Throughout history, starving artists have painted with wine, ensuring that they could dampen their canvases in times of desperation and drink the sweet nectar in times of ennui. Modify this grand tradition with today’s deal. For $17, you get an art class from Wine and Canvas at your choice of three Indianapolis-area locations. See the sidebar for dates and addresses; more listings will be added to the Wine and Canvas site soon.
Wine and Canvas is a mobile art school, not unlike the roaming palazzos that traveled by rudimentary skateboard throughout the Renaissance era. With paint, canvas, brushes, and aprons in tow, the Wine and Canvas caravan flits from venue to venue, alighting atop bars, corporate tabletops, and home couches. Their team of skilled local artists instructs students in creating the featured painting of the day, which can range from topical still lifes of stylized alcohol to stunning cityscapes. For about three hours, your instructor will guide you through painting technique in a relaxing environment. While you drink with friends or sentient Muppets, you'll put newly skilled hands to paintbrushes, filling a blank canvas with color and life. When all is said and pigmented, you'll take home a brand-new 16"x20" gallery-wrapped painting, proving to naysaying loved ones that you can doodle more than dancing bananas.
Wine and Canvas events are excellent ways to unwind, socialize with friends, and wrench open clogged creative blowholes. Discover unrealized artistic potential or reignite a long-lost passion for paint. As all of the events take place in bars or restaurants, they are not BYOB. The venues will each provide drink specials for the event to ensure that you’ll be pleasantly tipsy without finding yourself unpleasantly broke. Call ahead or register online to ensure your spot.
You must be 21 or older to participate in a Wine and Canvas event.