Paint nights at the Hotel Bay View Whyalla

Looking for something fun and different to do in Whyalla? We are now hosting social painting nights! This new type of night out has taken Australia by storm.

So... What is it?

Let us set the scene: you arrive at our venue, the Hotel Bay View, Whyalla. You are 5 to 10 minutes early. Your host, Nikki, greets you and shows you the area for painting; you notice easels, a blank 16 by 20 inch canvas, paints and aprons are all provided, set up and ready to go. You head over to the bar while waiting for the other guests to arrive and you buy a drink and some nibbles.

You notice it's 7pm and everyone has arrived. You take a seat at your easel. Step by step you learn how to paint the painting on display for this evening, guided by your host through the every kind of brush stroke. Your host ensures that no guest is left behind. Your blank canvas develops into a beautiful artwork. 

Nibbles and drinks are available to purchase throughout the evening. The barstaff provide an attentive table service, so you don't have to stop painting to top up your glass. At the end of the night you pay your tab at the bar.

At 10pm you have put the final touches on your painting. You pose with all the rest of the guests, holding up your painting for a group photo; everyone created something a little bit different, and everyone is amazed by the finished piece of art they created in such a short space of time.

Still have some questions?

Yep, what if I hate the smell of paint?

You will be in a very large well-ventilated room. We use student acrylic paints, which don't smell like house paint! It's unlikely you'll even notice the smell of these paints.

But what if I don't have a creative bone in my body/haven't touched a paintbrush before/am not 'artsy'? I am only going to embarass myself!

NOPE. Anyone can achieve great results on these paint nights. The paintings we teach use solid, basic techniques that are effective from complete beginner through to professional level painters.

Do I need to have a group to go with?

No! You can book just for yourself, it's a great way to meet new people, or just learn a new skill and enjoy a couple of quiet glasses of wine.

Can I book a private session so I'm just painting with my friends?

Yep. Use the chat feature on this website, or send an email directly to and we can work out a date, time and price. Discounts are available for larger groups.

What if I have a question that hasn't already been answered?

Use the chat feature on this website, or send an email directly to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.