Choose Between Two Options
- $28 for a BYOB painting class for one ($40 value)
- $55 for a BYOB painting class for two ($80 value)
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Arts n Spirits
Jessica Hess and Vik Chokshi want people to be inspired by art, not intimidated by it. "Remember when you were in school and were taught the fundamentals of color, size, shape, and perspective?" the Arts n Spirits owners ask. "Oh, and you were graded on how well you did?" If that caused stress for their clients, the duo understands. And they want to make sure it doesn't happen in their studio. "We want to replace the technical aspects of art instruction with a fun, relaxed, and stress-free environment where your creative side can flourish and you might become aware of abilities you didn’t know you possessed," they say.
They put this goal into action through their laid-back painting sessions. Each session is helmed by an artist who leads students of any artistic level through the steps of creating a piece that may showcase the Chicago skyline at night, a snowy winter scene unfolding outside a window, or a fading sky filled with hot-air balloons. Students can personalize it with different colors or shapes, then take it home at the end of the night to display in the living room or gift to a friend who only needs a cool painting to win their scavenger hunt.