What a fun night after a work day...to meet good friends for a glass of wine and be led through a step-by-step painting lesson by an artist resulting in a take-home piece!
Called 'Paint Nite', there is a planned lesson piece...this one -- a canal with bridge scene in the fall. Even those who hadn't painted before -- seemed to have had a great experience and were tickled to take a finished piece home. Maybe it was the wine, but I think it was true delight in discovering they were able to do a painting!
A few years ago, I saw wine bars and other art pop-ups where these kinds of parties were starting to take off. Paint Nite doesn't have a fixed facility but varies the locations. Our set-up was at a restaurant and accommodated about 40 participants...a great activity for groups!