For my mom's birthday a couple of weeks ago, I took her to Pinot's Palette for a painting class along with some wine sippin'.
It took me forever to decide which night we wanted to go, but I finally decided on a picture that I loved and I knew she'd like it too. Luckily it was the night before her actual birthday, so it worked out perfectly.
We walked in and it was a pretty big studio area, but it was a small class. There were only 7 of us. The instructor showed us where we could pour our wine and how to get set up.
While we waited on the others to show up (we were a bit early) we browsed around. The walls are filled with paintings, and I was blown away. I seriously want to start taking one of these classes once a month. How fun would it be to have your house covered in your OWN paintings?
After we each poured ourselves generous glasses of wine, we put on our smocks and sat down to our blank canvases to get started.
The instructor was so sweet, and he made sure to explain everything to us along the way. I was very nervous (everyone else seemed to be as well) about how my painting would turn out, but he made us feel like we could do it!
After painting our base colors, we took a little break and chatted and drank some more.
We came back to add on the extras with another break thrown in there.
Finally, we were finished with our paintings and were so proud of the finished product.
Here's a close-up of mine. :) I loved the way it turned out, but of course the whole way I critiqued myself. I should just be happy it looked like it should considering I've never really painted before in my life.
Me and Mama with our masterpieces! It was so fun to see everyone's because although it was the same picture, they all looked different and had their own personal touches.
It definitely brought out a creative side that I wasn't sure that I had. I will be going back, for sure!