About Us

Creativity has always been a family value for co-founders Jill Kerner Schon and daughter Jackie Schon who are both artists by trade — Jill digitally as a graphic designer and Jackie as a noted photographer and painter in the Boston area.

Jackie graduated with a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and exhibited artistic talent since she was a little girl. Jackie spent her childhood surrounded by crayons, markers, and strong female entrepreneurs. She was also influenced by the work of her paternal grandmother, Nancy Schön, sculptor of the beloved Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Boston Public Garden.

As for Jill, she had not picked up a paintbrush since the third grade. However, upon learning of the “Paint and Sip” concept, she was amazed at the beautiful paintings created with two hours of instruction in a social, fun atmosphere.
While creativity was celebrated in both of their childhoods, neither Jill nor Jackie imagined that one day they’d be running a business centered around it. Today, Jackie and Jill remain involved in all areas of The Paint Bar business.

Meet Our Incredible Team

Our staff members are talented, spunky, and downright awesome. Here are the faces behind The Paint Bar.

Jill Kerner Schon

Co-Owner and Business Development Director

Jackie Schon

Co-Owner and Creative Director

Kayleigh Horton

Operations Manager & Fabulous Instructor

Anna Nason

Fabulous Instructor

Our Timeline

2010  – We opened the very first paint-and-sip establishment in the Northeast, paving the way for an entire industry of similar businesses
2011We were featured by The Boston Globe as “Best of The New”
2013The Paint Bar was featured on the Today Show
            Our travel van, ‘Van Go’ hit the streets
2017Published! The Paint Bar’s book and party kit, “Drink, Laugh, Paint: How To Host A Painting Party”
2018 For the second year in a row!, we were finalists in the Massachusetts Family Business Awards by Northeastern University. Expanded The Paint Bar Corporate offerings with Innovation Through ArtTM