2.27.2014

Pour, Paint, and Peacocks

By no means am I very artistically talented, but seeing several people I know participate in painting classes made me want to give paining a try.
Groupon was offering a pretty awesome Paint and Sip deal, so I rounded up some of my favorite ladies and got them in on the fun as well. 
We went to class prepared. And by prepared I mean we each brought a bottle of wine. Because what goes better with a paint apron and paint brushes than a good glass of vino? Basically nothing.
We started with blank canvases and a picture of what our intended subject should semi-resemble by the end of the night. 
In the beginning my friends and I were all a little leery that our pictures would turn out less than satisfactory. We were all novice painters. For that reason alone I'm sure that is why class participants are encouraged to bring wine. Two glasses into the class and I thought I was freaking Van Gogh. 
Thankfully our instructor was great and lead us every brush stroke along the way.

My intention was to snap photos of the painting in progress, but I didn't get too far with that plan. After the first 'coat' of paint I was too busy drinking, laughing, and creating a pretty peacock.
Two quick hours (and approximately 5 glasses of wine) later our class sadly came to an end.
It goes without saying my girl friends and mom had a great time. Most of us are going back soon to try our hands at painting again.
If you have a similar class near you I would strongly urge you to grab a few friends, a few bottles of wine, and give this a try. It was easily one of the most fun evenings I'd had in a long time. 
To the ladies who joined me, thank you! It was a blast and I can't wait to do this again in a few weeks!

15 comments:

  1. Seriously how fun!!! I'm not really sure there is any place like this around where I live, but I have seen a lot of people lately posting on facebook about them. They look like a blast! And the wine part...yes please! haha =)

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  2. Can I just drink? Because I am pretty sure, my painting wouldn't be good. Maybe I could just bring some burlap with me...

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    1. I'm positive your painting would be fabulous.

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  3. We have a place here called Sips N Strokes and I LOVE IT! I've been about 10 or more times and thankfully, am pretty good at it. So much fun!

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  4. I'm doing this in April with some of my coworkers. It's called Paint Night. We used a Groupon too! Looks like fun from your pictures so I'm even more excited about it now.

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  5. Great job! I've seen these and I'm always impressed with how good everyone's paintings look! I'm still convinced there's no way mine would look that good but the wine sounds great! :)

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  6. Wow, you are all ar-teests! :) Sounds like fun!!

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  7. I did this in Omaha awhile back and it was a lot of fun. My painting got ruined by a toddler I wont name but I have been dying to get back there! Yours turned out really good

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  8. This looks like so much fun!! You did a great job!!

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  9. that really does look like SO MUCH FUN! i need to borrow you and your momma. though i can barely make a stick person and could definitely not make a peacock.

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  10. I want to go!!! Really, you had me sold on the idea at "bottle of wine." Our local pottery painting place actually has a wine night once a week too so maybe I should look into that too!

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  11. How fun!!! I want to do this so bad!!

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  12. This looks like a blast, I've been wanting to do a class with some gal pals!

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  13. I have done that once and it was SO fun! Those paintings look like super expensive ones in an art shop :) Great job ladies!

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  14. So fun! I want to do this so badly. They had something like that in my old town and I kept on saying I was going to do it and never got around to it. I don't know if they offer something like this in my new town but I am going to look into it!

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