Frequently Asked Questions
What if I am new to this and haven't taught a paint party or a class like this before, can I still do this?
Yes, we guide you through step by step and train you. We also have ongoing coaching to keep you on track. You will have access to a glass painting course, as well as a glass paint party business course, and much much more!
Do I need to be in the US?
No, our Partner Program is available anywhere in the US and Internationally.
What if I have my own supplies? Do I have to purchase supplies if I already have my own stuff?
Great! A lot of our Partners are artists and have their own supplies. You are not required to purchase from us, and can use your own supplies. We have optional kits and supplies available.
What if I don't have my own supplies, do you have an option for that?
Yes, we have starter supply kits available, as well as other supplies to get you started if you are new to glass painting, or new to the paint party business.
Do I have to only teach Glass Painting, or can I add this to the the other art classes that I already teach, like Canvas Painting Parties?
No, this is not exclusive, and you can add our classes along with any other classes you want to teach.
Do I sign a contract?
No we don't have an official contract, but you agree to our program's rules and terms when you join.
Do I have to meet any minimums, or are there any penalties/fees for not doing a certain amount of classes.
Our new Partner Program does not have any minimum requirements that you need to meet. We encourage you to do your best, but don't set any requirements to meet. (Although we encourage Goal Setting!)
Can I use my own glasses, or do I have to buy them through you.
Yes, you can use your own glasses. We also have a resource list of vendors that we provide you where you can purchase your glasses and supplies from, but it is not required. You can use whichever brand/source you'd like.
Will I be an employee of Le Painted Grape?
No, you will be a 1099 Independent Contractor.
Do I need to have my own business set up?
No, you can operate as an individual, but we recommend you set up your own business. We have a training showing you the steps and details of how to set things up if you haven't already.
Will I be operating as a Le Painted Grape Instructor, or under the Le Painted Grape company name?
No, as a Partner, you will be doing the local paint parties under your own name or business. You will be teaching our class methods, and our designs - but under your own name.
If I have an existing paint party company, can I be a Partner?
Yes, we encourage you to have your own company set up, and you can definitely add our classes/designs to your existing services.
I applied before under your old program, but things look a lot different now, and I am wanting to start. Can I still sign up?
Yes, if you've applied in the past, or even worked with us before - you are still eligible for our new Partner Program.
Is this flexible, and do I have to work certain hours. Can I do this Part time, or is it Full time?
Yes it's flexible, you create your own schedule. You do not have to work certain hours - you set the classes around your own schedule. You can do this either part time or full time, it's up to you. You work your own hours and can work as much or as little as you want! There is no limit to the number of classes you can have - it's up to you!
How is the Partner Program different than the Area Execs that I've heard about
An LPG Area Exec is assigned an area and teaches Le Painted Grape Branded classes through our company in various cities across the US. They sign a 6 month minimum contract and have a revenue split. They also receive a company webpage, LPG email address, phone number with ext, and one on one coaching as well as various other benefits and resources. The Partner Program is different in that there is no contract time commitment, there is no revenue percentage split, and you aren't assigned a specific area. As an LPG Partner, you are teaching classes under your own name/company instead of through Le Painted Grape. LPG Partners also aren't required to sign a non compete agreement or a non solicitation agreement, and are allowed to purchase outside supplies if they wish. Also a supply kit isn't required for our LPG Partners.
So what is the cost to join the Partner Program?
The cost is $37/mo. It's a month to month program and you can cancel at any time. (but we'd love to have you stay on as a partner with us!) There are no other required fees or costs involved.
Can I use other glasses than a wine glass?
Yes! Our designs can be used on many different glass types: Wine Glasses, Stemless Wine Glasses, Mason Jar Mugs, Beer Steins, Glass Coffee/Tea Mugs, Water Glasses, Champagne Flutes & More! We even show you design tutorials on Glass Plates and Wine Bottles!
Do I have a specific schedule or hours that I need to work?
No, you are setting your own hours and schedule. We don't schedule classes for you - we show you how to do everything, and you're the one that puts it into place in your local area. You will schedule the events directly with the venues and guests.
Is there a specific location that I will be working at/through?
No, we are a mobile art party company and we teach you how to hold your own classes in your area at local venues. You'll be scheduling classes at various wine bars, restaurants, and venues. You'll be scheduling the events directly between yourself and the venues. We have a whole section of training dedicated to how to work with venues, scripts, email templates, guides, and lists of specific types of venues to reach out to. And if you are doing Online/Virtual Events - you can get attendees from anywhere!
Do you provide us with leads & how do we get our participants?
We get lots of people who contact us directly looking to book events in their local area, and we sometimes forward those leads to our Partners. We also receive many requests from venues looking to hold events at their locations, and can forward those to our Partners as well! The program includes training of how to market, get leads for your area, how to find venues, how to fill the seats, and how to find private events!
Is there a time commitment involved?
No, this is a month to month program and you can cancel at any time. You won't be refunded for the month that you are currently in, and the cancellation will take place for the next month.
Do I need a camera and special equipment for the Virtual/Online Classes?
No, you don't need any special equipment, just your smartphone and our designs. You don't need any special software and we show you how to set up, market and run your online class. You don't need a lot of space, and can do it from your kitchen table!
What is the cost for guests to attend?
We recommend 25pp for 1 glass or 30pp for 2 glasses for the cost of the class to guests for in-person classes.
For Virtual/Online classes we recommend setting the price at $15pp.
For Online/Virtual Events, do guests need their own supplies?
Yes, guests will need supplies to complete the class. You will be provided with a supply list along with each of the tutorials that you will send to guests once they register. Guests can use their own supplies/purchase from a store - or they can also purchase a Glass Painting Party kit from our company via the following link:
Is there a revenue split, or do I need to pay you a portion of my earnings?
No, there is no revenue split. You keep 100% of your class earnings.
What is the pay/earnings?
Since you are setting up your classes, the pay can vary depending on how many classes you teach and how many guests sign up. You get paid directly from whichever company you choose to process your payments (example: Eventbrite). They usually pay out 1-5 days after your class ends, and the full payment for your classes will go directly to you. Like other programs, our Partner Program doesn't have any revenue sharing - you keep 100% of your earnings!
Examples of what you can earn:
*In-person Event with 30 attendees: $600 (for a 2 hour class! @$30pp).
*Online/Virtual Event with 30 attendees: $415 (for a 2 hour class! @$15pp).
And those examples of earnings for just ONE class!
Right now, we are recommending doing only Online/Virtual events due to the coronavirus. So if you have 6 classes this month with just 20 people per class (some classes can get 50+ signups!), then you would earn $1800 for that month.
There is no limit to how many classes you can have - you determine your schedule and set and run your own classes!