll definitely recommend the rest of the company to come and have some fun!

— CJ Elliott | Go Daddy

 

…our best team builder hands down.

Thank you for making our event so successful! Certainly our best team builder hands down.

— Suzanne Walden-Wells | Executive Director | PetSmart

 

We all walked away feeling inspired and fulfilled…

Carrie and her team provided our executive leadership with a unique and out-of-the-box experience. This team-building event helped us explore our creative side, gave us an opportunity to approach a project from a different perspective and relate to one another on an entirely new level. We all walked away feeling inspired and fulfilled…This was truly an experience that none of us will forget. Thanks again Carrie & Team.

— Gina Gillespie | McDonald’s USA, West Division

 

Can’t wait to come back…

Company Team Building date was so fun today painting here! Thxs Carrie! Can’t wait to come back again & bring some wine!

— Jeanette Knadler | 5 star

 

Working in a busy 9 Doctor, 24 hour emergency hospital can get a little stressful at times, so every once in awhile our team gets to get out of the office and connect outside of work. Over the last couple weeks they had the opportunity to spend an afternoon relaxing and learning to paint with Carrie Curran Art Studios or brave the rapids, kayaking down the Salt River with Saguaro Lake Ranch Resort, Mesa AZ! Each Doctor, Technician, Groomer and Kennel Tech is appreciated and makes TSVC the successful practice our clients can count on!

— The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic

FUNDRAISER TESTIMONIALS

Love Carrie Curran Art Studios…

LOVE Carrie Curran Art Studios and all they do for our local community.

— Christina Catalano

 

The perfect instructor & the nicest staff…

This studio is the BEST & most generous place to hold a fundraiser. I have done it 10 times!!!! The perfect instructor & the nicest staff. #1

— Robin Brody

 

I will honestly say that last night was one of the best nights of my life!

I wanted to thank you for a fabulous fundraising event last night! Aside from reaching our financial goals for the night, it was such a joy to be with all of my friends and neighbors at your gorgeous studio under your patient and instructive artistic wing. I know 2 of my friends (Kenny from Tumbleweed and Christina with NWLB) were so impressed and had such a wonderful time they will be doing fundraisers for their projects with you as well!  On top of that, when friends asked what other fundraising events we were dong before the triathlon, they requested ANOTHER PAINT PARTY WITH YOU! Chris and I will be contacting you for an early September party soon and decided over coffee this morning to ditch our other plans. I will honestly say that last night was one of the best nights of my life!  That is exactly what I told my husband when I got home. I still cannot believe how much my friends gave and cared. Simply filled with gratitude and I know the experience was made complete by you and your staff who I now feel are among my caring and giving friends as well. ALL MY THANKS!!!

— Susan Van Wie, PHX CHILDRENS HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER

 

Thank you for helping make our event so successful.

Thank you for helping make our event so successful. We all had a fabulous time painting and raising money for a wonderful organization. Looking forward to our next fundraiser with you.

— Melissa Katz DESERT LABRADOR RETREIVER RESCUE

 

What a great idea and a lot of fun!

Just participated in a fundraiser for DLRR. What a great idea and a lot of fun!! It’s a great way to raise money for a good cause and stay out of the heat! I will definitely go back again!!

— Lisa K.

 

PRIVATE PARTY TESTIMONIALS

…just a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing time!

Carrie has provided our teams with an unbelievable experience that helped them believe in themselves, see the importance of other’s perspectives, and was just a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing time!

— COACH CHARLI TURNER THORNE | ASU WOMENS BASKETBALL TEAM

 

The alumnae sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta had a blast last night…

The alumnae sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta had a blast last night at our sisterhood event! We definitely were challenged with Arizona Sunset, but we were so pleased with how they all turned out! Thank you Dawn for your instruction!

 — Candida Jacobs Bell 

 

You were so fun

The alumnae sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta had a BLAST at our Van Gogh Vino party! You were so fun, and all our paintings turned out beautiful!

— Candida Jacobs Bell

KIDS’ BIRTHDAY ART PARTY TESTIMONIALS

It was a party to remember…

A huge thank you for hosting us and sending these great pictures! It was a party to remember and we thank you! The studio and staff hold a place of affection in our hearts!

— Anne Driscoll

 

It couldn’t have been a MORE PERFECT BIRTHDAY

Lucy’s party was a HUGE SUCCESS! Dawn was AWESOME and had 11 young girls engaged the entire time! They all loved painting OLAF (he was SO CUTE) and several wan their birthday partiers there now too so you have some more business coming your way!!! Thank you so much! It couldn’t have been a MORE PERFECT BIRTHDAY for Lucy!

— Natalie Dalton

AFTER SCHOOL ART TESTIMONIALS

We are proud to have Carrie’s leadership setting a fine example in the art education of our daughter!

Article (Merging Art and Business in the College Curriculum) I was so reminded of Carrie, reading about merging the passions of art & business, which is what she beautifully does in her very successful and purely wonderful visual art education offerings. We are proud to have Carrie’s leadership setting a fine example in the art education of our daughter! Thank you!

— Anne Driscoll

 

Thank you so much for your care and guidance.

Thank you so much for your care and guidance. It has meant a lot to my daughters growth and confidence. She loves her lessons, sees herself as an artist and sees this as a talent she can use for good.

— Satya Sarma

PAINT YOUR PET TESTIMONIALS

We love “Paint Your Pet”.

I painted again with friends today at the studio.  We love “Paint Your Pet”.  Carrie is an excellent instructor and really helps you to bring out your best skills.  Her direction is very clear and makes it an enjoyable experience.  I suggest you go with a friend or two, it makes it a nice day out!  I plan on going back, again and again!

— Roxie B.

 

She is encouraging and helps you through the creative process

If you want to paint your beloved pet and have some fantastic instruction on how to do it, you have to go to Carrie Curran Art Studios.  She is fantastic and everyone she has working their are very skilled and fabulous painters!  Every time I go I learn something new.  She is encouraging and helps you through the creative process so that you can truly do the painting yourself!

— Roxie B.