Sure! We cannot guarantee they can sit in the painting area during the event, that will be dependent on the seating available that evening and the instructors running the event. Your friend is free to accompany you to the venue but we do ask that they sit at the bar as to not disturb the other artists. Space is limited at the events and we want to make sure everyone who purchased a ticket has enough space as they need.
There will be a roughly 15-20 break in the middle of the event where you are free to socialize and congratulate the artists on their works in progress.