Bay Arts Center

Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi


the most




in the BAY!


about us

Sip, Dip-n-Stroke is operated within the Bay Arts Center, Bay St. Louis' newest studio for the local artist. The Bay Arts Center is also home to the well-known Karen Anne's School of Fine Art, instructing both youth and adults in the exciting world of fine art since 1999.


Sip, Dip-n-Stroke is a version of the fast-growing trend around the country. It is a way for the artistic, and for those who say they can't draw a straight line, to learn the joy of painting in a fun and relaxed environment. The artist teaches you step-by-step instructions to recreate the feature painting, and encourages you to add your own touch of personal style, all while sipping on a glass, or two, of your favorite wine or cocktail. By night's end, you'll leave with a completed painting, your own personal masterpiece!



The class is taught in a relaxed, friendly environment with a spacious studio, soothing music, and good company. You can bring your friends, or make your own. If you have any questions about the procedure or any special requests, please don't hesitate to call or email us!

How much is it and what is included?

$45 per person per class, which includes canvases, and use of paints, brushes, smocks, and any art supplies needed for that weeks painting. How much is it and what is included?


How long is each class? 

Classes start at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours. You're welcome to come a little early if you want to unwind a bit before we begin.


What do I bring?

Bring your favorite wine or cocktail, and the need to just...chill. We'll supply everything you need for the class and have it set up and ready for you upon arrival. We have complementary coffee and water available as well as art smocks available for use for the class.


What if I need to cancel?

We ask that you cancel your reservation by phone or email at least 24 hours in advance. If you prepaid you may use it as a credit towards a future class.


When do I get to take my painting home?

You take your completed painting home at the end of the class. There will be a hair dryer available to help dry any wet spots on your painting.


What if I'm not artistic?

Sip, Dip-n-Stroke is for both the artistic and non artistic. Everyone has a hidden creative side, and through proper technique can learn how paint. There's no prior experience necessary, as our artist instructs each class through step-by-step instructions to recreate the feature painting. You will go home with a masterpiece you can truly be proud of!



Karen Anne Renz

Artist, Muralist


Karen Anne's School of Fine Art



Bay Arts Center


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