Create an original canvas customized to fit into an oven door or inner shoe with today's Groupon: $20 for a two-hour, all-inclusive wining and painting session at Sipping n' Painting (a $40 value). Harkening back to the days of paint-smeared smocks and after-school snacks, the creative studio invites artists of all skill sets to put their emotions and energy on canvas.
Anyone who has ever enrolled in a class only to wind up the sole stick-figure drawer in a sea of Seurats knows that public displays of talent can be intimidating. Sipping n' Painting's cheerful and encouraging instructors cater to easel enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels; they're on-site to provide step-by-step artistic advice for students. The laid-back classes include all the requisite supplies (canvases, paint, brushes, easels, aprons, light snacks, and beverages to jog creative juices). Wine is provided and included, so don't BYOB.
Round up painterly pals, sign up, come to the studio with an idea, and take home a new wall adornment. The studio is located on Grant Street in the historic Grant Avenue Community Center and offers complimentary parking. Aspiring artists must be 21 years of age to participate in classes.
- Great people, great painting, and nice to sip some wine while getting your inner Van-Gogh on a canvas – Curtis, MerchantCircle
- It was well organized, relaxing and a fun experience. The instruction was helpful, encouraging and also allowed for personal artistic freedom. – Andrea, MerchantCircle
- This was such a great evening! Laughing. Creative. Left with a fabulous work of art I never would have imagined. – Anonymous, MerchantCircle
Sipping n' Painting Highland
Behind the windows of the Sipping n’ Painting Highland studio lies an intimate workshop where soft hanging lanterns spotlight guests laughing, chatting, and sipping wine as they paint canvases. Seasoned instructors stroll across the rustic hardwood floors, offering step-by-step guidance and tips to painters as they complete vivid reproductions of majestic mountains, beautiful flowers, or plucky sausage vendors. Each night, classes focus on a different featured painting, though participants who feel comfortable doing so are encouraged to work on their own original pieces. The instructors keep classes lively and fun, encouraging socializing and providing each guest with a complimentary glass of beer or wine and light snacks.