On a chilly November day, I decided to join friends and reconnect with my inner artist at a wine and canvas party. Leading us every step of the way, a happy brunette woman instructed where to place each and every dot of paint. She told us that the various segments on the paintbrush were to be used as guides that would help us determine where to put the paint on this medium-sized empty canvas. She brought out the Rembrandt in all of us.
The picture we were painting, “Still
Life of Bottle and Glass” depicted a label-less bottle and long-stemmed red
wine goblet artfully posed amongst bunches of grapes. For a fee, everything but
the wine was provided – canvas, brushes, paint, apron and instruction. There’s
party music and room for all your friends. The more I drank the better my
picture looked and the more fun everyone was having. It was amazing to watch my
tentative rendering ripen into a mature work of art – something I would not
have been able to achieve without the lively brown haired woman leading the
class and guiding me along the way. It
was like high school art class – with wine.
unique opportunity to attend a wine and canvas event will be held on March 21
in the atrium at West Baden Springs Hotel. Work with an instructor in acrylic
paint to create your very own rendition of West Baden Springs Hotel’s
one-of-a-kind silhouette from 4pm – 7pm. Two glasses of wine will be included
along with a cash bar and live jazz by the Sarah Stivers’s Group. Reservations
are required. Please call 888-936-9360. $45 per person
|Painting in numbers!|
Now, with my painting proudly displayed in the hallway of my apartment, I am anxious to attend another “painting party.” Some of my friends have been to multiple wine and canvas events. Each class paints a different picture plus they make great gifts and decorative accents for any room.