Social art

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine started something. I’m not sure if she understood exactly what she was doing, or maybe she did. She is also a crafty person, and she thought that I (and a few other friends) might enjoy a little activity known as a “paint and sip”. Rightly so.

(the blank canvas; so much potential!)

The concept is simple: for a fee, you get all the supplies and instruction necessary to paint your very own piece of art. The canvas, paint, brushes, apron, and a beverage (because those creative juices flow more freely when you can take the edge off after a long day at work); and they even clean up for you.  It’s a guided painting class, and since I became aware of this I have seen quite a few places offering it and let’s just say I am intrigued.

Ok, not just intrigued. I did one in December, and last night I went with two friends to paint again – at Arts ‘n Carafes.

(D. has just completed the background for her masterpiece)

See, I love to make stuff. I do paint and draw, but it’s a challenge working the time into my daily routines (plus, I’d have to go buy paints and supplies), and besides: I’d rather schedule the occasional night out to go and let my creative streak run wild with some friends.

These painting classes are so much fun! For a couple of hours you get to socialize in an inviting atmosphere, and you go home with a completed, unique work of art made by your very own hands. If you have one in your area, I highly recommend that you check it out. You don’t have to be an artist; it’s fine if you’ve never even held a paintbrush before.  The instructors guide you through each step, offering suggestions and encouragement.

(my painting from last night. I love the colors!)



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2 Responses to Social art

  1. Beautiful!!! I wish I would have been able to be there – -so what will we paint in Februay?

  2. wonkydonkey says:

    We’ll have to check out the calendar!

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